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Danny Almonte – Finishing and Sanding

Favorite song or band – All types of music!

One item from your bucket list – 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

One item from your bucket list – 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)

One item from your bucket list – Travel the world

Describe yourself in three words  – Passionate, kind, goofy

One life goal To live in Manhattan for a year

Three items you could never live without – My guitar, good pizza, a pencil

 

Mike Bendy – Director of Sales

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

One item from your bucket list – Visit Japan

Describe yourself in three words – I, Am, You


 

 

Patrick Blaney – Manager / Luthier

Favorite song or band – Geinoh Yamashirogumi

One item from your bucket list – Listen 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 could never live without – Brain, heart, lungs

 


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

One item from your bucket list – Cage 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

One item from your bucket list – see the Northern Lights

Describe yourself in three words – Passionate, witty, realist

Three items you could never 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 could never live without – My family, a pencil and paper, my guitar


Daniel Kim – Digital Marketing
Favorite song or band – Nightcall

One item from your bucket list – 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 could never 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

One item from your bucket list – Drive 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 could never 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)

One item from your bucket list – 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 could never live without – A stereo, records, and guitars


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

One item from your bucket list – Visit Hawaii

Describe yourself in three words – Perfectionist, performer, dependable

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

Three items you could never live without – Family, my guitar, beer


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

One item from your bucket list – 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

One item from your bucket list – To 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

One item from your bucket list – To have lunch with Neal deGrasse Tyson & Michio Kaku

Describe yourself in three words – Intolerant, determined, loyal

Three items you could never live without – Air, water, my daughter



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

One item from your bucket list – 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
One item from your bucket list – 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

One item from your bucket list – 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 could never 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.

One item from your bucket list – To travel with my wife throughout Europe

Describe yourself in three words – Trustworthy, loyal, hardworking

One life goal - Run a marathon

Three items you could never live without – My wife and kids, my health, music