Collaborators

Kami Wilt
Kami runs Austin Tinkering School. After running a preschool as well as teaching art, science, nature, and carpentry classes, she saw Gever Tulley’s TED talk, 5 Dangerous Things (you should let your children do) and realized that Austin needed a tinkering school, stat. Gever Tulley came to visit Austin and he agreed. Now she, also, has had the pleasure of putting power tools in the hands of second graders, and has loved every minute of it.

Oren Connell
Oren is a veritable veteran of Austin Tinkering School. Born and raised in the wilds of Montana, not allowed access to father's workshop as a child, spends majority of time tinkering or sailing. Habits include: sailing, tinkering.

Matt Grubb
Matt loves everything!

Kat Townsend
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Emily Hurd
Emily has passed the last ten years working with kids of all ages. Highlights of her teaching adventures in the arts are: painting a mural with a neighborhood of kids in Canoa, Ecuador, installing an 8-ft. sculpture in front of the Wortham Theater in Houston with a group of middle schoolers, and doing puppetry with pre-schoolers in Bologna, Italy. But she has had the most fun, by far, in her own backyard, spying on insects and crunching pecans with her two young sons. Emily currently runs Creatures Playschool and teaches art at Austin Tinkering School