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The Team of Tinkers

Sydney Carlson, Owner of The Tinker Garage

Sydney Carlson is the passionate and innovative owner of The Tinker Garage. With a keen eye for detail and a love for creativity, Sydney has built a reputation for providing unique and personalized items that reflect her clients’ brand identities.

At The Tinker Garage, Sydney and her team offer a wide range of customized branding and fabrication services, catering to schools, sports teams, and businesses. From keychains and koozies to custom apparel and awards, every product is crafted with precision and care.

Sydney’s dedication to her craft and her clients is evident in every project she undertakes. Her commitment to excellence and her ability to bring her clients’ visions to life have made The Tinker Garage a trusted name in the industry.

When she’s not in the workshop, Sydney enjoys exploring new design trends, attending local craft fairs, and spending time with her family. Her passion for woodworking and fabrication is matched only by her desire to make a positive impact on her community through her work.

Barb Carlson, Chief Operating Officer

With an impressive 50 years of experience in woodworking and building, Barb Carlson is the heart and soul of The Tinker Garage. As the Chief Operating Officer and Master Fabricator, Barb’s expertise and creativity are the driving forces behind the company’s success.

Barb’s journey with The Tinker Garage began as the very first intern, where her passion for craftsmanship and innovation quickly became evident. Over the years, she has honed her skills and become a true master in her field, earning the admiration and respect of colleagues and clients alike.

Known for her vibrant personality and unwavering dedication, Barb is the heart behind The Tinker Garage. Her ability to transform ideas into beautifully crafted products has made her an invaluable asset to the team.

Taylor Grider, Fabrication Specialist

Taylor Grider is the Fabrication Specialist at The Tinker Garage, where his “can-do” attitude and vast expertise make him the backbone of our projects. Known as the muscle behind most of our endeavors, Taylor’s hands-on approach and problem-solving skills ensure that every project is executed with precision and excellence.

As the sensible head of our team, Taylor’s leadership and jack-of-all-trades abilities bring a unique blend of creativity and practicality to our workshop. Whether it’s crafting custom keychains, designing unique apparel, or fabricating intricate awards, Taylor’s dedication and craftsmanship shine through in every piece he creates.

With a passion for woodworking and fabrication, Taylor is committed to delivering personalized and high-quality products that reflect our clients’ brand identities. His unwavering commitment to excellence and his ability to tackle any challenge make him an invaluable asset to The Tinker Garage team.


Kind Words

We were so impressed by @thetinkergarage’s ability to bring this vision to life (+ quickly!) and the incredible detail + care she brought to this custom build. Thank you Sydney for sharing your talents!