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.
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.)
Director of Operations & Development
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, Ryan is glad to be part of the CraterWorks community and is here to help creative innovation thrive.
Education Project Developer
Rachel has been teaching adults and kids for the past 25 years. With a Bachelors of Science in School & Community Health Education with a focus in Biology, her formal training led her to strengthen her teaching skills, development of schools & summer camps, shop management, customer service, and entrepreneurship. Being in community and empowering others is her jam.
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.
Woodshop Captain + Outreach
Mike is our new Woodshop Captain and outreach specialist. He’s a recently retired Operations Manager at Rogue Disposal & Recycling, and a Crater High graduate who has been honing his skills is a woodshop for over 50 years.
Metal Shop Instructor
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 three years teaching welding/fabrication.
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