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Danny Almonte – Finishing and Sanding

Favorite song or bandAll 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 item – Listen to all music. All of it.
Describe yourself in three words – Eccentric, loving, principled
One life goal – To 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 item – 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 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

 

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 item –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
Bucket List item – To have lunch with Neal deGrasse Tyson & Michio Kaku
Describe yourself in three words – Intolerant, determined, loyal
Three items you can't live without – Air, 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