Meet the Mentors

As a student-run space, the Mentors are the heart of the Makerspace. They donate their time to help the UNH community learn how to use equipment/machines to turn their ideas into physical creations. Thank you, Mentors!


Christin Badylak-Reals

Welcome to the Makerspace! When I'm not in Kingsbury or the ECenter you can find me as an instructor at the Hamel Rec Center cycling studio. Someday, I'd like to live in a net-zero tiny house that I tow around the country with a Tesla. Are you an agent of change? Talk to me about the University Innovation Fellows program. Mechanical Engineering '19

Reed Bell

Hello! My name is Reed, and I'm a senior Mechanical Engineer. I love helping people take their projects from an idea, to a reality. The Makerspace is a really awesome spot to work on ideas, and escape the monotony of your everyday think space. Come by and check us out! 

Nathan Daigle

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. 

Kris Fargo

Hello, I'm a mechanical engineering alumni and one of the Makerspace founders who helps keep the Makerspace operational. I have experience in CAD and CNC machining and can help you design better parts. I also help with the Makerspace volunteer network, you can talk to me if you want to join our team.

Christian Merheb

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

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!

Brandon Smith

Greetings! I am one of the operations managers and 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!

Scott Sullivan

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

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

My name is Reilly and I am a senior undergrad studying Mechanical Engineering. 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., working as a dorm RA in Hubbard Hall, and playing bass guitar in my band.