Neil is a Coast Salish native born 1960 on the Stawumus reservation in British Columbia.
Neil is a self-taught artist who began carving at the age of twelve. He cites his grandmother, Sadie Baker of Nanaimo, as his inspiration. Neil spent many hours watching his grandmother weave the delicate Baskets. He prefers to work in wood, creating hand carved rattles, Totem Poles, plaques and masks. Neil also makes prints and greeting cards.