Meet the Freesiders

Listed below are valued members of the community who are Board Members, Officers or Teachers.

 

Board Members & Officers

Dominic Ryder

Chair of the Board/President/Teacher

I keep Freeside up and running. I'm a musician and I build things that make weird noises. I teach the MIG welding & table saw classes.

George 'Jud' Taylor

Board Member/Teacher

Making daggers, talking about thorium, giant gummy bears, the usual... You can usually find me sitting with my laptop at the Freeside work tables.

I teach the Kanji and Arduino classes.

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Jessica Mendel

Board Member/Teacher

I work with ASIFA South. I co-host the Taste of Stop Motion class, as well as working on my own fabrication projects & other cool stuff. 

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Board Member/Teacher

I teach Intro to Molding and Casting as well as the 3D Printing class. I love going to Momocon, cosplay, and the Legend of Zelda.

Board Member/Secretary/Teacher

I grew up in my grandfather's shop so I'm right at home with machinery. I like making fun toys with metal and leather. I teach the Shop Basics class.

Teachers
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George 'Jud' Taylor

Board Member/Teacher

Making daggers, talking about thorium, giant gummy bears, the usual... You can usually find me sitting with my laptop at the Freeside work tables.

I teach the Kanji and Arduino classes.

Dave Alvarez

Woodworking Teacher

Originally from Detroit. I'm a former cabinet maker, welder, occasional machinist & general builder of stuff.

Adam Greene

Board Member/Teacher

I teach Intro to Molding and Casting as well as the 3D Printing class. I love going to Momocon, cosplay, & the Legend of Zelda.

Joseph 'Jo' Von Dortch

Tentacle Arm Guy/Teacher

I teach Intro to Life Casting. My dream is to become a super villain. Currently building a robot arm.

Scott McGraw

LARP Crafting Teacher

Magical jedi wizard with laser cutter superpowers, and a long-time member, with 75th-level knowledge of freeside tools.

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Dominic Ryder

Chari of the Board/President/Teacher

I keep Freeside up and running. I'm a musician and I build things that make weird noises. I teach the MIG welding & table saw classes.

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Kali Wagner

Board Member/Secretary/Teacher

I grew up in my grandfather's shop so I'm right at home with machinery. I like making fun toys with metal and leather. I teach the Shop Basics class.

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Jessica Mendel

Board Member/Teacher

I work with ASIFA South. I co-host the Taste of Stop Motion class, as well as working on my own fabrication projects & other cool stuff. 

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