Joseph Anderson is the Director of the Lacey Makerspace. A life-long maker with a passion for functional design, Joseph is thrilled to be a part of a non-profit makerspace investing in our community. Those maker skills developed when he worked as a finish carpenter during college, completing his Bachelor of Arts at Southern Virginia University in 2005 with a focus on business management and liberal arts. Heeding his wanderlust, Joseph immediately went abroad to Taiwan to teach immersion English. Upon returning stateside, Joseph worked in home healthcare for six years, ultimately taking over the Lacey branch of Bellevue Healthcare. A new opportunity presented itself in the solar industry, where he worked as a project manager across the western U.S. seaboard, gaining expertise in solar 3D modeling and design. Now, working with the City of Lacey, St. Martin’s University, and the Thurston Economic Development Council, Joseph is elated to be a part of the Lacey Makerspace and inspire students to realize their creative and entrepreneurial ambitions. A serial volunteer, he currently serves in his church and with Washington Explorer Search and Rescue as a Team Leader and certified First Aid instructor. Any free time Joseph has is spent with his wife and two small kids outside exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.