Friday, June 7, 2013

A whole new meaning to toothpicks

"My wife is the only sponsor I've ever needed,"  Stan admits.  "She's a pretty good boss, and she doesn't mind if I work all day in my underwear"

Stan was born in Rochester, NY in 1970. He has family in New York City and Seattle, WA.

Before making large toothpick structures for a living, he was the "Wacky Morning Guy" on  13WHAM-TV, in his hometown of Rochester, NY.  He worked at other TV stations in Albany, NY, Watertown, NY, and Seattle, WA.

When Stan Munro started Toothpick City I in 2003, he convinced his wife that this might be an actual job.

Whether she really believed him, or just reveled at the thought of a husband spending all his time in the basement, she supported him.  She helped him in every way imaginable, and when Toothpick City sold in 2005,she helped him spend the money for True  Detective magazine, traveling the country writing true-crime stories.

A handful of other jobs scatter through his past, but tooth picking was always there.  In college (Fashion  Institute of Technology), Stan built toothpick structures as a hobby and gave them away as gifts.

His first introduction to toothpicks was in grade school when Stan's art teacher instructed the class to make a toothpick structure that was six inches tall and could hold an egg. Stan's held his desk.

Today, Stan lives in Syracuse, NY, with his beautiful wife and  four Shi-Tzus. He has no plans to stop tooth picking anytime soon.  Life is good.

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