Board of Directors

The Makerspace is a proudly volunteer-led organization. These 14 founders, makers, community members, and subject matter experts are responsible for keeping the lights on and setting a collective vision of PCMS’s 200+ annual members!

Executive Board

 Gabriel Markley

Gabriel Markley

Chair

Email: gabriel@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2023-Present

From a very young age, Gabriel has been a lifelong maker and learner, instilled with a love for building things and dismantling them in no particular order. This early passion has guided his journey as a technologist and leader in the technology and security field. As he transitioned from being a problem-solver to occupying influential leadership roles, he honed his talent for maximizing potential and orchestrating the seamless execution of complex things. He enjoys driving transformative solutions that enhance lives. Alongside his professional pursuits, he finds great fulfillment as a devoted father and husband, cherishing precious moments with his Family. He embraces adventure and personal growth opportunities through travel, learning, and exploration. He is based in Portsmouth, NH,

Clint Crosbie

Clint Crosbie

Vice Chair

Email: clint@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2012-Present

Clint is one of the co-founders of the makerspace. Clint worked as the Executive Director of the space for 2 years and is widely known around the space and Portsmouth. He’s a skilled woodworker and enjoys honing the blades on his quadcopter from time to time.

Jonathan Bock

Jonathan Bock

Treasurer

Email: jbock@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2022-Present

Jonathan has lived in Portsmouth since 1989, got hitched, bought a house here and had a son. He is a work-at-home numbercruncher by trade, doing Finance, Pricing and Operations analytics and reporting for a global computer networking manufacturer. He became interested in the Makerspace when his wife decided he needed to get out more. He has been a bicycle mechanic, was head chef at the Grotto Restaurant in downtown, is a pianist, and is extremely interested in learning more about just about everything the Makerspace offers. He looks forward to serving the Makerspace in whatever capacity is needed, and is currently obsessed with the new laser cutter.

Todd Gallant

Todd Gallant

Secretary

Email: todd@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2016-Present

Directors

Ross Beane

Ross Beane

Director

Email: ross@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2012-Present

Ross Beane is a co-founder of Port City Makerspace, and he also can almost juggle! Despite only being able to “almost” juggle he’d be happy to show you his skills if you hand him say, 3 eggs, or 3 water balloons, or a chainsaw and two meat cleavers. One thing that Ross does better than juggling is fixing bicycles.

Peter Boyd

Peter Boyd

Director

Email: peter@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2018-Present

Peter is a novice woodworker who aspires to hone his skills. He spends a great deal of time at the Makerspace starting projects that he hopes to finish at some point. After a career in IT, he is attracted to the concept of the makerspace because it provides an opportunity for individuals to create and build things with their hands. When not delving into his latest projects, Peter and his wife enjoy adventure travel on bicycle, foot and water.

Allison Bussiere

Allison Bussiere

Director

Email: allison@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2022-Present

Jamie Hansen

Jamie Hansen

Director

Email: jamie@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2024-Present

Liam Hanson

Liam Hanson

Director

Email: liam@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2023-Present

Dan Kurani

Dan Kurani

Director

Email: dan@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2023-Present

Dan Kurani is a tech/media entrepreneur in the wellness space. Outside of work, Dan enjoys fishing, surfing, and woodworking. After a year-long family boat adventure, Dan settled in Portsmouth with his wife, three sons and two Goldens. As part of that move, Dan found like-minded people at the Port City Makerspace with a cause that deeply resonated with him. As a member of the board, he is dedicated to fostering creativity within Portsmouth and ensuring that the community has a place to express themselves.

Mike Lianza

Mike Lianza

Director

Email: mike@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2023-Present

Mike lives in Portsmouth and works as the Marketing Director at Amoskeag Beverages (based in Bow, NH.) He joined the board because the mission and function of this organization is really unique and important, and he was looking for a place where he can make an impact and also meet new people in the creative community.

Tricia Mansfield

Tricia Mansfield

Director

Email: tricia@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2020-Present

One of Tricia’s favorite things about the Makerspace is that there are many tools available that she would not otherwise have access to. Since becoming a member, she learned how to use the laser cutter, Cricut and wood shop equipment. All these tools have helped to expand and supplement her art and craft projects. She enjoys serving on the Board of Directors and promoting the benefits shared workspaces like the Makerspace have to offer.

Jack Segal

Jack Segal

Director

Email: jack@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2023-Present

An experienced frontline fundraiser, Jack partners with nonprofits & social causes to expand their impact by developing fundraising programs. Prior to working full-time as a nonprofit fundraiser, Jack worked with political candidates, elected officials, and political organizations in California, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Washington. Jack is an aspiring woodworker and he joined the makerspace to learn from and support fellow makers in the community.

Jennifer Stevens

Jennifer Stevens

Director

Email: jennifer@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2022-Present

A career arts & culture journalist (on a freelance basis now) JL is looking to meet and write about creatives and try her hand at the radial arm saw.

Former Directors

The Makerspace wouldn’t be what it is today without the tireless leadership from previous Board of Director members.

Ryan Leavitt (2023)
Tim O’Brien (2022 – 2023)
Zak Robinson (2012 – 2023)
Kristen McCormack (2021 – 2022)
Jonathan McNamara (2022)
Steve Pamboukes (2016 – 2022)
Madd Doherty (2019 – 2021)
Jeff Gun (2015 – 2021)
Sarah Wrightsman (2019 – 2021)
Shaina Gates (2018 – 2020)
Matt Prince (2019 – 2020)
Chris Greiner (2017 – 2019)
Chris Wright (2015 – 2018)
Nicole Tererri (2014 – 2016)