Board of Directors

Dan Harvey- President

Dan Harvey is the director of operations for UVM’s Vice President for Research, as well as the assistant dean of the graduate college. Harvey arrived at UVM in 2005 after a twenty-year broadcasting career at Vermont PBS. He currently serves as the president of Generator’s board of directors, and he also serves on the boards of Burlington City Arts and BTV Ignite.

*Executive Committee

Dave Gurtman

Dave Gurtman is a business lawyer at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew in Burlington. His practice focuses on representing entrepreneurs looking to growing their businesses and renewable energy projects. He can often be found late at night on the ice playing hockey with his pals or tinkering with model rockets in his basement with his two sons.

*Executive Committee

*Finance Committee

Dawn Grenn- Treasurer

*Executive Committee

*Finance Committee

Denise Shekerjian- Secretary

Denise Shekerjian is an attorney and writer. She is the author of Uncommon Genius, a look at creativity based on a group of MacArthur Prize winners. She is also the author of literary essays, a blog, and short stories. She is a longtime supporter of arts and education and has longstanding friendships with BCA and Champlain College.

*Governance Committee

*Executive Committee

Doreen Kraft

Doreen Kraft is the long-time Executive Director of Burlington City Arts and has overseen its impressive growth over the last 20 years. Doreen’s ability to shepherd projects through City process has resulted in increases in programs, staff, budget, and in the creation of studio and gallery space including the nationally-recognized, historically-preserved BCA Center.

Doug Webster

Doug Webster is an engineer, innovative thinker, and artist who supports a renewed culture of innovation and enterprise development. He founded the Champlain Maker Faire and host corporation, CMF Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to innovation education and advancing scientific research. He is past president of the National Association for Workforce Improvement, producer of the RETN TV Series, “A Renewed Culture of Innovation,” and works to strengthen STEAM education for the Vermont Agency of Education.

*Development Committee

John Cohn

John Cohn is a fellow at IBM, Essex Junction, a founding member of the Vermont Makers, on the Board of Directors at the Echo Center, and all-around mad scientist, self-described, but only because he beat us to it.

*Education Committee

Justin McCabe- Chair

Justin McCabe is an intellectual property law partner at the law firm of Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand PLLC. Justin’s law practice has a heavy focus on assisting start-up ventures and entrepreneurs. When he’s not patenting inventions, he can usually be found building maple sap evaporators for his family’s new start-up venture, the Vermont Evaporator Company, located in Montpelier, VT.

*Governance Committee

Ken Howell

Ken Howell is an Assistant Professor in Champlain College’s Division of Communication & Creative Media, where he teaches primarily in the MFA in Emergent Media Program. He is a founding member of the Vermont Makers, an organizer of the Champlain Maker Faire, and a lifelong artist and tinkerer. His longstanding interest in work that happens at the intersection of art, technology, and communication has informed all aspects of his creative and professional life.

*Education Committee

*Executive Committee

Megan Bridges

*Governance Committee

Michael Metz

Michael Metz is a materials scientist, a business consultant in precious metals technology, a photographer, and an active board member of BCA, The BCA Foundation, Champlain College, and the Vermont Community Foundation. He has extensive non-profit development, served as the chair of two successful multimillion-dollar capital campaigns, and has a long-standing interest in art, education and technology.

*Executive Committee

*Development Committee

Steve Conant

Steve Conant is serial maker who’s built a fun business to support his habit. Since establishing Conant Metal & Light, manufacturer and retailer of custom metalwork in 1980, Steve has helped Burlington’s “South End” grow and flourish. Steve chaired the SEABA board for years and currently serves on the board of ReSOURCE. His small business incubator complex, The Soda Plant, provides affordable space for makers to hatch and grow.

*Safety Committee

*Development Committee