Community

Tam Makers is a community of makers, teachers and students in Marin County.

To meet some of our community members online, view our photo album . To keep up to date on our community activities, subscribe to our email updates . 

To sample some of our community accomplishments, take a look at our Year In Review 2018.

Founders

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Geo Monley

Geo loves Geometry and Geodesics. He is an artist, designer, inventor, model-maker and woodworker. He has been making and tinkering with things all his life. He founded Tam Makers so he could share his skills and knowledge with other people in Marin County.

Geo holds teaching credentials in Mathematics and Industrial and Technology Education. He has also held a California General Building Contractor’s License since 1980.

He taught woodworking, architectural design, engineering design, and mathematics to teenagers at Tamalpais High School for 17 years. He has also run an adult woodworking and maker program at the Tam High woodshop for 12 years.

Fabrice Florin

Fabrice is a multimedia innovator who creates unique experiences to inform and engage communities through art, media and technology.

He has led the development of many pioneering products in education, news and entertainment, working with innovators such as Apple, Macromedia and Wikipedia. He is a founder and a lead designer at Pataphysical Studios, an art collective where he created many interactive art pieces, some of them built in our makerspace.

Fabrice teaches Arduino and Maker Art classes at Tam Makers. He spearheaded our Art Float community art project and is a regular at our weekly Maker Club.  Learn more about Fabrice at fabriceflorin.com .

Teachers

Here are some of our teachers and team members at Tam Makers.

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Chelsea Andersson

Chelsea is an active member and teacher at Tam Makers. Originally from New York, Chelsea learned to love laser cutting at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. She currently works full time in downtown Mill Valley at RHAA Landscape Architects as a landscape designer. Outside of the office she can be found pouring concrete, making miniatures, woodworking, gardening, and of course, laser cutting.

Chelsea teaches Laser Cutting at Tam Makers. Learn more about Chelsea on ChelseaMakes.com.

Pierina Dell’Avo

Pierina told everyone when she was 5 years old that one day she would be a furniture maker. She has had an eclectic professional journey of woodworking, musician, social worker and Feldenkrais practitioner.

Pierina teaches our Woodworking Studio at Tam Makers. Learn more about Pierina at pianopedal.net .

Chris Krueger

Chris is a creative director and an experienced maker. His background is user interface design and hardware prototyping. He studied at Principia College and at the Art Center College of Design. His interests range across mechanical design, electronic device prototyping, solar power systems, typography, mountain biking, sailboat racing and backpacking.

Chris teaches CNC Router and Laser Cutting classes at Tam Makers and he has made many contributions to our makerspace since he joined us.  Learn more about Chris at Moddable.com.

Meryl Rubenstein

As a child, Meryl sometimes hoped for sick days when her mother would bring out a rainy day projects book and they would create things together. Since then, she has continued her love of crafts in her collages and greeting cards using paper, paint, fabric and sometimes even polymer clay.

She has been consulting as a Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor for many years, smoothing away the pain of record keeping and financial reporting for small businesses and individuals. And she loves to crunch the numbers for Tam Makers.

Niles Wertz

Niles, Tam High Class of 2019, has a passion for wood turning. He has been wood turning on the lathe for over 8 years. He began wood turning here at the Tam High Wood shop when he was just 9 years old. Niles makes wooden bowls, both sculptural and functional from local trees which he sells at local arts and crafts shows.

Niles has taught Introduction to Wood Turning at Tam Makers, but alas he is going off to college this year. We will miss his teaching skills.

Rebecca Preis

Rebecca is a 2020 graduate of Tam High and will be studying engineering at Harvey Mudd College. She is the student team leader of the Mill Valley Rube Goldberg Team, which won 1st place in the 2018 and 2019 International Online High School Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (view the 2019 machine here).  Rebecca is also a program manager and mentor with Reaching Out With Robotics, and an avid maker and crafter through her sewing and jewelry business, RebeccaDesigns.biz.

Rebecca will be teaching Rube Goldberg Workshops at Tam Makers.


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Feel free to email us if you have any comments or questions: info@tammakers.org .