About Us

The North Portland Tool Library was founded in October of 2004 by Matt Moritz,
Laura Dalton, Jason Hatch, and Jason Henshaw.

The operation and growth of the NPTL is guided by an all volunteer board of directors comprised of:

Gerald Howard, Chair

Teri Thomas Petersen, Vice Chair

Preston Browning, Treasurer

Franny French, Secretary

The Library is staffed by:

Marci Macfarlane, Tool Coordinator

Volunteer Staffing:

Triffid Abel, Member Services

Leigh McIlvaine, Member Services

Larry Truman, Tool Maintenance

SPECIAL THANKS to former Tool Coordinators – Arolia McSwain & Laurie Sugahbeare – for your dedication to NPTL!

The primary objective of the Tool Library is to help build community
and livability in this very diverse area of the city by providing
this free resource to all residents of North Portland.
The Library operates on a combination of grant funding and private donations.
We are always seeking additional financial support from
any sources available including private foundations, business and
individuals to help secure our future and to expand our hours of operation
and our tool inventory. We gladly accept financial contributions and
may accept some tool donations upon inspection (if writing check-please
write to North Portland Community Works – a 501C3 non-profit).
The North Portland Tool Library is a project of the North Portland Community
Works a 501C3, Tax ID: 93-1156762