Alaska Black Diamond began business in 1989. Owned and operated by Patrick Moore and his wife Tedi Brown, the company was started because of their love of wood carving and the Alaskan culture. Alaska Black Diamond’s carving operation is located on Princess Island and their finishing/shipping operation is located in Ward Cove. The couple recently co-wrote the book Potlatch Legends, the story behind Potlatch Totem Park in Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska Black Diamond produces quality hand-carved and finished totem poles and plaques that can be purchased from higher-end galleries throughout Alaska. Alaska Black Diamond’s authentic totem poles are carefully crafted using traditional yellow cedar wood grown deep in the rain forests of Southeast Alaska, and they are hand painted. Alaska Black Diamond totem poles are very popular collectables purchased by Alaska’s tourism and residents.