Board of Directors

These are the Board members that keep this train on the tracks. Feel free to say hi if you see them around Nova Labs, bend their ears about improvements that you'd like to see, or email them with comments or suggestions. 

Nova Labs leadership doesn't stop at the Board of Directors, though. Many of our community members have stepped up to fulfill core roles in maintaining the physical space, facilitating events related to our mission, and fostering the joy of making within all age groups. Stop by Nova Labs or click the contact button to get in touch with these great folks. 

Sam Aparicio


Find me on Nova Labs Slack: @sam
Keybase "sama".
GitHub "samaparicio"
Drop by Nova Labs any Fri @7:00 pm to chat with me
I want everyone in Northern Virginia who wants to make something to think of Nova Labs as the best place to make it.

Margaret Kositch



Find me on Nova Labs Slack @margaretk
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

Mona Davis

Assistant Treasurer

Find me on Nova Labs Slack @mona
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
- Neale Donald Walsch

Karen Shumway


Find me on Nova Labs Slack: @Karen Shumway
Nova Labs is an inclusive community, a place not just for the expert makers of Northern Virginia, but also for the novices who want to grow their skillsets.

Marybeth Haneline

Past President

Find me on Nova Labs Slack: @marybeth
Nova Labs is made possible by the many pro bono experts who enrich the space and make it a rewarding pleasure to volunteer.

Brian Jacoby

Founder, Past President


Slack: @bjacoby
I am at Nova Labs most Mondays and random sightings other days/nights/weekends.
Nova Labs helps crazy ideas become physical objects, and dreams into reality. Any of the several dozen interest groups will challenge your skills and develop new ones.

Shane Smith

Find me on Nova Labs Slack: @shane4now
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D Roosevelt

Jeff Spugnardi

Find me on Nova Labs Slack: @jeffspugnardi Follow me on Instagram: @jeffspugnardi
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous. - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe