President, General Area Resource Member
Thad loves anything mechanical or mechatronic. He grew up on a farm in Illinois and has always been tinkering since then. He’s designed, built, and analyzed robots, racecars, power tools, web applications, and lots inbetween. If you need CAD, FEA, fabrication, or general design advice, he can be a handy guy.
Board Member, Automotive Resource Manager
Mike is passionate about everything outdoors. He spent 30 years working in the outdoor industry. Hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, sailing and whitewater kayaking. Loves Adventure Motorcycles. One of our most energetic, creative, and helpful members! He is always happy to help out with a project.
Todd has a wide breath of knowledge with everything at the space. Todd enjoys tinkering with just about anything from computers and electronics to wood, and has even been seen in the metal shop welding his snow blower or tractor. You will most likely meet him at some point in your time here and usually he will have a coffee or soda close by…. we think the caffeine is the only thing that keeps him going.
N. Chris Perry
Co-Founder, Board Member, Metalworking Resource Manager
Christopher likes to say he’s an engineer every minute of the day & night. When he isn’t sailing, cooking or drinking he is creating something. During his career he’s worked as an electro-mechanical engineer, machinist, sheet metal mechanic, fabricator, and model maker. These career choices have all been part of his master plan to make his own creations by any means necessary.
Vice-President, Acting CSO
Kevin has been helping behind the scenes for a longtime in the shadows and has finally stepped up into the light as an official board member, thank you Kevin for all the help!
Tyler knows which end of pencil to sharpen
Electronics Shop Resource Manager
Dave has enjoyed being inventive and solving problems through electronic and electro-mechanical design. With a 30 year career designing and building instruments for chemistry, space physics rocket projects and earth sciences ice projects. The most rewarding part of his career has been mentoring students on projects with a focus on designing and building innovative electronic devices.
Textile shop Resource Manager
Donna loves everything fabric especially being behind the loom.
Board Meeting Minutes
Our board meeting minutes are open to public view. The most recent minutes are provisional. They are expected to be approved during the next meeting. Meeting minutes in the future are agendas that we’ll follow for the next board meeting.