Meet the Mentors


The Makerspace mentors are the heart of this student-run space. They donate their time to help the UNH community learn to use the equipment in the Makerspace and turn ideas into physical creations.



Makerspace Executive Board

Cornelis Plomp '22 (CEPS)

Chair of the Board

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 '21, '23G (CEPS)

Board Member

I graduated in May 2021 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME) and now I'm pursuing my Master's in ME. I've been a Makerspace mentor since the fall of 2017. I've come to know every piece of equipment like the back of hand. I love to customize things or recreate my own versions, and the Makerspace is the best place for it. Come for a visit and learn about what you can do here.

Peyton Oakes '21 (PAUL)

Board Member

I’m a senior Business Adminisitration major with a minor in Accounting. Although, I’m also on an external path which may result in a future dual-major w/ Mechanical Engineering. I’m extremely passionate about ultra-precision machine tool design, aviation, additive-mfg, and business ventures. Professionally, I’m an independent consultant in the fields of product, machine-tool, and automation-systems design/integration. Feel free to reach out, I look forward to meeting you. Cheers!

Alice Wade '23 (CEPS)

Board Member

Hello, I'm a Mechanical Engineering major and I joined the Makerspace the first semester of my freshman year. I absolutely love rocketry and robotics and my favorite machine would be the CNC mill. I'm really looking forward to meeting new people and showing them how to use all of the machines, so come over and I'll help you make something and hopefully learn a lot too!

Heather MacNeill '07, '20G

Staff Advisor

As staff advisor to the Makerspace, Heather supports the student-run board and oversees day-to-day operations. As the ECenter's Senior Program Manager, she leads the planning and delivery of many of our signature programs (check them out on our homepage!) as well as managing student, faculty, and community outreach.  She's a UNH alumna with a  B.A. in English in 2007 (COLA) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in 2020 (Carsey School of Public Policy). Her favorite thing to use in the Makerspace is the Laser cutter/engraver!




Makerspace Mentors

Daniel Ciarla '24 (CEPS)

Hey there! My name is Dan. I am studying Mechanical Engineering here at UNH. I have always wanted to invent and push the limit of things throughout my life. I love coming up with new random ideas and making them reality. The Makerspace is a great place to do so! Other than random designing I love to spend my winters ski instructing and summers mountain biking. Whatever your ideas are I will help you bring them to life!

Pat Earley '22 (CEPS)

Hello! I am a senior in mechanical engineering. Throughout my time at UNH, the ECenter has been my favorite place on campus. Every time I have visited the Makerspace, I have been amazed at the creativity and quality of the projects. I am excited to be a mentor this year and help everyone with their projects. Let's build something great! 

Connor Marvin '25 (CEPS)

Hello there! My name is Connor Marvin and I’m a freshman majoring in Computer Engineering. I have a lot of experience with 3D printing and manual machines (Drill press, etc.) I love history and looking at how the engineering of devices has changed over the years! My favorite dining hall (and best dining hall) is Philbrook because of the pizza and stir fry! In my spare time I play with my Esports team and I hike. If you have an idea, let’s make it a reality!

Will Joyner '24 (CEPS)

Hello, my name is Will Joyner. I am studying mechanical engineering and am currently in AFROTC. I love comics and superheroes and stuff like that. Thanks to Makerspace, I can make a ton of superhero props for my awesome collection. I look forward to getting to know all the mentors and users of the Makerspace.

Divyamsh Nepal '21 (CEPS)

Hi, my name is Divyamsh Nepal. I am a student of Mechanical Engineering and a big fan of 3D printers. I like replicating real items that I have an emotional connection to via computer design and printing them to make souvenirs. Apart from that, I really like working with laser engravers. I'm more than happy to help you get creative and give your idea a real life.

Tim Sicard '24 (PAUL)

Hi my name is Tim Sicard. I'm currently a sophomore at Paul College with an option in Finance and ISBA. If you're a current freshman, I recommend looking into the Shaw Innovation Explorers for your sophomore year. It's been a great experience for me. I'm super creative and am here to help your ideas in the Makerspace come to fruition. I'll help you in all the ways I can and want you to think about becoming a mentor too! Best Regards. 

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