| Kio Stark|| Bre Pettis|
| co-founder and CEO of MakerBot Industries|
Nika Stark Pettis (daughter)
MakerBot Industries, NYC Resistor
The Evergreen State College, Pacific Oaks College
Bre Pettis Wikipedia
Bre Pettis is an American entrepreneur, video blogger and creative artist. Pettis is best known as the co-founder and former CEO of MakerBot Industries, a 3D printer company now owned by Stratasys.
Pettis, born c. 1972/1973 was raised in Ithaca, New York. At the age of 13 he moved to the Seattle area, where he later graduated from Bellevue High School. Pettis is a 1995 graduate of The Evergreen State College, where he studied psychology, mythology and performing arts.
After college, Pettis worked as floor runner and camera assistant on feature films in Prague and as an assistant at Jim Henson's Creature Shop in London.< He then attended Pacific Oaks College and graduated with a teaching certificate. He worked as a language arts teacher for the Seattle Public Schools from 1999 through 2006.
He is also known for DIY video podcasts for MAKE, and for the History Hacker pilot on the History Channel. He is one of the founders of the Brooklyn-based hacker space NYC Resistor.
Pettis is a co-founder and former CEO of MakerBot Industries a company that produces 3D printers now owned by Stratasys. Besides being a TV host and Video Podcast producer, he's created new media for Etsy.com, hosted Make: Magazine's Weekend Projects podcast, and has been a schoolteacher, artist, and puppeteer. He was the artist-in-residence of art group monochrom at Museumsquartier Vienna in 2007.
Pettis was featured prominently in the documentary film Print the Legend.
He left Makerbot in 2014