Board of Directors

Colin

Colin

Board of Directors Co-Chair, Workshop Instructor

Colin is a hobby woodworker and one of the founding members of the Yukon Woodworkers Guild. He has taught and organized courses at YuKonstruct and is always happy to help out members who want to make shavings in the wood shop.

Amy

Amy

Board of Directors Co-Chair, Site Moderator

Amy has a passion for all things YuKonstruct and gets involved with community projects, organizing workshops, and policy development. She likes to craft, build pallet furniture and create wooden toys.
Amy’s Meet the Makers Interview

Jody

Jody

Secretary-Treasurer

Jody is committed to helping make a place for people to tinker. Sadly, this leaves little time for tinkering, but he’s working on that.

Glenn

Glenn

Director, Repair Cafe Instructor

Glenn has been a registered Professional Engineer in the Yukon Territory for more than 20 years and is a born-again proponent of the Maker’s 3Rs: “Repair, Re-purpose, Re-create”. Glenn’s Meet the Makers Interview
Bob

Bob

Director, Workshop Instructor

Bob is a passionate Yukoner with many skills. He knows his stuff in the wood shop and always looks forward to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for building.
Tytus

Tytus

Director

Tytus has been a YuKonstruct member since January and works largely in the shop. He is new to the Board this year and brings several years of Board experience with him.

Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen

Director

Mary Ellen has worked in architectural design and project management in Montreal, Vancouver, Anchorage, and now Whitehorse (since 2005).

Staff

Jaret

Jaret

Executive Director/Financial Sustainability Manager

Jaret has 15 years of extensive management experience with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) including 6 years as the national director. He is a maker and a member/site mod of (co)space who just developed his own contracting business.
Check his Meet the Maker Interview

Adria

Adria

Programming Coordinator

Adria is a born and raised Yukoner who loves the outdoors, collaborating on cool projects, and learning things. She loves YuKonstruct because she’s getting new skills, seeing awesome things created and meeting makers. Adria’s Meet the Maker Interview 

Logan

Logan

Facilities Manager

Logan is YuKonstruct’s beloved and multitalented Facilities Manager. Logan REALLY likes to build things. Logan’s Meet the Makers Interview
Tanya

Tanya

Bookkeeper

Not just our bookkeeper, Tanya also shares her in-depth knowledge of not-for-profit administration and management. Before becoming a self-employed bookkeeper, she was General Manager of Whitehorse’s Nakai Theatre. She is a maker too; she’s been designing and making jewellery for over 20 years.
Lauren

Lauren

Volunteer and Membership Manager

Lauren started and sold a craft brewery in Baltimore, Maryland before moving to the Yukon to pursue the Northern way of life. She comes from a family of entrepreneurs and is drawn to the radical ideas, courage, perseverance, and passion that makes up the true believers of dreams in this world. Lauren’s Meet the Makers Interview 

Adam

Adam

Facilities Maintenance Contractor

Adam loves creating in the wood shop! When he’s not busy improving our facilities or working on his own projects and building his own home, he’s happy to help out teaching the Wood Shop Orientations and site moderating at the makerspace.
Adam’s Meet the Makers interview

Barrett

Barrett

Programming Coordinator focused on Entrepreneurship

Barrett is working with Lee together to create programming focused on entrepreneurship for both the makerspace and (co)space.

Lee

Lee

Programming Coordinator focused on Entrepreneurship

Lee will be working with Barrett to create programming for the makerspace and (co)space which focuses largely on entrepreneurship.

Volunteer Site Moderators & Instructors

Michelle

Michelle

Site Moderator, Workshop Instructor

A real Jill-of-all-trades, Michelle is always making things. Before the paint has dried on one creation, she’s already started another fantastic project. You will frequently find her trying new things on the laser cutter and sharing her expertise with other YuKonstruct members.
Seamus

Seamus

Site Moderator, Workshop Instructor

Seamus is a senior software developer and hardware hacker.  Seamus enjoys using technology to make life easier and enjoyable: from plant watering systems to Christmas and Halloween displays.

Chris

Chris

Site Moderator, Workshop Instructor

Chris has a diploma in Architectural Technology and several years of professional experience with computer aided drafting and design programs. He studied blacksmithing at Fleming College.
Chris’ Meet the Makers Interview

Sandy

Sandy

Site Moderator, Workshop Instructor

Sandy has decades of experience teaching people to make things. She loves the community at YuKonstruct and is always happy to help new members get their footing.
Andrea

Andrea

Site Moderator

Andrea has been a supporter of Yukonstruct since the Kick-Off Open House. She has designed a number of art projects for the laser cutter which have been well received in the community. She was a regular site moderator on Wednesday evenings and is always keen to see what her fellow Yukonstruct members are creating and collaborating on!

Allison

Allison

Site Moderator, Workshop Instructor

Allison is often the driving force behind crazy projects and events. She is best known for her costume and papercraft creations, but dabbles in a bit of everything.
Scott

Scott

Workshop Instructor

Scott is a welder by trade and now brews beer for Yukon Brewing.  He is very excited to help advance the creative minds at Yukonstruct and work on his own projects here.

James

James

Site Moderator

James’ day job sees him designing and drafting civil infrastructure, but he spent 8 years roofing and is very comfortable in the wood shop. You can also catch him behind the lens of his camera. He is always willing to lend a hand with projects when he is the site moderator.
Alex

Alex

Site Moderator

Alex has been learning about anything and everything at YuKonstruct to be able to have a well rounded knowledge base on how to use all the equipment and the different applications. You may see Alex working on his ambulance camper conversion or behind a camera photographing different projects.

Ben

Ben

Site Moderator

Ben works in IT and enjoys laser cutting, computers, coding, and electronics.

Matt

Matt

Site Moderator, Workshop Instructor

Matt is a tech savvy dude who loves to tinker with electronics, web design and film projects.

Rachel

Rachel

Workshop Instructor

Rachel is a school teacher who enjoys pulling everything out of the craft closet and making a mess in her time off. In a past life, she studied Costume Studies with an emphasis on Historical Costume at Dalhousie University. Ask her for help in the Sewing Room!

Jeramy

Jeramy

Workshop Instructor

Jeramy joined YuKonstruct in January this year and got straight to work on his jewelry making which he sells in shops around town! He’s also the mastermind behind setting up the new CNC wood router in the shop.

Thomas

Thomas

Workshop Instructor

Thomas is always working on a project. When he’s not busy making telescopes, you can find him building all kinds of things such as an electric guitar, a cloud chamber or even a wooden clock. Thomas works as a software developer by day but trades the computer for wood working tools at home. He learned most of his skills thanks to the internet and he’s more than happy to share what he knows with other makers.
Devin

Devin

Site Moderator

Devin has been a member for over a year now and spends 98% of his time here in the wood shop. When he’s not busy making sawdust, he enjoys outdoor adventures and playing lego with his two young sons.