Al has owned and operated Toledo Fiberglass, a boat repair shop, in the piney woods of North Louisiana for over thirty years. Al’s ability to improvise and get a job done when modern day tools and materials are not available has proven to be invaluable in the remote jungles of the Amazon. Al and his wife Judy have made several visits to the village of 9 de Octubre, working on various projects and making friends with the villagers. Al is a familiar and often asked about friend of many of the villagers who have worked side by side with him over the past few years. Longtime friends of Sam and Marcie, Al and Judy live near Many Louisiana where they are members of Pendleton Assembly of God church.