DIRECTOR BIOS

Marjee Levine

Co-Founder, President

Marjee Levine is a modern-day alchemist; for 20+ years she has sought personal refinement through the practice of working with metals. Marjee received her BFA (2000) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA (2004) from Georgia State University. She is Manager of Operations at Sincere Metal Works, a professional fine art bronze casting foundry and custom fabrication shop located in Amesbury, MA. She is also Adjunct Professor, foundry and iron casting, at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Marjee is an internationally recognized expert in the field of metal casting. She has conducted lectures, workshops, and demonstrations at various institutions including: Harvard University, Penland School of Crafts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International Sculpture Conference, and the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. Additionally, she proudly served as the 2015 and 2017 co-chair of the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, held at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, AL. As a technician, educator, and mentor, Marjee’s focus is always to share information in order to promote access and facilitate creative exploration. She has found both personal conviction and an artistic voice through interacting with volatile materials, and together they continue to work in harmony.

Lou Fahey

Co-Founder, Vice President

Lou Fahey is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist, whose primary focus is psychosocial challenges and complex trauma. Lou earned a BS and MS, completing her MS/OTR/L degree from Salem State University (2010). She has been working with kids (ages 5 - 22) in public and therapeutic schools, resident facilities, and mental health programs for the past 20 years. These institutions include: Lahey Behavioral Health Solstice Day School, Rowley, MA (2013 - present), Judge Baker Children’s Center Manville School, Boston, MA (2010 - 2013), Rehabilitation Therapy Associates, Amesbury, MA (1999 - 2010). Lou has also taught multiple psychosocial courses at Salem State University such as: OT Analysis and Intervention, and Theoretic Principles of Occupation. Lou’s practice is always client centered, emphasizing meaningful, positive, and purposeful activities. This means in addition to self-regulation, coping, and life skills, she sees creative outlets, exposure to new activities, enjoyment, leisure, and play as keys to a balanced life.

Donn Hoffman

Director at Large

Donn Hoffman is a prosecutor in Los Angeles, CA, where he serves as counsel for the District Attorney’s Countywide Cyber Investigation Response Team tasked with catching criminals who attack government information assets. A former instructor at the National Computer Forensics Institute and California POST, Donn trains US and international law enforcement on cybercrime, digital evidence, and privacy law. Donn holds CIPP/US and CEDS certifications. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California School of Law. In his spare time, Donn makes things from metal and practices kinstsugi.