cali laughing in front of blooming trees

Along with our Artist Spotlight fundraiser, this Pride Month we’d like to introduce you to some of our staff in the LGBTQIA2S+ community! Meet Cali, our Assistant Manager of Operations!

“My name is Cali or Riot, a first gen 2Spirit queer from Kumeyaay territory also known as Imperial Beach, CA. My pronouns are He/His/They/Them. I sit at the leadership table here at Free geek. My mission is to inspire-challenge spaces to meet the needs of their people while protecting and nurturing trans/BIPOC bodies. I love working at an org that embraces people as their full authentic selves while helping the communities we originate from! Tech is such a gate-kept industry and Free Geek is breaking down those walls every day!”

Thank you so much Cali for all of the amazing work you do at our organization!

Want to know how to support Free Geek and an artist in the LGBTQIA2S+ community this month? In celebration of the amazing contributions the LGBTQIA2S+ community brings to the world, for Pride Month we have released new limited edition Free Geek t-shirts designed by PDX-local artist, Dorothy Siemens (@dorothydotcool on Instagram), for our new Artist Spotlight Series. All proceeds go to Free Geek's efforts toward getting technology out to the Portland metro community.

Learn more about Free Geek Pride T-Shirt Fundraiser & purchase a shirt here!