I am a violin maker based in Birmingham, AL. Prior to my career in violin-making, I practiced architecture for 15 years. I continue to study violin-making and repair at the University of New Hampshire's Violin Craftsmanship Institute with world renowned violin maker and restorer,Horst Kloss. I also draw on my education and experience as an architect and over 30 years as a violinist. I have a B.Arch from the University of Tennessee and an MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick.