I’m passionate to guide the process from conception to execution, knowing that we have done everything to the best of our ability, every step of the way.
Machine Head’s Master of Ceremonies
Known as Dr. Volvo for 25 years in the KC area.
Can be seen Flatpicking his guitar in the office almost every morning.
His “Eagle Eye” can spot the smallest indiscretion.
It is my belief that artwork has the ability to influence people, communities, and the world at large. I have worked collaboratively on projects both in the public and private sector.
BFA Sculpture from University of Northern Iowa
Official Strength tester of Machine Head
Makes a fine Crème Brulee
Stainless steel forming wizard
I don’t want to grow stagnant, but remain flexible. I would die if I didn’t do something different everyday.
MFA Sculpture University of Delaware
Worked as an Art Director of several casinos in Las Vegas
7 years as a Sculpture Instructor and Lecturer at the Kansas City Art Institute
Go-to-Guy for pretty much everything
Some of the projects created in The Shop which may be seem prominently displayed are:
GatorAde Victory Lane at the Kansas Speedway and Homestead Miami Speedway
a multi-media sculpture on ABC’s hit, EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER,
Flight of Ideas at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA. The Scuplture spans over 100 feet and hangs about the baggage carousel in Terminal C.
and an 8,000 pound thirty foot tall sculpture, HOUSE DREAMING, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Since its inception, MachineHead has amassed an impressive collection of machining equipment while building an outstanding reputation for its capabilities.
MachineHead has technical expertise, associated equipment and resources to design and fabricate a broad spectrum of physical forms in service to engineers, architects, designers, artists and those involved in the signage industries.
Additionally, the shop is continuously updated and maintained to produce to optimum of solutions for each and ever one of its wide variety of clientele.
This facility can meet the highest standards of quality while taking on the stoutest of challenges.
The broad spectrum of Machine Head’s capabilities results in a boundless variety of types of projects which are concepted, designed/planned and/or just fabricated within its walls. Whether it’s a simple machining or welding job, a complicated three dimensional sign, or fine art pieces requiring unequivocal precision–each receives acute attention to detail and master craftsmanship.
MachineHead was established in the fall of 1998 and is a 4,000 square foot, comprehensively equipped machine and fabrication resource located in the heart of the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City, Missouri.
I’ve been a life-long artist & designer, and am enjoying combining my love and color and detail with new materials, metal work, and product design. I want my work to be the conversation piece in a room.
MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
8 years as a Professor of Illustration for The Savannah College of Art and Design
Favorite supplies: the scrap pile
Has an uncanny love of hardware stores
Most mellow fellow in the shop
Except if he sees a squirrel
I find inspiration in nature and enjoy translating that through 3D design. I am passionate about the design-build process and the challenge of taking something new every day.
BFA emphasis is Illustration from Central Missouri State University