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This website endeavor was started in late 2006 with a passion for building DIY CNC machines and sharing the knowledge so others can benefit. The main purpose of this website (the mission) is to offer free to low cost solution to provide automated fabrication to hobbyists. The products on this website are the hard to find parts that match (fit and function) the common level of the machines on this website and of the general DIY CNC machines found on the internet. We have a passion for designing these machines and products necessary for the easy assembly of these machines with explanations and tutorials with easy to read instructions. The customers and users of this website have made hundreds of suggestions and I have received more than 4000 testimonials. The individuals out in the world that actually built the machines on this website is vast and these responses encourage the updates and tutorials to spread the knowledge of CNC Machines and related technologies.


Ana Jones Profile Pic

Ana Jones is married to Patrick Hood-Daniel and they are co-owners of the business. Ana's role is CFO. She oversees finances for the company, as well as commercial imports.
Name:
Ana Jones Email me!
Department:
Accounting
Title:
Half Owner/CFO
Start Date:
2006

Ana Jones: Owner & CFO


Background: Business Management with a focus in Marketing. Ana has experience in management positions over her long career, as well as business start-ups. She also manages the Hood-Daniel/Jones household and their 2 children

Personal Interests Sleep, sleep, and more sleep.


Patrick working at his standing desk

Patrick is co-owner and founder of BuildYourCNC. Utilizing his background in computer programming and architecture, he heads the design process and oversees all operations and website management.
Name:
Patrick Hood-Daniel Email me!
Department:
Design
Title:
Half Owner/Designer, PHD Robotics, LLC. (Buildyourcnc.com and Newbiehack.com)
Start Date:
2006

Patrick Hood-Daniel: Owner & Head Designer


Background: University of Miami, 1999-2001, BArch, Recipient of the Henry Adams Medal for Excellence in the study of Architecture,  University of California at Berkeley, 2005-2006, Master of Urban Design Taught at ITT Technical Institute courses relating to construction management, manufacturing and material sciences, and AutoCAD.  Self taught computer programming from the age of 11, 1979, and worked professionally as a computer programmer until 1997.  The computer programming field of study and application ranged from general business automation to expert systems to determine faults with machinery.   Self taught microcontroller programming and electronics from 1990 to present. Interested in the field of digital electronics and microcontrollers as a means to control humanoid style robots, specifically using advanced machine learning techniques.  My latest interest is to design and control bipedal balance and develop a walking gait with point feet (no assistance from a platform styled feet).

Personal Interests: I have a love for everything robotics, fabrication, mechanical control, electronics computer programming, industrial design and architecture.  Within the design realm, I enjoy working with scales from the microscopic all the way to the area of an urban environment.   Pertaining to small scale, the art and science of fabrication allows me to challenge myself and provide this type of technology to others in the form of fabrication machinery that use both additive and subtractive methods.  I thoroughly enjoy the design process from the conceptual stage to the final working machine.   My interests in robotics stem from the possibility that robotics can assist humans that have lower body disabilities, and in the future to be able to replace our own, less efficient, body parts.  This motivates me to study and refine my microcontroller programming and electronics skills and I share this information and process on newbiehack.com. I am an advocate for compact building and urban design so our exurbs can remain vital and untouched by the destructive nature of human development.  The more we develop in far reaching areas that cause regional growth, the more taxed our government and environment will become.  Greater area growth causes a strain to govern the infrastructure. At the same time, the use of the infrastructure related to transportation strains our environment with noxious and greenhouse gasses.  The most interesting and popular cities in the world have two things in common, compact design and walkability: Manhattan, Paris, San Francisco, Rome, Milan, Venice, London, to name a few.  Why not practice the same sound design principals on existing cities!


Juan Maturano

Team Manager Juan handles production in the shop as well as being a foremost authority on wood-working and CNC design. He is also working on becoming a designer.
Name:
Juan Maturano Email me!
Department:
Operations
Title:
Chief Operations Officer
Start Date:
2012

Juan Maturano - Operations Manager


Background: Some college coursework. I have been making and restoring furniture for the last several years.


Personal Interests: I enjoy furniture design and experimental music.


Describe your job and what you do at BuildYourCNC: I work in the shop handling production, and I help and guide my fellow co-workers.


What do you aspire to become? My goal is to eventually be involved in the design process.


Henry Hazbun

Henry has 44 years of experience in the chemical engineering industry. His experience is a valuable asset to our company. He handles sales strategies and whatever else he can do to help the company.
Name:
Henry Hazbun Email me!
Department:
Sales
Title:
Sales Manager
Start Date:
2006

Henry Hazbun - Sales Manager


Background: Degree in Chemical Engineering. Carras sales courses. International sales management for Latin America. Director of International sales for injection molding and package machinery, Latin America division.


Personal Interests: Golf, fishing, hunting.


Describe your job and what you do at BuildYourCNC: I manage and oversee any issues related to sales.


What do you aspire to become? I only want to enjoy my life and whatever I can to help BuildYourCNC.


Derek Finley

Derek oversees the office and handles customer service, purchasing, and website content. He also manages all digital marketing, social media and e-commerce integration.
Name:
Derek Finley Email me!
Department:
Office / Marketing
Title:
Chief Marketing Officer
Start Date:
02-18-2014

Derek Finley - Office Manager


Background: Studied Business Administration at Allan Hancock College: Santa Maria California. Dean's List 2004. Studied English Literature at the University of Houston. 5+ years experience in online content, digital marketing, social media marketing and e-commerce.

Personal Interests: Sports. I am avid supporter of Houston Rockets basketball, Oakland Raiders football, and Manchester City FC soccer. I enjoy writing for leisure, and have written a book of poetry as well as humor pieces and fiction. Some of my other interests include computers and home electronics, internet marketing, local craft beer, music appreciation (favorite bands: Radiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sigur Ros, The National), creating music (guitar, piano, audio editing software), fantasy football, retro video games, psychology, transcendental philosophy, the Simpsons, the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Allen Ginsberg, and William Blake, the writing of Ernest Hemingway, Ray Bradbury, and Phillip K Dick, the movies of Christopher Nolan, Darren Aronofsky, and Martin Scorsese and the TV shows Breaking Bad, House of Cards, True Detective, and Game of Thrones.

Describe your job and what you do at BuildYourCNC: I manage the office, do purchasing, handle marketing and whatever else needs to be done.

What do you aspire to become? Enlightened.


Ken works in technical support and also website content.
Name:
Ken Lynch Email me!
Department:
Tech Support
Title:
Technical Support Specialist
Start Date:
12-21-15

Ken Lynch - Technical Support / Website Content


Background: PHD at School of Hard Knocks


Personal Interests: Classical Bone Marrow


Describe your job and what you do at BuildYourCNC: Manage chaos


What do you aspire to become? All things


Sandra

Sandra works in the shipping department. She helps ensure order accuracy and inventory control.
Name:
Sandra Estrada
Department:
Shipping
Title:
Shipping Clerk
Start Date:
2010

Sandra Estrada - Shipping and Receiving


Background: Studied Business Administration in Colombia.

Personal Interests: Soccer, movies, TV, dining, world travel.

Describe your job and what you do at BuildYourCNC: My duties are as follows: packing and shipping orders for customers daily, printing shipping labels, and placing required paperwork and inserts into packages. I also keep the workplace clean and organized.

What do you aspire to become? First, I aspire to learn English perfectly so I can communicate fluently with my bosses and co-workers. After I have done this I will be better prepared for a possible position in business administration.