Jillian Haffner works full time for Warner Brothers Games at Turbine Studios where she is responsible for Platform Services, Integration, and Development Operations. Her vast experiences in electronics, software, the military, video production, and photography gives a different prospective to the board. She has also started many companies and as she says “a few of them even made money…”. As a board member, Jillian is currently the Director of Finance and Treasurer for MakeIt Labs.
Mike Swatko is a lifelong maker and technologist with a great depth of experience creating game-changing consumer products and expert knowledge of imaging and multimedia publishing (digital imaging, analog photography, large format and darkroom, online, and printing). He has two US patents pending in the field of digital photography. When exposed to sunlight Mike enjoys hiking and rock climbing. His current fascinations are nixie tubes and fabricating metal works with MakeIt Labs’ plasma CNC machine. An avid software developer since back in the day when floppy disks were floppy, Mike is now Director of R&D at a small consumer-oriented technology company in Salem NH.
Steve Abodeely is an IT Technician for a computer education company. He typically is taking care of various network cabling or imaging projects, and works as the IT Technician for greater Boston. He also has experience as a 3D print service technician, an automotive parts sales manager, and even a car salesman for a brief stretch. In his free time, Steve enjoys mountain biking, skiing, brewing beer, and going to various concerts. At MakeIt he is most likely using the Automotive Lift, the Laser, or (more often than not) in the clean space online. That said, with the right heads up, he’s always up to help others with projects if needed. He is the Director of Member Relations at MakeIt Labs.