Our Team

We are an eclectic group of talented individuals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Volunteer Team

We have an eclectic group of volunteers who have been trained in the adaptive design technique and regularly attend build events throughout each month. Our volunteers include clinicians, physical and occupational therapists, designers, hobbyists and makers, students, and others who want to give back to their community. Our volunteers utilize their unique backgrounds, skills, and perspectives to assist participants and their families in designing and building their specific specialized adaptive device.

Connor McGough

Program Coordinator

Connor received his BFA in industrial design from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), then went on to do freelance work and teach design at both RIT and Syracuse University. In 2009, Connor also suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident. Through his work in adaptive design Connor enjoys merging his experience and knowledge in both design and disability to offer help to others living with mixed abilities.

Email me: cmcgough@ariseinc.org

Tracy Flemming


During his thirty years in the field of Technology Education Tracy has held positions requiring the design and implementation of adaptive solutions for students with disabilities. Tracy developed a Vocational Education program partnering with a company in Syracuse where adaptive solutions were developed to provide students real world work experiences. Tracy has developed a host of adaptive solutions ranging from simple workstation arrangements to seating and assembly fixtures to augment an individual’s abilities. At a later point in his career Tracy also spent time providing assistive technology assessments for students from nine school districts and the district’s BOCES. 

Email me: Tflemming@ariseinc.org

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