Meet the Team
The Edwards Team is dedicated to providing brass musicians with the highest quality instruments made today. Through innovations in design, attention to detail and unmatched customer service, our small company has quickly emerged as the industry leader in custom brass instrument manufacturing.
Director of Development & Marketing
Christan Griego is Director of Development & Marketing for the Edwards Instrument Company. Christan joined Edwards in 1998 as the company's trombone rep. He was promoted to his current job in 2002; his responsibilities then expanded to include Edwards Trumpets. Christan has made significant contributions to both the Edwards and Getzen lines of brass instruments.
Traveling to annual trade shows is one of Christan's most important responsibilities. He has "fit" thousands of players with Edwards Trombones and Trumpets while on the road. As Edwards is a factory-direct company, Christan's presence at conferences and festivals allows musicians to simulate a visit to the Pro Stop in Elkhorn.
Christan also works closely with the Edwards/Getzen in-house production manager to bridge the gap between production and customers. He can often be found working with Ron Knaflic on order fulfillment, as well. Christan is a freelance tenor and bass trombonist in the southern Wisconsin area.
Michael Clobes joined the Edwards team in 2006 working part-time while finishing school. After completing his degree in Music Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Michael became a full time part of the Edwards Team in May of 2007.
Michael has worn many hats over the years here at Edwards, from play testing horns for shipment, play testing horns for development, photography, and video editing, customer service, to working one on one with players to find the “perfect” set-up for them. He is also an extremely active freelance trombonist when he’s not here at Edwards.
Assembly Supervisor and Trumpet Specialist
Jon Linley joined the Edwards team in early 2015 after earning a degree in Trumpet Performance from Duquesne University. Jon, our Assembly Supervisor and Trumpet Specialist, has many responsibilities, including rebranding our trumpet line, meeting with trumpet players to find them the perfect horn, graphic design, and marketing.
Jon was born and raised in central Wisconsin and now resides in the peaceful town of Fort Atkinson where he has a small studio of trumpeters.
Customer Service Associate
Most customers are familiar with Customer Service Associate Lexi Wachtveitl, since she is the first person customers talk to when they call the factory. Lexi joined Edwards in 2016, and her numerous responsibilities include taking and processing orders, tracking order progress, answering customer questions, and generally keeping the business running smoothly. Lexi's favorite aspect of the job is working with customers. She is a people-oriented person and enjoys interacting with the many musicians she deals with every day.
Lexi went to school in Mukwonago and attended college at Carroll University. She has lived in Elkhorn for 3 years and loves the small town charm.
Joshua Brown joined the Edwards team after meeting Christan Griego at the 2001 International Trombone Festival. In addition to Edwards, he maintains websites for Getzen, Allied Supply, and Griego Mouthpieces, as well many non-music sites.
Josh takes numerous breaks from coding to play his B454-DE in his home office. He even takes it out of the house for the occasional gig. Joshua has music degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas.
Edwards Instrument Co.
PO Box 440
530 S Hwy H
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone & Fax
Toll free: (800) 562-6838
Local: (262) 723-4221
Fax: (262) 723-4245