Meet the Team

Bringing the old MUB Basement to life with an awesome space for creators, makers, tinkerers, designers, inventors, (whatever you prefer to call yourself), takes a lot of work. Interested in helping out? Sign up here!

Student Leadership

Brad Turner

Alley Director

Hi there! I'm a senior software engineering student at Tech with a passion for design. I've always enjoyed making things and enjoy interactive learning experiences. As a University Innovation Fellow I discovered the importance of having a space with a culture where students can experiment in an environment that focuses on growth and learning from failure, and hope to create that environment for all of you. Wanna chat? Send me an email or stop in the space!

Denzil Cotera

Safety/Equipment Coordinator

Denzil Cotera is a fourth year Mechanical Engineer with a Spanish minor and who has a strong interest in manufacturing. He has skills in wood working, boat repair, and tool knowledge. Denzil has worked for Mercury Marine as a Manufacturing Co-op and Greenheck as an International Applications Engineer and has a vast cultural experience as he has lived in three different countries and speaks three different languages. Denzil has a strong passion for sharing his knowledge and skills with others and is every excited to be part of The Alley.

Magann Dykema

Operations Coordinator

Hey! I'm a third year Civil Engineering Major at Michigan Tech. My passion for creativity and thinking outside the box was introduced to me at a young age, and I love when I get a chance to be a part of anything that lets me explore it more. In my spare time, you can find me bowling at the nearest lanes, cheering on the Detroit Tigers, or watching Gilmore Girls with a cup of coffee.

Spencer Miskoviak

Operations Coordinator

Hi! I'm a senior computer science student at Michigan Tech interested in technology and entrepreneurship. I was drawn to software because of the low overhead needed to constantly build something new, iterate, and expand on projects. I've joined the Alley team in hopes of expanding my experience with making beyond computers, collaborate and learn from others, and hopefully create a space that I wish would have been available to me throughout my entire college exerpience.


Events Coordinator, Staff Coordinator, Funds Coordinator, or Marketing Coordinator

We're always looking for new members interested in being part of the leadership team and helping shape the Alley. If you're interested in any of the positions listed above, please feel free to reach out!


Christopher Plummer

Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

David Dixon

Biosafety Officer, Compliance, Integrity, and Safety Office

Kent Cyr

Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Michele Miller

Professor, ME-EM

Mary Raber

Assistant Dean of Academic Programs, Pavlis Honors College

Bob Hiltunen

Directory of Auxiliary Services


Full list of coaches coming soon!

Stop by the Alley to meet our team of amazing coaches that are here to assist you and share their experience!

Stop by Monday - Thursday, 3:00 - 9:00pm in the MUB Basement

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