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 Laudick works as Director of Talent Solutions for the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber.  He holds a BS degree in Business Economics from the University of Northern Iowa, and, through involvement with various organizations and initiatives throughout the community, he works to improve the economic conditions and opportunities available in the Cedar Valley.

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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