MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE TOOLS
OWNER & FOUNDER
Kelley is the founder and owner of ADX, founder of Portland Made, author, consultant, public speaker and teacher. Kelley is currently working with developers, school districts, private investors, city economic development agencies and communities around the globe to help them grow and sustain their local maker ecosystems. To work with Kelley, please contact her at email@example.com
Merle (aka Merlin, Myrtle, Merlene, Merleson)
Merle is the Mayor of ADX. He believes in the power of humans to do and make things for him, like dog beds, dog houses, dog toys and of course bacon. He can be seen dragging his owner to either Charlie or Bob’s workspace for dog treats, or chasing his fellow shop mates, Sampson, Levi, Flynn, and Avery around the shop. What does Merle make? We call it “code brown.”
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.
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.”
CUSTOM FABRICATION PROJECT MANAGER
CREATIVE DIRECTION IS PROVIDED
FOR ADX BY DANI RAMSBY