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2016 Board of Directors
Athomas Goldberg, Chair
Athomas Goldberg is a 20-year veteran of the computer animation and video game industry where he has worked with artists, engineers, designers, academic researchers and industry executives to develop new tools and technologies for bringing believable interactive characters to life. In 2014, he founded the Pepper’s Ghost Media and Performing Arts Collective to explore the intersection of live performance, real-time animation and rendering, physical interfaces, stereo 3D projection and virtual reality.
Maryann Kempthorne, Secretary & Intern Treasurer
Maryann Kempthorne is a long-time Vancouverite and Make advocate. A public librarian, community organizer, instructor, and parent, she is engaged in building strong understandings of the difference between “make” and “manufacture”. Maryann has worked in schools, libraries, museums, and the community to support open-source software development, equitable tech innovation, community gardening, and made-not-manufactured fabric and design ubiquity.
Helen Lee, Maker Education Chair
Helen is a Senior Instructional Designer at the Justice Institute of BC. She is also Co-Founder of @HiveLearningVan, a Mozilla Rep, a Mozillian, a Mozilla BC Webmaker Mentor,an OER lover, and a mom. She is passionate about #teachtheweb and always interested in #edtech #edchat.
Jason Grijzen, Maker Outreach Chair
Jason Grijzen has a background in mechanical engineering and has worked for the past 15 years in various industries, including design work in hydraulics and fabrication, and experience with composites and CNC machining. After years of having fun making things for a living, he’d like to encourage others to pursue engineering and manufacturing. Jason is co-founder and President of the Fraser Valley MakerSpace.
John Rauser, Sponsorship Chair
John is a technology and security analyst with a diverse background in areas ranging from the liberal arts, law, business and IT. John enjoys playing with his kids, tinkering with computers and electronics, and writing in the third person.
Celia Winters, Communications Chair & Interm Secretary
Celia Winters is a jane of all trades: UBC Masters of Landscape Architect candidate, environmental graphic designer, communications strategist, and artist who loves to make things with inspiring people in sustainable ways. Since 2009 she has been working as an Environmental Graphic Designer, specializing in creative problem solving from conception to execution in 2D and 3D spaces. She is always looking to improve connections between environments, people, and systems.