Mikel has been a student at the University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute since 2016. Attending the institute ans learning to become a violin maker has always been a dream of his. He has recently joined the Violin Society of America and is looking forward to the opportunity to become involved in the organization. Mikel has been a woodworker and cabinet-maker for over 30 years. His experience in this field has translated well into world of violin making.