The Making Progress mission is to foster maker innovation, by creating a thriving and sustainable future.

We do this by advancing and connecting Colorado makers – a vibrant community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, youth makers, inventors, hobbyists, science clubs, students and entrepreneurs – through events, education and online collaboration.

Our flagship events draw makers from all over the State to celebrate their unbridled creativity.

Visit our online maker community

to find other makers and receive event updates

Colorado Maker Hub

Meet The Team

The creative team behind our events and education programs


Elise VanDyne

Executive Director & Maker Faire-y


Karen Corliss

Director of Maker Relations


Hunter Buffington

Youth Entrepreneur & Faire Operations


Rebecca Green

Volunteer Manager