Rand Cook

The Candyman Strings & Things

Rand and Cindy Cook own and manage The Candyman Strings & Things in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rand’s first encounter with The Candyman was at the age of three. He was given a his first musical instrument, a jaw harp. Over a twenty year period, Rand rose from strings & things manager to store manager to general manager, assuming ownership in the spring of 2009. “There’s no greater joy than seeing a kid get his first guitar. That’s what dreams are made of and that’s what has kept me happy all these years,” says Rand. “The relational aspect of this business is the most important thing.”