I grew up working in my father’s high-end classical musical instrument repair shop in Toronto. There is a unique attention to detail and a persistence that you develop repairing instruments, but it was also a joy to work with people who really cared for their instruments. There is a lot of similarity to these musicians and how cyclists feel about their bikes. Cycling is my main off-ski-season sport. I started with road cycling while training for the ski season. I eventually got into road racing, gravel events, mountain biking, and hitting the pump track with my son, Mica. In 2020, I started on the path to frame building. I traveled to Escuela Técnica de la Bicicletta in Madrid, Spain, where I studied design, manufacturing, and fillet brazing with master frame builder Andres Arrequi-Valesquez. I found Andres’ unique and scientific approach to building frames, and attention to detail inspiring and is a quality I strive for in my work.