Meet the Maker House
Family

Hi there and welcome to Maker House! If you've ever visited the shop in person, you're sure to recognize this greeting. While we've gotten really good at introducing our store, we felt that an introduction to all of our new friends is long overdue. So without further ado, we're proud to introduce the Maker House Team!

Gareth stands at the front of the shop wearing a maroon Maker House shirt.
Triceratops Hoodie made by Fletch Robbins.

Gareth Davies

Founder

None of this would have been possible without Gareth. In 2015 he took a leap of faith to see if people would be interested in buying locally made, quality goods from fellow Canadians. Much to no-one's surprise, the idea took off. Since then he's been working hard to build Maker House into what it is today. 

Gareth's favourite product is the Triceratops Hoodie by Fletch Robbins

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Dana K.

Head of Custom Furniture

Simply the best. Dana has been around practically since day one, and has really worked hard crafting Maker House into what it is today. While you won't see her around the shop anymore, she's hard at work quoting and organizing our custom woodshop, helping to make your custom furniture dreams a reality. 

Roy Kent really sums up a lot these days, and made it onto Dana's top products! 

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Dana holds Poly the dog and looks very happy.
Roy Kent Sticker by Five15
Dana holds Poly the dog with a big grin on her face.
Roy Kent Sticker by Five15

Dana K.

Head of Custom Furniture

Simply the best. Dana has been around practically since day one, and has really worked hard crafting Maker House into what it is today. While you won't see her around the shop anymore, she's hard at work quoting and organizing our custom woodshop, helping to make your custom furniture dreams a reality. 

Roy Kent really sums up a lot these days, and made it onto Dana's top products! 

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Jenn poses in a bamboo forest somewhere in the world.
Thumbler Wine Goblet by Clay Pidgeon

Jenn C.

Head of Group Gifts

If you've ever wanted to meet a positive force it would be Jenn, brightening every day with her music and laughter. She's been around almost as long as Dana, from the days of the pop up in the ByWard Market all the way to her current capacity as Head of Group Gifts, where she offers a personalized gifting experience. She takes the time to make sure that your gifts are exactly what you're looking for! 

When Jenn's not working hard, the Thumbler Wine Goblet by Clay Pidgeon is the perfect tool to help unwind. 

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Paula S.

Head of Products

Paula is our Indomitable Rex.  Working hard behind the scenes, she crunches the numbers and spends hours ordering all of your favourite products, bringing in new items and discovering new Makers! She's also our resident horticulturalist, identifying and tending to the little plant babies

Speaking of plants, Paula loves Iva's Cucumber Relish (isn't all relish cucumber?) by Spade & Spoon.

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Paula stands, holding a plant in the front of the shop.
Iva's Cucumber Relish
Paula stands in the front of a shop holding a plant.
Iva's Cucumber Relish by Spade & Spoon

Paula S.

Head of Products

Paula is our Indomitable Rex.  Working hard behind the scenes, she crunches the numbers and spends hours ordering all of your favourite products, bringing in new items and discovering new Makers! She's also our resident horticulturalist, identifying and tending to the little plant babies

Speaking of plants, Paula loves Iva's Cucumber Relish (isn't all relish cucumber?) by Spade & Spoon.

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Jess stands in front of a cabin with a wide brimmed hat on.
Gold Dust Woman candle by Shy Wolf.

Jessica J.

Store Manager

While Jess is a newer addition to the team, we can't remember a time before her. A positive and hardworking force that has brought a wonderful light to the shop floor, she's already been helping to find our old inefficiencies and ridiculous ways of doing things and make it work just a little bit better. 

All of Shy Wolf's candles hold a special place in Jess' heart, but I made her choose: Gold Dust Woman wins this round. 

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Jack S.

Assistant Manager

Jack is a weird guy. We love him, but he's got some eccentricities. Thankfully he's always willing to jump in front of a camera, listen to your ideas and concerns, or to just have a fun conversation about almost anything, we wouldn't trade him for the world!

Look. Fraktals' Belgian Milk Chocolate Cashew Butter Crunch  are just amazing, and I'm shocked it took this long for them to appear on the list of staff favourites. Try them, you won't regret it. 

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Jack looks optimistically into the distance, in the background Parliament Hill is visible.
A bag of fraktals made by fraktals chocolate.
Jack looks optimistically into Quebec, in the background is Parliament Hill.
A bag of fraktals made by fraktals chocolate.

Jack S.

Assistant Manager

Jack is a weird guy. We love him, but he's got some eccentricities. Thankfully he's always willing to jump in front of a camera, listen to your ideas and concerns, or to just have a fun conversation about almost anything, we wouldn't trade him for the world!

Look. Fraktals' Belgian Milk Chocolate Cashew Butter Crunch  are just amazing, and I'm shocked it took this long for them to appear on the list of staff favourites. Try them, you won't regret it. 

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Emily wears a Warm Hearts Wide Open Spaces sweater in front of a brick wall.
Peach candle by Baltic Club.

Emily S.

Social Media Manager

Silly little videos, romcoms, reality TV and books are all things Emily loves, and she's figured out how to turn these passions into a profession. As our Social Media Manager, she works hard to drive our Social Media channels to new heights. I mean have you seen our TikTok? Canadian made never looked so good. (Also you should follow us on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook!)

Emily's current favourite is the Peach candle by Baltic Club

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Reed H.

 Head of Digital Operations

If it's digital Reed probably broke it and had to fix it at some point. Aside from breaking things, he manages IT issues, newsletters, a little graphic design and website updates. He's also the one that wrote this, and there's nothing weirder than referring to yourself in the third person.

While Java might mean a coding language to some who work in IT, it means nothing more than my required morning dose, and Mary's Finest Coffee Beans hits that spot just right, with the benefit of being made by the social enterprise The Artery

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Reed stands in a park, with a camera around his neck. He looks like a hippy.
Mary's Finest coffee beans by the Artery.
Reed stands in a park, with a vintage camera around his neck.
Mary's Finest coffee beans by The Artery

Reed H.

Head of Digital Operations

If it's digital Reed probably broke it and had to fix it at some point. Aside from breaking things, he manages IT issues, newsletters, a little graphic design and website updates. He's also the one that wrote this, and there's nothing weirder than referring to yourself in the third person.

While Java might mean a coding language to some who work in IT, it means nothing more than my required morning dose, and Mary's Finest Coffee Beans just hit the spot right, with the benefit of being made by the social enterprise The Artery

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In addition to the great leaders we have above, we've got an amazing family of Keyholders and Shop Guides, and we can't thank them enough for their hard work. We really couldn't have done it without them, and we consider ourselves lucky to have such cool friends. 

We're always expanding our team! If you want to join, send an email to gareth@makerhouse.com with your resume attached!