I am a luthier based out of Bellingham, WA. I build acoustic guitars, and mandolinettos, and I offer repair services for most stringed instruments. I grew up in a musical and artistic household, and have been creating things with my hands since childhood. After a number of years working in construction as a carpenter, and doing woodwork on the side, I went through the instrument construction and repair program at Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, graduating with the Fall class of 2006. I spent the winter of 2008-9 in Madison, Wisconsin studying under the generous tutelage of Todd Cambio of Fraulini Guitars. Upon returning to the Northwest I started building guitars independently, as well as doing numerous repairs and have been at this more or less full time since 2012. I also spent a few years in Seattle where I worked in the repair shop of a busy vintage guitar store, which was a wonderful opportunity to hone my repair and set up skills. I am highly dedicated to my craft, always learning, grateful, and excited for the work I get to do. I'm a longtime member of the Guild of American Luthiers, have lectured at Seattle Central College's school of Woodworking, and contribute a regular column "Champ's Shop Talk" to What's Up Magazine (Bellingham's monthly local music mag). Oh yeah.. and I play music! A lot! If you want to get down with all sorts of nerdy guitar details, follow this link to philosophy
Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or ideas, anytime.
Some of the music I play:
The Sons Of Rainier
The Crow Quill Night Owls
The Gallus Brothers (duo with the dearly missed, Lucas Hicks)