Abner Coimbre started Handmade Network when rallying the Handmade Hero community around a common goal. He led the policies, initiatives, and public facing of the network. He also runs Handmade conferences at https://handmade-seattle.com.
Abner became NASA's Kennedy Intern of the Year in 2015 and was named to Kennedy’s 2016 Top 10 Innovators. In 2017 Abner moved to Seattle, WA to work for Jonathan Blow's studio Thekla Inc. In 2020, Abner is taking a sabbatical to focus on private projects.