Meet Our Team
We’re teachers, artists, scientists, technologists, activists, tinkerers, parents…makers.
We believe the future of learning is in making.
MakerState Administration Team
Founder and Executive Director
Marie is our fearless Operations Coordinator. She is a wife and a mother of two. Marie’s special focus is team management and performance coaching, which is so important for backing up our Maker Fellow instructor team and our admin support team. Marie is an advocate for the universal right of all children to receive an engaging, mastery-based education and believes that learning is a never-ending process. Marie to loves to create artworks and hang at the beach with her family.
Zach is an actor in New York City who recently completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Hope College. Zach enjoys playing games on computers, designing with 3D rendering software, and tinkering with in home appliances. He’s been playing guitar since high school and can be found practicing in the park or on his back porch. Zach has been working with kids as a camp counselor or after school assistant on and off over the past five years. His passions include music, acting, designing, and board games. He can be found partaking in any of those passions any night of the week.