The Maker Effect Foundation exists to activate and amplify the efforts of makers as they learn, build and work together in their communities. Our efforts include research, publication, community organization, event production, and startup advisement. The foundation’s community organization and startup efforts are focused on Central Florida, however our research and publication efforts are not limited in scope. The Maker Effect Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. If you are interested in supporting the maker community, or would like more information on our programs, please reach out to any of us using the contact methods below.

Candy | President

Passionate about STEAM (STEM + Art) education, Candy works with makers and educators to empower the next generation of makers. Candy also leads the foundation’s consulting services for maker startups.

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Jessica | Vice-President

Jessica leads the foundation’s research efforts using her degrees in psychology and sociology coupled with her experience in institutional assessment. Jessica also produces maker events such as Maker Faire Orlando.

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Ian | Strategist, Author

Ian works with makers, non-profit organizations, startups, and large companies to explore how the maker culture can have a positive personal and professional impact on those who learn, build, and grow together.

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Ann | Technologist & Educator

A technologist and educator with a passion for the environment, Ann is a member of an eco-community in Belize and always looking for ways that makers can help both developed and developing communities.

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Dave | Seeker of Awesome

Dave believes there are awesome things happening in every community, but you have to seek them out. Always finding new things and helping them grow, Dave and his wife Jenny are the organizers for TEDxOrlando.

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