Jeanette is a technologist, maker educator consultant and maker. Together with her husband, Mike Hinkle, her mission is to inspire learning and innovating in communities.   Along with owning a makerspace for five years, she has been a team member for large maker events such as Houston Mini Maker Faire and the Maker Exhibition at Comicpalooza.  Jeanette is currently the Executive Director/Board Member of the Colorado Maker Hub with a mission to connect, communicate and strengthen the Colorado maker community.   In January 2020 she founded Monumental Impact to enable and support the growing talent and passion of high school students in Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship in the Tri-Lakes area.

Jeanette and Mike have two sons currently enrolled in Lewis-Palmer 38 in Monument, Colorado.  Jeanette with her family enjoys being an entrepreneur in a business where they can apply a wide range of creative and inventive energies.  She enjoys traveling within the US with their sons when they are able to get away on vacations.  With the move to Colorado in 2017, making and entrepreneurship as a family and encouraging their sons to be life-long learners has been their family’s primary focus.

Specialization:  Makerspace Advisor, Engineering / Science Practices (NGSS), Programming, Minecraft, Technology Integration
Length of Experience:  14+ years in industry, Parent 14+ years, 8+ years owning Techno
Industry Experience:   Energy, online trading and telecommunications industries in roles such as research technology integration, technology analyst, instructor, project / product manager and business consultant
Education:   Graduate of Texas A&M with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering.
Current Project:   A sorter for my 500K plus LEGOs...currently investigating an implementation with Machine Learning, Visioning and 3D Printed InMoov robot.