I first met Ryan Hyde when he was a NextFab staff member, working in the wood shop at 2025 Washington Avenue. His enthusiasm and positivity were immediately contagious. One day in the shop Ryan called me over to check out a project that he had just finished, an electric ukulele. My first impression was that it was a really charming novelty but as soon as he plugged it into a mini amp I was thunderstruck! The ukulele rocked. This lead to the electric ukulele class that Hyde now teaches at NextFab.