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.

Board of Directors, 2021-2022

Mary Elliot

Founder, Education Coordinator
Mary ElliotMary Elliot is the Washington State Chapter Leader for Makers Making Change. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist in hospitals, clinics, and schools creating adaptive equipment for individuals with developmental disabilities. She holds certifications in Sensory Integration, Neuro-developmental treatment and specializes working with clients on the Autism spectrum.

Dan Marshall

Dan Marshall is a Technical Account Manager for a Mastercard subsidiary. He brings 20+ years of experience in IT, project management, cross-team collaboration, and creative problem-solving to bear as Board President.

Jeff Copeland

Volunteer Coordinator
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.

Garth Johnson

IT Coordinator
Garth Johnson is a mentor with TAG NW, instructor at Bellingham Technical College, and one of the facilitators of LinuxFest NW. By day, Garth is a Developer Operations Manager for IOT and edge computing systems for large manufacturing companies.

John Banasick

Engineering Coordinator
John Banasick is an expert in rapid prototyping and engineering processes.

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