Thank you to our Board of Directors who have stepped up lead our efforts on behalf of the Colorado Maker Hub community.
We invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in filling any open positions on our Board.
All Board meetings are open to public.If you are interested in attending, please contact us at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Jeanette has owned a makerspace, organized Maker Faires, collaborated on industry-standards organizations, led in a global corporation, influenced institutions in their makerspace implementations and…She’s a Maker myself tinkering under the umbrella of Techno Chaos! Recently she founded Monumental Impact a nonprofit in the Tri-Lakes community to enable and support high school students in technology, engineering and entrepreneurship with experiences and community.
Her interests are in connecting and collaborating within the maker community to increase awareness of and strengthen the maker community across Colorado. She does not feel like one person is the sole representative of the Colorado Maker Hub. The Hub should have many leaders in our maker community and it should be a collaboration with the members of the community. Jeanette is open and receptive to ideas to make the Colorado Maker Hub a collaborative community! Let’s work together to strengthen and mature our Colorado maker community while preserving the spirit in each of our local maker communities.
Danny is a lifelong maker and a creative professional. For over ten years he worked in creative departments at companies that included the White Sox in Chicago and The Brewers Association in Boulder. Now he owns and operates Studio DNVR, an independent, full-service design and branding studio based in Denver, Colorado. He lives in the Bradburn neighborhood of Westminster, Colorado with his wife Lauren, dog Iris, and cat Bagel.
His current maker activities (in addition to a full-time creative job) include illustration, hand-lettering, and various home improvement projects. Aspirational maker activities include carpentry, gardening, and writing. Loves collaboration, creativity, and organization, and is a perpetually curious person. Huge fan of traveling, camping, nature, hiking, hosting gatherings, music, vinyl, coffee, craft beer, building communities, volunteering, and books. He believes we all do better when we all do better.
Cindy Jones has spent her 30 years as a professional focused on advertising, marketing, website, and app development. She has ninja-like skills in collaborating, brainstorming, and organizing anything. One of her professional superpowers is improving workflow efficiency and utilizing technology and data to solve problems, improve performance and grow audience share.
Cindy spends as many hours as possible being outside – hiking, running, riding, skiing or gardening. Competing with her passion for soaking up nature is her love of creating – sewing, painting, crafting, and building. She recently started Whispering Rabbit, an Etsy business for home decor. Over the years Cindy has volunteered at numerous community organizations and currently is working with Boulder’s Meals on Wheels and StudioDoorz.
Heidi Ragsdale is a STEM Educator’s Educator! After nearly 20 years in 8th grade science, Heidi now runs STEM is My Future, LLC, and provides professional development for teachers with GeoSpatial (GIS) Technologies, Problem Based Learning, National Geographic’s GeoInquiry Process, and MakerEd.
Currently, Heidi works at Grand Junction MakerSpace and the Business Incubator, a community makerspace in Western Colorado. She serves as a Space Exploration Education CREW member with Space Center Houston, a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, a Solar System Ambassador, a National Geographic Teacher Advisory Council member and 2020 National Geographic grantee, an ESRI teacher trainer for GIS, a teacher forum member of 100Kin10, the webmaster for Colorado Delta Kappa Gamma, and serves on the boards of Colorado Maker Hub and the Latin Anglo Alliance Foundation. She is the founder of the Western Colorado Girls in STEM conference, The Geo Maker Institute, also of the #GJSpaceLadies, a group of like-minded space-loving educators who get it done! Heidi’s favorite things to make are beautiful digital maps, Geo-Jewelry, and a difference on Earth!
As a pre-teen, she spent hours playing video games and learning how to navigate computer operating systems. When her brother brought home an IBM Personal Computer XT, he showed her how to write code and play with the paint program.
Through the late ’80s and into the late ’90s, she worked for several different organizations doing data processing and in 1999 learned Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. “Learning” isn’t the word she would use. It was more like, “OH MY GOD; THIS IS THE MOST FUN I’VE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!” She spends most of her spare time creating on the computer, before picking up a pencil to sketch.
In the 2000s Jill started helping women in business build webpages and create artwork for business cards and paper brochures. She did this as a hobby while earning her bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Jill is the founder of Artist Marketing Help utilizing her passion for helping women use tech.
Jon Tewksbury is a learner by nature and a compulsive problem solver. He grew up in South China and moved to Colorado in 2012 and has been in community banking for close to 7 years helping small businesses develop with their financing and operational needs. He will often take on new challenges ranging from DIY home improvement to tackling data integrity projects at work.
Jon spends his leisure time either hiking, doing landscape and wildlife photography, learning new recipes, or taking classes to further his personal and professional development.
As a “serial technologist”, Bob WoodBob describes his career in high tech as a “lucky coincidence of events” where he has had a chance to be involved with some major tipping points in the products and processes we use on a daily basis. Bob has worked in environments ranging from Mega-cap firms to start-ups in various roles, and has been successful largely through applying the philosophy that if one builds a better product, people will beat a path to your door. He loves disruptive technology and wants to nurture developments that are socially and environmentally responsible, and which fundamentally “Make a Difference”.
Bob is an incurable Do-It-Yourselfer. He will take apart and repair anything from internal combustion engines to ice-makers and antique Hi-Fi stereos. He makes furniture, high-powered amateur rockets, award-winning home-brew and really great chili! He is fascinated by shiny objects, like 3D-Printing, robotics, fast motorcycles and drones, but is really driven by people: Building high-powered teams, collaborating on hard problems and knowledge sharing.
These days, when Bob is not developing Digital Signal Processing apps for smart phones, he is wondering when he is going to find time to ski that next hard line or just settle in with his mandolin.