Our Team

Andrew comes to Detroit from Portland, OR where he lived for 25 years.  He taught science and math in middle and high schools for 30 years before moving to Detroit seven years ago.  As an educator he advocated for more project based learning and conceptual approaches in teaching math.  While in the Northwest, Andrew was an avid hiker, mountain climber, and motorcycle enthusiast.  Now he’s the tool librarian at the East Warren Tool Library and Executive Producer of the East Warren Community Studio.

Art teacher and curator, Ulysses is a Detroiter from Detroit Proper. 

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Website technical assistant – Source Booksellers

Art Instructor / Curator / Gallery Assistant

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Technical assistant – E. Warren Community Studio

Creative in Residence – E. Warren Tool Library

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Joshua Arntson is a native of Michigan and has lived in Detroit since 2017. Joshua has been working with Motor City Grounds Crew for over 4 years where he’s able to continue his life’s purpose of serving the community. His work with MCGC has included leading programs and operations to support the maintenance and development of neighborhoods and green spaces, provide youth sports programming with partners in the community, and co-founding and managing Detroit’s first community tool library.  Joshua manages the E. Warren Tool Library and is Executive Producer of the Studio.

Mark Rutherford is a Detroit native who moved to California to pursue a career in photography. He worked in Hollywood for the entertainment industry and later in the Bay Area for advertising agencies, catalogs and major retailers. As an early adopter in the transition from film to digital, he has been recognized as a pioneer in the commercial application of digital photography. Mark spent years as a mentor to other professional photographers as co-founder of the San Francisco Digital Imaging Group. Now returned to Detroit, Mark is a team member with the photographic mentorship program, Capturing Belief, and the Studio. As the Studio Production Supervisor he welcomes the opportunity to share his experience with community members seeking to expand their voice and promote their vision.

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