Meg has been a 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. 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.
Program & Impact Director
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.
Operations & Facilities Director
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
Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
Eric is a longtime maker and member of the Generator community, and he officially joined the staff in January 2021! While he studied 2D art and photography in school, Eric fell in love with design and rapid prototyping when we became a Generator member in 2015. His deep dive into 3D printing, laser cutting, and all-things-making led him to eventually open and direct the MakerSpace at Saint Michael’s College. Eric is passionate about helping people make their ideas a reality. He credits Generator for putting him on his current professional and creative path and he’s thrilled at the opportunity to reciprocate by supporting Generator members and volunteers on their own maker-journeys.
Sam grew up in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts and moved north to attend the University of Vermont (Natural Resources ’08). Much of Sam’s previous work has focused on connecting youth and young adults to unique experiences. He’s been a teacher, farm educator, camp counselor, outdoor program director and professional development specialist. Systems are his jam: he loves a well-crafted spreadsheet as much as a well-carved wooden spoon. As Program Coordinator, Sam helps keep things organized, tracked and documented. He loves being around the energy and creativity of the Generator community. When not keeping tabs on things, Sam can typically be found outdoors— on bikes, boots, boats, shoes, skates and skis; or (if it’s rainy) inside making greeting cards out of old magazines.
VOLUNTEER SHOP LEADS
Volunteer Shop Leads are rockstars in our specialty workshops. Volunteer Shop Leads work closely with Generator’s Operations & Facility Director to maintain tools and equipment, order materials and consumables, and improve workflow and access to their specific workshop. Volunteer Shop Leads also help members with thier projects and promote safe use of our spaces and tools.
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Seamus is a woodworker who’s always busy with interesting custom projects, as well as making his own creations which often combine thin hardwood veneers with color-changing LEDs. When not holding the wood shop down, he can be found editing audio, taking his dog to the waterfront, or catching some live music. Check out Seamus’s work here.
Emily is a wordworker who fell in love with Generator’s wood shop when she made her first live-edge “river” table top with epoxy.
Haley is an artist and designer known for her business and art practice Fenn, where she makes beautiful brass, silver, and stone jewelry, as well as prints and paintings. Haley is currently redesigning the jewelry workshop with new work surfaces and open shelving! When not improving the jewelry studio or making art, Haley can be found playing with her two sweet pups.
Brit is a musician, screen printer, and self-taught sewer. She’s currently leading the charge in carving out a physical space for Generator’s sewing equipment, which until recently was stored in a locker. Brit is looking forward to encouraging more community around Generator’s sewing space, and she want to collaborate with folks in different disciplines to integrate textiles into more of the art, products, and creations being made at Generator. Check out Brit’s music here.
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