Staff

Meg Hammond

Executive Director 

Sarah Sprague

Director of Education
Jewelry Shop Head

Maggie Robinson

Director of Community Outreach

Elliott Katz

Operations Director
Wood Shop Head
Metal Shop Head
Meg Hammond Generator

Meg has been a college development director and leader in community arts and education in Vermont for the last 15 years.

Meg was co-founder and CEO of the Langdon Street Café, the collectively run art and music venue in Montpelier that that Seven Days named “the crown jewel of the Montpelier arts community.”

Hammond came to Generator in January 2020 from Goddard College where she was Director of Development. At Goddard she led a successful campaign for a multi-phase renovation of the historic Haybarn Theatre in 2014 and produced the Haybarn Theatre Concert Series featuring world-class performers including Suzanne Vega and Jonathan Richman. Hammond was costume designer and stage manager for the original Vermont productions of Hadestown which went on to win 8 Tony awards in 2019. Hammond is working towards her Masters of Arts in Psychology from Goddard College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Bloomsburg University. She is a sculptor, painter, and self-described “maker, board-gamer, escape room enthusiast, and ‘trashion’ designer.” Hammond is based in Montpelier.

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Sarah has been working with art of all mediums for as long as she can remember. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Vermont and later went back to school to achieve an MFA in Education from Johnson State College. Sarah is certified in k-12 art education and currently teaches classes on a variety of mediums including metal arts, stained glass, ceramics, studio art and more to all ages, including middle school and college. She also teaches workshops to teachers on integrating art into their classroom or home childcare facility. When not teaching Sarah has a studio at home that overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, where her work is created.

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Originally hailing from the fields of Iowa, the summer camp world brought Maggie out to the Northeast. For the past 9 years, Maggie has been growing her experience as an outdoor instructor and in education programing & development chasing summers between Upstate New York and New Zealand, to eventually landing in Vermont running a summer camp for the Greater Burlington YMCA. After completing the Sustainable Innovation MBA at the University of Vermont Maggie stepped onto the Generator team. She is excited to continue, create, & collaborate programs that address opportunity gaps, capture native ingenuity & generate Vermont youth STEM opportunities. When not at Generator you can more than likely find Maggie on a mountain with her two dogs Oliver & Chaco in tow.

Elliott is a sculptor fascinated by material process and illusion. He creates works in a variety of media including wood, metal, concrete, resin, light and liquor. Elliott has exhibited throughout the Northeast including at the BCA Center and Shelburne Farms, Mass MoCA and the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, The Chesterwood Museum, and the Deedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, Massachusetts. Elliott was most recently an adjunct faculty member and Sculpture Technician at the University of Hartford in the Sculpture Department as well as the Studio Manager and Working Resident at the Seven Below Arts Initiative, an artist-in-residence program jointly founded by Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio and Burlington City Arts. Elliott received a B.A. from Colby College and his M.F.A from the University of Connecticut. For more information about his work please visit www.relliottkatz.com 

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Jonathan Weisbecker

Mentorship & Opportunities Director

Jake Blend

Rapid Prototyping Shop Head

Leisa Fearing

Electronics Lab Head

Christine Hill

Communications Director

Jon Weisbecker brings to Generator his experience as a carpenter, project manager, and educator in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. He has created organization-specific training programs, overseen barn and tiny home construction sites, and developed K-12 STEM programming. In his role at Generator, Jon is specifically focused on collaborations with schools and other non-profits that broaden technology pathways for youth. Jon is known for his furniture making, artistry, and outdoormanship. If he is not in the wood shop or on the laser cutter engulfed in a project, odds are you’ll see him climbing rocks elsewhere in New England.

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Jake Blend is a VR master, game coder, and 150% maker! Reach out to Jake with all your laser cutting, 3d printing, VR and vinyl cutting questions.

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Leisa Fearing is an electrical engineer who designed satellite communication ground stations while working at Ford Aerospace & Loral Space Systems.  She also started and for 15 years ran an internet applications and hosting company in Silicon Valley. Leisa then spent time in New Orleans on nonprofit work and taught “Feminist Participatory Media” at Tulane University. Since moving to Vermont, she has been consulting and enjoying getting back into electronics design.

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Office Hours: Thursdays 6PM-9PM

Christine hasn’t been able to shut up about the things she likes since 1989. Since 2018 she’s used digital media and design to showcase the many facets of Generator. Whether she’s improving our website, Instagramming a member working on a cool project, designing a poster for a lecture, creating a pithy email series, or editing a video about a new program, she’s obsessed with turning Generator inside out so the rest of the world can see the magic, too. When not at work, Christine enjoys riding the wrong bikes down the right roads, metalsmithing, searching for New England’s most scenic campsites in her ’87 Westy and/or on her ’81 Honda CB400, drawing comics, tending to her house plants, and raging against the machine.

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