I live in a small town in Eastern Ontario, Canada, called Almonte, where I raised my two boys. I belong to a community of artists and musicians, entrepreneurs and like-minded souls. I have been a singer/songwriter and musician for many years, my main instrument being the acoustic guitar. Coming from a musical family, music has been an integral part of my life since I was a child.
In the fall of 2011 I decided to pursue my dream of building instruments and signed up for Sergei de Jonge’s guitar building course in Chelsea, Quebec, Canada. I moved on from there to the incredible opportunity of apprenticing with Linda Manzer. In the fall of 2016, I had the privilege of doing a mentorship program with Michel Pellerin in Thetford Mines, Quebec and returned to my home in Almonte, Ontario to open my first shop in the summer of 2017.
I am so grateful to the many guitar builders who have been incredibly helpful with their insight and sharing with me on my journey as a luthier.
I feel truly blessed to be able to walk out to my shop every day and do what I love.