We are: 

4 Staff
9 Board Members
600+ members


2,000+ Activity Participants 



J.R. Logan, Executive Director,


 Kate Cebik, Operations Manager,


 Lior Trestman, Shop Manager,


  Ashley Zdeb, Education Manager,






New board members are annually by the standing board in the summer meeting. Anyone can nominate (or self-nominate) candidates.




Joel Greenwood, President (class of 2018)

Previously worked at the Harvard Center for Brain Science, now an Associate Research Scientist in Neuroscience at Yale. He has managed multiple scientific fabrication labs used to build equipment. He is a former member of Artisan's Asylum and was witness to its growth.




Shaunda Holloway (class of 2020)

Shaunda Holloway is an artist/writer, native of New Haven, CT. She has exhibited throughout the east coast and as widely as New Delhi, India. Her literary work has been published in Connecticut Post, ESSENCE Magazine, Inner City, New Haven Review and other publications.




Jamie Lynn Slenker (class of 2020)

Jamie is an Associate Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Art & Design at the University of New Haven. She earned an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and BS from Virginia Tech.  Jamie is committed to design as a means for social change. Her fundamental values are rooted in experiential learning, multi-disciplinary collaboration, research-based innovation and environmental conservancy.


Charles Nixon (class of 2021)


Malik Okoro  (class of 2021)

Malik’s interests range from Biopharma, to entrepreneurship and community, including all intersections in between—he is passionate about building.

Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez (Class of 2022)

An interdisciplinary Indigenous Zapotec artist, educator, and curator.  In her curatorial practice, she organizes exhibitions concerning themes and ideas surrounding community solidarity. Ruby is currently working towards an exhibition for the Yale Gallery of Art and Artspace, New Haven 2021–2022 Happy and Bob Doran Connecticut Artist-in-Residence program.


Michelle Morgan (Class of 2022)
Michelle Morgan is a Digital Accessibility Consultant and Associate Director, Faculty Teaching Initiatives at Yale University. She earned her PhD from Yale in American Studies in 2017, where she focused on material and visual culture and racial formations. She’s also a fiber artist who makes art under the handle @mutuallyassureddeconstruction.



Tim Cowan (Class of 2023)

Timothy Cowan is a Litigation Associate at Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff, LLC, specializing in complex civil litigation. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a Bachelor's degree from Hamilton College. In addition to his legal career, Timothy shares his passion for art by teaching a stained glass class at MakeHaven. He also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, contributing to community development projects.