Known for making noise on most fretted instruments, but better known for playing guitar and singing in The Chapmans. John is an owner and he is the fearless sales team leader. John’s love for Chiefs football and smoking meats is rivaled only by his love for Star Wars, which he watches at least once a month with his kids.
An owner, the man writing the schedule, and our company Mandolinist. Jeremy plays Mandolin as the middle child in The Chapmans, but has performed with Izabel Crane and Casey and the Atta Boys throughout the years. Jeremy fancies his glass of scotch and his Punch Brothers. If he is hankering some sushi you can find him at Kai in downtown Springfield. When asked who his favorite Chapman is, he said “My Mom”.
The enigmatic, youngest Chapman brother. You can find him slapping an upright bass in the family band or locked away in the editing cave pushing sweet juicy content to our Youtube channel. In either case he completes all tasks in style with a belly full of Amigos.
Wise beyond her years, Regan is highly educated with a Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Performance with an emphasis on music history from MSU. Afterwards, she went to Colorado State to get her Masters of Music in Instrumental Performance with a Violin and Viola pedagogy emphasis. She has now ventured her way back so Springfield to be our leader in education here at the The Acoustic Shoppe as well as an instructor at MSU.
The Mullet boy wonder of The Acoustic Shoppe staff, Trent is often locked away in the video editing cave but when we allow his freedom he can sell a customer a guitar or two. Jokes aside, Trent knows his guitar pickins from his own music project but has been known to play mandolin, banjo, & a mean pedal steel. His favorite Springfield restaurant is Mexican Villa.
This kind and humble Ozark musician makes a great addition to our sales team! Corey is a talented guitarist having played on various stages across the country. He started playing at the age of 12 when his father, who played in Branson for 30 years, bought him his first guitar. Corey went to Bethel University and played in their bluegrass group while getting a Business Management & Economics degree. Outside of the Shoppe and the bluegrass world Corey likes to relax with a nice book, some of his favorites being Dune & A Song of Ice and Fire.
Sales Floor Manager
Austin is our highly accomplished sales team leader with a remarkable career spanning over 25 years in instrument sales. His passion for music was kindled at a young age, influenced by his talented grandparents. Their musical background ignited Austin's curiosity and set him on a path towards a successful journey in the industry. Beyond the realm of The Acoustic Shoppe, Austin finds solace in the beauty of nature, he's happiest camping with an open fire & lake in view. Austin's commitment, experience, and love for music make him an invaluable asset to the sales team and a true inspiration to those around him.
Gear: Alvarez PD85
Current Jams: Zach Bryan
Speedy fingers extraordinaire, Hinkley is a video and photo shining star who solves Rubik's cubes competitively. You can often spot Hinkley in downtown Springfield taking street photography or reading. She is the pre production planner behind all of the media teams video ideas and is always up for new creative challenges.
Tyler exudes a passion for learning acoustic instruments, especially vintage ones. He originally hails from Reagan, Tennessee & attended ETSU where he pursued his bachelor's in Bluegrass, Old Time, & Country Music Studies with a focus in audio production. Tyler has become passionate about recording in studios as well as live sound mixing. Don't be shocked to find him pickin' in his free time!
Liz is the first employee hired by the Chapman's. She claims that music was always present in her home growing up as her father was an opera singer & her brothers both played guitar. On her off time Liz likes outdoor activities like hiking or gardening and she is an incredible performer under the stage name Izabel Crane.
Social Media Coordinator
Janel, our talented social media coordinator, born & raised in Springfield Mo. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Mass Media from MSU, she brings a unique blend of skills to her role. She finds joy and inspiration in various artistic pursuits, including drawing, painting, crochet, and cooking. Janel's vibrant creativity breathes life into our digital presence, captivating our audience and ensuring that our brand stands out in the competitive landscape. With her diverse skill set and passion for the arts, Janel brings a unique flair to her role as our social media coordinator!