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Nick Pearson-Franks Memorial Fund

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Honoring the legacy of Nick Pearson-Franks,  Seattle tech leader and co-founder of Pebblebee.


In an unfortunate and tragic accident on June 24th the tech community lost a pioneer - Nick Pearson-Franks. Nick leaves behind two young sons that he loved dearly, Evan (5) and Ryan (8), along with sister Tressa Braam, niece Gemma (3) and parents Kristin Pearson-Franks and Larry Franks plus three aunts and three cousins.  Nick was a kind, loving, generous, fun, easy-going, brilliant and very talented man who will be missed by so many.

We are asking for your help to take care of his children. Please help spare as much as you can. 100% of proceeds will go towards helping his boys do things in memory of Nick.

While many of us knew his accomplishments as a technology leader, startup founder and businessman, here are a few other details to remember him by:

• From the age of 4, Nick showed an interest in math problems.  In elementary school math time tests were one of his favorite activities.  His 3rd grade teacher even set up a separate desk so Nick could do as many time tests as he wanted.

• In elementary school Nick participated in every seasonal sport.  He never practiced as sports came to him easily and he mostly just enjoyed participating on a team.

• In middle school he participated in all the school plays, again enjoying the group experience.  His starring role was as Romeo in a musical version of Romeo & Juliet.  His parents were worried as he never practiced a line at home, but he was delightful on stage!

•At Issaquah High School he became involved in BMW car work and computers. He spent many hours on the racetrack with his dad. He and his friends would lash up various components and string them throughout his house.  He participated in TIP (Technology Information Program) at Issaquah High and assisted the teachers with computing problems. At 16 he was employed as a system administrator at a local web provider. He graduated from high school with a high GPA but was never seen opening a book at home to study.

• After graduation from high school in 1998 he attended the University of Washington and was accepted into the Computer Science program.  During that time he enjoyed working in the physics department.  Upon graduation from the UW, he was recruited by Boeing as a Computer Engineer.

• Nick worked at Boeing for over 10 years, where he met Daniel Daoura and they became fast friends.  Nick and Daniel made the leap to starting their own company, Pebblebee in 2013.

• Nick is an inventor on over 50 patents.

Jocelyn Eilis, mother of both Evan and Ryan will be designated as the beneficiary and manager of the funds. Donations will be spent on experiences for the boys including gear necessary for these experiences such as camping/fishing gear, bikes, etc.
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Donations 

  • Hannah Misenar
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $99 
    • 4 yrs
  • Zakk Alumbaugh
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Bob Rebar
    • $500 
    • 4 yrs
  • Kristi Greenfield
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
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Fundraising team (4)

Daniel Daoura
Organizer
Issaquah, WA
Jocelyn Eillis
Beneficiary
Ben Liu
Team member
Gregory Brumann
Team member

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