Alon Adani serves as Chair of the North Bay Makers Board of Directors. In this role he establishes vital connections in the community and encourages forward progress. Alon's goals are to make 180 Studios the premier facility of its kind, and to ensure maximum economic and interpersonal benefit to the community. As a respected, successful real estate entrepreneur, Alon has nearly 20 years of diverse experience in shepherding ideas to viability.
Tom Fetter worked for Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard) for 37 years, designing state of the art electronic test equipment used by the communications industry. Tom has worked as an R&D engineer and engineering manager, and finished his career at Keysight as the strategic and business planning manager for the Technology Manufacturing organization based in Santa Rosa. Tom’s maker interests include woodworking, metalworking, and high power rocketry. He especially likes rocketry because it involves a perfect combination of math and engineering, along with building skills, and because it is also a great vehicle for engaging kids in math and engineering.
Tom holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In his role as Director of Innovation & Partnerships, Dan Blake leads the Sonoma County Office of Education’s 21st Century Teaching and Learning efforts. He was instrumental in the development of ieSonoma: innovate | educate, Cradle to Career Sonoma County, and the Maker Certificate Program at SSU. Prior to his current role, he spent six-and-a-half years as SCOE’s Career Development Specialist.
Dan has 14 years of teaching experience, including 13 years as a teacher at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa, California. He is Vice-Chair of the Cradle to Career Sonoma County Operations Team and a Board Liaison to the Sonoma County Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation. Dan is a graduate of Piner High School and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.S. in Educational Administration from Purdue University’s Calumet School of Education.