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 recent graduate of Transylvania University, where she majored in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) and minored in History. Alice was an invaluable part of the Newton’s Attic office team in 2015 and 2016, working with the students, parents and other Newton’s […]
  • Andrea Fiero - Andrea Fiero, a native of the Washington, D.C. area, is a graduate student at the University of Southern California. Andrea has three children and has been assisting Newton’s Attic with grant writing and fundraising since 2013. In addition to continuing with grant writing and fundraising, Andrea will work in the office with Dawn, Alice and […]
  • Emily Smith - Emily Smith is a rising senior at UK studying chemical engineering and hopes to go into the pharmaceuticals field after college. This is her first summer at Newton’s Attic. Emily will be working in the office with Dawn and Alice to assist families and Newton’s Attic staff to make everyone’s summer camp experience great. She […]
  • Abram Gornik - Abram Gornik 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 […]
  • Bradley Stone - Bradley Stone is from Leitchfield, KY. He is a junior in Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. He enjoys coding video games and is excited to help teach kids the basics of coding. Along with this, he’s excited to help introduce students to circuitry mixed with coding through Arduinos.
  • Brandon Gowan - Brandon Gowan is a homeschooled, high school senior. He has competed in FIRST robotics competitions for nine years, and has competed at international level FIRST competitions twice. Brandon has mentored middle school FIRST teams, as well as helping teach multiple camps for teams. He has been very passionate about robots since discovering Lego robots at […]
  • Chelsea Reyes - Chelsea Reyes is a California native who graduated from Lafayette High School in 2014. She has currently finished up her third year at the University of Kentucky, where she is double majoring in Art Education and Art Studio. She has a passion for photography and sculpture and has dabbled in many different art forms such […]
  • Christian Renner – Chief Technician - Christian Renner, Chief Technician, is originally from southern Maryland, now resides in Versailles, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Frankfort High School and the Frankfort Science Academy. After exhausting the AP science and mathematics courses offered, Christian sought and designed his own internship with HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. in Frankfort. He currently studies Computer-Aided Design […]
  • Claire-Marie Hall - Claire-Marie Hall is a recent graduate of Lafayette High School and will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall. She was in the Pre-Engineering program at Lafayette and plans to major in Materials Engineering with a Spanish minor. She worked with the UK Materials Engineer Professor for 6 weeks on a 3D printing […]
  • Eli Campbell - Eli Campbell is a rising junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar high school in Lexington. He has always been interested in computers and robotics. Eli took four years of engineering classes during middle school and high school. One of his favorite hobbies is volunteering at a local summer camp called BGCC, where he gets to be […]
  • Eli Dreyer - Eli Dreyer attends Lafayette High School as a junior in Lexington, KY. He actively participates in Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra and Inspire Kentucky, also looking forward to an internship position with the Secretary of State, starting in the fall of 2017. Eli found Newton’s Attic after searching for an engineering program that actually challenged him. […]
  • Joel Damron – Facilities Manager - 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 – Chief Toy Maker - 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 holds […]
  • Kevin Ireland - Kevin Ireland is a junior at Northern Kentucky University where he studies computer science. He aspires to use his degree to become a video game developer. In addition to three years’ experience teaching Minecraft Mod with MCreator and Minecraft Mod with Java at Newton’s Attic, Kevin’s experience with children includes living with much younger twin […]
  • 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 […]
  • Lauren Tallio - Lauren Tallio is a recent graduate of the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. She will be working at Newton’s Attic as she begins her Master’s degree in Water Resource Engineering. At the University of Louisville, Lauren was involved in the Student Government Association, Alternative […]
  • Lynsey Crumbie - Lynsey Crumbie is a graduate of Tates Creek Sr. High School and currently an undergraduate student at the University of Louisville. She is majoring in Public Health with minors in Global Public Health and French. She has experience working with young children in a day camp setting. She served as a peer mentor and tutor […]
  • Michael Halwes - Michael Halwes is a graduate of the University of Louisville, earning his Bachelor’s in Bioengineering in the Spring of 2017. Michael first became connected with Newton’s Attic when he met Bill Cloyd through the Paul Laurence Dunbar Robotics team and Dunbar’s MSTC Engineering Problems class. Michael started volunteering at Newton’s Attic in the Summer of […]
  • Michael Noss – Master of Creative Thinking - Michael Noss, Master of Creative Thinking, is a 2016 graduate of Woodford County High School and a two year veteran of Newton’s Attic, where he has assisted with birthday parties, field trips and numerous summer camps. Michael’s shop skills and problem solving come in handy when he is assisting classes such as Camp Catapult, Rube […]
  • 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 a 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 – Master Instructor - 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 […]
  • Sana Aslam - Sana Aslam is a rising freshman at Yale University. She is a science literacy enthusiast and for the past three years has worked to characterize retinal regeneration in the Morris Lab at the University of Kentucky. It was there that her mentor Sara Perkins encouraged her to get involved with Newton’s Attic. Sana is passionate […]
  • 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 […]