Board of Directors

The Makerspace Executive Board of Directors is 100% student-run. 


Brandon Smith
Chair of the Board

Greetings! I am the Chair of the Board and one of founders of the Makerspace here at the ECenter. I’m currently a Grad Student in Computer Science and have a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. My goal with the Makerspace has been to cultivate a community centered around learning and the democratization of engineering, design, fabrication, and technology. It is my objective to give those willing to learn the opportunity and tools to do so. Don’t be afraid to stop by and learn something new!

Nathan Daigle
Operations Board

I am an avid hiker and rock climber. 

I am also a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student, and a die-hard DIYer with just about everything. I bring lots of design and production experience from FIRST robotics, as well as my own projects. 


Christian Merheb
Communications Board

Hello! My name is Christian, and I am a senior Political Science major. Two of my biggest passions are business and entrepreneurship, and the Makerspace has helped me bring my ideas to fruition. I love helping people explore their imagination and make their ideas a reality. When I am not at the Makerspace or in class, I spend much of my time advocating for students in the Student Senate. I was recently elected Student Trustee to the USNH Board of Trustees where I hope to advocate for the resources that students need to succeed.

Michelle Paradise
Communications Board

Hello all! My name is Michelle Paradise and I am currently a junior Mechanical Engineer here at UNH. Some basic fun facts about me are;  I am a crazy chicken lady, love the outdoors, always down to help people out, and most of all my brain never stops moving. Come on down and check out a project I'm working on. Even better, let me help you make something! awesome!

Scott Sullivan
Communications Board

Thanks for checking us out! My name is Scott and I am a junior Chemical Engineering major at UNH! My favorite things to use at the Makerspace are the laser cutter and the vinyl cutter. If you need any assistance, I'd be more than happy to help! 

Ethan Towsley
Operations Board

Hey, how's it going? My name's Ethan and I'm a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering. I work quite a bit behind the scenes to keep the space running, but the true reward is seeing people's projects come to life. I love to design, build, create, and most of all experiment. I spend my time either outdoors, with friends, or in the Makerspace. Feel free to see me about the CNC as well, as I am one of the CNC mentors. In addition you may see me in X-Sen as an RA on floor 4A. Come on down to the space and make something!

Reilly Webb
Operations Board

My name is Reilly and I graduated from CEPS in 2018 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Now I'm earning my MBA at UNH. I first heard about the Makerspace in the fall 2016, and I have had blast helping people out with all sorts of projects ever since. When I am not at the Makerspace I enjoy building high-powered rockets, programming 5-axis milling operations for my job at Turbocam Int., and playing bass guitar in my band

Heather MacNeill

The Program Manager of the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter), Heather oversees the Makerspace in addition to implementing co-curricular entrepreneurship programs and the fiscal, operational, and administrative aspects of the ECenter. She has ten years of program planning and delivery experience, including five years at Harvard Business School. Heather graduated from UNH with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2007. Her favorite thing to use in the Makerspace is the Laser cutter/engraver!


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