Jean Roosevelt Beauchard still works in the Haitian village near Port au Prince where he was born. He began studying as a metal artist at the age of nine under the tutelage of Hubert Bernard, and created his first commercial pieces at the age of 15. Those first pieces were Tree of Life designs, the same motif he continues to render to this day. Three years later, Jean opened his own workshop while continuing his formal studies. He has personally exhibited, through the sponsorship of Aid To Artisans, in Honduras and New York. Beauchard has been mentored by the renowned Haitian artist Serge Jolimeau, and today serves as Beyond Borders supervisor in Haiti.