Ryan Watson was born and raised in Saskatoon, is a prairie boy to the core and a natural born artist in a trade that dates back to the beginning of civilization. In 2000 Watson received a Diploma in Heritage and Traditional Masonry and Restoration from Ontario. After graduation he formed a masonry business specializing in hand carved stone detail. In 2010 Ryan was awarded a Heritage Award from the City of Saskatoon for his hand carved stone restoration work on the King George Hotel. Today, Watson continues to run a successful masonry business, Rocco Masons. His hand carved stone work adorns buildings and homes throughout Saskatoon through to Chicago. Watson continues to keep history alive in Saskatoon by playing a creative role in designing the facades on homes and buildings; inside and out, using the most modern tools to promote the oldest trade. Along with running a 10 man crew, Watson is an active member of Saskatoon's Progress Club supporting several inner city school initiatives. #CBCFuture40 For the official nomination see link below:
Nicolene Watson - Director of Media
Nicolene Watson, Co-Owner of Rocco Masons since 2013. "Nicolene is the brains behind the scenes at Rocco Masons. She naturally knows how to run a business. When she wants something there's no stopping her", says Ryan Watson, Nicolene's husband and the companies Founder & President. Since 2013 Nicolene manages the office and directs all aspects of the business including Accounts Payable/Receivable, Human Resources, Web Design, Marketing, Advertising and Social Media. "I finally found my dream career at fourty that fits me like a glove"!