The Team

Key Members

Carl has been owner and operator of Jonas Brothers Studios since 1985. Since his entrance into the industry, he has been one of taxidermy’s leading forces.  Whether it is sculpting, mounting or any other part of the industry, he has helped create and mold the way premier taxidermy is done today. Carl takes pride in every detail of his work, as his artistic touch brings each piece to life. He makes sure that every piece that leaves the JBS studio is of the highest standards.

Carl has been an avid outdoorsman his whole life, enjoying each facet of the industry as much as the next. Carl has traveled around the world Big Game hunting, wing shooting, and fishing to bring every detail together to incorporate the correct details in every piece no matter how small.  Every time he is on a hunt, whether for himself or for clients, he studies the fauna and flora to help and alter the way we create the ultimate trophy for our clients.

Carl Pepi


Mary Pepi

Mary is the ever so happy voice you hear on the phone when you call the studio. She is in charge of day-to-day operations, and clients are always met with a warm greeting and lots of stories. Anaheim Ducks elite jerseys Whether it is preparing for a future hunt, organizing what you would like done with your trophies or organize shipping and delivery, Mary can help you with anything you might need.

Mary is also an outdoor enthusiast: she is often out in the field with Michael’s dogs upland hunting and traveling on big game hunts around the world.

Michael has his hands in all aspects of the industry.  He frequently travels with clients out into the field, to guide and photograph hunts.  But he also works on day-to-day operations in the studio and office. He loves working with clients to ensure their moments are preserved perfectly, and looks forward to hearing from you.

Michael also runs Jonas Brothers Wild Devotion, our booking agency, to help clients get to some of the best outfitters in the industry. Who knows where the trophy animals come from better than Jonas Brothers Studios and Jonas Brothers Wild Devotion?

Michael is very Devoted to the outdoors and all aspects of it. Whether it is hunting or fishing for himself or with clients, he absorbs all the fauna and flora and brings his firsthand knowledge back to the studio.


Michael Pepi

James Murphy

Jim has been working with The Pepi Family’s Jonas Brothers Studios for over 10 years and is an amazing artisan. He is skilled in many aspects of the taxidermy industry and excels in Big Game mammals, as well as finish work.  He helps design layout and the habitat work especially on large-scale diorama projects. Jim is also a master mold maker creating some of the best taxidermy mold in the industry.

Jim also helped create the Jonas Brothers Studios exclusive Zoological Art.