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!


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Will Bauer
Didn't expect to see a Biology major in here, did you? My name is Will, a sophomore in COLSA. I am most at home when I can work on a long project or a repair. I am an insane history buff as well, and find older technology amazing. Usually I work with the 3D printers, but I am prepared to help with anything that is needed!

Cornelis Plomp

I am a Mechanical Engineering major with more interest in taking things apart than putting them back together. I speak two languages and love using the 3D printers and CNC mill here. I am newer to this field than most of my colleagues, but I don’t mind working extra to make sure something comes out right. Anytime I'm at the Makerspace, I'll be happy to help with any projects you have, so feel free to drop by!

Nathan Daigle
Operations Board

I am an avid hiker and rock climber. 

I am also a junior 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. 

Michelle Paradise
Communications Board

Hello all! My name is Michelle Paradise and I am currently a senior 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!

Steven Schnobrich

My name is Steven Schnobrich and I am a junior studying Finance (Paul College) and Computer Science (CEPS). My favorite equipment to use in the Makerspace is the laser cutter/engraver, so come on down to the Makerspace and let’s make something cool!

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!

Scott Sullivan
Communications Board

Thanks for checking us out! My name is Scott and I am a senior 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. Come on down to the space and make something!