Ed began working in musical instrument repair in 1999, when he worked with David Laws in a local music store. He received his Certificate in Band Instrument Repair in 2001 from Red Wing Technical College (Now Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical) and returned to Bellingham. In 2005 he purchased the facility he was working in and named it The Repair Shoppe. In 2011, the shop moved to its current location and became Bellingham Wind Works. He is the proud owner of a magnificent beard.