Board of Directors
A hobbyist woodworker, Sam has more than 20 years of experience in writing and business communications. He holds a master’s degree in quantitative economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bridget brings skills in data collection, processing and visualisation to the Board. As a moped and motorcycle hobbyist, Bridget uses the shop to refurbish and modify vintage bikes.
Sarah is a Pittsburgh-based artist making warm, eclectic, works in wood from her shop in Lawrenceville.
Lizzee is an artist, designer, and educator. She is responsible for overseeing education and marketing efforts. She also represents Protohaven at various events throughout the region.
Sarah comes to the board with 10 years of nonprofit management experience. She currently works as a project manager for the Council for Professional Recognition, a nonprofit aimed at credentialing early childhood educators.
Jon is an Artificial Intelligence expert with interests in photography, film, metal working, wood working, 3d printing and making awesome things!
In addition to serving on the board, Scott is the Systems Administrator, Operational Committee Lead, and liaison between Shop Tech Leads, Staff, and Board.
Taylor is a Pittsburgh-based writer and former educator She earned her MFA in fiction from Oregon State University in 2018 and her short story collection, Off Days, was published in 2019.
Fabrication & Woodworking
Multi-disciplinary maker with years of experience. He’s eager to share the lessons he’s learned along the way.
Blacksmithing & Metal
Part blacksmith, part fabricator, and full-time artist. She makes warm, joyful pieces using a mix of traditional and makeshift tools.
Long-time artist, designer, stitcher, and maker who loves to ply modern techniques and technologies to craft medieval and fantasy artistry. He’s the proprietor of Fortune’s Foundry, a handmade hobby & game accessories shop for tabletop gamers and medieval enthusiasts.
Lasers & Graphics
Artist, designer, and educator who fell in love with laser cutting 10 years ago. She is passionate about spreading the love to other artists and makers. Lizzee creates vibrant bold works using CNC technology, blending traditional and manufactured materials. She is also a commercial artist specializing in digital fabrication, sign making, and onsite mural painting.
Woodworking & Design
Pittsburgh-based artist making warm, eclectic, works in wood from her shop in Lawrenceville.