Assistant Manager & Webmaster
Raina’s a life-long musician; singing at the top of her lungs since day 1, starting piano at 4, and teaching herself guitar at 10. She's a graduate of Music Business and Recording Tech at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She worked in the music industry for a number of years in Nashville and LA before moving back home to La Crosse to be near family. She has a home-based recording studio and has written hundreds of songs, but so far has only released one EP - Raina Maris' “Rage to Master” on Zerobudget Records. She's presently working on a full-length "doom pop" album to be released in 2022.
Working at Dave's is a childhood dream come true, and since starting in 2018, Raina's accumulated guitars such as a Tom Anderson Drop Top Classic, a PRS 24-08 Wood Library, a Fender Strat HSS Prototype, her long-coveted white Explorer, and a 1987 black rainbow holographic glitter Hamer Chapparal. Even so, she still reaches first for the Schecter C-1 Elite (modded with burstbuckers!) she bought from Dave when she was 17. Don't ask about her pedal board though - it's out of control!
Raina is also a visual artist (acrylics, digital painting, resin, crafting and more) and hosts a how-to art channel on YouTube. She enjoys expensive bourbon, scuba diving, Mel Brooks movies, and making her coworkers sick by cracking terrible puns at every chance.