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Cedar Valley Makers

Board of Directors

Meet the Team


President - Taylor Morris

Taylor Morris is a Navy veteran who was wounded in action after seven years of service. Upon a medical retirement he started full-time at the University of Northern Iowa pursuing a degree in business management. He has a passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and education, and has been an active member with The Cedar Valley Makers since early 2014.


Vice President -  John Burnett

John Burnett is a professional engineer working at TDS Automation.  He has a BS and MS mechanical engineering from Iowa State University.  John has been working since July 2013 to organize a community of "makers" in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.  Through a partnership with the local libraries, he has led a workshop using the electronics modules littleBits for kids ages 10 to 12 years old as well as a joint exhibit at the Cedar Valley STEM Festival.

Treasurer - Danny Laudick 

Danny has a passion for building communities.  His eclectic interests range from art and design to engineering and economics, which led him to help co-found and grow the Cedar Valley Makers since 2015.  He is also the cofounder & Executive Director of Red Cedar, a regional entrepreneurial support organization, and a constant learner of everything interesting.

Secretary - Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman has a BS in Management and Finance and a Masters of Business Administration.  Work experience includes human resource management,  project management, and risk management in the medical and medical information system sectors.  Michael has been actively volunteering to promote STEM education opportunities for kids, since 2009.

Shop Director - Ross Jensen

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