Who We Are

"Geek" noun:
A person who has excessive enthusiasm for and some expertise about a specialized subject or activity.

The Geek Foundation aims to expand the image of a "geek" to include anyone who has an interest in computer science and tech—regardless of race, gender, or any other broad classification—by offering hands-on, project-based classes to the Springfield, Missouri community.

The Geek Foundation is an innovative nonprofit providing free interactive education, resources, and support to future tech professionals, enthusiasts, and makersespecially to those who make the tech industry more diverse.

About Our Team

  • Krista Peryer Freelance Writer and Designer
  • Maranda Provance Director of Engineering at Mostly Serious
  • Mike Stief Senior Software Engineering Director at Jack Henry & Associates
  • Mike Hylton High School Language Arts Educator
  • Kevin Waterland General Manager and Co-Owner at Pitt Technology Group
  • Amanda McCafferty Tax Supervisor at KPM
  • Nick Williams Director of Finance at SRC
  • Kay Kincannon Environmental Scientist  at Environmental Works
  • Kate Millington Attorney at Millington, Glass & Love
  • Shawn Hayden Project Coordinator at CoxHealth

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