Archives: Our Team

Joseph Westhoff
Director of Education
Joey Westhoff has been with The Fab School since the doors opened in 2005, and Johnson Fabrication prior to that. Westhoff took a few years in between to expand his fabrication knowledge and experience with a few different race teams. Joey was an intricate part of MacCachren Motorsports where he
Ronnie Warkentin
Ronnie’s passion for fabrication began over 24 years ago. Before The Fab School Ronnie spent the majority of his career building for the sand car industry. Working 9 years for Wicked Sand Cars, moonlighting with teams such as Damen Jefferies, Herman Motorsports Ronnie has built over 120 chassis and vehicles
Jeff Hoskison
We are pleased to announce the addition to our team, Jeff Hoskison. Jeff has been involved in the metal fabrication and manufacturing industry for over 25 years beginning his career with our Founder, Troy Johnson. The two worked together at Walker Evans Racing where Jeff fabricated and maintained Walker’s Class
Jake Ewan
Jake was introduced to fabrication during his service in the United States Marine Corps. Within his 13 years of metal fabrication, Jake has gained hands-on experience while fabricating repair parts for Military vehicles, among other types of metal fabrication prior to enlisting. While in the Military, Jake received Navy and
Angel Morfin
An instructor who is known through our halls as skillful and an amazing welder, Angel started at a young age racing and repairing quads in the Baja Racing Series. Before he graduated from The Fab School in 2011, Angel had worked on a multitude of fields within the metal fabrication
Luke Czaplinski
Luke is highly regarded in the industry with over 20 years’ experience in metal fabrication. Luke’s passion for metal fabrication started when he was young. At the age of 12, his father taught him how to weld and he quickly went to work in the industry at 16, welding for
Marcio Umanzor
With 20 years’ experience, Marcio’s hands-on approach and mentorship provide an invaluable element to The Fab School team. Marcio developed his expertise in custom motorcycle chassis fabrication and is passionate about creating something different every day. He is a highly motivated teacher whose message to students is to strive to
Nick Berlanga
Although Nick may be the newest member of our team here at The Fab School he is no stranger to metal fabrication or the Johnson family. Nick and Troy go way back to the days when Nick was hanging out in his dad’s body shop picking up all the skills
Russ Winkler
Russ kicked off his love for fabrication when he was introduced to a welder right out of High School. His curiosity fueled his motivation and he did whatever he had to to do teach himself how to get started behind a torch. Russ practiced the trade after High School and in
Robert Claro
Although Robert is one of our most recent additions to the team his experience isn’t lacking. With 20+ years experience as a fabricator in many different fields including, TIG & MIG welding cabinetry, building physical therapy tables, on to TTX Railroad and Wicked Sand Toys where he started out as