I obtained my luthier’s degree after four years of training at the Violin Making School of America. The following four years were spent in New York City at the workshop of William L. Monical, where I was employed performing repair and restoration. During my employment I was able to study many fine historical instruments both inside and out. Since that time I’ve worked in Seattle as a full-time professional violin maker. I continue to study fine instruments and violin making techniques on my own initiative, collaboratively with colleagues and through sharing opportunities at such forums as the Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop and meetings of The American Federation of Violin and Bowmakers and The Violin Society of America.