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Our tool pros are experts in a variety of tools and trades – 3D printing, Laser cutting, Furniture design, renovations + more! Book One-on-One mentorship to learn proper tool use and get help in building a project at the Makerspace. Check them out! Email Contact@IRBE.org to book a tool expert. For $40 +HST/hr, you will receive instruction, space and tools but not materials. Groups can hire tool pros as well, please contact us for more details. Want to become a tool pro? Let us know at Contact@IRBE.org!


Jennifer Cote

Woodworking, 3D printing, laser cutting

Our makerspace manager with over 30 years of maker/woodworking experience, Jennifer develops programming and curriculum as well as teaching Woodworking, Laser cutting, 3D Printing and Lathe classes. Her personal specialty is taking on a project with a client and equipping them with the skills they need to do it themselves, allowing them to do as much or as little of the work as they like. Her passion and creativity is contagious.

Heather Walsh

Woodworking

Heather is one of our experienced Shop Supervisors and has mad skills with woodworking projects for the home. She has experience with furniture making including beds, cabinets and balconies and is very knowledgeable about wood finishing and refinishing.

Michael Goran

Woodworking, Home Repair and Maintenance

As the Chief Problem Solver at Pocket Handyman, Mike has years of experience with just about every tool imaginable. He has a wide variety of expertise in all facets of home repair and maintenance, from drywalling to Tiling to building with wood. Whether indoors or outside, Mike can guide you to bring your ideas from napkin sketch to finished project. In what little spare time he has, Mike works on his house, his nine-year old and trying to get free TV channels on his Apple TV.

Gregorio Jimenez

Woodworking, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing

Gregorio is currently in his 4th year at Ryerson for architecture. He has rough and finish carpentry experience as well as furniture making. Gregorio is also a superstar laser-cutter and can work with 3D modeling software and 3D printers.