Staff



Managing Director, Programs & Operations

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.


Managing Director, Finance & Development
Amanda Kenyon

Amanda Kenyon joined HatchSpace in October 2020. Her diverse background includes finance and accounting, operating her own business as a band manager and music promoter, and, most recently, working at an environmental non-profit organization. It is her mission to leverage a decade of corporate work experience and two business degrees to serve the greater good of the community. With her music business and non-profit experience, she also brings expertise in event management, marketing and communications, and fundraising. A Connecticut native, she has relocated to Brattleboro in support of HatchSpace and to fulfill a long-time dream of living closer to the mountains, where she enjoys hiking and connecting with nature.

Board of Directors



President

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.


Vice President

Phil Feidelseit

Phil earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Northwestern University and worked as a chemist at the Uniroyal, Inc. Research Center followed by a teaching career at Windham College and Dartmouth College. Phil later launched NEW ENGLAND LABORATORIES under whose auspices he performed specialized chemical analysis and wrote computer applications for the nuclear power industry. He has been a member and served in leadership positions with the Brattleboro Outing Club for decades, was a founding member of Brattleboro RacquetSports, Inc., and has served as the president of the board of directors of Brattleboro RacquetSports, Inc. since 2000. He has absolutely no cabinetry skills but does appreciate fine woodwork and remains active as a decent athlete.


Treasurer

Stephen Shriner

Steve was bitten by the woodworking bug in high school and has been a long time putterer, believing that the solutions to most problems can be found in his basement workshop.   Since moving to Vermont in 1986, he spent most of his career in a local publishing business running their manufacturing, distribution, and facilities operations.  He earned his MBA from Northwestern University.  



Secretary

Steven Vannoy

Steven Vannoy took his first woodworking class at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts in 1990. He has been an amateur woodworking enthusiast ever since. Steven enjoys making musical instruments of all kinds. With a background in computer programming the CNC was a natural tool for him to be drawn to. He is currently psychology professor and is excited to teach hands-on woodworking skills at HatchSpace.




Board Member & Instructor

Gail Grycel

Gail Grycel, owner of Twin Birch Woodworking in Westminster West, Vermont, has been a custom cabinetmaker since 1984. The balance of beauty and function exists in her cabinetry and furniture throughout New England. For over twenty years, and in three states, Gail has empowered women and girls through her class offerings in adult learning programs, woodworking courses in  her studio, at HatchSpace, and the Claremont Makerspace, Rosie's Girls summer camp sessions, mixed gender workshops and one on one tutoring. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience to all who want to explore the love of making things out of wood. 




Board Member
Gail Fletcher

Gail Fletcher is a retired educator, having spent 23 yrs in public education.   Her last 20 years were with the Springfield, VT School District, working as a Technology Coordinator followed by a return to classroom instruction in the Tech Center where she developed and taught the Information Technology Program.  A long time amateur woodworker, retirement has allowed Gail time to further pursue her  love of woodworking . 

Gail earned her B.S, Education in Industrial Arts, from Keene State College and M.A., Teaching  With Internet Technologies, from The Graduate Center, Marlboro College.  



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


Instructor


Doug Finkel

For over thirty years, Doug Finkel has enjoyed a career as a woodworking artist and woodworking teacher. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University for many years and taught for over a decade at the middle and high school levels. These days, Doug teaches at various craft centers, including The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Peter’s Valley School of Craft.

Doug holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Woodworking from Bucks County Community College and a Master of Science in Woodworking degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts.

His work, which includes furniture, turning, carving, and green woodworking, has been included in many books and publications. Examples from his “Source Bench” series appear in a number of museum collections, including the Georgia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. 


Advisory Board


Advisory Board Member
Bruce Berg

Bruce comes to woodworking through his interest in furniture design. After retirement from a career in equipment design at DuPont, and moving to Vermont in 2007, his newly-found free time and a need to make pieces for a new house jump-started this work, and formal woodworking classes with Garrett Hack further stoked his passion for the craft. He has served on the boards of Hilltop Montessori School, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, and is currently on the board of Groundworks Collaborative. Bruce has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. 


Advisory Board Member
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.


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
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.


Craftspeople


Cabinetmaker
Jim Becker
Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

Beginning at Lash Bros. Boatyard in Friendship, ME and continuing for 5 years at Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers I learned to make things well I learned to make beautiful furniture. Custom (your design), reproduction (an old master’s), or my own original furniture designs- since opening my shop in 1986 I have been in business to make the furniture of your dreams be they simple or complex.


Furniture Maker
Timothy Clark
Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

Vermont furniture maker, Timothy Clark designs and builds beautiful Windsor chairs, benches and Shaker-inspired furniture from native hardwoods. He has an eye for graceful elegance and simplicity that is very evident in his work. Attention to joinery, wood selection, details and ergonomics make for a satisfying finished piece of furniture. You will surely be pleased with the results.



Furniture Maker
David Lewis
Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers

David Lewis grew up in Lutherville, Maryland and spent many of his childhood vacations with his family in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  He discovered a passion and talent for creating handcrafted heirloom fine furniture while attending the Vermont Woodworking School. David enjoys the process of creating pieces using sustainably grown and responsibly harvested lumber.  He is an artist, making one piece at a time, knowing they will be around for generations.

David currently lives and works in Essex, Vermont with his wife Sarah, his daughter Emmy, and two dogs, Harry and Polly.

HatchSpace is a project of The Hatch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  Brattleboro, VT  •  info@hatchspace.org  •  (802) 257-3935
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