Board of Directors
Kristel is an author and multimedia designer who has worked in the fields of architecture, planning, research, illustration, remote camps, project management, and the non-profit sector. She has volunteered on the MSYK Board of Directors since 2019.
Sam is an aging perpetual fledgling committed to dipping his toes into as many crafts, disciplines, and metaphysical outlooks he can while ultimately mastering nothing. From philosophy, to alternative energy, to real estate appraisal with countless hobbies sprinkled in between, Sam has always yearned for a space where disparate skills come together.
Garett Cochrane is a proud born and raised 2SLGBTQ+ Metis Yellowknifer. Garett is both on Yellowknife City Council & works as the Community Relations Officer for Parsons Inc on the Giant Mine Remediation Project. Outside of work, he enjoys baking, chess, karaoke, traveling, watching film screenings at Capital Theater, adding to his library, lego, collecting millennial inspired swag and spending quality time with his partner Brandon.
Logan's path has led from crafting real landscapes as a landscaper to shaping digital ones as a mapper. An ardent member of Makerspace YK, he joined the board to champion its pivotal role in nurturing creativity and community. Always exploring—from stonework to 3D printing—Logan's drive and curiosity has culminated in Loganearth.com, redefining digital geography for the NWT and epitomizing his belief in continuous innovation.
Wylie is a Tiny Home builder, Offgrid-er & 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.
Dawn is a champion of community-based, grassroots projects and ideas that promote open access to learning. She has a background in adult education, community development. arts-informed participatory research, storytelling, and community radio.
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Carl Jr. is Shutagot'ine (Mountain People) from the communities of Tulita and Délı̨nę First Nations located in the Sahtu Region. Living in many towns across the Northwest Territories and spending extended periods of time in the bush with his father and siblings he is now a father to 3 children of his own, and wants to pass on the teachings that have protected the Land for millennia. Carl Jr. has a business degree and experience in a variety of domains including not-for profits, local Indigenous politics, leadership positions and post-secondary education mentorship.
Shannon is a lifelong Yellowknifer who likes to spend her time biking, skiing, canoeing, and encouraging kids to do the same. She is also excited about making, fixing and refurbishing stuff, and she joined the MSYK Board of Directors to help more stuff get made, fixed and refurbished by more people.