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Board of Directors


Cat McGurk

Head Maker (President)

Cat is a red seal carpenter who is invested in making the trades more accessible to non-traditional tradespeople. A born and raised Yellowknifer, they are a strong advocate for innovative trades training in the north.  Cat is one of the founding members of Makerspace YK. 

Mike Otto


Mike is a mechanical engineer dedicated to energy-efficient buildings and greenhouse gas emission reduction. Mike previously lived in Whitehorse and was a member of Yukonstruct. He’s a hobbyist woodworker and also serves on the board of the Yellowknife Mountain Bike Club.


Kristel Derkowski


Kristel is an author and multimedia designer who has worked in the fields of architecture, graphic design & illustration, silviculture, camp maintenance, welding, marketing, project management, and the non-profit sector. 

Wylie Rudkevitch

Vice Maker (Vice-President)

Wylie is a Tiny Home builder, Offgrid-er and Outdoorsman, with a passion for DIY projects. Wylie has Worked in Territorial Parks hosting interactive workshops for tourists and children throughout the North Slave Region. He’s committed to bringing tools and equipment that would not be conventionally available to the masses. His aspiration is to get people the tools they need to do the projects they want.


Donna-Lynn Baskin


Shades of White Stone

Jason McMillan


Jason is an Intern Architect with an interest in digital fabrication techniques as well as Northern-specific architectural design and construction. He spends his downtime outdoors on a fatbike.

Bronwyn Rorke


Bronwyn is an architect working for the GNWT.   She brings a focus on respectful community consultation, sustainability, and flexibility of use to her work on government building projects.   Bronwyn is a beginner woodworker and has built a few simple cabinets in her garage.  She is also a yoga teacher, teaching at Taiga Yoga.


Phil Normandeau


Phil is a dad and a research scientist at the Northwest Territories Geological Survey where he applies his background in engineering, academia and remote field camp operations. (B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Geo). He is an avid upcycler and dabbles with spray paint art, music, music production, wood working, instrument making, gardening, photography, DIY home gym building and jewelry making, amongst many interests.