Jon Danforth lives in Durham, NC where he is a husband, father, artist, daguerreotypist, Crestron Certified Programmer, and producer of Maker Faire North Carolina. "I want to do something that matters. I want to learn new skills, make awesome things, and work with awesome people." Jon is passionate about woodworking, audio/video technology, audio/video production especially timelapse, archaic photographic methods, and will talk your ear off about orchids if you'll let him. Jon founded Maker Faire North Carolina in 2009.
Angus Hines is as dedicated to the Maker movement as anyone you'll meet. He is the founder of Hines Design Labs and co-founder of Maker Faire North Carolina. Angus has been a special advisor to MFNC since its inception in 2009.
Kevin Gunn is a Tony Stark-wannabe trying to make sure he is on the winning side when the robot apocalypse occurs. "I work with robotics, home automation, and laser fabrication by night. By day, I create IT infrastructure supporting research into developmental issues in early childhood at my alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill. I blame my day job for all the rejection letters I have received from the Evil League of Evil." Kevin has been a member of the MFNC team since 2012.
Ariel Gunn is a student who will begin studying engineering at Virginia Tech this Fall. She likes working with lasers and 3D Printers, and taking over the world. Ariel has been a member of the MFNC team since 2012.
Tom Georgoulias is a systems administrator at SAS Institute and enjoys all sorts of DIY projects. He likes to share his knowledge, learn new things, and always encourages others to do it themselves. Tom has been a member of the MFNC team since 2013 and a volunteer since the first event in 2010.
Marshall Massengill is a North Carolina native with a background in all things digital. He is an expert in Virtualization and IT Optimization. He volunteers with the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics FIRST Robotics Team, where he helps students from NCSSM and Durham Public Schools learn about science and technology. Marshall has been a member of the MFNC team since its inception in 2009.
Meg Wenzinger is a software engineer working at IBM. She loves all forms of making from coding to 3D printers to sewing and is a mentor for a FIRST robotics team in Durham. Meg has been an indispensable team-member since MFNC's first event in 2010. For the 2013 event, Meg is focusing her attention on developing sponsorship relationships and assisting with volunteer coordination. Meg has been a member of the MFNC team since 2012 and a volunteer since the first event in 2010.
Andrew Evans is a talented woodworker, audio/video enthusiast, and all-around good guy. Andrew has been a volunteer with Maker Faire North Carolina since 2011 and is a team member this year specializing in marketing.
A Jill of all trades and master number cruncher. She provides financial oversight to accounts payable and receivable. Jill has been a member of the MFNC team since its inception in 2009.
Jim Matlock is a software engineer working in the Research Triangle Park now for over 20 years. He has always had a broad interest in creative, crafting, and geeky projects with specific interests in electronics, quilting, laser cutters, and science fiction. Jim has volunteered at Maker Faire for the last two years and 2013 is his first on the Maker Faire staff.