Shawn Grimes

Interim Executive Director &
Director of Technology

“I’m doing some of the best and most meaningful work of my life at DHF. The staff, youth, and educators that I get to work with inspire me to do my best everyday.”


Steph Grimes

Director of Education

“DHF has allowed me to create expanding access and opportunities to maker and technology education for youth. I care deeply about the work we do and the people we work with.”



Jonathan Prozzi

Content Developer

“I’m passionate about empowering learners of all ages, whether youth or educators. Building new and accessible pathways to knowledge is crucial for future success!”


Amber Grimes

Operations Manager

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso


Melissa Huch

Community Manager

“My experience at DHF has been nothing short of rewarding. I have had the opportunity to share our stories, attend events, and best of all, recruit new youth for our programs.”

Josh Doying

Educator Outreach Manager

“Being a part of the DHF team is like having your favorite class at school last all day. I love helping educators make learning fun because students should have as much fun in school as they do in our space.”

Ruth Eldredge Thomas

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

“DHF is a perpetually positive environment for youth, staff, parents, and our partners. I’m grateful that so many in Baltimore, and beyond, are excited to work with us as collaborators, partners, and funders.”

Jen Schachter

Special Projects Manager

“As the resident ‘maker’ here at DHF, I get to build and design all of the fun things. It’s rewarding to put my ingenuity and creative eye to work for such an innovative and inspiring team.”

Courtney Parto

Communication Specialist

 “Working at DHF has taught me so much more than I could have ever imagined, and has helped me to grow into who I am today. I’m thankful for all of the experiences that I’ve had here.”

Adam Bouhmad

Senior Technology Specialist

“I like hats. Luckily at DHF we all like to wear many of them. Our youth centric focus plays a tremendous role in keeping me motivated to keep sprinting to the finish line.”


Darius McCoy

Tech Specialist &
3D Assistance Lead

“I started out here as a youth and now I work here. Working here is both challenging and fun at the same time; I get to learn a lot of cool things that I would’ve never thought of before.”

Caitlyn Dixon

Elementary Program Coordinator

“Working with the MiniMakers is the best job anyone can have. The excitement that comes as they learn and create is contagious and keeps me coming back everyday.”


Mary Reisenweitz

Mid-High Program Coordinator

“The community at DHF is a seemingly endless source of knowledge and curiosity. With the youth, my work feels like play because there are always hands to lend and minds to expand.”


Mathew Ridge

Program Specialist

“DHF has been an awesome opportunity for me to grow and share my love of making with youth from all over Maryland.”

Kristin McWharter

Program Specialist

“Helping students work through their ideas and see them come to fruition is what makes me most excited to be working in this field. Exploring creative problem solving with our youth is one of the most rewarding parts of my day.”

Amiri Williams

Youth 3D Specialist

“Failure is not the end, but the beginning of learning from your mistakes.”


Sierra Seabrease

Youth Web Specialist

“DHF has completely shaped who I am and my love for technology.”