Jon Ström attended McPherson College and Southwest University in Minnesota, where he studied for a degree in art education and has been working with wood ever since. He is a sculptor, woodworker, and log builder with a strong interest in spoon and bowl carving techniques. Jon studied with Jögge Sunquist, a Swedish carver, and has demonstrated at Grand Portage Monument, Old Fort William, and White Oak Society. He has taught at Goods from the Woods in Grand Rapids and North House Folk School. Jon and his wife Elma Tuomisalo Ström make their home in the Northwoods of Minnesota.