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Devin Montgomery
Founder & Executive Director

Devin is a product developer and entrepreneur. He has built small software and consumer product businesses, serves as a Board Member for JURIST, and has managed federal grants for Habitat for Humanity. He has a JD and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Alexis Caldero
Education Manager

Alexis is a designer, craftsperson and educator. She has served as the Artistic Director and Furniture Designer for George Nakashima Woodworkers and as a Woodworking Instructor for Prototype PGH and Workshop PGH. She has a BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

Remington Brooks
Operations Coordinator

Remy is a graphic designer and project manager. They have led gallery management and art installation teams at the August Wilson Center and event planning and operations for the Three Rivers Arts Festival. They have a BFA in Photography from Point Park University.


Lizzee Solomon
Lasers & Graphics

Lizzee Solomon is a Pittsburgh-based artist. She makes vibrant, accessible, comic-inspired art in a variety of media.
Karen Kocher
Blacksmithing & Metal

Karen Kocher is part blacksmith, part fabricator, and full-time artist. She makes warm, joyful pieces using a mix of traditional and makeshift tools.

Board of Directors

Kathryn Kelly

Kathryn is a project manager and educator. She is the North America Product Training Lead for Panopto. She has a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.
Angelica Ciranni
Angelica is a building science expert and sustainability advocate. She is the Director of Sustainability at Advantus Engineers. She has a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Joshua Rolon
Josh is an urban planning expert and self-described urban nerd. He is a Planner at the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Management & Budget, Community Development Division. He has a BS in Urban and Regional Planning from Cornell University.
Benjamin Saks

Ben is a product designer, teacher, and business consultant. He is the founder of KerfCase LLC, a design and manufacturing studio dedicated to precision, fine craftsmanship, and natural materials. He has a Bachelor in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Adam Kenney
Adam is a nonprofit development expert and glassmaker. He is the Director of the Craft Business Accelerator at Bridgeway Capital and previously served as the Executive Director of Touchstone Center for Crafts. He has a Master of Art Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Leigh Solomon Pugliano
Leigh is an entrepreneur, educator, and steelpan drum evangelist. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Barrels to Beethoven and the Director of Opportunity at New Sun Rising. She studied Urban Studies and Communications at the University of Pittsburgh.