Our Staff

Makerspace Staff

Alex Anderson

Staff Member

Email: aman425@uw.edu

I am a mechanical engineering student who has have several years of experience with 3D printers and other rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies. Please feel welcome to ask about the space or available equipment, or if you have questions about a personal project. 


Brian Gonzalez-Montoya

Staff Member

Email: flimsor@uw.edu

I am a passionate engineer driven to create colorful, unique, and exceptional work that proves there never was a box to think outside of. My dream is to become an aerodynamicist and design high performance vehicles. I am currently an undergraduate student, and the Technical Director for UWB’s robotics team, TrickFire Robotics.

My design expertise extends through a variety of 3D modeling software (including Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks), and tools all the way from hand held Dremels up to state of the art water jets. In my spare time I enjoy designing and building unique contraptions (such as a prop record launcher), working on my car (a 1978 Datsun 280z), and long distance running.


Alex Lee

Staff Member

Email: aelfric@uw.edu

I am a software engineer who loves to use the 3D printers and laser cutter to create things. In past projects, I have worked with Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, and Virtual Reality to create smart devices and explore different mediums of information. In combination with the equipment and utilities provided by the Makerspace, I find that I can automate many real-world devices through physical and electrical means. If you have any questions, I am happy to help with any IoT or VR related projects.


Kat Bakalova

Staff Member

Email: bakalovaa@gmail.com

I am a creative mechanical engineering student interested in the intersection of art and science. In my free time I enjoy biking, skateboarding, and doing crafty projects. 





Kiana Takaki

Staff Member

Email: ktakaki@uw.edu

I am a student focused on a future in Education Policy.  I am interested in learning and teaching all subjects and disciplines through collaboration.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, imagining, philosophizing, chatting, and spending quality time with my savage rabbit, George.

Let's talk about the projects in your head and make them reality.



Ivan Owen


Email: imowen@uw.edu

Ivan Owen is the Makerspace Lab Manager on the University of Washington, Bothell campus.  He has extensive experience using 3D printers and laser cutters and the positive effect that these technologies can have on our future.  His past work included co-creating the first 3D printable open-source prosthetic hand.  This design was released into hte public domain and lead to the creation of the e-NABLE open source community which has improved the design and distributed free hands to more than 3,000 people in over 45 countries.  His current projects explore the intersection between art, design, engineering & open innovation.


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