Our Mentors

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Trevor
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Elijah Miller
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Raquel Torres
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Andres

We appreciate the time that our mentors donate to the space.


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Andres Torres
Maker Organizer

Areas Covered:
hobby electronics, robotics, automation, micro controllers, aquaponics, sewing, carpentry, metal working, light machining

Background:
I’ve always had an interest in electronics and robotics.  I have been tinkering ever since I can remember.  As a matter of fact I liked electronics so much I made a career out of it.  I started by joining the Navy and entering the advanced electronics program.  After two years of training in computer science I served another four years as a Computer Data Systems Technician.  I’ve worked for various companies in the fields of electronics and automated systems design/manufacturing.  I also gained experience in quality control and quality assurance in the role of production inspector.  I am currently working for NCR as an Engineering Technician handling compliance certifications and coordinating RF emissions and TUV safety certifications for a wide variety of products.


Area Covered:
graphic design

Background:
A maker with a real passion for making and sharing ideas.

 

 


 

 


 

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Raquel Torres
Social Media

Area Covered:
homeschool liaison

Background:
I have always worked full time, outside of the home since graduating from college in 1994.  In 2013, after much prayer and conversations with my husband, we made the decision that would allow me to leave my Marketing job at The Coca-Cola Company in order to be more available to my family which includes our two sons ages 13 and 15.  This decision ranks right up there as one of the best decisions we’ve ever made in our 16 years of marriage.  Soon after leaving my job, we made the decision to pull our youngest child out of the public school system to homeschool.  This was easily the second best decision we ever made!
I became more passionate about homeschooling after observing the impact it had on our own child and therefore, wanted to do my part to support our local homeschool community.  I decided to put my marketing and communication skills to work to help bring the maker movement to Forsyth County.  You will also see me in the makerspace as I hope to realize other passion and skills that have yet to be uncovered.