Julie Peri - Founder and Director of Programs

Julie is passionate about creating failure positive learning environments, and believes that one of the best ways to do this is by using power tools. Prior to starting Dykes With Drills, Julie worked as a construction supervisor for Habitat for Humanity in Oakland.


Meredith Slater - Director of Development

Meredith is passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse community. Prior to working at Dykes With Drills Meredith was a Cyclist Representative for AIDS LifeCycle in San Francisco, leading over 700 participants to successful rides.


Caitlin Heinz - Marketing Lead

Caitlin has taken lead on our digital marketing, helping womxn and queers find and connect with us. Caitlin is thoughtful, fun and a true team player.


Meet Your Workshop Instructors


Maddie has been running Introduction to Tools Workshops in San Francisco for the last year. Maddie loves diving into the narrative of each project theme and creates a welcoming and unique experience for all who attend.


Carrie is the Education Manager at The Rebuilding Exchange and now also runs our Introduction to Tools Workshops in Chicago. Carrie is fun, welcoming and will help you accomplish your biggest dreams in the shop.


West is the owner of West Side Tiny and has been running our Tiny House workshops for the last year. West is passionate about creating community and has a special gift when helping people learn how to use tools.