Graduate, Rene Morizot School, Mirecourt, France, 1966.
Apprentice in violin making, Mittenwald, West Germany, 1966-1967. Apprentice in bow making, Mirecourt, 1967. Violin maker, repairman Peter Prier Shop, Salt Lake City, 1968-1971.
Principal Schuback Violin Shop, Portland, Oregon, since 1971.
Founder Amati Violin Shop, Houston. President Aladdin Renassance, Incorporated., 1991.
Founder Amati Violin Shop, Houston. President Aladdin Renassance Inc., 1991. Member of Violin Society America (director, Gold medal 1976, 1978, Craftmanship award 1976, 1978), American Federation Violin and Bow Makers, Entente Internationale des Maitres Luthiers et Archetiers d'Art, Chamber Music Northwest, Chamber Music Oregon (past president).
Married Marie-Madeleine Girardin, July 29, 1967. Children: Steven, Pascal.