Meet Our Board

Meet Free Geek Toronto’s Amazing Team of Board Members

We’re board members and super-volunteers tirelessly dedicated to helping provide access to computers and the internet in Toronto through secure, ethical electronics recycling and community advocacy. Our mission is to promote social & economic justice!


Valery Navarrete
Valery Navarrete| Board Secretary Valery is a passionate social sector strategist with experience across the public policy, charitable and social profit sectors. She currently serves as Director, Planning and Strategy at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.”
Niral Vora
Niral Vora| Vice-President, Board Niral is an experienced marketing management professional with considerable experience leading innovative projects across several technology-centric industries in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Joseph Krengel
Joseph Krengel| President, Board Joseph has over a decade of extensive experience supporting, developing, driving, executing, and consulting for a variety of recruitment practices in Canada ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Tristan Smyth
Tristan Smyth| Board Director From a career trajectory in wedding planning, cooking, theatre, graphic design, librarianship, non-profits and legal services, Trystan specializes in helping people tell stories using data.
Noah Goldstein
Noah Goldstein| Board Director Noah is an actuary, with an extensive background in consulting on financial and risk management issues in the insurance industry in Canada and abroad.
Brian Sharwood
Brian Sharwood| Treasurer Brian is a COO/CFO executive with a proven track record of building businesses. He has scaled 3 ventures up from the initial idea or early days, to well-established businesses.
Sarah Dowler
Sarah Dowler | Board Director Sarah is a Senior Policy Advisor working on healthcare transformation with a diverse background in health policy, strategy, and science research.
Katie Perconti
Katie Perconti| Board Director Katie is a Project Manager and Functional Business Analyst specializing in Human Resource, Recruitment and Performance Management Systems.
Duncan Buttenshaw
Duncan Buttenshaw| Board Director Duncan is a CPA with experience in a diverse range of industries including technology, education, and not-for-profits.