This is Matt. He is the one-man show behind Carter Knife Co. that is based out of his converted Blue Bird school bus / workshop / tiny home. Matt is a complete badass. Hailing from Michigan originally, Matt is no stranger to cold weather living and exudes the idea of a hearty Midwest work ethic. He creates every single knife by hand from scratch and takes custom orders if you want to collaborate with his genius. Go check out his work at www.carterknifeco.com.
Meet Julia. Veteran bike mechanic pro, avid bike commuter, part-time garage wood worker, folk musician and full on doer of stuff. A fan of light lagers and easy drinking ales of all kinds, she isn’t one to scoff at an oily dented beer can in preference of a fancier beer perfectly poured and presented in a snifter. Catch Julia down at Webcyclery wrenching on her favorite mode of transport or maybe out on the trails with her fluffy golden retriever.
The term “Jack of all trades” originated with Alicia. She runs both her handmade heirloom clothing company Howl Attire AND a brick-and-mortar located in the former machine shop of the historic Bend Ironworks called The NW Trading Post. The thud-thud-thud of a sewing machine accompanied by the heavy stamping of leather, the clink of a hammer against hardware, and the smell of oils, dyes, bones, fur, and hides hearken to the old days of calloused, hard-working hands.
Starting his career at the age of 14, Andrew is mechanically minded through and through. Working his way up from a landscaper to a heavy-machinery and diesel mechanic, Andrew knows his way around a toolbox. On any given day you can find him underneath anything with wheels or an engine, playing disc golf with his German Shepard or building his shipping container tiny house with an SMB in his hand.