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.
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.
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 PROJECT MANAGER
Emily Wobb is an artist and digital fabricator in Portland, OR. Upon completing her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University in 2013, Wobb moved to Portland to learn furniture-making and found Art Design Portland (ADX). After joining the fab team at ADX, Wobb grew to incorporate new techniques to build vehicular replicas and destroy them as spectacles for her studio practice. Her work has been exhibited in Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, and the Netherlands. Wobb has recently received a 2015 PICA Precipice Fund as well as a 2017 RACC Project Grant. When she’s not working on cool projects on the fab team or casting resin airplanes in her studio, Wobb co-curates the ANX Gallery with Sami Lee Woolhiser. Wobb had previously co-curated the Bronco Gallery–a small gallery based in her 1991 Ford Bronco.