Board of Directors

Jay Polk
Jay PolkTreasurer
Jay Polk serves as the Treasurer for Adam’s Forge  and is an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he works on advanced rocket propulsion…
Read More →
Leonidas Moustakas
Leonidas MoustakasVice President
Leonidas Moustakas is the Vice President of the Board. He’s an enthusiastic amateur blacksmith and a formally trained astrophysicist with a PhD from the …
Read More →
Ann Z. Leventhal
Ann Z. LeventhalBoard Member
My children are my greatest achievement: Amy, a composer, Adam, a sculptor, Max, a not-for-profit theater executive, and Seth, a lawyer. Despite Adam’s suicide at 42,
Read More →
Heather McLarty
Heather McLartyBoard Chair
Heather McLarty is a true “woman of steel,” and has become one of the most renowned, respected, and sought-after artist blacksmiths in the country.
Read More →
Rick St. John
Rick St. JohnBoard Member
Rick St. John is a litigation partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, specializing in business and financial…
Read More →
Scott “Zapp” Higgins
Scott “Zapp” HigginsBoard Member & Instructor
Scott “Zapp” Higgins is a former aerospace engineer that spends his free hours teaching blacksmithing…
Read More →