Our People

Our Staff & Board

Josh Arnold, Executive Director

Josh Arnold
Executive Director

Carol Holyoake, Assistant Director

Carol Holyoake
Assistant Director & Board Secretary

Makers Mill Board President, Matt Trahan

Matt Trahan
Board President

Makers Mill Treasurer, Ivette Babylon

Ivette Babylon
Board Treasurer

Makers Mill Board Member Dave Bolduc

Dave Bolduc
Board Member

Makers Mill Board Member Jim Cowles

Jim Cowles
Board Member

Makers Mill Board Member Nancy Hughes

Nancy Hughes
Board Member

Makers Mill Board Member Heather Kiley

Heather Kiley
Board Member

Makers Mill Board Member Martha Trepanier

Martha Trepanier
Board Member

Cindy Guttman, Board Member Makers Mill

Cindy Guttman
Board Member

Sara Reineman, Makers Mill Board Member

Sara Reineman
Board Member

How We Govern

Bye, Bye Robert's Rules. Hello, Dynamic Governance!

We use a governing model known as Sociocracy, or also what we prefer, "Dynamic Governance".  We use this as our rulebook for making decisions and getting work done in a way that's efficient, inclusive, and effective.  Robert's Rules is old news! (No offense, Robert!) Not every person needs to be involved in every decision.  But every decision should have certain people involved.  Clarity about who decides what, and how those decisions are made, creates an environment where everyone can bring their best selves to the process. We take our governance seriously because we believe that doing so leads to greater efficiency and more robust decisions and solutions.

GALA Organizational Chart

The three main components of Sociocracy are:

  • Organizational structure by linked circles, each with a clear purpose (aim) and delineated area of responsibility (domain).
  • Decision making by consent, defined as having no “reasoned objections”, and can pass the “good enough for now, safe enough to try?” test!
  • Continuous evolution through feedback, simply meaning each circle is committed to ongoing feedback and continual learning about governance, communication, and the content of the circle’s work.

To learn more about Sociocracy visit Sociocracy for All

Our Advisory Council

Elizabeth Helfer

Elizabeth Helfer
Hatch Makerspace

Heather MacNeill

Heather MacNeill
Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center

Christopher SanAntonio

Christopher SanAntonio
Museum of Science, Boston

Bruce Farr

Bruce Farr
Lakes Region Technology Center

Denise Roy Palmer

Denise Roy Palmer
Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Andy Duncan

Andy Duncan
Lakes Region Community College

Claes Thelemarck

Claes Thelemarck
UNH Coop Extension

Paul Arruda

Paul Arruda
Parker Island Growth Strategy Advisors

Mary Ann Kristiansen

Mary Ann Kristiansen
Hannah Grimes Center

Jared Reynolds

Jared Reynolds
UNH Coop Extension

Hannah Fallon

Hannah Fallon
Artists For Humanity

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor
Northern Human Service & MWV Job Development Coalition

Our Building Design Council

A collaboration of people with knowledge, experience, vision, and enthusiasm who work with our contracted architectural team to translate the community's expressed desires for this makerspace into designs and systems that will provide a functional, flexible, code-compliant building that inspires makers - on budget!

About our Architects

The Architectural Design Team

The GALA Makerspace Design Team is composed of Leslie Benson, Principal of Leslie Benson Designs; Steve Hoffman, Architect; and Scott Simons Architects (SSA), all based in Portland, Maine.

Our team is very excited to be working with G.A.L.A. and the greater Wolfeboro community on this project. We believe in G.A.L.A.’s mission and we believe that this Makerspace project will really enhance the community. We invite everyone in the community to come to the project meetings to share in the process and help make this project the best it can be.

We are a team with diverse skills and experience, united in our commitment to working on projects that support communities. We share common values, as well as an approach to design that is grounded in engaging our clients in an inclusive dialogue, facilitating a collaborative design process, implementing sustainable building practices, and discovering creative and resourceful ways to meet a project’s goals. Collectively we bring to the table a broad portfolio of past work, with a particular expertise in dramatically transforming and revitalizing existing buildings. We have worked with many communities and community-based organizations such as G.A.L.A., engaging local stakeholders in the design process to create facilities that inspire and empower.

Our Branding & Communications Circle

A collaboration of people with knowledge, experience, vision, and enthusiasm who are helping with the rebranding from G.A.L.A. to Makers Mill, including logo design, new website, branding assets, and communication across platforms.  Included on this team is independent designer, Seth Gregory, working to help develop a brand that honors and leverages the legacy of G.A.L.A., while positioning the Makers Mill to attract new members and forge new partnerships to meet the organization's evolved mission.

Interested in helping? We love volunteers!

Volunteers are the heart, soul, and engine of this work!  There is no way we could have come this far without the thousands of hours invested by community members like you. Our volunteers are everything and we strive to make the volunteer experience meaningful, productive, and fun!

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