Started training as violin maker at age 12 with his grandfather, Paul Schaupp, Inglewood, California
1985–1991 refined skills in building and repair with Albert C Muller in Sacramento, California.
Since 1991 own shop reparing all forms of bowed string instruments.
Specialty in recreating instruments from the baroque, renaissance and medieval periods.
Have played baroque violin and viola with the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble since 1995. Have played at times with bay area baroque groups; Magnificat, Camerata California, Arcangeli Baroque Strings and Sacramento Baroque Soloists.
Society member since 2007.