We are always looking for passionate individuals interested in being part of the Vancouver Maker Foundation!
If you are interested in becoming a Board member or perhaps a committee members, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of Positions Currently Open:
• Public Engagement
• Student Outreach
We love individuals that are passionate about change and the Maker Movement! Send us an email and we can provide you with more information!
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 Kempthorn, Secretary
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.
Matthew Anderson, Treasurer
Matthew Anderson is a Chartered Accountant with a passion for science, art, and technology. His wide range of career and volunteer experiences span from small-business bookkeeping to multi-million dollar budget developments for publicly traded corporations, and from serving Christmas meals in downtown Vancouver to supervising teams for tsunami relief efforts with the Canadian Red Cross. Matthew is particularly interested in the open source movement, in creative and collaborative thinking, in community engagement and inclusiveness, and in robotics. Matthew spends his spare time building robots, sailing, and playing ultimate Frisbee.
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 & Membership 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
Celia Winters is a 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. In 2013, Celia and the collective Art Not Ads created Cymata, a project that turns music into a 3D printable sculpture.