Kevin Baron, Director

(603) 646-3261

“It’s a privilege to share my life lessons in advancing Thayer School’s mission.”

The skills that make Kevin useful around the machine shop came from life experience in his dad’s machine shop, Harvard’s School of Extension, and MIT’s Lab for Manufacturing. His dad’s shop showed Kevin that machine shops can be laboratories for designing the means of production. Harvard showed him the power of a science education to understand the world, and MIT taught him that manufacturing disciplines are worthy of a person’s best efforts.


Lee Schuette, Manager of Operations

(603) 646-1465





Jason Downs, Technical Instructor

(603) 646-8798

“Always plan well and leave time to fix problems. Nothing ever goes as planned.”

Jason teaches students and helps keep them and their projects heading in the right direction.



Nick Edwards, Technical Instructor

“I believe in your potential to empower yourself! I am excited for the chance to meet you and support you in your growth.”

Nick is a Thayer B.E. and M.E.M. graduate who brings broad experience spanning mechanical engineering, machining, software engineering, project management, and team-building.