Reid is a civic-minded geek, community organizer and public servant with a knack for DIY projects, who lives in Raleigh, NC with his family. Reid and his wife Kim have two children, Jacob and Avery-Mae.
He has spent 10 years in the information technology industry, serving as a systems programmer and Microsoft SharePoint business analyst at SAS Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Combining his passions for civic engagement and web technologies Reid spends his free time leading the Triangle Wiki project as the principal organizer. Reid is also a core contributor towards Raleigh's open data and open government momentum to help his local government work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web.
Reid serves as a member of LocalWiki's Board of Directors, a nonprofit community improvement organization based in San Francisco, California. Additionally, Reid is a current Code For America Brigade Captain and CityCamp NC event logistics planner.
In March of 2011, Reid lead a large community project to provide a storefront face-lift to the an abandoned building located on North Person Street in downtown Raleigh. Residents and local businesses within the community donated their time, skills, resources and gifts by painting, power washing, designing and lending a hand in any way necessary.
In January 2010, Reid was nominated by his residents for co-chair of City of Raleigh Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council (CAC). During his two year term, Reid focused on increasing communication which included a first ever website, social media presence and email newsletters to reach residents to build a strong sense of community, help people understand the issues and be transparent. While co-chair, Reid facilitated conversations between city staff, city council and citizens focused on parks, railroad, traffic, zoning, schools, housing violations, crime and social events. Reid also completed Raleigh Neighborhood College and enrolled in the Citizens Leadership Academy during his two year term.