Our Staff

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  • Bill Cloyd – Founder - A mechanical engineer and former high school physics teacher, is founder and president of Newton’s Attic. From a young age, Bill was a natural engineer with a passion for designing and fabricating huge and complicated constructs that could be used to demonstrate both daredevil human feats and the principles of physics all in one. The 80 […]

 

  • Dawn Cloyd – Community Outreach - Dawn is a former high school and adult education teacher with an undergraduate in English and Spanish, Masters in Education from John Carroll University in Ohio, and TESOL Certification from U.C. Santa Cruz. After teaching for four years in the Cleveland area and San Jose, California, she returned to Lexington in 2000 and joined her […]

 

  • Alice Mathews - Alice Mathews is a Lexington native, a graduate of Lafayette High School and a senior at Transylvania University where she is majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) and minoring in History. Alice was an invaluable part of the Newton’s Attic office team in 2015, working with the students, parents and other Newton’s Attic staff […]
  • Abram Gornik - Abram hails from the Big Island of Hawaii, and from a very diverse educational background. Raised in a family that runs both a construction enterprise and a successful educational non-profit, he has participated in both endeavors from a young age first as student and apprentice, and then as instructor. Abram has a wealth of experience […]
  • Eli Dreyer - Eli Dreyer attends Lafayette High School in the Pre-Engineering program, mostly striving in the science and math areas. In the past, he has been awarded the Certificate of Merit in the Engineering Area, The National Junior Beta Club Award, The Leadership Award, and The Citizenship Award. Additionally, Eli performs with the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra […]
  • Joel Damron - Joel Damron grew up in Elkhorn City, KY where he was active in 4H as a student and a camp counselor. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Technology from Eastern Kentucky University and worked for over a decade in automotive engineering designing machines for factory automation. He has been a soccer coach, a competitive […]
  • Katherine Wild - Katherine Wild is a sophomore in the pre-engineering program at Lafayette High School. She especially has a passion for math and science. Katherine is in the Mu Alpha Theta math club, Beta Club and plays the flute in the Lafayette High School Wind Symphony and marching band. She has received the “Outstanding Sophomore” award as […]
  • Kathryn Turbek - Kathryn Turbek has been teaching middle school science for 10 years, with special interest in environmental science and sustainability. She established an environmental club and has been working on integrating project-based-instruction into her curriculum. When not teaching, Kathryn can be found playing with her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. Kathryn enjoys singing, traveling, and Kentucky […]
  • Keith Hollifield - Instructor Keith Hollifield has had a life-long passion for model building, electronic gadgets and aviation and is a long time member and former president of the Lexington Model Airplane Club. He has built and flown over 200 different model aircraft from those small enough for indoor flight to jet powered models capable of 200mph. Keith […]
  • Kevin Ireland - Kevin Ireland is a two year instructor of Newton’s Attic’s Minecraft Mod class. He is a senior at Lafayette high school with 3 years of computer science classes at the advanced and AP level. He aspires to get a degree in computer science to become a video game developer. He has taught Java coding classes […]
  • Kirk Hardy - Kirk Hardy is a Lexington native and a graduate of Lafayette Senior High School and SCAPA with a major in creative writing. He is a rising senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Math. For the last two years he has worked as a full stack developer for UK’s […]
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  • Morgan Tallio - Morgan Tallio is a sophomore at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. She will be studying mechanical engineering and the German language. Morgan interned at Newton’s Attic through the EBCE program at Paul Laurence Dunbar, which is also where she graduated from. Morgan is excited to continue teaching Da Vinci Kids classes, as […]
  • Natalie Hagan - Natalie Hagan is a recent graduate of Woodford County High School and plans to study biochemistry and molecular biology with a Spanish focus at Centre College. She volunteered at Newton’s Attic with a friend in early 2015 and has loved it ever since. Natalie has worked at Newton’s Attic through the 2015/16 school year teaching […]
  • Nathan Rukavina - Nathan Rukavina attends Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in the MSTC program. He has had an interest in computers and electronics his entire life, always taking devices apart and turning them into something new. Throughout elementary and middle school, Nathan was involved in Lego Robotics and continues to volunteer with his elementary school team. He […]
  • Parker Owen - Parker Owen is an 10-year veteran of the public school system, teaching science and math to middle school students. He has coached First Lego League competitions, and has taught summer robotics camps and computer programming camps to middle and elementary school students at Georgia Tech. We are pleased to have him returning to teach Lego […]
  • Robert McGillivray - Robert McGillivray is a Senior at the University of Kentucky studying computer science, Mathematics, and German language. Robert has been involved in many programs including FIRST Robotics, UK E-Day, UK ACM, and Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout. He is a former Newton’s Attic student and volunteer and has participated in many Newton’s […]
  • Sam Egan - Sam Eagen is a junior at Woodford County high school. Sam began programming in sixth grade when he discovered that there were many free courses available online. He quickly absorbed all the information he could learning several languages and learning more about how unix based systems work. In addition to programming and working on projects […]
  • Sarah Fanning - Sarah Fanning is from Versailles, Kentucky and graduated in 2016 from Woodford County High School. She attends college at Campbellsville University where she studies art. She is working on getting her Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design and illustration. She just completed her sophomore year and had one of her drawings […]
  • Seth Bashore - Seth Bashore is an undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky studying Mechanical Engineering. He has been working at Newton’s Attic since the spring of 2014 as an instructor. Seth has taught Camp Catapult, Rube Goldberg Machines, Robot Gladiators, Lego Mindstorm, and Autodesk Inventor. Seth has experience in woodworking, metalworking, fabrication of custom parts, 3D […]