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.
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.

Jeff Barbee
Title: Board Member

Mr. Barbee is a self taught glass blower that has traveled the country learning the wonderful medium that is Borosilicate glass. He has spent 4 years behind the torch manipulating glass and learning how it flows.

Artists Statement
To every artist their own. The way each creator sees and interprets the world around them is vastly different. Yet the same as others. we all occupy the same space and world. I am not here to create just artwork. I put my heart and soul into my artwork to create smiles and memories for those who have began to collect my work, even if that may be only a single piece.


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