Chatt*Lab Leadership | 2023 - 2024

There are 3 areas of Leadership at Chatt*Lab:

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

To see previous Leadership, click here.

Board of Directors

More information on Directorship can be found in our Bylaws.

Chatt*Lab has 7 Board of Directors serving in 2023 - 2024.

Voted in on Fri, Jan 6, 2023

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…

— Executive Director

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.

— Executive Director

Bradley Madaris

Bradley has worked in the maker/creative industry for going on 4 years now. He currently fabricates 3D printing filament at LayerWorks Solutions, a local startup in Chattanooga, TN, that sources raw materials locally in Tennessee, as well as across the US, and has slowly helped bring awareness to supporting local businesses.

As part of the maker community, Bradley has worked hard to promote and maintain open source projects and support the local 3D printing community. He has earned multiple accolades and awards, such as Service Excellence from Apple, including certification as well (Apple Certified iOS Technician, Apple Certified Mac Technician, Mac Integration Basics, Apple Certified Service Professional).

Bradley lives in Chattanooga with his 4 cats. When he isn’t working hard at LayerWorks, you’ll find him 3D printing, tending to his collection of tropical plants, reading or sleeping. Shhhhh~!

George Grayson

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.

Nathan Payne


Voted in on Fri, Jan 6, 2023

Chatt*Lab's Officers for 2023-2024 are listed below. :

PresidentVice PresidentSecretaryTreasurer

Bradley Madaris

To Be Determined

To Be Determined

To Be Determined

Area Leads

Functional Area Area Lead Area Co-Lead

Venita Ballard

Chris Loizeaux


Jonathan Snyder


Bradley Madaris



Pat Johnson


Kate Warren

Archer Thompson