|Shawn Estes, SINCE 2001
Shop Lead, Frame Builder
Shawn keeps the fab end of the shop running smoothly. He is an expert welder and skilled at all aspects of frame-building. His favorite bike is his IF BMX bike. “You’ve got to love a bike that can make you feel like a 200-pound 12-year-old.”
|Toni Smith, SINCE 2008
Mission Control, Finance and Administration
Toni is a CPA and has a PhD. She teaches finance, statistics and math at the university level... and she tries to keep us organized. Cat herder should be her title.
|Gary Smith, SINCE 2008
Head Badge/Janitorial Services
Gary gave up his parking space in the rat race to make bikes and bags for bikers. Bikes are easier to park, so who needs the reserved space?
|Brian Kelly, SINCE 2001-2008, 2011
Brian is the work-horse of our fabrication efforts. He's a problem solving genius, and never panics.
|Chris Rowe, SINCE 2000-2005, 2011
Chris is back for his second stint at IF, having put us on the map with custom paint and then starting his own shop. He is a master with the spray gun, and the James Brown of paint (the hardest working man in the biz).
|Keith Rouse, SINCE 2001-2007, 2011
Keith is another former IFer back for a second helping. He's got over 16 years of bike frame experience at both Merlin and IF, and is infamous for his mullet and motorcycle burn-out "Living the Dream" image.
When Keith isn't welding he can be found renovating one of his apartment buildings or on the lake with his kids.
|Ryan Waters, SINCE 2010
Ryan puts his art degree to use making sure that we look good. Sometimes it's like putting lipstick on a pig, but who doesn't like hot bacon?
|Christopher Dornbach, SINCE 2013
|Phil Harwood, SINCE 2011
Phil gave up the glamorous life on the road of a traveling minstrel to become a paint Padowan under Master Rowe.
When he is not in the booth, Phil can be found fishing, riding, or working on his cafe racer project.