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.

MaryAbigail Dills
Title Board Member

MaryAbigail joined the Board of Directors for Yakima Maker Space in 2017. She brings experience in marketing, strategic planning, volunteer management and a passion for creativity. MaryAbigail previously served on the board for New Leaders of Yakima County and has volunteered for a variety of other non-profits in the Yakima community.

Why I love Maker Space: It is important to have a place where you can imagine something and then bring it to life. It feeds creativity which improves quality of life in a community. I believe that Maker Space helps keep creativity, innovation and imagination alive in Yakima. 


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