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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Ali Asghar

I'm a senior Chemical Engineering major and I just started using the Makerspace this year. Honestly, that's one of my biggest regrets because this place has so many fun things to offer. So hop on down and let me know how I can help you out with any of your projects or ideas!
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!

Matt Bowring

Hello, I am a junior in Mechanical Engineering! I like the Makerspace because it’s a great place for student collaboration and creativity. My favorite tool has always been the laser cutter. Last semester I used it to make a drone frame. Come on down to the Makerspace and let’s make something great!

Nathan Daigle
Operations Board

I am a junior in Mechanical Engineering, also pursuing a minor in Electrical Engineering. I've been a Makerspace mentor since the fall of 2017. Being a member of the Operations Board, 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.

Samuel Kierstead

I am a junior mechanical engineering major and I have always loved taking things apart and putting them back together. In my free time I enjoy playing with motorcycles, boats, and doing anything outdoors. Whatever your interests may be, the Makerspace is a great place to make cool stuff to complement your hobbies.

Peyton Oakes

I’m a junior 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 - P

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!

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!

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!