Laurie Wittkugle

Membership Coordinator

Laurie joined America Makes in 2020 and in her role as Membership Coordinator, she connects with members, processes membership requests and renewals, and tracks membership payments.

Laurie has previous experience with the application of additive manufacturing. Before joining the America Makes team, she worked at Youngstown State University for nearly 15 years in varying capacities. During her time at YSU’s STEM College, she initiated a project for her then-dog, Shelby, who became the focus of a senior research project. A group of engineering students worked with Laurie and Shelby to design and create a 3D-printed supportive leg brace to help Shelby walk with her disabilities. Watch a Video of Shelby

Her current canine companion, Reba, is a certified therapy dog and they enjoy visiting and lifting the spirits of people of all ages including seniors, college students, autistic children — and all the mail carriers in the neighborhood!