I’m Tyler LePard, an accomplished digital strategist, advocate, and communications professional with a more than 15 years of experience working with nonprofits and private foundations. I excel at integrating digital and “traditional” communications, bridging the gap between digital natives and luddites.
I’m excited about using the power of the internet to connect people – whether it’s Millennials with Baby Boomers, potential donors with great causes, or people around the world who have similar interests. I’m a professional storyteller who lives in the digital world. I’m a grammar geek and a pop culture aficionado.
I’ve lived in Seattle for more than 10 years and work with clients around the world.
Doing good – locally, nationally, and globally – drives my work. I care about many issues related to social justice and fighting poverty, primarily girls' and women's health and rights, but also LGBTQ rights, animal welfare, the environment, social entrepreneurship, and services for people with disabilities and people experiencing homelessness.
I've been an independent consultant for more than four years, creating communications and digital strategies, training people on and managing social media, writing and editing various materials (op-eds, speeches, blog posts, brochures, website copy, etc.), and providing additional communications capacity (such as filling in for staff on parental leave).
I managed media, developed digital channels, wrote material, and trained leadership, staff, and grantees on social media for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Population Action International (PAI).
I organized grassroots advocacy for the Humane Society of the United States, served patients at the Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, and interned with the Office for Women’s Interests & Outreach in President Clinton’s White House.
I’m on Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands’ Board of Directors, volunteer for the Northwest Abortion Access Fund, and serve as the Secretary and Communications Coordinator on the board of the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists.