Here are some of the people making HatchSpace possible:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
GREG GOODMAN


Greg Goodman has been a professional cabinetmaker for over 30 years. He established Goodman Cabinetmakers in Brattleboro in 2002. His work can be found in fine homes throughout the northeast. His furniture tries to balance simple modernist curves and sculptural forms in dialog with materials selected for their unique organic patterning.

Greg has an MFA degree from Long Island University and is a master furniture maker with the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers.


FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER:
TOM BODETT


Tom is a writer, humorist, storyteller and lifelong carpenter and furniture maker. His love of woodworking and the 40 year pursuit of ever-elusive perfection have produced his most fulfilling creations. As he winds down his publishing and entertainment career the importance of craftsmanship, and the joy it adds to his life, compels him to make more dust and shelves and fewer dust-covered books on the shelf.


FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER:
JOSEPH RIVERA


Joseph Rivera is a doer, a maker, a motivator, an entrepreneur, a tinkerer, a metal worker, an artist and a woodworker.  He established JMR Works in Brattleboro in 2018.

Originally from New York City, Joseph and his wife moved permanently to Vermont in late 2018.

Joseph has a BA in Studio Art from the State University of New York at Geneseo.



FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER:
ALEX GYORI

Now retired, Alex led the Brattleboro Food Co-op for 33 years as it grew from a $700,000 a year business in 1982 to a thriving, $20 million a year anchor enterprise today in its small New England market town. Alex brings invaluable non-profit organizational and management expertise to the HatchSpace project.



DOUGLAS COX

Douglas Cox is a well-regarded violin maker, working in West Brattleboro since 1985.  He trained in the late 1960’s as a teenager at the State Violin Making School in Mittenwald, Germany.  His German training has been tempered with extensive experience with vintage instruments and his own values of efficiency, simplicity,  and freedom and strength of style.  Over his 50 years of making, nearly 1000 instruments have been placed in the hands of players internationally, some at the highest levels of prestige.


FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER:
SETH HARTER

Seth Harter is a professional historian and an amateur woodworker.  He teaches Asian studies at Marlboro College, offering courses on everything from colonial literature, to conceptions of time and space, to Japanese joinery.  He has been taking courses at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine, and did an apprenticeship with acclaimed chair maker, Tak Yoshino.  He is now a consultant for Tak’s Mt. Fuji School of Fine Woodworking.


FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER:
LAURY GREENING

At the getting-along-there age of 40, Laury left the NYC rat race and took some introductory classes in woodworking and carpentry at the Heartwood School in the Berkshires. The bug bit, firmly: she spent the next three years as an apprentice for Octagon Builders, an all-woman cooperative in Chatham, NY. It wasn't until 2013, however, that Laury carved out a small basement shop for herself in Brattleboro and really went down the woodworking rabbit hole. Laury has sold her decorative boxes and vases at several regional craft shows. She feeds her addiction to "making" by working at the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:
SCOTT HAUSMANN

Scott is a dedicated craftsman who has taught woodworking at various schools across the country including Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship, and The Putney School Summer Programs. Scott is captivated by musical instruments as functional works of art, and he is the founding director of the Whetstone School of Lutherie where he has taught ukulele and guitar making courses since 2010.


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:
LARRY CASSIDY

Larry brings his deep insight into the Brattleboro community to our mission. His lifetime in the Brattleboro area as a worker, real estate developer, investor and philanthropist inform our decisions at every turn.


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:
RICK CONTINO

Rick is a Brattleboro area attorney and a skilled woodworker. His experience as a professional craftsperson is invaluable as we work to build and refine our program offerings


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:
BO FOARD

Bo is Founder and President of Foard Panel Inc. manufacturing structural foam panels in Chesterfield, NH.  He is also an accomplished chef and a partner in Hardy Foard Catering and the Porch Cafe.  He is the former President of the Board of Directors of the New England Youth Theater, a current Board Member of the Emily Mason Wolf Kahn Foundation, and serves on the national board of the Timber Framers Guild.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:
DYLLAN NGUYEN

Dyllan is a Boston based artist/designer/builder. When not working in his studio he can be found teaching children and adults to make things, developing curriculum and programs for youth, and mentoring teens in design and fabrication at The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts and Artists for Humanity.‚Äč


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:
VICKIE CASE

After teaching in Springfield, Vermont for many years Vickie left the education field to work for Vermont Business Magazine and ultimately for WKVT radio where she has been for the past 25 years. Vickie is currently the President of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Services, an organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth and their families.


DOUGLAS COX

Douglas Cox is a well-regarded violin maker, working in West Brattleboro since 1985.  He trained in the late 1960’s as a teenager at the State Violin Making School in Mittenwald, Germany.  His German training has been tempered with extensive experience with vintage instruments and his own values of efficiency, simplicity,  and freedom and strength of style.  Over his 50 years of making, nearly 1000 instruments have been placed in the hands of players internationally, some at the highest levels of prestige.


ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:
JIM MAHONEY

Jim tinkers with a CNC milling machine at the HatchSpace. He teaches computing at Marlboro College where he's been since finishing a PhD in physics in 1988 at MIT.

On Tuesday nights you can find him dancing Argentine tango just up the street.

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER:
EMILIE BEAUCHAMP


HatchSpace is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization. 35 Frost Street in Brattleboro VT

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