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OUR TEAM

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE TOOLS

ADX STAFF

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Kelley Roy

OWNER & FOUNDER

Kelley is the Founder and Owner of ADX and Portland Made, and has been working for the past 5 years to grow Portland’s Maker Movement. She consults with the people from around the world to create Makerspaces, like ADX, in their communities. Kelley has become a globally recognized leader in the Maker Movement and is helping to put Portland Makers on the international map. She co-authored Cartopia: Portland’s Food Cart Revolution in 2010, has a graduate degree in Urban Planning and an undergraduate degree in Geological Sciences. Kelley’s passion is helping creatives hone their skills, start their own businesses, and make a living doing what they love.

Online: Portland Made | Cartopia

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MATT PRESTON

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Born in a small country town in Florida and constantly on the search for new adventure, good music and amazing people, Matt has found his way into the sawdust-covered arms of ADX. He believes in a style of marketing and sales that focus on smiling, laughing and being honest. Work aside, he enjoys playing his guitar to the audience of walls in his room, telling stories to those who will listen, and learning to turn wood in the shop.

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SARAH MARSHALL

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

When Sarah first found out about ADX, she thought it sounded a lot like a children’s museums where she had once worked … but for grown-ups.
When she entered the shop, Sarah immediately felt at home. After a 7-year stint in social services at a Crisis Center in Seattle, WA, Sarah has relocated to Portland to once again advocate for creativity, innovation and life-long learning. Born in England, sometimes mistaken for Canadian, but 100% ‘Merican, Sarah loves calling the NW home.

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Kat Solis

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Kat is a self-proclaimed cat lady from southern California who returned to Oregon after college to turn over a new Pacific Northwest leaf. With a lifetime of making and doodling guiding her, Kat found her home away from home at ADX in the winter of 2014 and has been here ever since.  Kat has a fine arts background, specializing in print making, photography, and metalsmithing. She enjoys swings and tall grass, celebrates May the 4th every year, and her ideal superpower is the ability to breathe under water.

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Thomas Phillips

FABRICATION DIRECTOR

A firm believer that Form Follows Function, Thomas has spent much of his history in pursuit of activities involving the hand-craft and the human scale. After receiving his architecture undergrad from Syracuse University, Thomas traveled to the Pacific Northwest to escape the “live-to-work” mentality of the northeast in search of a new lifestyle, new friends and professional experiences. Almost immediately he wandered into ADX and found his niche within the community. Although a far commute from home, the mixed environment of makers, artists, designers and craftsman easily justified the countless hours spent working, making, and influencing others. Outside of professional pursuits he enjoys climbing at the local rock gyms, long distance running, board games, food cart lunches, brick and mortar happy hours and all of the craft beer that Portland can offer.

Alex Pletcher

DIGITAL FABRICATION PROJECT MANAGER

Alex was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but since has lived/worked in The Netherlands, Brazil, Los Angeles, and most recently Portland. As a designer and maker, she is fortunate enough to have collaborated with critically-acclaimed producers such as the LA Phil, Opera Omaha, Pacific Musicworks, The Geffen Playhouse, Artists’ Repertory Theatre, NBC, ABC, 20th Century Fox, and HBO. Alex is co-founder of ADX-born Portland Razor Co., a brand that celebrates both ritual and style. A graduate of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television, Alex holds a BA in Theatre for Scenic Design and Production. Being a person of far too many interests, Alex is very glad to have found ADX, which exacerbates this problem in the best way possible. Seriously. You might as well give a Garmin to Magellan.

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Chris Lau

GENERAL MANAGER

Craftsman, Scientist, Artist, and Philosopher, Chris is a true renaissance man born in a time of rampant single-mindedness. Like the great Pacific Ocean from which he hails, his skills are vast and his expertise abyssal. A creator from birth with a brain like a sponge, he spent his youth travelling far and wide, like the windblown seed of the great maple, picking up skills and touching lives in search of fertile soil. In the spring of 2013 he found that soil at ADX. From a seed he sprouted into a tree, nurtured by a community of thinkers and makers that has no equal. He now stands tall(ish), stoic, and enduring, committed to strengthening the institution which has nurtured his growth, so that he may continue to grow and help the drifting seeds of the world take root in the rich earth of making.

FABRICATION TEAM

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Ben DeWitte

Online: DeWitte

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Emily Wobb

Online: Emily Wobb

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Bill Wessinger

Online: Wessinger Woodworks

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Jenefer Nickel

Online: Jenefer Nickel

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Josh Mabry

Online: Made By Mabry

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Henry Silvestrini

Online: Hammer and Ash

CLASS INSTRUCTORS

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Lindsey Snell

Online: Lindsey Snell

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Walker Cahall

Online: Waltronic Press

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Greg Simons

Online: Studio G

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Kyle D’Auria

Online: Deoria Made

CREATIVE DIRECTION IS PROVIDED
FOR ADX BY NICOLE MARSH

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