Matt Parsons is the President of The Backpack Fund. He graduated from Riverside in 2018 and received a degree in engineering from The Ohio State University in 2022. He is currently attending Colorado School of Mines to earn a Master’s degree in Humanitarian Engineering and Science. Although he has an engineering background, he is a teacher. He is passionate about education and dreams of becoming a professor of Humanitarian Engineering. At Riverside, he was most involved in woodshop and community service. In college, he spent a lot of time with Engineers Without Borders and as a teaching assistant.
Charlie Ringler is the brother of Emily Ringler. He is also Director of Technology for The Backpack Fund. He graduated from Riverside in 2018 and from The Ohio State University in 2022 with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science & Engineering. Charlie is currently working at Rockwell Automation as an Engineer in Training and will eventually be a Network Services Engineer. As an alumnus he is excited to help Riverside students have an opportunity to pursue education without worrying about financial struggles.
Noah Levy graduated from The College of Wooster in 2022, with a degree in Communications and Anthropology. The combination of the two serves Noah well as the Director of Communications at The Backpack Fund. Working at The Backpack Fund allows Noah to follow his passion for helping those in need while creating a strong local community with the same spark. Noah is a 2018 graduate of Riverside, and had the most fun playing lacrosse, singing in choir, and competing in Academic Decathlon.