Chattlab's 2021 Leadership

There are 3 areas of leadership at our makerspace:

  1. Board of Directors - Elected participants that help decide Chattlab's direction
  2. Officers - Elected participants that carry out specific duties.
  3. Area Leads- Volunteers that help manage one of our 6 functional areas.

Board of Directors

Chattlab has 7 board of directors serving the club in 2021. More information on directorship can be found in our Bylaws. They are:

Jason Brown

Jason is a co-founder of Chattlab and has been in the combat robot building community since 1992 and has served on the ChattLab board since inception. He has appeared on the TV show BattleBots with the robot Bombshell in 2016, 2018, and 2019. Jason's making experience consists of just a little of everything, woodworking, sewing, robotics, machining, 3d printing, welding, electronics, high voltage, pyrotechnics, programming, etc…

Jeff Johnson

Jeff is a Chattanooga native and has been involved in the makerspace/hackerspace community since 2010. His interests include woodworking and laser cutting.

Chris Loizeaux

My name is Chris Loizeaux (pronounced luh•wah•zoh) and over the past 20 years I’ve been a Designer, Creative/Marketing Director & Entrepreneur. I've been a member since January 2018 and love the space, the people & the creativity that ChattLab’s existence affords all it’s members. I’m eager to see what we can create in our new space in the coming years!

Kevin Masiulis

Kate Warren

Kate moved to Chattanooga from Houston, Texas in 2004 and has been involved in organizing events, making art cars and art bikes since 2010. Her interests include welding, graphic design, photography and laser cutting.

Tim Youngblood

Tim is the OG Founder of Chatt*lab in 2010 when he relocated to Chattanooga and opened his garage space near St. Elmo to anyone with an idea who needed space to see it realized. From very meager beginnings and a few moves, he got busy with personal stuff back in 2015, handing the baton to Jeff and Jason, who then took the space to a whole new level with their hard work and intelligence which continues to this very day.

He is a single dad to twins, a serial entrepreneur, software developer and team builder. He loves people. He really enjoys anything motorized, especially electrically so, and art, especially the 3D kind. Loves metal fab which is where he is happiest. Must be exposed to sunshine daily and regularly watered between vertical cave trips. Has lists of lists of projects. Looks mean but actually has a soft, nougaty center.


Chattlab's officers for 2020 are listed below. :

PresidentVice PresidentSecretaryTreasurer

Chris Loizeaux

Kate Warren

Jeff Johnson

Area Leads

Functional Area Area Lead(s)

Chris Loizeaux


Jonathan Snyder


Meghan Phillips



Kate Warren


Pat Johnson