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
Tech. Comm. Manager
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
Joe Golter
2021 Intern
Devon Ahrens
2021 Intern