The Team

We couldn’t do any of the wonderful, fun and amazing things we do at AMRoC Fab Lab without a great core group of team members, presented here with our immense gratitude!


Terri Willingham is  Executive Director of the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI), the nonprofit founder and manager of AMRoC Fab Lab.   At AMRoC she serves as Program Director, working with collaborative partners to create engaging, fun and effective capacity building programs for all ages.  Terri is a writer by trade, with over 30 years experience in experiential education .  Her most recent book, Library Makerspaces: The Complete Guide (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) is used as a Library Sciences text nationwide.

Steve Willingham serves as Chairman of the Board of FCDI.  He is a Systems Engineer and has been the key team leader on a wide variety of government projects for satellite communications, military and civil aviation, manned space flight, and commercial venues including insurance, financial services, and medical research. Steve is also the concept and design architect behind Tampa Bay’s precedent setting 10,000 sq. ft. public makerspace at the John F. Germany Library, the Foundry makerspace at Land O’ Lakes Library, and the makerspace at Regency Park Library.  Steve is Operations Director at AMRoC and also manages AMRoC’s Equity in Entrepreneurship program. 

Scott Ertz is the founder and CEO of PLUGHITZ Corporation, a media company and technology consulting firm. PLUGHITZ has been FCDIs Media Partner since our founding in 2015 and has partnered with the AMRoC team much longer, for ROBOTICON and Gulf Coast MakerCon production.  At AMRoC Fab Lab, is our lead technology partner, coordinating our HADO Florida project, as well as our All the Colors Career Diversity series.

Pam Oakes is an Automotive Standards Expert with nearly 30 years in the industry, owner of U.S. Auto Training and a 4th generation auto tech. She’s author of Car Care for the Clueless and hosts a syndicated radio show by the same name, and the inventor of the Gas Cap Grip.  She serves on the FCDI Board of Directors, and at AMRoC Fab Lab, provides automotive technician certification training.

Josh Ray is the founder and CEO of Grow to Greatness Ventures, and the Program Director for the Equity in Entrepreneurship program at AMRoC Fab Lab.  He specializes in supporting new and small businesses design and refine their business model process, content, and marketing strategy, social media management, website design, MVP & Prototyping, Strengths & Weakness, Marketing Analysis, and more.

Joshua Newby is a tech entrepreneur, founder and owner of NewTec, LLC. , and of Tampa Drones, Inc.   Joshua became an AMRoC Fab Lab Community Partner at the end of 2020, and operates Tampa Drones out of the Fab Lab, where he also serves as Program Director for our Drone Education programs.


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