SCOTT ZELINKA began his serious woodworking efforts in 2011 at the Chicago School of Woodworking (CSW). With degrees of BSME from Valparaiso University, MSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from IIT’s Stuart School of Business, he currently designs electrical schematics and applications for the manufacture of diesel-electric locomotives. He also enjoys the hands-on approach to learning while exploring the arts to develop new skills. His past experiences in design for manufacturing, machine shop, stained glass windows, glass blowing, and now a passion for woodworking provides a unique perspective. Always striving for perfection and attention to detail, Scott continues to explore techniques and develop his skills with primary focus on custom audio speakers and Arts & Crafts furniture.