Advisory Board

Make Faire has something new this year, an Advisory Board of leaders in the Maker Movement. They are helping us make Maker Faire even better.

Bob likes to make stuff whether it’s music, websites, software, furniture, vintage scooters or motorcycles He is the father offour, husband of one and loves his life completely! He left the software industry to make stuff for a living and started “I Like To Make Stuff.”

Bob Clagett

Head Maker: I Like to Make Stuff

Cosplayer and costume designer Jackie Craft has taken her passion for costume and prop making and turned it into a career. Her goal is to spread her confidence and enthusiasm for cosplay to as many interested crafters as possible while trying to make their journey a little easier through her love of pattern making.

Jackie Craft

Costume Designer

Jeanne is a digital, interactive and story-driven media designer, director & producer, with over 10 years of experience in the Creative Technology field. She specializes in exhibition and experiential media development, design, production & installation. She is the Director of Creative Tech Week and Producer and Project Manager at Local Projects.

Jeanne Angel

Director, Creative Tech Week

Oriana is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and cultural hipstorian [sic]. She is the author of Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity (Monacelli, 2015) and creatrix of the website of the same name. Her writing has appeared on Slate, Atlas Obscura, New York Post, Matador, Hyperallergic, Gothamist, Curbed, and more. Follow her at @orianabklyn.

Oriana Leckert

Author and Hipstorian: Brooklyn Spaces

Gareth Branwyn is a well-known writer/editor and a pioneer of both online culture and the maker movement. He’s former Editorial Director of Make: and contributing editor to Wired and currently the senior editor of Boing Boing print. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books. His most recent book is Make: Tips and Tales from the Workshop. Gareth is a regular contributor to Make:, Boing Boing, and other online and offline publications.

Gareth Branwyn

Author & Professional Bohemian

Having built and sold his first dotcom in the 1990’s, Ted has been building Internet relationships since 1994. With leading work at Knight Ridder Digital and global brand experience at digital agency Millions of Us, Ted brings a unique perspective to modern experiential learning through the implementation of science and engineering based on the Next Generation Science Standards. More on

Ted Tagami

CEO & Co-founder,

Matt Stultz is Make’s Digital Fabrication Editor and organizes our yearly Digital Fabrication Shootout. Matt also helps run Ocean State Maker Mill a hackerspace in Pawtucket, Ri where he and his team spend their time testing new machines and creating their own projects.

Matt Stultz

Digital Fabrication Editor, Make: magazine

Drew Fustini is an Open Source Hardware designer at @OSHPark. Board member @BeagleBoardOrg Foundation. Maintainer of @Adafruit BeagleBone Python library.
Drew Fustini

Drew Fustini

Open Source Hardware Designer

Dorothy Jones-DavisDorothy is co-founder and Executive Director of, co-producer of the National Maker Faire and the DC Mini Maker Faire. She aspires to enable solutions to the world’s challenges through the collective skills of the diverse maker community.
Dorothy Jones Davis

Dorothy Jones-Davis

Executive Director, Nation of Makers