Board of Directors

Jordan Van Aalsburg

Jordan Van Aalsburg

Director

Jordan Van Aalsburg is a research scientist at the University of California, Davis where he works on using virtual reality for scientific visualization.

Jordan lives in Davis with his wife and daughter. If he is not programming or chasing after a 3 year old, he is probably working on remodeling his home or hanging out at the Makerspace. Occasionally he finds time to sleep.


James R Holliday

James R Holliday

President, Treasurer

James Holliday has a long history of working towards public access to science and technology, from volunteering at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA, to serving on the Board of Directors at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in Champaign, IL.

James currently works as a research scientist at the University of California, Davis and is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer for the Open Hazards Group. He is passionate about public access to tools and shared resources.


Braden Pellett

Braden Pellett

Director, Secretary

Braden Pellett was born and raised in Davis, went off to Southern California to learn about Computer Science (and Physics (and Math (and Engineering))) at Harvey Mudd College, then traveled over to Japan where he lived for 3 years to teach English and learn Japanese.

Since his return stateside, he has mostly been back around Davis, where he for a time worked with immersive virtual reality systems, and lately started helping with informatics at the Mouse Biology Lab. He also enjoys thinking about how he and others interact with the technology around them, and hopes that Davis Makerspace can help people to better understand these interactions and improve upon them for the benefit of themselves and their communities.


Jeff Tolentino

Jeff Tolentino

Director, President

Jeff is originally from Davis and works in town as a civil engineer. In his off-time he nerds out on cameras, musical instruments, and Arduino programming. He find Taylor polynomials to be highly practical, and once while riding his bike he almost crashed when his entire world turned into a vector field.

When he is not working for Davis Makerspace, he plays drums with the Sacramento Taiko Dan.