Shop Captains

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Each shop at TinkerMill has a Shop Captain or group of Shop Co-Captains responsible for it. Shop Captain duties include:

  • Ensuring that the shop is clean, organized, and safe,
  • Ensuring that all shop equipment and tools are maintained in good working order,
  • Ensuring that all shop equipment and tools are obviously marked with the appropriate shop colors,
  • Ensuring that basic introductory classes are held at least once per month,
  • Ensuring that tool certification classes are held at least once per month,
  • Participating in ongoing communications about the shop with TinkerMill members, other shop captains, and the general public,
  • Maintaining an accurate roster of certifications, certification instructors, and certified members for certification-required tools and equipment,
  • Maintaining an adequate stock of consumable shop supplies,
  • Preparing and following an annual financial budget, and
  • Personally attending the monthly Shop Captain/Admin meetings or sending a shop representative.


List of Shop Captains[edit]

Shop Shop Captains
Blacksmithing Ken Rowe and Scott Laurel
Electronics Richard Paasch
Foundry John Stechschulte
Lampworking Jacob Hammack
Ham Radio Sebastian Wessels
IT_Infrastructure Greg Fischer
Jewelry and Metalcraft Crystal Hinds (crystal.hinds@tinkermill.org)
Machine Shop Sebastian Wessels
Paint Booth Jonathan Raabe
Photography Bob Rosinsky
Pottery/Ceramics Sima Pierce
Rapid Prototyping Tyler Dow, Keegan Shorrock, Cedar Myers
Robotics Richard Paasch
Stained Glass Kelli Wildman
Sculpture Diane Goldenstein
ShopBot Ben Bohren
Textiles Chad Marks, Lynne Newberry
Welding Isaiah Gillette
Woodshop Jeff Moore, Erik Akia

Shop Captain Resources[edit]

Setting Up Information Signage For Your Shop