Ryan Wilcoxson - Executive Director
Since graduating film school in 2001, Ryan as a media designer/developer based in San Francisco and Southern Oregon. Ryan has been a maker his entire life and when not behind a computer, he can most often be found at Talent Maker City playing with lasers, lathes, and table saws.
Alli French - Programs Director
Alli is a long-time educator and maker. She has been teaching, mentoring and collaborating with the Ashland, Medford and Phoenix-Talent School Districts for over twenty years. As a maker, she is the proud owner of RefunktionedArt, where she makes new things out of old materials.
Board of Directors
Joe DiGiuseppe - Chair
Joe is a manufacturing professional & artist with experience in community building. He co-founded two organizations in Philadelphia that offer resources and support to creative entrepreneurs, focusing on the advancement of skills and knowledge of marginalized individuals. Joe is a strong believer in the sharing of resources, skills and knowledge.
Stephanie is a Talent-based attorney, licensed in both Oregon and California, who specializes in business startups and nonprofit law. Stephanie has been a lawyer for 20 years, and her practice also includes Native American issues, employment law, family law, estate planning, and appellate practice.
Tom Cline - Vice Chair/Treasurer
Tom grew up in New Jersey before moving out to Oregon in 2012 to be a manager at a major retailer in Medford. In 2011 he completed a 6 month thru hike of the Appalachian trail. He is a woodworker and an aspiring metal worker.
Robyn Janssen - Secretary
Robyn was born and raised in Southern Oregon and at a young age, discovered her love and talent for art. Robyn earned her Bachelors of Science in Art, painting at Southern Oregon University. Robyn also studied briefly at the Art Institute of Portland for Interior Design which she continues to consult on and study as one of her true passions.
Laura A. Quintero Anton
A recent immigrant, Laura strongly identifies as a fiercely independent Mexican woman and feminist. Her art and crafts are primarily inspired by the many indigenous traditions of her country. Laura has found a place to share her art, culture, passion, and humanity at Talent Maker City.
Darby is the current mayor of Talent, Oregon. She has been a Talent City Official since 2001. Darby endeavors to enable the direct connection between creating a regional reputation for product innovation and drawing attention to our locally based economy in order to realize a robust “live where you work prosperity.”