ELEVATED LOCAL- GABRIEL EMBLER
Self proclaimed rock head, Gabriel Embler blew out of central Washington for Germany after high school. The plan was to soak in the Alps for a season, that season lasted three years. Gabe initially landed a gig in a pizza shop working for AFRC. Noticing the need for a little nightlife while living with 400 coworkers in a renovated hospital building he opened a bar, The Loft, at the top of Garmisch, Germany and started making dreams come true.
Still hooked on high country living, Gabe returned stateside and settled in Ketchum, Idaho. Drawing inspiration from the Boulders, Pioneers, and Sawtooth mountain ranges he began to explore stone sculpturing. Scavenging stones from riverbeds to mountain peaks his work ranges from functional, practical works you need around the house to abstract pieces that I have been known to stare at for hours. (http://gabrielemblerstonesculpture.com/)
The winter for Gabe is filled with Sun Valley laps and glasses of Guinness. Summer is filled with frisbee golf games and glasses of Guinness. I made the mistake of bringing him Budweiser for the interview. (really, Small Brain Problem is a medical disease!) Some might call him a Hippie. If the frisbee golf playing wasn’t a tip off, he also follows Phish around the county. Gabe knows how to stay elevated and can cut a mean rock.