Ice Sculptures Ltd just wouldn't be the same without Shawn "Chops" Winnell. Native to a small town known as Paw Paw in Michigan, Chops grew up in a small family with a passion for sports. He met Derek Foltz while following local music in town while in college. After attending Grand Valley State University, Chops followed Foltz’ lead and asked for a job sweeping at the Ice Sculptures Ltd shop. With no shortage of energy, hard work and an edgy sense of humor, Chops was instantly welcomed into the family. An accomplished athlete, Chops participates in several sports including soccer, hockey and snowboarding, and often comes into the office with some new type of injury.
Meet the Ice Brigade
Get to know the ice sculptor extraordinaires of Food Network's new show, Ice Brigade.