Jason Overall • President
Jason Overall works in tonal design and project development. His main duties involve coordinating the various design components on proposals, acting as the main contact on new projects and working with the staff voicer on onsite tonal finishing for new instruments. Mr. Overall also oversees various advertising and promotional efforts as well as assists in Goulding & Wood’s active service department.
Mr. Overall began organ study while in high school under Dr. Nancy Ypma at McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. He went on to study organ with Dr. Charles Tompkins at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he received a bachelor of music degree in composition/theory cum laude. After graduating, Mr. Overall studied at the Florida State University, receiving a master of music degree in composition under Dr. John Boda and continuing organ study under Dr. Michael Corzine. While at the Florida State University, he completed courses in organ design and instrument history.
Mr. Overall has served in Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians.
Brandon Woods • Vice-President
Since 1984, Brandon Woods has been the firm’s head voicer for all pipework including both flues and reeds. With over forty years’ voicing experience, he has a vast knowledge of all voicing and finishing disciplines. Mr. Woods began his career in 1969 with the E. H. Holloway Corporation of Indianapolis when both John Goulding and Thomas Wood were with that firm. In 1984 Mr. Woods joined with Thomas Wood and John Goulding who had founded Goulding & Wood in 1980. Since assuming the role of head voicer of the Holloway Organ Company in 1974, Mr. Woods has voiced and finished over sixty-five new organs and many notable tonal restorations throughout the country.
Mark Goulding • Secretary-Treasurer
Mark Goulding serves as Project Manager and Shop Supervisor, working closely with the shop personnel in the fabrication and installation of all projects. Mr. Goulding began employment with the company in 1986 where he apprenticed under his father, co-founder John Goulding. In 1994, Mr. Goulding became superintendent of the windchest department and along the way has made significant improvements in the construction process of Goulding & Wood’s slider-and-pallet windchests. Mr. Goulding brings a keen eye to the process regarding layout and design to ensure serviceability and access to our instruments long after they have been installed. He has served as general shop superintendent since 2001 and has overseen all onsite installation since 2002. Mr. Goulding is a member of the American Institute of Organbuilders and the American Guild of Organists.
Kurt Ryll • Design Engineer
Kurt Ryll provides casework and mechanical design and detailing, working closely with the architects, builders, committees, musicians, project managers, and Goulding & Wood’s shop personnel in the design, fabrication, and installation of all projects. Mr. Ryll is instrumental in the development of the visual design of each instrument, taking great care to incorporate key elements of the surrounding room. He studied at the Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrating in fine woodworking and furniture design. While active as a self-employed custom woodworker in southeastern Alaska, Mr. Ryll won two design projects for the Wrangell Alaska Public School System that included design, construction, and installation of artwork on school campuses. Since this time, he has been active for over twenty-five years in the Indianapolis area as a custom woodworker, draftsman/designer, research and development manager, and project manager. In addition, Mr. Ryll maintains an active home studio where he continues to build custom furniture and speaker cabinets.
Robert Duffy • Master Craftsman
Robert Duffy builds casework for all new instruments, including carving of ornament and statuary. Mr. Duffy studied at the University of Texas before pursuing work full time as a harpsichord builder. He worked for several years at the firm of Hubbard Harpsichords, Inc. of Framingham, MA, where he served as Musical Finisher. From there, he worked as cabinetmaker with Eric Herz of Cambridge, MA. Mr. Duffy began working with Goulding & Wood in 1986, overseeing the production of all casework, consoles and wooden pipework. Since that time, he has designed and built facades in a wide variety of styles, including Contemporary, Federalist, Gothic, and Baroque. In addition to his activities at the organ shop, he operates Robert Duffy Harpsichords from his home shop, where he builds a variety of historical instruments as well as period furniture reproductions.
Robert Heighway • Master Craftsman
Phil Lehman maintains the office operations of the firm in the areas of bookkeeping, material ordering, and coordinating communications and promotions efforts including maintaining the company’s website. In addition, Mr. Lehman supports the active service department in scheduling and client relations. Mr. Lehman holds a master of music degree in organ performance from the University of Illinois where he studied with Michael Farris and Mark Brombaugh and is currently the organist of Advent Lutheran Church in Zionsville, Indiana. He is also very active with the Indianapolis chapter of the American Guild of Organists, currently serving as the newsletter editor. Prior to moving to Indianapolis He was organist/choirmaster at Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC.
David Sims• Service/Voicing
David Sims has a variety of duties in the shop, including service work, electrical and system wiring, and voicing. Mr. Sims joined Goulding & Wood after earning a master of music degree in organ performance from Indiana University, Bloomington under Dr. Larry Smith. While at Indiana University, he assisted retired Goulding & Wood co-founder Thomas Wood in taking care of the university’s collection of organs. Mr. Sims earned his bachelor of music in church music/organ from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he studied organ with Catherine Rodland and John Ferguson. He serves as director of music at North Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana and is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.