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Newsletter 7/9

Welcome our new Development Coordinator, check out NOLO, and join THE BRIDGE today!

Meet Tyler

Leadership Transition

Tyler Davis, previously our Annual Fund and Events Associate, has transitioned into the role of Development Coordinator.

Tyler is a PNW native who enjoys hiking, camping, and playing rugby for the Portland Lumberjacks. He graduated from WSU with a degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and has since worked as a Program Coordinator for American Democracy Project at WSU, as a special education paraeducator at Evergreen Public School, as a Political Fundraiser and as the Annual Fund and Events Associate for Free Geek.

Since his time at Free Geek, Tyler has earned the nickname Tyler "Tireless" Davis for his ever-so swift dedication to digital inclusion. With his history of community involvement and activism, as well as his expansive experience specifically with Free Geek, we know that he will go above and beyond for our organization. 

In regard to his newly appointed position, Tyler stated, "Since the day I started working at Free Geek, I fell in love with the organization and our mission to bridge the digital divide. Prior to working for Free Geek, I had the opportunity to travel around parts of Southwest Washington and rural Oregon, and digital access was a major concern everywhere I went. I am so excited to continue working for Free Geek in this new capacity as Development Coordinator, and I cannot wait to see what more we’re able to accomplish!"

Congratulations on your new role Tyler!



What's NOLO?

Free Geek Joins NOLO

More than 42 million Americans lack broadband. Among that huge number, there are students in immediate need of Internet before school starts, older adults eager to connect with loved ones to avoid social isolation, and individuals with disabilities and medical difficulties attempting to use telehealth. 

That’s why we’re signing on to No One Left Offline’s “Bridge the Divide” campaign. Later this summer, we’ll join with numerous other organizations to raise awareness of and funds to close the Digital Divide. NOLO is specifically focused on providing wifi hotspots to individuals experiencing acute Internet inequality. In the long run, NOLO is building a direct giving platform that will allow donors to directly cover people’s broadband bills and upgrades. 

If you’re in need of better Internet access, want to volunteer with NOLO, or have additional questions, please let us know. 

For more information on NOLO, email







Our membership program, THE BRIDGEis a group of individuals determined to include everyone in our digital future. People like you, giving what they can, to prove to the world our efforts are unstoppable. By giving each and every month, you provide a backbone of support that puts more computers into the hands of those in need and provide digital skills training so that no one in our community is left behind.

Join today!