Barnraisers is launching as a one-person labor of love. With your support, though, we hope to grow our crew of organizers (and then you can come back here to celebrate as the term "team" becomes more accurate).

In the meantime, that’s Garrett, our founder. You can email him at He founded Barnraisers after a dozen years leading educational nonprofits. He’s really good at caring about other human beings, coaching them to be the best community members possible and inspiring groups of people to build things together. He’s lived in Clancy and Missoula, MT; Columbia, MD; Richmond, IN; Crownpoint, NM; Stockholm, Sweden; Chicago, IL and Madison and Milwaukee, WI. Oh and he’s a dad, which rules.