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Mary Kay Walch

Mary Kay Walch

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Mary Kay’s AT experience spans decades providing solutions for individuals with disabilities.

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Marty Stone

Marty Stone

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In addition to working for BlueSky as an engineer, Marty is the President of ATEC inc.

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Harley

Offical CDOG in charge.Dog about town, Harley keeps the office clean, the employees active and the tennis balls de-fuzzed

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Sherry the Firefighter

Sherry the Firefighter

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When she isn’t working at BlueSky Designs, Sherry serves as a volunteer Firefighter.
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Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman

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Sarah does a bit of everything; webdesign, answering phones, grant writing and assembly.

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Amy Stone
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Amy Stone

Amy Stone

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Amy keeps shipping and sub-assembly on track. Off-hours she manages ATEC inc. operations.

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Andy VonDuyke

Andy VonDuyke

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With a start in Industrial Design and his heart in making the world a better place Andy has proudly joined BSD to help develop the Mount’n Mover.

A Jack of All Trades, Andy does everything from sketching designs to building prototypes for BSD: when he’s not camping on Isle Royale tracking moose populations for his PhD that is.
Andy got his Bachelor degree at Purdue in Industrial Design. 15 years as a consultant taught him he wanted to branch out. He resigned and traveled to Antarctica for a winter working as a carpenter alongside biologists.

“I came back all fired up.” He’s currently a candidate for his PhD in Ecology at Michigan Tech as he completes his thesis concerning “The Effect of Winter Foraging Ecology of Isle Royale Moose.” Moose are a strong model for climate change as they are very sensitive to heat change.

Andy met Di while snow sculpting in Ely. He mentioned a desire to design something more meaningful (than his current project) such as a medical device. Three years later Di hired him. “It’s more than a product, it’s a way to help people” Andy says of the Mount’n Mover. Andy loves working in a small company with good people in a creative environment.

Andy has left for snowier pastures. He took a job in Barrow Alaska tagging seals.

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He’s a bona fide Bird Brain: he’s set up video monitoring systems for Piping Plovers and Herons; and used a chick decoy to draw a predatory seagull away from the real nest
He is a PhD candidate in Wildlife Ecology, and teaches Biology
He was a Maker before Makers were cool—from garage shop inventor to sculpting snow
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Daniel Kanitz

Daniel Kanitz

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Daniel Kanitz majored in Industrial Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

While interning with BlueSky Designs he played an integral role in developing the Stand+90.

Current position:  Print and Design Specialist, Lands’ End

Photo: Dan is shown “sitting down on the job”, helping Nick test the prototype Watercraft Transfer device.

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Science Museum/MIT-Lemelson High School Technology Project

Science Museum/MIT-Lemelson High School Technology Project

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A team of high school students in a Science Museum Technology program received project support from a MIT-Lemelson Design Award to work on the Watercraft Transfer project.
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Helen Bachhuber

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Miss Manager of Inventory and Everything that Matters. Helen is the oil that keeps the cogs running.

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