Team

The Big Metal Additive team is made up of people who value hard work, exhibit high integrity and a sense of personal accountability, and practice kindness and acceptance of others. We are engineers, innovators, makers, communicators, problem-solvers, and occasionally comedians.


Take a moment and get to know the team at Big Metal Additive.

Slade Gardner, PhD
President and Founder
Andrea Barnes
Director of Quality Management
Ryan Manning
Lead Master Engineer
Ty Stranger-Thorsen
General Manager
Misty Stranger-Thorsen
Office Manager
Brock Sterling
Master Engineer
Natalie Prescott
Operations Specialist
Grant Spencer
Manufacturing Engineer
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Justin Hartley
Manufacturing Technician
Daniel Chirvasuta
Additive Manufacturing Engineer
Abi Youngker
2022 Intern
Daniel Zhou
2022 Intern
Kade Johnson
2022 Intern