About Us

Founder and Creative Director, Te Daum

An enthusiast of the North Carolina makerspace community since the mid 1990's, Daum has either been a member or spent time in most of these spaces throughout the state. In 2019, she established the mountain workshop for experimentation in hydroponics and solar power. She builds, displays, and writes about small-scale projects as a means of introducing the industry to those curious about sustainable energy, whether for their home, camp, transport, or business.

Jeffrey, our physics tutor (and hydroponics greenhouse builder) enhanced his BS in physics with training offered by NCSU's NC Clean Energy Tech Center and Solar Energy International, both of which recently helped him pass his NABCEP Associate exam

And, saving the best for last, Fritzi D. leads (as cats do) our Sunlit Catnip Crew,  traveling with us wherever we promote activities that raise awareness and money for solar education scholarships.

When we aren't learning about new things to share concerning the PV industry, we tinker with ways to provide inexpensive energy to our hydroponics greenhouses. We're also fascinated with the aesthetics of glass as we try to add a little more sparkle to our garden installations. We love visiting central North Carolina favorite, STARworks, and western North Carolina's Jackson County Green Energy Park for inspiration.

 New this Autumn: Join us Sunday afternoons at the makerspace for Community Garden Planning. The Cupcake Deconstruction Club will provide tea alongside cupcakes from a local bakery.

☼ About Sunlit Events 

We are a cooperative, event staffing group bringing together new and seasoned entrepreneurs. We welcome members who would like to work for themselves and with others in a cooperative way, with hopes of forming a more formal, social enterprise in the future. Ticket and merchandise sales help support our solar education scholarship program. Please contact Te for more information.


NC Studio Address:
MakerSpace Charlotte
900 Pressley Rd Ste C
Charlotte, NC, USA 28217

Mt. Workshop Address:
120 Tuckaway Rd
Tuckasegee, NC, USA 28783

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