Danny Almonte – Finish and Sanding

Favorite song or band – All types of music!

One item from your bucket list – To visit Hawaii

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Witty, funny, hardworking

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – To be the best DJ ever!

Three items you could never live without – My vinyls, my family, good music

Andrew Averett – Luthier

Favorite song or band – “Every time I die” – Wanderlust

One item from your bucket list – Wrestle an alligator

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Diligent, Saucy, Barbecue

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – Hike the complete Appalachian Trail

Dan Balcom – Operations

Favorite song or band – Animals as Leaders (band)

One item from your bucket list – Travel the world

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Passionate, kind, goofy

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – To live in Manhattan for a year

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

 

Patrick Blaney – Luthier

Favorite song or band – Geinoh Yamashirogumi

One item from your bucket list – Listen to all music. All of it.

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Eccentric, loving, principled

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime –  To balance what I contribute to the world with what I’ve received from it

Three items you could never live without – Brain, heart, lungs

 

Shane Bornstein – Finance

Favorite song or band – Pink Floyd

One item from your bucket list – Tornado Chasing

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Quiet, humorous, eclectic

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – To visit every MLB stadium

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Jordan Cortese – Media & Marketing

Favorite song or band – “Havona” – Weather Report

One item from your bucket list – To photograph Yosemite and the Redwoods

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Passionate, social, encouraging

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – To own a Fodera

Three items you could never live without – My 68′ Telecaster bass, my camera, a good pair of jeans

 

Jason DeSalvo – Partner

Favorite song or band – Red Hot Chili Peppers

One item from your bucket list – To tour Burgundy with my wife

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be? – Caring, intense, fun-loving

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – 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!

 

William DeYoung – Luthier

Favorite song or band – “Paprika Plains” by Joni Mitchell

One item from your bucket list – Sail the Port Huron to Mackinac race

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be – caring, dependable, philomath

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – Hike the Scottish highlands

Three items you could never live without – my guitar, my family, pasta

 

Laura Fodera – Shop Manager

Favorite song or band – “3 am” by Matchbox 20

One item from your bucket list – Travel to my family’s hometown in Sicily

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be – Passionate, witty, realist

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – Become a mom

Three items you could never live without – My husband, my dog, music

 

Vinny Fodera – Partner & Co-founder / Luthier

Favorite song or band – The Beatles

One item from your bucket list – Visit Italy

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? – Loving, creative, artistic

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – 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

 

Ken Hollins – Partner

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

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Trustworthy, loyal, hardworking

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – Run a marathon

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

Jim Joustra – Sales / Customer Service

Favorite band – The Grateful Dead

One item from your bucket list – Cage diving with sharks in Australia or South Africa

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Pragmatic, Loyal, Passion-driven

 

Emily Krohn – Luthier

Favorite artist or painting – Artist: Egon Schiele, Painting: Party in the Moulin Rogue by Toulouse Lautrec

One item from your bucket list – Visit the Redwood Forest

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Optimistic, creative, busy

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – To always have something to smile about

Three items you could never live without – Paper, pencil, eraser

 

Joey Lauricella – Partner & Co-founder / 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

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be? – Unique, optimistic, lucky

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – 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 – Customer Service

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

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be – Grand, Funk, Railroad

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – 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

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Perfectionist, performer, dependable

On goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – To always do what I love to do

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

Vadim Medved – Luthier

Favorite song or band – Symphony #5 in E Minor by Tchasikovsky

One item from your bucket list – To own a Hasselblad H5D – 200c

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be – Thinker, innovator, witty

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – To be a cosmanavt

Three items you could never live without – My family, my camera, and my knife

Abel Pepin – Operations

Favorite music – Old-school hip hop

One item from your bucket list – To travel and visit abandoned sites

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Humorous, Outgoing, Hardworking

Three items you could never live without – Music, Nature, Something to smile about

Timothy Rivera – Finishing

Favorite song or band – three days grace “never to late”

One item from your bucket list – publish a book

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – eccentric, nonchalant, observant

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – become a professor in martial arts

Rob Trama – Operations

Favorite song or band – “I’m going slightly mad” – Queen

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

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be – Intolerant, determined, loyal

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

Phil Zuckerman – Sales / Customer Service

Favorite song or band – “Nude” by Radiohead

One item from your bucket list – Visit every continent

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be – Friendly, loyal, witty

One goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime – Start a family

Three items you could never live without – My Fodera, tacos, laughter