About Us

Board of Directors, 2021-2022

The Bellingham Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides access to tools, classroom space, and community resources in Whatcom County and greater NW Washington.
Started in 2014 as The Foundry, we’ve been in a 7k+ square foot space at the Bellis Fair Mall since 2020. We serve as a collaboration and community point for several local organizations and groups, such as Gabriel’s Art Kids, TAG NW Robotics Club, the Mount Baker Amateur Radio Club, Bellingham Evening Toastmasters, and more.

Jeff Copeland


Jeffrey Copeland is a retired software engineer, with four decades of experience writing software and managing software teams. He’s worked on typesetting software, internationalization, printer firmware, operating systems, medical devices, and web development at unknown startups and well-known enterprises such Zillow, IBM, and Microsoft. He is currently Publisher and Chief Technical Officer at Bywater Press in Bellingham. He’s a member of Toastmasters International (where he holds the Distinguished Toastmaster award), the Project Management Institute (where he is a Project Management Professional), the Scrum Alliance (Certified Scrum Master), as well as the TeX Users’ Group, and the Independent Book Publishers Association. Additionally, he has developed software for the World Science Fiction Society to administer the Hugo Awards.

Rosa Caldwell

Board Member

Rosa is our newest board member working with us on a trial period of 3 months. Rosa is a Recreation Coordinator for the City of Bellingham and brings the board experience fostering partnerships, developing programs, creating policies, and running large events. Rosa is a self described life-long learner and loves the Bellingham Makerspace for the enrichment it offers our community.

Administrative Members

Our administrative volunteers are an amazing bunch!  These people are the shapers of our community and the glue that holds it all together.  They set the goals and make things happen!  Without these fine folk, the space would cease to function.

Ian Garconette – Volunteer Coordinator

Grant Dobbe – Information Technology

Heidi O’Ferrall – Sewing and Textiles

Lisa Lang – Treasurer

Gary Bradley – Woodshop Manager

Jordan Smith – News Editor/Journalist

Jason Davies – Education Coordinator

Tod Wills – Arts & Crafts

Claire Reyes – Social Media

Austin Kendall – Maintenance