These days I'm just an accountant. Back in 2007, I ran the Hackers on a Plane trip to the CCC Camp in Germany that many cite as a watershed event in building Hackerspaces way back when. The founder of Hack Manhattan was inspired by HacDC, a space I started in Washington, DC.
As an example, I actually wrote the first version of the MIBS Rules that Hack Manhattan uses.
I read Shakespeare and learned to knit at Hack Manhattan. I'm looking forward to helping you with your project!