Board of Directors

Sara Jarjoura (Chair)

Sara takes her community involvement seriously, having been active in organizing and attending unconferences in the New England area for the past five years. Notably she was the lead unorganizer of NewBCamp and Community Camp. She works full time as a Developer Evangelist at Axeda in Foxboro, MA.

Michael McBride

Michael grew up in Colorado, but has also lived in Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, Philadelphia and Athens Georgia before finally finding Rhode Island. He has been with Free Geek Providence since “the early days”. He also works as a veterinarian.

Loren Talbott

Loren was born and raised in the Lake of the Ozarks region of Missouri. He received his BA in History at Lincoln University, Missouri. He met his wife online and moved to Rhode Island to be with her. They lived in Missouri a short time and then moved back to Rhode Island for good in 2008. Loren credits his marriage to his ability to reach out with his computer. He uses his time at Free Geek Providence to help others use computers to expand their ability to communicate. In addition to coordinating the production floor, he is an active member of the Education Committee.

Kim Benevides

Kim was born and raised in Pawtucket. She received her E-waste Recycling Certification Training in 2009. Kim spends a great portion of her time for Free Geek Providence disassembling computers and preparing them for the recycling program. Kim has also been working hard on grant writing and has successfully obtained several grants for Free Geek Providence.

Erik Sherry, Jerri Streeter (bios pending)