Meet the Steward: Jack

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Jack Farley, the president of the local non-profit, The High Desert Maker is a busy guy. Not only is he a steward at the DIYcave but he’s also a realtor and lacrosse coach for Bend Parks and Rec. Read more about him in our monthly spotlight.

Tell us about yourself
I moved from Baltimore 20 years ago to enjoy the Central Oregon lifestyle. My wife and I live in Tumalo with our 11-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter. As a family, we participate in endurance horseback riding, and I also coach youth lacrosse for Parks & Rec.

Why did you become a steward?
Aaron Leis invited me to get involved with the DIYcave to increase my exposure to makers. We thought it would be helpful for me to grow my excitement about the Maker community.

What is your favorite part of being a steward?
I get to meet interesting people who each look at the world in a unique way. I am fascinated by the differences in creativity amongst the DIYcave Members

What skills are you hoping to improve on while being a steward?
The truth is, I have no shop experience. My father never owned a toolbox, and I have followed in his footsteps. In college my nickname was Jack “the Hammer,” but truthfully, I’m not sure how to use one. Now that I am a father, I look forward to gaining many skills, both for me and to share with my son.

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