Our Team

The People Who Make Carpenter’s Music World Great!

Our customers deserve greatness, which is why we’re proud to have a great team of skilled professionals. From our sales team to our delivery team (and everyone in between), we work hard to deliver our customers a great experience.


Wendell graduated from Brigham Young Young University in 1965 with a B.A. in Music Education. In 1966, he relocated to Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Linda. In January of 1968, he opened C&M Music Center with his brother-in-law, Calvin McBride. In 1985 Wendell bought out his partner, and the store was renamed Carpenter’s Music World.

For over 40 years, Wendell has been an advocate of the community and has helped bring the gift of music to young and old alike. If you have questions about finding the right piano for your home, he is here to help.


Tom has been involved with management in the piano industry for more than 35 years. He has also played professionally for 25 years. After a six-year hiatus from Carpenter’s Music World, we’re lucky to have Tom back in the store. As our Sales Manager, he is responsible for piano sales and events and College and Institutional sales. His marketing and sales skills are a great asset to Carpenter’s Music World. We’re happy to have him back!


Dave is a Navy veteran. He has a degree in computer science and business management. He has worked in retail management for over 20 years. The last eight years have been in the music industry. He has a positive outlook on life and has a quirky sense of humor.


Born in the Northern Hi-lines of Montana and raised in the deserts of Nevada. This boy of Sand and Snow was raised around musicians and found himself infatuated. He was turning it into the main focus in his life. Playing various instruments, choral singing, and band performances filled his time throughout High School. He is currently a member of the fretted department and continues on the path of becoming the musician he envisions for himself and, with any luck, beyond.


Zephyr is a true local to Western Nevada’s desert; he will make sure you never get left high and dry with any unanswered questions. Zephyr has his home recording studio where he practices playing guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, singing, and anything else that suits his fancy. Talk to Zephyr if you have any general music questions or if you are interested in any of the services offered by our diverse array of employees.


David Belanger has been a resident of Reno, Nevada, for 45 years. He has been selling instruments large and small, from piccolo to grand pianos, for the last 11 years. He specializes in digital pianos and has an extraordinary flair in operation, repairing, and maintenance of many types of extravagant keyboards, such as the Yamaha Clavinova. He enjoys spending time with people to help them better understand their instruments so that they may get more joy out of their musical experience. If you ever have a question about digital sounds, MIDI, or need help figuring out how to record yourself on a digital piano, David is the man with the answers.


Ruth takes care of our Sheet Music Department, front counter sales, and instrument rentals. Not only are her responsibilities a significant percentage of our everyday business, but she is also a very talented musician. Coming to Carpenter’s Music World from a previous music store, her industry experience has been invaluable.


A longtime resident of the Reno/Sparks area, Rachel Blais comes to Carpenter’s Music World as a Sales Associate who handles our Piano Moving Division’s scheduling. Rachel also is an artist specializing in painting, sculpting, and jewelry making. Described by her peers as genuine and kind, Rachel loves little dogs, fashion and a crystal enthusiast. She is very active in the Northern Nevada music scene, promoting and scheduling various acts at local venues.


Braden, the middle child in a family of nine, hails from the arid reaches of the Lahontan River Valley. He and his brothers wrestled alpacas, tilled the good earth, and practiced music for many years. Braden plays a handful of instruments and is currently the head mover in our Piano Moving Department.