BOARD 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.



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

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.




BOARD MEMBER

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

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

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.  

Gail and her husband, Richard, are “serial” renovators and DIYers living in Putney, VT. 



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.


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

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:
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 MEMBERDYLLAN 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.



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.

Jim's work is for sale at our store.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE HATCHSPACE STORE


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.

Tim's work is for sale at our store.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE HATCHSPACE STORE


HatchSpace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  35 Frost Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301  •  info@hatchspace.org  •  (802)257-3935
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