Born in 1991, Cole Speck was raised on the Namgis reserve on Alert Bay (BC). He comes from a very strong cultural and artistic heritage. His great grandfather was the late Chief John Speck of the Tlowitsis, father of the late Henry Speck Sr. Cole is also the great-grandson of the late Harry Hanuse of Mamalalaka. These artistic roots are heavily reflected in his carvings. As an apprentice of the late master carver Beau Dick, Cole Speck continues to promote Kwakwaka’wakw culture through his practice and the knowledge gained from his mentor.