Wearing many hats for TechShop for 5 years and going. Welding Instructor and contractor. Social media maven, customer service wizard, and STEAM education guru.
I have been working for the global makerspace chain, TechShop since 2011. I have been heavily involved in nearly all aspects of our operation including: Build Out / Planning, Facilities Maintenance, Product Development & Consultation, Customer Service, Accounting, Inventory & Asset Management, Retail Management & Buying, Educational Development, Events & Outreach, Social Media & Marketing, Hiring & Management, Reception, Instruction etc. You name it, I've done it.
My drive to help makers, my intimate understanding of the maker movement, and my extensive experience within the largest, most successful chain of makerspaces in the world would be invaluable to those seeking advice on how to open and successfully run a makerspace of their own.