"Behind the Work" is a regular feature on WTIP. Each segment focuses on an individual and the work they do in the region. "Behind the Work" is dedicated to exploring people’s lives, what they do to get by, and the contributions people make to the community. It is not only an exploration of people’s livelihoods, but also and exploration of their passions and hobbies.
This edition of Behind the Work focuses on Randy Schnobrich, woodworker and fine craftsman. With more than 20 years of woodworking under his belt, Randy has built everything from cabins to dogsleds, commissioned furniture to custom doors. Randy also teaches several woodworking classes at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais.
Chuck Petek has been a barber in Grand Marais for 41 years. Chuck does more than just cut hair; he’s a shoulder to lean on for many and is always willing to listen. He’s privy to much of the town gossip and holds people’s secrets dear.
Dave Seaton is a luthier or instrument maker. His primary focus is guitar making and repair. His guitars are played by prominent musicians including local artist Michael Monroe. Dave’s workshop is located halfway up the Gunflint Trail on Hungry Jack Lake.