amos Curlee


Founder and Director of Project Make It, electronics instructor at MADE in StL.  Amos has been a Maker his entire life.  He and Eric Eskelsen have be running an after school program called Make-It Workshop since 2015

Eric Eskelsen

vice President

Eric is the science specialist at New City School.  He has been in education for over 25 years.  Eric and Amos founded the Make-It Workshop, an after school program at New City School.

Henning Lohse-Busch

Henning lohse-Busch


Dr. Lohse-Busch is the Director of Business Development and Outreach for the Geospatial Institute at Saint Louis University. He has over 20 years of experience in transportation, energy-efficiency, and renewable energy research. Along the way he taught a college level course, gave seminars as guest lecturer and supported the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions series (since 2004). As an engineer, he firmly believes in the value of hands-on learning at all ages.

Stephanie white

volunteer & Community relations

I am employed with AT&T now for 32 years where I’ve held various positions from clerical to now Network Support Specialist.  When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, vacationing, and giving back to my community through volunteering. I am also the mom of a college sophomore!

Durb curlee


Durb Curlee is a lawyer, financial planner, and a coder.  He has been a long time supporter of the St. Louis community.  

Ben Gandhi-shepard

Design and web

Ben is an optimistic nerd with a gravel bike and a passion for design and programming. Ben has worn many professional hats. His accomplishments include having made, answered the National Suicide Prevention hotline, taught New Art in the Neighborhood, published photographs in the STL Post Dispatch & Quiet Life and Urb Magazines.

Lajuan Williams


LaJaun Williams works at Harris Stowe and Mathews Dickey in addition to being a music instructor.  

Paul Mensah


Paul Mensah is the Sr. Vice President and Head of Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical
Sciences at Pfizer Inc. His organization is responsible for the development of processes
for the manufacture of biotherapeutics and vaccines. Paul is trained as a Chemical
Engineer with degrees from Cornell University (B.S) and the University of Virginia (MS
and Ph.D.). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers, Fellow of the
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers, and Fellow of the American
Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)..