About Us

Meet the Team

The core collaborators of Asheville Tool Library have changed over time, so we want to introduce ourselves to all you supporters.


About Us: Nick


Nick Letts was involved in a tool library in Missoula, Montana in 2007. When he connected with folks in Asheville during a permaculture training, they decided to work together to create a  tool library in Asheville. Nick has been consistently working since 2012 to make the Asheville Tool Library a reality, keeping the community and excitement alive.






About Us: Ben


Ben Harper became involved in Asheville Tool Library through founder, Tom Llewellyn. They founded the REAL Cooperative together and traveled with the Sustainable Living Roadshow. Ben’s social activism combined with design and building skills makes him a perfect match for the Tool Library. Ben has designed and built the Tool Library space, as well as connected with local businesses and individuals to create a supportive network in Asheville.






About Us: Kara


Kara Sweeney is the most recent addition to Asheville Tool Library. An outdoor enthusiast and home rehabilitator, Kara is committed to making the tool library accessible to a wide variety of residents. Through organizing volunteers and reaching out to residents of WNC, she pushes onwards toward the goals of the founders.






Please feel free to contact us with questions, concerns, or random outbursts.


133 Church St.
Asheville, NC 28801