I can remeber very well being five years old and declaring to my mother: "when i grow up, i will become a luthier!" As i grew, so did the instruments i build..... Nature and art are vital elements of my work. The sound and resulting music are also inspried by other instrumetns, and I am continually fascinated by refined detials of sculpture and design. While designing my first bass, my principal goal was to attain an higher level of playability. I wanted to lend the music a tactile and experienced shape. The core of my work is to listen closely to the musician and instrument, and with craftmanship to implement that which is heard.