Graduate of the Violin Making School of America in 1998. I worked at Peter Prier's violin shop while attending school to begin learning instrument restoration and setup. After graduation I was hired at John Montgomery violins in Raleigh, and I've been working at his shop for 25yrs. My work has included instrument restorations, repairs, setup, tonal adjustments, bow rehairs, sales and customer service. I have also continued to making instruments outside of the shop.