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Who We Are

We are an all-volunteer organization in the early stages of development. Our leaders are a small-but-mighty group of organizers operating fluidly as a “round table” with outside advisors and subcommittees. We are recruiting more organizers and subcommittee members: join us to learn more!

Organizers

(In alphabetical order)

Daniel (he/him). Daniel is a technical writer based in the Midwest. He enjoys supporting small artisans, especially makers of kawaii goods.

Elizabeth (she/her). Elizabeth is a jack of all trades, master of none at crafting and in life, picking up skills here and there following her neurodivergent brain. While she doesn’t have a shop currently, her partner and she plan on publishing their website in 2023.

Marc (he/him). Marc Gueselin is a UX Designer & Accessibility-Focused Software Engineer currently based in France. Find him on LinkedIn, GitHub, and his website.

Meira (she /they). Meira AKA Siren is an herbalist, freelance digital artist, writer, and editor for Optopia Zine and moderator for Sunbeam.city. You can find their shop on Gumroad.

Pauline (she/her). Pauline has Etsy selling experience and prefers to remain private at this time.

Ryn (she/they). Ryn AKA Jirachi is a freelance digital artist and illustrator. They are the proud owner of Tired Fox Art where they sell merchandise of their work. She is one of the organizers for the Artisans Cooperative where she hones her skills drawing chickens.

Stace (they/them). Stace is a professional knit and crochet designer based in New York and the moderator of the subreddit r/Craftivists. Find them on Ravelry, Discord as ‘Zonal,’ and Reddit as ‘zzzonal’.

Thera (she/her). Miss Thera is an Educator, Artist and Playwright as well as a passionate neurodiversity advocate. Her shop Atypically Artistic is her safe place to express herself freely without the confines of neurotypical expectations. She is also a Marketing and Communications Director and Consultant and loves the creativity that goes into communicating beyond words. She has worked with multiple non-profits over the past decade as an administrator and board director and is thrilled to be bringing her experience and knowledge to the team.

Valerie (she/her). Valerie is one-half of the husband-and-wife leathercrafting business, Walnut Studiolo and a freelance writer. Walnut makes unique and original leather designs in several categories: bicycle accessories, travel games, drawer pulls, and more. The couple started the business on Etsy in 2009 and run it from their home on the rural Oregon Coast. Find her on Medium or LinkedIn.

Advisors

Shavon Prophet, ICA Group. Shavon is the Program Director for MassCEO and an Employee Ownership Advocate at ICA Group, the oldest US national organization dedicated to the development of worker cooperatives. Find her on LinkedIn and the ICA Group.