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Woodworking/Lutherie Instructors

Jeremy Cox

Jeremy Cox
Co-Department Head

- Intro to Woodworking
- Furniture I
- Furniture II

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Jeremy creates furniture that incorporates sculpture and traditional woodworking techniques. He earned an MFA in Woodworking/ Furniture Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jeremy Cox
Jason McCloskey

Jason McCloskey
Co-Department Head

- Fundamentals of Woodworking
- Intro to Woodworking
- Furniture III- Period Furniture
- Furniture Design

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Jason’s work integrates period English furniture, mid century modern design, ski making techniques, and rambling in the wilderness. He earned his MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of design and has run a bespoke furniture and ski making business for many years.

Jason McCloskey
 

Thom Lapadat
FIW Shop Manager

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Phone: 303.914.6208

 
Brian Deckebach

Brian Deckebach

- Guitar Setup & Repair
- Adv. Guitar Finish & Setup

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Mark Duvall

Mark Duvall

- Intro to Turning
- Turning II
- Turning III
- Advanced Turning
- Art of Turning

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Mark Duvall
Rich Gady

Rich Gady

- Veneering and Marquetry
- Bending and Laminations
- Intro to Cabinetmaking

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With over 30 years experience building cabinets and veneer and marquetry panels, Rich has been teaching woodworking at RRCC since 1994. He has shown his artwork in many local, national and international art shows.

Rich Gady
Tim Serpico

Tim Serpico

- Electric Guitar Construction
- Rosette Techniques
- Inlay techniques

 
Sean Gillespie

Sean Gillespie

- Elements of Design
- Intro to Woodworking
- Summer Lab

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Sean built an award winning business called Fine Art Woodworking. He provides abstract contemporary wood art for corporate installations, exclusive galleries and participates in the top juried shows across the country.

Sean Gullespie
Pat Marrow

Pat Morrow

- Carving
- Contemporary Furniture
- Advanced Contemporary Furniture

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After earning a BFA from KU and a successful communications career, Pat setup Trail Mix Studio to design and build studio furniture. She has been published in Fine Woodworking Design Book 8, 500 Tables and Studio Furniture. Her work is in homes across the U.S.

Pat Morrow
Randy Nelson

Randy Nelson

- Wood Finishing
- Furniture Restoration

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A Mechanical Engineer by trade, Randy has also been making furniture, doors and cabinets for over 20 years. His woodworking also includes commercial restoration projects, restoring furniture and other custom projects.

Randy Nelson
Mike Roper

Mike Roper

- Intro to Turning
- Turning I

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Roper is the winner of the 2010 Educational Opportunity Grant and the April 2011 Turning Challenge from the Front Range Woodturners, 2011 Collegian Excellence Award winner from the American Association of Woodturners and 1st Place Art Sculpture at the Denver County Fair 2011.

Mike Roper
Neil Scherrer

Neil Scherrer

- Doormaking
- Cabinetmaking II & III
- Furniture I
- Furniture II

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For over 40 years Neil has been designing and building custom cabinetry. His favorite type of woodworking is to reproduce historic millwork. Neil has been teaching at Red Rocks since 1995, passing along new technology and concepts in woodworking as well as the old methods.

Neil Scherrer
Vince Wilson Vince Wilson

- Intro to Woodworking
- Introduction to Turning
- Metal Spinning

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Vince trained at San Diego State University where he earned an M.A. in Industrial Arts with emphases in Metalworking and Furniture Design. Solid wood furniture, turned wood and metal spun objects are the focus of his business.
Vince Wilson
 

Andy Lesuer

- Steel String Guitar
- Classical Guitar

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Jim McMurdo

- Steel String Guitar
- Intermediate Guitar Building Lab
- Advanced Lutherie lab

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Dan Briechle

- Drum Building
- Finishing Wood

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Luke Goodhue

Luke Goodhue

- Fundamentals of Woodworking I
- Fundamentals of Woodworking II
- Woodworking Machine Maintenance

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Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

- CNC Router I
- Introduction to Cabinetmaking

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Takayuki Kida

Takayuki Kida

- Japanese Woodworking and Design

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Tak studied traditional woodworking in Japan. He has lived in Colorado for
20 years. His work can be seen at the Denver Botanic Gardens and the
Buddhist meditation room in the Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy in
Colorado Springs.