Ned Turner received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in studio arts from UWM. He taught high school art for 33 years and has maintained an interest in travel and the study of foreign languages. He has traveled widely in Europe and Asia and is fluent in French and Italian. In recent years Ned has cultivated an interest in Oriental carpets and textiles, which he appraises as an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers. His most recent trips to Italy have sparked a passion for Italian literature and cooking.