COEUR d’ALENE — For nearly the past decade, Marty and Barb Mueller have led explorations at Gizmo-CDA.
Now, they’re off to do a bit of exploring on their own.
“I feel like right now it would be a great time for Marty and I to do those explorations we have not had time to do over the past eight years,” Barb Mueller said.
The founders of the nonprofit makerspace housed at North Idaho College that has helped thousands make discoveries have stepped down and handing off their roles to Erin Lanigan.
It’s the third time they tried to retire and at 73, they say it’s the last.
“We want to explore the next thing. That’s who we are,” Barb Mueller said.
They’re confident Lanigan, who has been with them two years, can spark new energy.
“Things will blossom more under another leadership,” Barb Mueller said.