Sterling Wain Campbell, AKA “Sting”, was born and raised in the Sun River Valley of Montana. His desire to learn about saddlery and leather craft was sparked when his older brother came home packing an old saddle he had discovered at the base of a cliff while on a scouting expedition. Sting was just 17 at the time and the old saddle, worn after years of use and miles of riding spoke to him with intrigue mysteries and hidden memories. Though the leather was beyond saving, the tree was still good and Sting made up his mind to restore the nostalgic piece of history. Making a trip to town, he bought all the supplies he would need to rebuild the old saddle. Little did he know at the time that he would become an apprentice at that very saddle shop for ten and a half years.
Throughout those years he learned the saddle making trade from the best. His craftsmanship and creativity has caught the eye of those highest in the trade. Truly an outstanding artist.
He started his own company, Sting Saddlery, while still an apprentice. When his apprenticeship came to a close in 2017, he opened up his own shop full time. Driven with passion and fortitude he designs and creates each item unique.
Sting continues his one-of-a-kind work along with his wife, Adilene, at his current location, Lewistown, Montana. It has been the greatest location yet!