Meet The Team

Andrew Carnegie said it well, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." Our team understands this.

We are united in working to meet the world’s deepest inequities and Cyanika is such a place. We work at “empowering the community from within.”

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Carole Canale-Mayet: Founder, CEO

Dean Stull:

Valerie Stull:

 

Village Makeover Board of Directors


Steve Brooks

Steve Brooks

Steve Brooks

Steve is a graduate of the University of Colorado (1980 Masters in Architecture) and was a visiting lecturer at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda (1992); the one year family adventure included village outreach with his wife Susan and 3 children:
Rachel (1979), Chara (1982) and Josiah (1985)

He is a principal with OZ Architecture (Planning, Architecture and Interior Design Firm),
specializing in healthcare, science and technology facilities, the technology of “green” buildings and creating community through mixed use diversity and sustainability.

With a strong interest in international development that is culturally relevant, socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, he has been involved in design work in Afghanistan (2002) and Nepal (2004) and since 2004 with a team of specialists, completing city master plans for Kigali Rwanda, as the country rebuilds from the 1994 genocide.

Steve enjoys unfolding the mysteries of life through the study of scriptures, the harmony of science and faith, as well as exploring the potential of creative design to encourage hope in places of need. He is currently an elder at Christian Home Fellowship and board member for: eMi (Engineering Ministries International), IFM (International Family Missions), Timberline Lodge, as well as Village Makeover.

Thomas Matthew

Thomas Matthew

Dr. Thomas L. Matthew FACC, FACS
Dr. Thomas Matthew has over 20 years of cardiovascular surgery experience. He specializes in minimally invasive valve surgery and mitral valve repair. Dr. Matthew attended Harvard University where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He completed medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Virginia Health Science Center. He is board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. 

Scott Tibbitts

Scott Tibbitts

Scott Tibbitts

Scott Tibbitts is an unrepentant serial entrepreneur and nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship. He is currently CEO of Katasi LLC, working in partnership with Sprint, T Mobile and American Family Insurance to deploy the world’s first Cloud Based, network switched distracted driving solution.  He is also the co-founder and Vice Chair of eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship; the only congressionally funded not-for-profit organization chartered with supporting the creation and development of entrepreneurial space companies. Prior to starting eSpace, Scott was the founder and CEO of Starsys Research, a Boulder Colorado aerospace startup that became the worlds leading supplier of mechanisms for spacecraft.

Scott received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1980. On graduation he moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to teach skiing, and then to Colorado to work as a nuclear weapons engineer.  In 1987 he founded Starsys Research Corporation, to bring a promising thermal actuator technology to the spacecraft industry. With Scott as CEO, Starsys developed to be a world-class supplier of mechanical systems for spacecraft, with 150 employees and $18M in revenues, with products as varied as the motors that driver rovers across the Martian surface, spacecraft docking systems, solar array pointing motors, and cooling louvers for the Pluto Express spacecraft.  Starsys track record of 3500 mechanisms flown on more than 350 spacecraft with 100% success is unmatched in the aerospace industry.

In 2006, Starsys Research merged with SpaceDev Inc, with Scott assuming the role of Managing Director. SpaceDev was acquired by Sierra Nevada Corporation in 2008.  In addition to continuing to build world-class spacecraft mechanisms and spacecraft, Sierra Nevada has been funded by NASA to develop a potential  replacement to the space shuttle, Dreamchaser.

In 2009 Scott co-founded and was the Executive Director of eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship.  In 2010 he became the Vice-Chair of eSpace, leaving his operational role to found Katasi, partnering with major US telecom Carriers and American Familiy Insurance to deploy the worlds first cloud-based distracted driving prevention technology.

Scott is actively involved in the Boulder entrepreneurial community as a connector and mentor.  Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, Scott has shared his experiences by writing in national publications and speaking internationally on a variety of topics including entrepreneurship, the unique nature of the space business and the creation of extraordinary corporate cultures.  Scott was the recipient of the “Esprit Entrepreneur of Distinction” award in 1998. He is the holder of two patents for medical devices, three patents for spacecraft products and two patents for distracted driving technologies.

He has been active in the Colorado science and education community and can be found at Colorado Universities and K-12 schools giving talks on entrepreneurship and technology, as well as being the official storyteller for Niwot Elementary School.

Scott lives in Niwot, Colorado with his wife Jackie, son Ryan and daughter Alyssa.  He is an avid skier, mountain biker and the keyboard player in the garage band “Too Much Fun”, renowned for playing the same 40 classic rock songs in the same order for more than a decade.