Meet our Team
Having grown up in a musical family, a music business, and multiple bands, Mark can truly say that he has either seen it or heard about it …assuming “it” relates to the local music scene! This extensive experience in the music community of Kentuckiana makes him an ideal resource for current and future musicians. Mark thrives on being able to educate, strengthen, and connect musicians. He wants to help musicians be their best, and he knows how to help them reach those goals…The Master Visionary!
Jen Stricker…also known as the Chief of Chatter & Lyrical Matter, has been with us for a little over 3 years. Her educational & previous work background in marketing and operations paired with her slightly deranged sense of humor, makes her a perfect fit for our team! Constantly cooking up new ideas and finding ways to bring them to fruition behind the scenes are her strengths. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, whether it be at a sporting event, some obscure concert, or a trip to places previously unknown!
Mike McAfee is the store’s Tone Guru and has spent more than 30 years in the retail music industry. He’s designed guitars for both Dean and Ovation, facilitated guitar endorsements and written articles for national music magazines. Mike is bursting with music trivia knowledge that he's always willing to discuss with you. When Mike isn't at the store, you'll find him on stage with the 2-time LEO Magazine Best Band winner Eight Inch Elvis. Mike specializes in hollow body guitars, tube amps and does great custom guitar relic work!
Bobby has been with Maxwell’s House of Music since December of 2015 and brings over six years of music retail experience to the team. He is a 2007 graduate of Louisville Recordings Arts Band & Artist Program and has recorded and performed with a variety of local and regional bands. Bobby is an accomplished guitarist of seventeen years and has also been playing the drums for over ten years. As a Music Educator, Bobby is always looking to guide others toward achieving their goals with music! Not just a knowledgeable Sales Specialist helping customers with their dream gear, Bobby also works with Maxwell’s as a strong ambassador of Music Education and regularly teaches group music classes through Communities In Schools (CIS) in after-school workshops at various Elementary and Middle Schools across the region. Bobby is also frequently involved with most special events, showcases, and recitals happening at Maxwell’s that involve music education. In addition to his work in the store, Bobby offers private lessons for Guitar, Drums, Ukulele and Songwriting and also serves our team as a Band Coach for our Weekend Warrior and Rock School programs.