Local Camano Island glass artist Lee Beitz was born and raised in Everett, Washington. Lee Beitz started working with glass in high school. In 1989 he started working with a local artist, which is where Lee perfected his glass cutting and creating abilities. After 17 years of working for another artist, it was time for Lee to branch out and go out on his own. Lee Beitz now works out of his home studio on Camano Island. He is an active member of the local arts community on Camano Island and in Stanwood.