Our team of professionals offers a well-rounded skill set and demonstrates the highest level of passion for the success of our clients. Building on decades of experience managing nonprofits, we know that when it comes to our clients’ goals and dreams, the sky is the limit!
Kristin Bennett – President and CEO, Account Executive
Kristin has spent the past 28 years sharpening her management skills, specializing in nonprofits. Hired into her first Executive Director role very early in her career, it became apparent right away this would be her life’s work. A Midwestern upbringing equipped Kristin with the optimism, work ethic, and common sense that is crucial to survival and growth. Educated in California, she launched Nonprofit Resources formally in Denver, CO. The company now operates completely virtually with staff in South Dakota, California, Colorado, Oregon, with auxiliary offices in Alexandria, VA, and Minneapolis. Kristin holds a widely varied skill set and is always seeking out the next challenge. As her resume shows, she’s got the education and experience to move Nonprofit Resources to a new level as the empty nest years come into focus. She aspires to travel the globe and would do it on horseback if she could.
Emma Bennett – Account Manager
Emma is growing her professional skillset as the primary event coordinator and standards development expert for Nonprofit Resources. Emma, a South Dakota native, was formally educated at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA with a double major of Global Business and Nonprofit Management. She has studied at the American School of Business in Paris, France and in Whangaparaoa High School in New Zealand. As an avid traveler, she feeds her need for adventure with a career that requires travel and new cultural experiences – across the US and internationally. Emma’s compassionate nature serves her well in the nonprofit sector. In her spare time, she loves to read, spend time with friends and family, and spending time outdoors.
Emily Bremmon – Account Manager
Emily joined the Nonprofit Resources team as an experienced Event Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working effectively in higher education programming. She earned her Bachelor Degree at South Dakota State University where she majored in Entrepreneurial Studies and favored her specialization in Events and Facilities Administration. Since joining NPR, Emily has demonstrated her passion for her clients and their perspective industries. Her creativity and intuition have proved to be valuable assets as she works her way up the nonprofit industry totem pole. When she’s not glued to her computer, Emily enjoys spending as much time as she can outdoors, traveling, and cooking for her friends and family.
Christy Stabber – Account Manager, Finance, HR
Christy studied at the Beacon School of Business through USD. She is a National and Local Black Hills Chapter member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She brings over 10 years’ experience as an HR Manager to the Nonprofit Resources team and has successfully juggled the full management of 5 companies at once. Christy is a devoted mother of four with a strong work ethic and dedication to helping the people around her. As a retail/inventory manager for 6 years, and an Office Manager for the next 10, she has well-honed multi-tasking and interpersonal skills. She knows every aspect of running an enterprise, from day to day operation to preparing information for the compilation report, and everything in between. In her free time, you will find her in a bleacher or next to a field volunteering her advice, much to the Coaches dismay. She’s a world-class mother and values her friends and family above all. She’s got a great sense of humor, loves adventure, and her favorite pass time is nagging teenagers to do their homework.
Nicholes Weist – Account Manager, Juris Doctorate
Nicholes grew up on his grandparent’s ranch in South Dakota, where his grandfather instilled in him the value of honesty and dependability. These values have been essential to his professional development. He is a 2017 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law, a skill set that certainly comes in handy for our nonprofit clients! During his time at USD, Nicholes held numerous nonprofit leadership and philanthropic positions, ranging from Dean of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity to Vice President of the Public Interest Network. He has great experience in knowing what it takes to keep a nonprofit going; from day-to-day operations to strategic planning and budgeting that works. In his downtime, Nicholes enjoys spending time with friends and family and volunteering in his community and at his church.
Tori Houwman, MHS – Account Manager
Tori graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in behavioral sciences. She went on to pursue a graduate level degree at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska where she earned her master’s in health & science. Tori has always pursued healthcare because of her passion for helping people and is very excited now to enter a career that will allow her to use her creative and social side. She brings a strong skill profile to the team with her sense of organization and responsibility. She thinks outside the box and is excited to build on her experience in event planning, marketing, and graphics. Tori served as an intern at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD on the medical/oncology unit, and has also traveled to Peru on a medical mission trip through FIMRC (Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children) serving orphanages, teen moms, and newborns. The Airstream life is on Tori’s personal to-do list. She intends to not only purchase and renovate an Airstream, but visit all the National Parks in it! She loves her family, her dogs, and of course – coffee!
Brittany Quinn – Deputy Director & Account Manager
Brittany Quinn is the Account Manager for our client Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN). She keeps countless plates spinning with HHN, from committee projects to member management and all areas of Executive Assistance and operations. After graduating from George Fox University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, Brittany worked for a nonprofit in Chiang Mai, Thailand, that worked with victims of human trafficking and the commercial sex industry. She enjoys working with our clients, specifically HHN and their mission-driven focus of serving those currently dealing with the challenges of medical crisis. She’s a big fan of the Portland Trail Blazers, Manchester City FC, traveling, her nieces and nephews, and is a firm believer that you can’t own too many books.
Baylor DeVries – Administrative Assistant
Baylor is a recent graduate from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Medical Biology. Baylor continued graduate work at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. A change of heart brought Baylor to the Nonprofit Resources team, as she decided to forego medical school and pursue a work in the nonprofit arena. Her education, love of healthcare, and her ability to connect with people make her a great asset to several NPR clients. She is organized, personable, compassionate, and excited to be gaining experience in nonprofit management. Baylor enjoys spending time with her family, her friends, and her dog. She plans to travel more as she continues to learn and grow in her profession.
Marisa Ten Brink – Graphic Designer
Marisa is a graphic designer from South Dakota. She received a B.S. in Graphic Design from South Dakota State University and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has several years of experience volunteering and designing for art and design non-profits and is excited to put that experience to use for Nonprofit Resources. She loves helping organizations communicate effectively through visual media. When not working, she enjoys reading, designing her own typefaces, and traveling.
Stacy Hunt – Operations Assistant
Stacy joins the NPR team as an Operations Assistant. She graduated from Northern State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Before joining NPR, Stacy had been focused on raising her 3 children and owning/operating a home daycare for the past 13 years. Prior to that, she worked as the GED/AED Instructor for Meade, Pennington, and Butte County and as an Education Specialist at the Ft. Meade VA near Sturgis. Stacy brings a unique blend of program/education development, planning and implementation to NPR. Her favorite pastime is cheering on her favorite athletes, her children, and helping them fulfill their dreams and passions. Having a youngest son with Down’s Syndrome and CHD, has given her a unique outlook on what is truly most important in life and to find joy in all things!
Kristen Thayer- Operations Assistant
Kristen, known as Krissy to friends and NPR staff, received her education in Business Marketing and Management at Lake Area Technical Institute. Her experience as an Office and Marketing Manager makes her a perfect match for the NPR team. With her background in agriculture, she pulls in a great rural work ethic and feel for taking pride in everything she does. Krissy’s time outside the office is spent volunteering around her community and chairing the local Action Club. She enjoys the beautiful great outdoors of South Dakota, yes, even in negative degree weather, as much as she can. What makes her the happiest is lending a helping hand wherever she can. Though she is new to the NPR team she’s ready to take on any challenge thrown at her, and is excited to integrate her past work experience into the nonprofit world!