Thanks to the NHCDFA, we have brought on a new manager, Paul Beaudet, to help build our capacity! He will be taking point on many fronts: welcoming new members, getting them going on our most popular equipment, and helping ensure they have a great experience making. Beyond that, Paul’s passion for education will help fuel our mission of helping people launch their businesses and venture into new disciplines, all while nurturing the tremendous feeling of community we’ve enjoyed even through the pandemic.
Paul comes to us through the Manchester Makerspace, which he helped found. He is a small business owner and software developer who has written code for his company, Makerspaces, DEKA, Meltwater, and The Com Collab. He has also taught and built classes in a formal and makerspace setting with a particular interest in fostering learning where traditional academic methods have failed. A born maker, his most recent projects include a home-brew slide-in truck camper, a solar generator, and a script that bridged a banking and budgeting app. He and his wife recently welcomed their first daughter into the world a few months ago.
We are in debt to the CDFA for selecting us as one of the 2022 L5 Capacity Building Grant recipients and obtaining funding for the first year. We are seeking partners to fund this powerful deployment of a manager in future years! If your company wants a say in where their tax dollars go, please consider purchasing tax credits from the Concord Makerspace in 2024. Your support of our staff helps us continue bringing arts and STEM into young lives and programming and community to underserved parts of the state.
The mission of Concord Makerspace is to develop a safe, fun, and collaborative environment supporting makers of all ages and skill sets coming together to teach, learn, create, explore, and prosper. We are creating a strong and sustainable organization that contributes to Concord’s regional economy and builds a more vibrant community.