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At Mixxer Community Makerspace we strive to level the playing field for learners by providing access to the tools, technology and knowledge they seek. We believe that with this access they can build more meaningful lives, pursue rewarding careers, and strengthen their communities. We are committed to giving everyone in the community the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

Mixxer’s mission is to grow a creative community that provides equitable access to tech, tools, and knowledge regardless of experience or background.

Our Vision

A community where anyone has the opportunity to make anything.

Our Values

Sharing. By sharing resources and knowledge, together we create mutual and enduring value for our community.

Community Asset. Be a vital contributor to socioeconomic progress in our community.

Creativity. Empower individuals and each other to create aha-moments.

Mixxer Community Makerspace does not endorse the subject matter or messages of specific artwork or crafts. In order to maintain a safe and inclusive community environment, we explicitly condemn content that promotes violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on any of the following attributes: race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Meet our Staff

Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and always happy to lend a helping hand.  If you see one of us, don't hesitate to ask a question or say hi!

Metalshop Resident

Lyssa Troemel

Junior Maintenance Technician

Mario Rufus

Operations Director

Alan Shelton

Alan is the founder of Mixxer and still very much involved. He's been helping Mixxer build and grow since 2014.

Artist in Residence

Thaddeus Prevette

Textile Team Lead

June Jones

June shares her expertise with our STEAM camps and our textile studio. Having had an established career in sewing machine repair, June can skillfully assess your machine and give you guidance in all its stitches and settings.

Executive Director

Elaine Lamson

Elaine has been on staff at Mixxer since 2019 in various roles and is excited to serve the community she is so passionate about.

Artist in Residence

Yosimar Alvarez

Event Coordinator

Savannah Shanely

Savannah joined us in 2023 as a recent graduate from Salem College as Mixxer's full time Events Manager.

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