Meet Our Team
First and foremost, we're a team of makers and avid do-it-yourselfers. We have designed, prototyped, and manufactured dozens of products over the past three decades. We've taught product design and guided thousands of designers in their journeys to build whatever they could imagine.
We founded MakerStock to be a single-source supplier of materials for maker labs and the maker community.
Co-Founder & Advisor
Karl is a lifelong designer and maker, some of whose exploits are described on his infrequently updated blog Baubilt. His training is in mechanical engineering and he's created lots of hardware products ranging from kitchen tools to medical devices. One of his goals is to own a big barn with lots of reclaimed materials stored for some possible future project.
Amy has over 25 years of experience leading global product, customer, and project management teams in a variety of industries including for-profit, nonprofit, and startups at companies such as General Mills and Revlon. She holds an MBA from Wharton and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. An avid maker, sci-fi writer, anti-bullying champion, and traveller, Amy’s most recent adventure was to Antarctica.
Director of Finance & Administration
Elisha Snedeker is the Director of Finance and Administration for MakerStock. Prior to joining MakerStock, Elisha has held finance positions at Xootr, The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University in Philadelphia and Macy’s in New York. Elisha holds her B.S. in Finance from Penn State University. Elisha is married with two wonderful sons and an adorable black lab and enjoys playing squash and reading in her free time.
Director of Operations
Brian is self proclaimed handyman... jack of all trades, master of none. He holds degrees in Computer Science, but learned how to rebuild motors racing motocross and hammer nails while doing construction projects with his father. He currently oversees the operations at MakerStock and ensures we have all of the necessary materials and items needed to fulfill your order.
Director of Strategy
Canyon is a rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania where he studies Management and Behavioral Economics. In his free time, he enjoys reading, exploring food and art in Philadelphia and hiking. Since joining MakerStock, Canyon has helped plan out market launch as well as website optimization.
Director of Marketing and Social Media
Catie is an incoming senior at Penn State University majoring in Digital and Print Journalism. She loves reading and writing about trends in both the entertainment and fashion industry. She is excited to be a part of the MakerStock team and looks forward to broadening our social media presence.