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Danny Almonte – Finishing and Sanding

Favorite song or band – All types of music!

Bucket List item – To visit Hawaii

Describe yourself in three words  – Witty, funny, hardworking

One life goal – To be the best DJ ever!




 

Andrew Averett – Luthier

Favorite song or band –  "Wanderlust" -Every Time I Die

Bucket List item Wrestle an alligator

Describe yourself in three words – Diligent, Saucy, Barbecue

One life goal Hike the complete Appalachian Trail

 

 

Dan Balcom – Luthier

Favorite song or band – Animals as Leaders (band)

Bucket List item Travel the world

Describe yourself in three words  – Passionate, kind, goofy

One life goal To live in Manhattan for a year

Three items you can't live without – My guitar, good pizza, a pencil

 

 

Mike Bendy – Director of Sales

Favorite current song / band – “Music for a Large Ensemble” – Steve Reich

Bucket List item – Visit Japan

Describe yourself in three words – I, Am, You


 

 

 

Patrick Blaney – Manager / Luthier

Favorite song or band – Geinoh Yamashirogumi

Bucket List itemListen to all music. All of it.

Describe yourself in three wordsEccentric, loving, principled

One life goalTo balance what I contribute to the world with what I’ve received from it
Three items you can't live without – Brain, heart, lungs

Ridge Cresswell – Luthier

Favorite song or band – Currently real into Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Bucket List itemBirdwatching on all 7 continents

Describe yourself in three words – Unpretentious, thoughtful, silly

One life goal – Build my own house


Fred Hoxsie – Shipping and Administration
Favorite song or band – Spiritualized

Bucket List itemCage diving with Great White Sharks

Describe yourself in three words – Neat, Neat, Neat
 




Laura Fodera – Partner / CEO 
Favorite song or band – “3 am” by Matchbox 20

Bucket List item see the Northern Lights

Describe yourself in three words – Passionate, witty, realist

Three items you can't live without – My family, my dog, music
 


Vinny Fodera –  Founder / Partner /  Luthier
Favorite song or band – The Beatles
One item from your bucket list – Visit Italy

Describe yourself in three words – Loving, creative, artistic

One life goal - To paint a reproduction of the Sistine Chapel on my bathroom ceiling

Three items you can't live without My family, a pencil and paper, my guitar


Daniel Kim – Marketing Manager
Favorite song or band – Nightcall

Bucket List item Workout at Tulum gym in Mexico

Describe yourself in three words – hardworking, philosophical, artistic

One life goal - shoot a feature-length film

Three items you can't live without – family, guitar & a camera

 

Joey Lauricella – Founder / Partner / Setup & Electronics

Favorite song or band – Any band or music that has a deep pocket and groove

Bucket List itemDrive a Porsche on a professional race track

Describe yourself in three words – Unique, optimistic, lucky

One life goal - To build up Fodera in a way that it would continue after I pass away
  Three items you can't live without – My wife,    my daughters, my bass


Chris MacDermott – Finance
Favorite song or band – “Overkill” by Motorhead and “Super Bad” by James Brown (tie)

Bucket List item Owning a 4×12 speaker cabinet previously owned by Foghat

Describe yourself in three words – Grand, Funk, Railroad

One life goal - Play through triple Marshall     stacks

Three items you can't live without A stereo, records, and guitars


Joe Mayer – Luthier
Favorite song or band – “Last Goodbye” – Jeff Buckley

Bucket List itemVisit Hawaii

Describe yourself in three words – Perfectionist, performer, dependable

One life goal - To always do what I love to do

 Three items you can't live withoutFamily,   my guitar, beer


Timothy Rivera – Woodworker
Favorite song or band – “Never Too Late” - Three Days Grace

Bucket List item To publish a book

Describe yourself in three words – Eccentric, nonchalant, observant

One life goal - Become a professor in martial arts



Matt Scarpa – Luthier
Favorite song or band –
Long answer: Anything that moves me creatively or that I find musically inspiring 

Short answer: Dream Theater

Bucket List itemTo visit Switzerland’s Bernese Alps with my wife

Describe yourself in three words – Rational, passionate, philomath

One life goal - To live a meaningful, purposeful life; bringing joy, happiness, and laughter to those I have the pleasure of being around. 



Rob Trama – Luthier
Favorite song or band – “I’m Going Slightly Mad” – Queen

Bucket List itemTo have lunch with Neal deGrasse Tyson & Michio Kaku

Describe yourself in three words – Intolerant, determined, loyal

Three items you can't live withoutAir, water, my daughters



Randy Weiner – Luthier
Favorite song or band – the Foo Fighters

Bucket List item record some songs where I'm playing everything
Describe yourself in three words work in progress

One life goal To find at least one smile in everyday




Shane Bornstein – Honorary Finance and Friend for Life
Favorite song or band – Pink Floyd
Bucket List item Tornado Chasing
Describe yourself in three words Quiet, humorous, eclectic
One life goal To visit every MLB stadium




 
Jason DeSalvo – Honorary Partner and Friend for Life
Favorite song or band – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bucket List item – To tour Burgundy with my wife
Describe yourself in three words Caring, intense, fun-loving
One life goal  Continue to be healthy and learning and doing new things until I’m 100
Three items you can't live without My family, my Monarch 4, and great wine!


Ken Hollins – Honorary Partner and Friend for Life
Favorite song or band – My favorites over the years have been Kiss, Van Halen, and Metallica, but nowadays the band I follow that can do no wrong is Dead Letter Circus.
Bucket List item To travel with my wife throughout Europe

Describe yourself in three words – Trustworthy, loyal, hardworking

One life goal - Run a marathon

Three items you can't live without – My wife and kids, my health, music