Nathan Poel:
Title President & Founder

Nathan started Yakima Maker Space while working at the Office of Rural and Farm worker Housing as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow. Nathan is passionate about building healthy communities and affordable housing in rural Washington. He is an enthusiastic advocate for including all voices in the design process and helped form Idea Jam,a forum for sharing and galvanizing civic minded community engagement. Idea Jam is the place where the idea for YMS started.

Nathan is a LEED AP and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. In his spare time Nate builds small boats and enjoys backpacking the Cascade Range.

Johnathan "Heath" Lambe

Title Vice President

Heath is a strong believer in local communities ability to affect social change and progress to a more sustainable and equitable future through the Arts and D.I.Y. education.

Heath was born in Alaska where he was raised surrounded by the wonders of nature, spending his youth flying to various fishing and hunting locations with his family.  Heath is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts where among other things he sat on the Student Leadership Council, worked in the Student Health & Wellness Department, and was a Sculpture Lab Monitor.

Heath has a cornucopia of skills from traditional sculpture and painting, to computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM). Mr. Lambe currently works as the v.p of operations at  U.C Sign Company in Yakima, and is the proprietor and creative force of Heath Heathen Creative, while still finding time to sit on the Yakima Arts Commission in addition to his duties at Yakima Maker Space.

Lisa Huff
Title Treasurer

Lisa Huff works full time as a Budget Analyst for ESD105.  Her experience and fiscal responsibilities has helped to bring YMS in line with expectations that come from running a non-profit. 

She graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Business Administration.  She lived and worked in Seattle for many years before moving to Yakima in 2007.

Lisa the proud mother of three boys that love using YMS on various S.T.E.M. related projects. Lisa is passionate about supporting a space that teaches skills the children do not necessarily get in the school system and at home.  

John Storlie
Title Board Member & Founder

John is the owner of Yakima Networking which is a locally owned and operated business offering computer repair in central Washington. He has built a business that is grounded in supplying solutions using the latest technology and the highest standards of quality, performance.

John has brought these skills and his vision of  YMS to the community at large since YMS's inception. John is a passionate maker and hacker that believes strongly in the Maker movement.

Chris Sader
Title Board Member

Chris Sader is relatively new to Yakima, but has been making stuff and collecting hobbies for years. He has been a member of YMS since before he even moved to Yakima, simply because he is passionate about supporting and being part of the maker movement. Whether it's discussing the joys of seeing a design you 3D modeled come to life on a 3D printer, the potential use cases for artificial intelligence and machine learning, or the different types of coffee processing and their effects on flavor, Chris brings curiosity to bear in striving to build a community of makers who are empowered to explore new ideas.

David Geho
Title Board Member

Mr. Geho was born in raised right here in the Yakima Valley where he graduated from Davis High School. "The Yakima area has so many great things to offer, and I enjoy calling it home. I've lived other places but am always drawn back." - David.

David's careers spans audio engineering, broadcasting and software development.  After a decision to make a career change, he attended college at YVCC and CWU and started his latest adventure as a marketing consultant and web designer.  David has always been into tinkering, fixing and creating. A majority of his skills and hobbies revolve around a mix of creative and technical. Which can be seen by his investment in the YMS IT infrastructure as well as his 3D printing, vinyl cutting, laser engraving and woodworking projects he has created at YMS.

David is a lover of the outdoors with hobbies including biking, hiking, camping and road trips, as well as more cosmopolitan pursuits such as wine / beer tasting and cooking. While David is an electric car and alternative energy enthusiast he also has a thing for the old technologies which can be seen by his investment as board member of The Olde Yakima Letterpress Museum, and his volunteering for the Central Washington Ag Museum.

"I am honored to be surrounded by the creative energy and helpful spirit of the members and the Board at YMS.  I am looking forward to seeing YMS not just exist, but thrive." -Dave Geho

Jack  mcentire
Title Board Member

Jack McEntire, aka Chainsaw Jack, was born in Arizona and has lived most of his life in the Great Northwest.  He currently resides in Selah, Washington with his wife and daughter.  Jack has an educational background in Micro Biology, for which he holds a Degree, but his true love is the chainsaw!  Since he started carving he has appeared on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and Saw Dogs and has sold pieces to people all over the world.

Additionally, he has been featured on broadcast news, newspaper articles and has done many art shows for which he holds awards for his work.  Jack has worked with several other mediums such as stone, metal, snow and even polystyrene.  Jack has won awards for competing in many competitions such as the Westport International Chainsaw Carving Championship.  Another competition Jack competed in was Reno Little Joe's Carving for Kids that benefited the Make a Wish Foundation.

Robert Langford
Title Board Member

Robert was raised here in the Yakima Valley. After graduating from East Valley High School, Robert left the valley to become a tactical trainer to elite military and law enforcement personnel from around the globe.

For the last decade, Robert has been an independent jeweler, known for cutting and setting Ellensburg blue agate. Combining his passion for teaching and his love of fine jewelry and gemstones, Robert decided share his knowledge and teach his craft to others.


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