This instrument is part of the Contemporary Violin & Bow Maker 2017 Exhibition & Sale, Los Angeles.
I have been making and restoring stringed instruments since 2007. I received my initial training studying stringed instrument repair under Lisbeth Butler in Red Wing, MN.
In 2011, I joined the workshop at Claire Givens Violins in Minneapolis, where I've had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most respected makers and restorers in the industry. My experiences have allowed me to not only work on new instruments from top contemporary makers, but also work on many valuable old instruments as well. These experiences have shaped how I approach making myself, taking what I consider to be the best of old and new techniques and allowing me to see how old and new instruments have aged over time.