Jim Lynch is TechSoup Global's director of GreenTech. Over his long career at TechSoup, Jim has been involved in creating all of TechSoup's environmental programs. He leads TechSoup Global's work to develop the computer refurbishment and reuse field in the United States and internationally. Jim is also one TechSoup's writers on technology. He is avidly interested in technology and practices that reduce the IT environmental impact and carbon footprint of nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries worldwide. Jim Lynch has been interviewed extensively over the years on computer recycling and related issues by the Wall St. Journal, National Public Radio, PC World Magazine, and many other news outlets.
Joy Neal is currently the Director at the La Conner Regional Library in La Conner, Washington. Seven years ago she went from librarian in a large five county district library system to Director in La Conner, which is a five person operation serving a population of under 5,000. With no IT on site and a limited budget, she became the "tech person" by default. Always open to new technology, La Conner has been using thin clients since 2008, and recently went to an open-source ILS.
Lane Fernando is a farmer of words and sounds. His grow operation resides in La Conner, WA on a property with many creatures; domestic and wild. When not at the La Conner Library, you can find him in eclectic music venues or writing one of his many eccentric stories up and down the illustrious West Coast and beyond.
Charles Brennick is the founder and director of InterConnection.org, a thirteen year old social enterprise nonprofit organization that makes information and communication technology accessible to underserved communities around the world. InterConnection primarily provides high-quality refurbished computers to non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Before starting InterConnection, he worked as a natural resource planner, an ecotourism planner in Costa Rica, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. Mr. Brennick lives with his wife, Maria, and his two children, Alan and Anna, in Seattle, Washington.