The Makerthreads Team
Our core team and extended team consists of proven educators, engineers and scientists. We know how to develop superior hardware, software, and courseware.
Core Team Members
DAN GRABOI (Founder, CEO) is no stranger to technological development.
The founding of Makerthreads and the creation of Makerthreads’ Learning Tools is a culmination of his three decades of experience with technology and user interfaces.
Dan holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in Human Experimental Psychology (Cognitive Science) from the University of California, San Diego. With his doctoral research in human cognitive processing and a focus on using computers to process and present information, he built a career with a number of well-known tech and biotech companies in the San Diego area.
Dan has held roles as Principal Scientist, Chief Scientist, Consultant, Manager of Electronics and Software Development, and Director of Education in his career. He has a number of patents in the technology industry. His experience in circuit board design, user interface design, development of data capturing and processing programs, sensor technology, hardware and software architecture and training makes him a valuable contributor to the Makerthreads team.
ERIC ROBERTSON (VP, Development) holds a B.A. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a M.A. from San Diego State University (SDSU).
Currently a professor at MiraCosta College, he has previously taught at SDSU. He was named Most Influential Professor at SDSU in the School of Communication in 2008, 5th Hottest Professor in America in 2010 by RateMyProfessors, and Tenured Faculty Member of the Year in 2014 at MiraCosta College.
He has written books on entrepreneurship, one of which was a #1 Amazon bestseller.
Eric has contributed to the development of Canter Companies, Station and Upcell Consulting. Makerthreads is privileged to have him as an essential member of the core team.
MITCHELL GRABOI (VP, Operations) possesses the passion and energy that fuels the Makerthreads growth.
Mitch developed his passion for technology early on. He understands the importance and need for the Makerthreads vision.
He was raised in a home where it wasn’t unusual to build hardware and software on the weekend in the garage.
His deep understanding of user experience has been vital to the development of the Makerthreads SCIO experience. He loves helping to create things that help people improve their lives and have fun at the same time.
“All my friends who have younger siblings who are going to college or high school – my number one piece of advice is: You should learn how to program.” Mark Zuckerburg