After completing my studies at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, in lute and guitar performance, I had the great opportunity to study in London with Nigel North. Opting not to go into an academic career, I began my life in professional woodworking.

In 2004, I began making lutes and guitars. Several luthiers have been very kind and helpful to me by answering questions and directing me on the right path. Their comments have been immensely useful and I am very grateful.