Meet Two Champions: Tara Hunt and Chris Messina

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Chris and Tara will be Project Champions for . They love
that Freecycle.org is all about building local communities of 'free-cyclers', combining two of their passions, sustainability and local communities. They're really looking forward to helping Deron build a great tool to really serve these areas.

Tara is a community evangelist, spending all of her free time on , , and . She is also a supporter of the Open Source movement, the , and community-based standards movements like and . She co-founded in 2006 with the mission of teaching her clients how to work more effectively with the communities they serve. Tara has over seven years experience in non-traditional marketing planning. She maintains a successful blog over at .
(aka Factory Joe) has spent many years as an Open Source Ambassador. From his work on the campaign (he was the dude who designed the two page ad spread in the New York Times), to his work on to holding the title of Open Source Ambassador at open source browser startup , Chris dedicates his time and energy to making the world a better place through spreading open source and open source principles. He co-founded in 2006.