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The Build Guild Members
Also known as Fiery Squirrel Art. The deepest voice of the guild, Brian is a true artist. He's a middle school art teacher by day and a Renaissance man by night, working with all mediums from paintbrush and canvas to hammer and nails. He's a wiz at Adobe Illustrator and Procreate and he's the brains (and brawn) behind our awesome graphics and logos. He's also incredibly unorganized.
Fun Fact: Brian and Ben are Brothers-in-law (they married sisters).
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Owner of Myers Woodshop. He is a third generation self-taught woodworker (YouTube University) and tech enthusiast. As the computer wiz of the group, he loves fast wifi, upgrading to the newest and greatest hardware, and he knows computers like the back of his hand. Ben is most recognized for his CNC work with the Shapeoko 3 and Onefinity CNC and for some viral colored pencil resin projects (you've probably seen his colored pencil or Lego videos on Facebook). Almost solely focused on content creation, he occasionally takes on commissioned pieces if the work is right. He's also a neat freak (understatement).
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Coty, a retired army veteran, is the only full-time woodworker of the group. Coty makes furniture of all kinds and devotes time and energy into supporting the local foster care community. After starting out in his garage, his home town of Searcy, Arkansas won season 4 of the Hulu TV show, Small Business Revolution (Featuring Ty Pennington of Trading Spaces and Extreme Home Makeover). Over 250 local small businesses applied and Coty was picked to be one of the top 6 finalists to appear on the show and get a business revamp. Our Podcast picks up just when Coty started his TV journey.
Update as of 8/13/2021:
After closing up shop at Arganic Woodwork, Coty dipped his toes into real-estate at a time when the housing market was incredibly hot and interest rates were at historic lowes. If you're in need of a home or wanting to sell your home in central Arkansas, give Coty a call! Coty took a step back from making and the podcast to allow for another maker to fill in the gap, Peter Romano.
You can find Coty here:
You can find Coty here:
Peter Romano jumped in to help co-host when Coty made the move to real estate. Peter has a background in teaching history and school counseling. He's also co-owner of a masonry company with his brother and father. Since hanging out with the Build Guild guys, he's shifted his focus into 3d printing. You may remember him as a guest from episode 2. Since then, he's quit his school gig to take his 3d printing business full time. His two man exports are Onefinity CNC accessories and a Lightburn camera mount for the Ortur Laser Master.
Join in and hear what it's like to quit your regular 9-5 and take the leap and jump to full time. It's not easy, but Peter gives us tips and trick he's learned along the way that can apply to anyone starting their own business.
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We will try to have a wide variety of makers on our show to get the opinions, experiences, and tips from all facets of the maker community. Our guests include blacksmiths, artists, painters, crafters, woodworkers, masons, contractors, seamstress, and many more. Shoot us a message if you have a suggested guest host or if you would like to be a future guest host yourself!