CraterWorks MakerSpace Crew
Taneea browning in CraterWorks MakerSpace

What Is CraterWorks MakerSpace?

We are a do-it-yourself (DIY), maker, hacker, and industrial art space that provides entrepreneurs, students, craftspeople and you with a place to create and innovate in a collaborative environment. 

This state-of-the art community makerspace strives to bring people together to share the tools, knowledge and resources needed to bring ideas to life, offering more than 20,000 square feet of space with equipment for designing, prototyping and manufacturing virtually anything imaginable – all under one roof. 

Our Staff

Taneea Browning

Taneea Browning

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.)

Ross Kellogg

Ross Kellogg

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.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Educational Project Developer
nathan@craterworks.org

Our Education Project Developer is frequently referred to as our choreographer of awesome. Nathan is in charge of creating and delivering meaningful engagement with our school district students and micro schools in the facility.

Krystal Locke

Krystal Locke

Programs Assistant
krystal@craterworks.org

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.  

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Dan Ward 

Metal Shop Instructor
dan@craterworks.org

Dan has been a trailer builder/metal fabricator for about 30 years.  At the age of 40, he went back to school to get his masters in education and has been teaching for about 10 years.  The last two years teaching welding/fabrication. 

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Ryan Wilcoxson

Operations Manager
ryan@craterworks.org

Ryan’s history of making stuff started early in his youth building astonishingly unsafe bike ramps out of scrap wood and rusty nails. In the ensuing decades, he obtained his BA in Cinematic Arts & Technology, owned a San Francisco-based design studio, and founded a successful nonprofit makerspace in 2016. Today, he’s launched a drone-based aerial mapping and imaging business and while that keeps him busy, Ryan is glad to be part of the Craterworks community and is here to help creative innovation thrive.

Having a mentor is awesome, whether they walk through or just spitball ideas- irreplaceable. Having the right tools from the start, especially when you are doing something new
- member, Andrew Paterson

As our membership base of thinkers and makers continues to grow, so does our small-but-mighty crew. Operating as a collaborative team, each CraterWorks staff member and steward 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.

Having access to the braintrust or the shop masters, members,
and other CraterWorks staff really helped

- former steward, Tony Dundas-Lucca

Our Stewards

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Mike Eddy

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Dick Sweet

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...YOU!

Looking to join the crew?
Fill out the Steward Application and lets go from there!