Bill Jeralds creates art from pieces of wood that he hand carves, but he does not have formal training in art. His desire to craft wooden angels developed after a 2005 medical incident that nearly resulted in his death. After surviving, he was left without long-term memory. In 2009, his art was requested by the Pope and now hangs in the Vatican. His art and his story have been featured in the Ventura County Star, Ventura County Reporter, Angels on Earth Magazine and on CBS News. Bill is a resident of Ventura, California.