Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our community. Claire is our new Events and Office Coordinator.

 

How did you get involved with Yukonstruct?

I am happy to join the Yukonstruct team as the Events and Office Coordinator. I look forward to contributing to this vibrant environment and to supporting our dynamic, hardworking community.

Why should people become Yukonstruct members?

This is a unique space that is friendly to both beginner and more advanced creators. If you are new to dabbling in the realm of the creative, Yukonstruct is an amazing place to bump shoulders with Makers who will spark and support your creativity. For the more advanced, Yukonstruct not only provides the equipment you need to build, but also a platform to share your skills and expertise.

What do you like to make?

I like to make food, bread, and friends! It’s good that these three things tend to go quite well together. I would love to spend some time in the woodshop now that I have access. I’m dying for some beautiful planters for an herb garden.

What advice do you have for other makers in the Yukon?

Don’t be afraid to try something new and be open to learning. There is always someone with something to teach if you let them.

What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you while making something?

I have made my fair share of Kombucha geysers; a smelly mistake. I have also failed embarrassingly when I attempted to build a pallet-bed – I still can’t believe I was defeated by a Pinterest-inspired dream. The point is, it’s important to remember that a project rarely turns out the way you intend, and that’s okay.