The Geek Foundation is the brainchild of local Graphic Designer & Writer, Krista Peryer. After many years of different career paths, Krista realized her interests had always leaned toward design & technology. She decided to pursue graphic and web design at local colleges, but none offered exactly what she was looking for, were too costly, and with two children, a two-year associates degree would easily turn into at least four years. Next step? Online courses. While online courses are wonderful for some, others learn best in a hands-on environment. She was one of those. Thus, the idea for The Geek Foundation was born.
As she's telling a friend about TGF one evening, he recommends she speak with his co-worker whom he thought would have great interest in TGF. He introduces her to his co-worker, Maranda Reynolds, Director of Engineering at downtown digital design and development studio, Mostly Serious. Since then they've grown TGF to a team of volunteer educators, board members, and sponsors; one they are glad to make a part of the Springfield community.
When she's not turning a passion into a cause, Krista enjoys crocheting, reading comics, spending time in the woods, writing for MAKE Magazine, being goofy with her kids, and eating too much chocolate.