Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro
As our membership base of thinkers and makers continues to grow, so does our small-but-mighty staff. Operating as a collaborative team, each CraterWorks staff member brings their own diverse set of innovative skills and experiences to support our shared passion of fueling creative expression in the community. Whether they’re teaching classes, developing partnerships or making something incredible, these are the people who help make CraterWorks what it is.
As manager, Taneea works to bring the CraterWorks potential to life for the entire community, developing programs, building relationships and meeting with teachers, students and businesses to establish partnerships, all with the goal of creating an interdependent and economically sustainable local community. Taneea also serves as Executive Director of the nonprofit Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching (D.I.R.T.)
Born and raised on a small Southern Oregon farm, Ross Kellogg developed his shop-skills at an early age as the son of a woodworker. Since earning his BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, this proud “design nerd” has leveraged his passion crafting custom furniture, building sculptures and fluidly moving through all shop disciplines, with a specific focus on digital fabrication.
Operations Coordinator and Manager
As a self-proclaimed collector of hobbies, Elise comes to Craterworks with a wide variety of experiences in different fields including working previously as a nature camp director and currently also as a dog trainer. Elise came to Craterworks with fond memories of working in a woodshop with her grandfather growing up, and the hope to foster similar experiences for individuals and families in the communities of Southern Oregon.
Krystal comes to CraterWorks with both a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Science and a Masters of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering. Through her work teaching with Oregon Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), she refined her skills brought to our district educational outreach and has provided electronics instruction that have compliments lessons in new ways. Her background in making originated in the Shakespeare Festival’s shops and has evolved into a passion of sharing in the magic with new members here at CraterWorks.