Hi there gang! Wow, it has been forever and a day since I last posted here. It is AWESOME to see everyone who is still active on this Board. I am still involved with Fodera but no longer as Managing Partner. We have transitioned my role to that of advisor and friend purely for personal reasons. I have built and / or operated multiple businesses during my professional life and while I LOVE what I do -- especially with a company like Fodera where I am impassioned by both what we do and also care deeply about the people with whom I get to work, I've decided that it's simply time for me to work a lot less. Deborah and I have long wanted to live in a much more rural place -- a smaller house with a lot more land. With the kids fully grown, we decided that it was time to make this life goal happen. Vin, Joey and Laura have all been aware of and involved with this transition and I have been working with Laura directly for the past five years to make certain that when it was time for this to happen that Fodera was fully prepared. The reality is that with the exception of when she was out on maternity leave last Winter, Laura has already been the lead manager for our team for the past three years. So, long story short, my title has changed to "Honorary Partner and Friend for Life." I will still be in the Shop a bit every month but the torch has been passed with regards to my active managerial role. Fodera is definitely a stronger company with a more diverse and dynamic team than when I joined back in 2009 and our goals remain the same -- to make world class instruments and to ensure that our grandkids have the opportunity to buy Fodera instruments of the same quality that we get to enjoy today.