Our Team

Ryan Howley - 20 yrs

My name is Ryan Howley. I started cutting hair out of my house in 1995. I went on to graduate from Rhode Island Beauty Academy in 2001, and since then, I've worked at multiple locations including Cali Company in Putnam CT for 3 years and A Cut Above in Moosup CT for 3 years.  I left there to open The Barber Shop in Danielson CT in 2005 with a business partner.  Together, we ran that shop until 2017 when I decided to open my own shop, The Chop Shop, in Danielson CT.

Jon Marcheterre- 15 yrs

Licensed since 2004, and cutting since 2002,

I've worked in both Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as owned my own shop for a few years in Worcester.  I believe my strengths are skin fades, shear work, and beards.  Although, as a barber I am comfortable with anything thrown at me. I'm 17 years in and still love the craft everyday and will continue it and pass on traditions as I go.

Ian Ezzel- 3 yrs
My name is Ian Ezzell, and I started cutting hair my junior year of high-school just cutting my brother's and a couple friends whenever I got the chance. When I graduated high-school and attended  Rob Roy Academy in Woonsocket RI from Sept 2016 through  July 2017. I had a couple of minor stints at some other local barber shops until I met Ryan Howley, owner of The Chop Shop.  I currently work here and love the traditional style haircuts along with hot towel shaves.

Jake Kotlyarenko


Hey, my name is Jake, I'm 22 years old. I started cutting hair as a junior in high school. I graduated from Killingly High School in 2017. I then went straight to barbering school at Academy Di Capelli in East Hartford CT where I graduated in 2019. I cut hair for 2 years at Legendary Looks Barbershop in Vernon, CT, as well as running my own mobile barber service, Gypsy Cuts Mobile, since end of 2019. My favorite haircut to do is a high skin fade combover, and luscious long beard

John Nelson

I'm 19 years old with a year and a half of professional experience prior to that.I enjoy doing all cuts but prefee tapers and regular cuts. I graduated from Ellis Tech with my cosmetology and barber license.