After completing my first guitar in 2001, I was hooked…I knew this is where I wanted to focus my talents. I found my passion as a luthier – 20 years later I continue to do what I love every day.
My love of woodworking goes back to my childhood. My father was a craftsman and working alongside him as a young boy I learned the skills necessary for fine woodworking. Of course, at the time I was unaware I would return to woodworking many years later and how these skills would serve me so well.
I had a successful 20-year career in advertising/publishing as a graphic designer, but the calling for fine woodworking was always there. On the side I built many pieces of fine furniture – but it never completely satisfied my woodworking desire. So, in 2000 I became a student of Thomas Knatt at the Luthier’s workshop in Concord Massachusetts. My passion was found.
As long as I can remember I was always building something - I feel as if I was born to create. As a luthier I have a strong connection to traditional design while utilizing modern technology such as the CNC for its accuracy and repeatability but never to substitute the connection I have with the materials through traditional hand tools.
I have a lot of respect and feel an enormous amount of responsibility for the precious resources used to build my instruments, which is why I take great pride in ensuring they are designed to inspire and bring enjoyment to its owner well beyond my lifetime.
We are fortunate to live in Hopkinton, MA, best known for being the start of the Boston Marathon.