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Board of Directors

These are the people that make the Makerspace! They are a creative and passionate group that share a common vision: to support this great community resource and share it with everyone.
Tricia Mansfield

Tricia Mansfield

President

Email: tricia@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2020-Present

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

Steve Pamboukes

Steve Pamboukes

Vice President

Email: steve@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2016-Present

Steve is owner and operator at Port City Mopeds. He has been a volunteer for the Metal Shop for years, keeping all the machines running and teaching Intro to Welding classes. Favorite things about the Makerspace: for $50/month you’ve got access to a crazy amount of tools and equipment, plus the nature of the place where folks can congregate, share ideas, tell jokes, and be nerdy makers.

Peter Boyd

Peter Boyd

Treasurer

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.

Todd Gallant

Todd Gallant

Secretary

Email: todd@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2016-Present

Clint Crosbie

Clint Crosbie

Director

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.

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.

Zak Robinson

Zak Robinson

Director

Email: zak@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2012-Present

.Zak Robinson is a co-founder of Port City Makerspace, and he was our main Intro to Welding instructor for 4 years. You can usually find him welding up a project and running around town.

Jonathan Bock

Jonathan Bock

Director

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.

Allison Bussiere

Allison Bussiere

Director

Email: allison@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2022-Present

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Director

Email: tim@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2022-Present

As a resident of Portsmouth and a father of 4, I am big supporter of the Makerspace and the opportunity it presents to promote skills in the community. Having only recently joined the board, I continue to be impressed with the services the Makerspace provides and the skills of each member. As a board member, I hope, in some small way, to contribute to further growth of the Makerspace in the community. As a Makerspace member, I often can be found in the metal shop and garage as I work on my EV conversion and in the wood shop tackling any one of many outstanding home improvement projects.

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

These folks gave a lot of their time and energy into making the Makerspace what it is today
Chris Greiner

Chris Greiner

Board Member: 2017-2019

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Board Member: 2015-2018

Matt Prince

Matt Prince

Board Member: 2019-2020

Nicole T

Nicole T

Board Member: 2014-2016

Shaina G

Shaina G

Board Member: 2018-2020

Shaina Gates is an artist living on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Her work is mainly in painting and drawing, with some installation and sculpture as well. Shaina recently opened an art-space in downtown Exeter, called THE MAGENTA SUITE. This artist-run gallery is focused on providing emerging artists with a space for visibility and interaction in the northern New England art scene, through openings, exhibitions, and other events. She also teaches studio art and art history at the college level.

Sarah Wrightsman

Sarah Wrightsman

Board Member: 2019-2021

Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty

Board Member: 2019-2021

Jeff Gunn

Jeff Gunn

Board Member: 2015-2021

Jeff Gunn spends his days wearing a cape and keeping the internet safe from masked villains. Each day as he gets off work and settles in to the makerspace he dons a lab coat and creates meticulously crafted objects in a truly interdisciplinary fashion using all of our workshops to the fullest. Jeff’s halloween costumes are not to be missed, he has exquisite taste in vintage british convertibles, and he is a really nice guy.

Jonathan McNamara

Jonathan McNamara

Director

Email: jonny@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2022

Kristen McCormack

Kristen McCormack

Director

Email: kristen@portcitymakerspace.com

Board Member: 2021-2022