Nick Romero
Title: President

Nick Romero is a Yakima Valley Native, born in Toppenish, now residing in Zillah with his wife and 4 children. Mr. Romero has worked in various industries ranging from aviation, agriculture and also developed the current Agricultural Equipment Mechanic program at Perry Tech. Nick is currently the proprietor of Thrive Industries LLC, a safety and operator training company that specializes in the agricultural and construction industries.

Mr. Romero has done many projects throughout the community for local businesses, in both business development as well as utilizing the YMS tools to create menu boards,plaques,seating,and various other projects for local coffee shops and breweries around the valley.

Nick is an avid outdoors-man spending time hunting,fishing and shooting in local competitions.

"As a new YMS board member I am excited to bring new ideas and opportunities to the space to increase the growth in both the makerspace and our community!"
David Geho
Title: Vice President

Mr. Geho was born in raised right here in the Yakima Valley where he graduated from Davis High School. "The Yakima area has so many great things to offer, and I enjoy calling it home. I've lived other places but am always drawn back." - David.

David's careers spans audio engineering, broadcasting and software development.  After a decision to make a career change, he attended college at YVCC and CWU and started his latest adventure as a marketing consultant and web designer.  David has always been into tinkering, fixing and creating. A majority of his skills and hobbies revolve around a mix of creative and technical. Which can be seen by his investment in the YMS IT infrastructure as well as his 3D printing, vinyl cutting, laser engraving and woodworking projects he has created at YMS.

David is a lover of the outdoors with hobbies including biking, hiking, camping and road trips, as well as more cosmopolitan pursuits such as wine / beer tasting and cooking. While David is an electric car and alternative energy enthusiast he also has a thing for the old technologies which can be seen by his investment as board member of The Olde Yakima Letterpress Museum, and his volunteering for the Central Washington Ag Museum.

"I am honored to be surrounded by the creative energy and helpful spirit of the members and the Board at YMS.  I am looking forward to seeing YMS not just exist, but thrive." -Dave Geho

DeAnn Welch
Title: Treasurer

Born and raised in Yakima, Ms. Welch is a graduate of West Valley High School. She went on to take accounting courses at ETON Technical Institute in Port Townsend, then took a job for Interocean Steamship Corporation in Seattle. She moved back to Yakima in 1992 and has stayed ever since. She has held various jobs over the years each adding to her skills as a Full-Charge Bookkeeper and Finance Manager. DeAnn returned to college in 2011 to work through her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Management, then onto CWU, to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She opened her own business Welch's Business Services in May 2017 with a mission to help small businesses succeed!

DeAnn has enjoyed craft projects her entire life with a favorite in beading. However, she always has a myriad of projects going at once. Her love of family and young granddaughter keeps her engaged in new projects almost daily. “She loves doing art and crafting – to see her creativity and nurture it is a wonderful experience.”  

Chris Nobbs

Title: Secretary
Chris Nobbs grew up on a small apple/cherry farm and went to Toppenish High School. He furthered his studies at Washington State University, getting his Masters of Science in Entomology. He currently works in sales, consulting pest advisors in tree fruits, grapes and hops. Chris is passionate about art. While being a member of Yakima Maker Space, he has worked on video editing, wood engraving, pottery and vinyl printing. His passions outside of YMS include gardening, making music/film, drones and his amazing family of 8, who all reside in Yakima.
Jack  mcentire
Title: Board Member

Jack McEntire, aka Chainsaw Jack, was born in Arizona and has lived most of his life in the Great Northwest.  He currently resides in Selah, Washington with his wife and daughter.  Jack has an educational background in Micro Biology, for which he holds a Degree, but his true love is the chainsaw!  Since he started carving he has appeared on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and Saw Dogs and has sold pieces to people all over the world.

Additionally, he has been featured on broadcast news, newspaper articles and has done many art shows for which he holds awards for his work.  Jack has worked with several other mediums such as stone, metal, snow and even polystyrene.  Jack has won awards for competing in many competitions such as the Westport International Chainsaw Carving Championship.  Another competition Jack competed in was Reno Little Joe's Carving for Kids that benefited the Make a Wish Foundation.

John Storlie
Title: Board Member & Founder

John is the owner of Yakima Networking which is a locally owned and operated business offering computer repair in central Washington. He has built a business that is grounded in supplying solutions using the latest technology and the highest standards of quality, performance.

John has brought these skills and his vision of  YMS to the community at large since YMS's inception. John is a passionate maker and hacker that believes strongly in the Maker movement.


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