Digger Crist

Digger Crist

  • First Year at BOSS: 2001
  • Current Position: Specialist Instructor
  • Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
  • Currently Resides In: Rexford, Montana

I came to BOSS Because…

I was asked to share my love of hidetanning in one of the most beautiful places I know of.

I Teach at BOSS Because…

The skills I teach are very much hands-on learning and BOSS is a place that values and encourages hands-on learning.

Interesting Trivia about Digger:

  • loves the water and to paddle, especially kayaking and canoeing
  • Digger finds a lot of joy in cooking for others. He gathers a lot of his own food and loves to share it. Just recently, he took a skunk to a potluck. (Skunk is quite fatty and good but most people expect it to taste like it smells.)
  • Digger’s nickname was given to him because someone thought Doug was past tense and passive (dug), whereas Digger is active.
  • He lives in a yurt year-round in Montana.
  • For the last 17 years, Digger has made almost all of his own clothing. He primarily wears clothing that he’s made from hides. Every once in a while you’ll see him in a sweater.