Hardworking creative problem solver with 15 years woodworking and fabrication experience, including design of electric and acoustic guitars, jig making, and custom wood carving and all aspects of wood finishing.
Operate/setup wood shop tools in safe efficient manner
Ability to take direction/work as part of a team or carry through projects independently
Organize workspace to maximize project flow
Fabricate templates and jigs
Hand drafting knowledge
Accurate safe use of hand tools
Professional soldering of knowledge electrical components
Professional knowledge of hand and spray wood finishing
09/2015 to Current
LuthierSelf Employed － Portland , Or
Designer and builder of custom acoustic and electric guitars
Repair all aspects of stringed instruments.
08/2014 to 09/2015
LuthierPortland Fretworks － Portland , Or
Repair, adjust, restore, and modify any type of stringed instrument.
11/2003 to 04/2014
LuthierSylvan Music － Santa Cruz, CA
Evaluate and bid repair jobs.
Repair all types of acoustic and electric stringed instruments.
Specializing in: custom modifications, bridge re-glues, fabrication of parts (nuts, saddles, bridges, pickguards), fret-work, neck resets, setups, acoustic pickup installs, electronic wiring and pickup replacements, crack repairs, headstock repairs and reinforcements, tuner installation, violin family repairs (fitting new pegs, fitting and shaping new bridges, pickup installations, crack repairs, neck resets fingerboard re-glues and re-shaping). All aspects of repairs on Mandolins, Banjos, Ukuleles.
Retail customer service/sales
01/2000 to 10/2003
Luthier/ Finish GuruSanta Cruz Guitar Co － Santa Cruz, Ca
All aspects of finish work on high end boutique acoustic guitars including prep, spray, dry and wet sanding, tinting of tops, buffing.
Bachelor of Arts: MusicUniversity of California Santa Cruz － Santa Cruz, CA, USA