OUR TEAM

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE TOOLS

 

ADX STAFF

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

SARAH MARSHALL

MANAGING 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.

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.

CHRIS LAU

FABRICATION DIRECTOR

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.

Emily Wobb

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.

Online: http://emilywobb.com

SAMI LEE WOOLHISER

DIGITIAL FABRICATION PROJECT MANAGER

Born in San Jose, California, Sami Lee Woolhiser grew up in the Silicon Valley, a culturally diverse and constantly advancing technological hub. Through her art practice, she explores these ideas through a variety of techniques and mediums varying from oil on canvas to woodworking with digital fabrication processes.
She studied Sculpture with a focus on digital fabrication and received her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014. After graduation Woolhiser moved to Portland, OR to pursue her career in the arts and has found her dream job working for the ADX Fabrication Team as the Digital Fabrication Project Manager. In her evenings and weekends, she works in the studio as well as managing and co-curating the ANX Gallery with Emily Wobb.  “I have never found making things to be a waste of time.”

Online: http://samileestudio.com

jessica rodriguez

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Jess relocated to Portland in the summer of 2012 after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Hawai’i. Jess has dabbled in many mediums including but not limited to ceramics, oil painting, and glassblowing. When she isn’t working or making things at ADX, she can be found mercilessly eating her way through the city or somewhere upriver with a rod one hand and a cold one in the other.

FABRICATION TEAM

MATT SCHMIDT

FABRICATION TECHNICIAN

KASEY SHUN

FABRICATION TECHNICIAN

CLASS INSTRUCTORS

LINDSEY SNELL

Online: Lindsey Snell

JOSH MABRY

Online: Made By Mabry

CREATIVE DIRECTION IS PROVIDED
FOR ADX BY NICOLE MARSH

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