Officers and Board Members of the Martin Art Center

 Professional, Experienced, Dedicated

Martin Wesolowski President and CEO

OSHA, BHT, Journeyman Carpenter, Industrial Artist

      A native of Phoenix, AZ, Martin has worked in and around most museums in the area and over a decade at the Arizona Science Center as an exhibit designer and builder. Martin spent years in behavioral health with the State of Arizona and private concerns working with and assisting Children and Adults who are developmentally disabled. Martin also worked at one of the valley’s long term health care centers and was an assistant administrator for the first care center for people with Alzheimer Disease.  A co-owner of Phoenix and Scottsdale Art Galleries and over 30 years experience in the arts with 15 years in arts management positions. Highly skilled leadership abilities, fundraising and development background, organization and program building, grant writing, staff and event management. Martin is an Industrial Artist and the Founder of Martin Art Center.  The desire and need to have a learning place that is fun and engaging sparked the STEAM SHOP at Martin Art Center. A Playground For Your Brain.

David Reno, MBA, BHT

Vice President, Consultant

Southwest Human Development 

David brings extensive experience in nonprofit management and community connectivity.

Shelley Briggs

Shelley Briggs

Program Manager & Board Member

Shelley has home schooled four kids and raised a wonderful bunch of successful professionals. She worked at social services for several years before starting a family, is an avid reader and has been a professional singer. She also has a love for arts and crafts and believes that music and art are important components to a child’s development.


Ed VaskoEdward Vasko, CEO  Terra Verde Services, Board Member

Edward is an Information Technology Executive with over 25 years of diverse management and technical experience with a core focus on Information Security. For full bio please visit

Jordan Blair

Board Member

Jordan teaches Gifted/Advanced Mathematics at Acacia Elementary, an Arizona A++ School of Excellence and a National Title I Distinguished School.  He serves as an ACACIA IS GREAT Classroom Community Sponsor and also as Basketball Athletic Director for the Washington Elementary School District in Glendale.  Mr. Blair’s  teaching approach uses a holistic model to engage students in personalized activities and provide opportunities for them to become leaders in the classroom and in the community.  More information on his amazing classroom and the exciting projects available to students at Acacia Elementary can be found at .

Tess PattonTess Patton ▐ Intern, Program Development


Tess grew up in the Phoenix metropolitan area and is now a student at Hillsdale College in Michigan. She has been teaching part-time for three years and loves working with kids and helping them learn and grow. She knows the importance of creative learning and that there is nothing more exciting in the classroom than watching kids get excited about what they can learn.

I’m excited to be helping out with Steam Shop!

George Gregg, M.A., M.Ed.

George Gregg, MA, MEd

Consultant, program development

George has over 25 years of experience in educational leadership and management, serving in non-profit,  community development overseas, in faith-based ministry, and in executive management in the private sector in Phoenix.  He has been teaching college chemistry with the Maricopa County Community College District since 2007, becoming full-time Faculty at Glendale Community College in 2012. His most recent grant developed and implemented free/open educational resources (OER) for the district’s chemistry courses.  George is passionate about community science outreach and has been extensively engaged in developing and presenting at such events, including at the Arizona Science Center and through various programs at GCC, the Arizona Sci-Tech Festivals and Science Olympiad competitions. George holds a Master’s in Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from NAU.  He also holds a graduate certificate in Applied Linguistics and is a published author of peer-reviewed research in the sociolinguistics of central Africa. He can be reached by email at

Tori Berg, MNS

Consultant, program development

Tori Berg is a freelance science consultant, creating science based activities and programs since 2000. In 1992, Tori received her Bachelor’s of Science from Beloit College and her Masters in Natural Science from Arizona State University in 1996. After graduate school, Tori worked at the Arizona Science Center as the Gallery Program Coordinator, creating educational activities and demonstrations. Tori lives in Michigan working in Grand Rapids Public Schools.  When she isn’t driving her three daughters to their various activities, Tori loves to create jewelry, sew and read.

3-D Printing and Computer Programing

Chris Mclaughlin , Volunteer and Program Development

B.S. in Mechanical engineering, Minor in Mathematics.
Previous commercial 3-D printing experience at Motorola. Objet1000 Polyjet Printer. Experience with FDM 3D printing (and software), CAD (Solidworks, Onshape, Fusion 360),
Computer Programming (Python), Pottery (Wheel throwing, glazing, firing), and always learning MORE!




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