Our team of professionals offers a well-rounded skill set and demonstrated 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 27 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. She holds an advanced degree in single-parenting teenagers while growing a meaningful and thriving company; proving there’s no mountain she can’t climb. 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 skill set 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 International Business and Nonprofit Management. She also has studied at the American School of Business in Paris, France and in Whangaparaoa, New Zealand. Today, she is currently spending a majority of her time supporting NPR client RESNET to help develop national and international standards for home’s energy efficiency. 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. Her compassionate nature serves her well in the nonprofit sector. In her spare time, she loves to read, spend time with friends and family, serves as a camp counselor for Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks in the summer, and take advantage of the year-round California beach weather.
Brittany Quinn – 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 non-profit 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.
Emily Bremmon – Account Manager
Emily is a recent graduate of South Dakota State University, where she received a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and a minor in Events and Facilities Administration. She’s an experienced Event Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working effectively in higher education programming. Her strong social and networking skills, teamwork attitude, communication expertise, and project management skills make her a perfect fit for NPR clients in helping to manage operations. In her downtime, Emily enjoys spending time with friends and family, getting outdoors when she can, and volunteering for Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks for their summer camp.
Cole Hinz – Program Coordinator, Online Learning Guru
Cole Hinz has recently joined the Nonprofit Resources team as a Program Coordinator. Cole is a recent graduate of South Dakota State University, where he earned a degree in Apparel Merchandising and specialized in Events and Facilities Administration. Throughout his experience at SDSU, Cole found a passion for event planning and organization management while involved in higher education programming. The opportunity to develop and manage a variety of all-inclusive programs gave him the experience to become a well practiced event planner. Cole is a very creative individual with strong insight and organizational skills. Since he came on board with NPR, he’s demonstrated a special talent in managing online learning platforms, and managing educational/certification programs. In his down time, he enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and light outdoor activities.
Matthew Feller – Program Director
Matthew is an Arizona native with a passion for non-profits and youth programs. A graduate of Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management, he has applied his education in business management, service design, and program development to build and manage summer camps, youth sports programs, and after school programs. Matthew has a special passion for summer camps, borne from his participation as a camper, counselor, and coordinator at Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks – an adventure he began as an 8 year old camper in 1996. When he isn’t working, he can be found outside camping, volunteering, and giving his time to others. Matthew volunteers as a youth sports coach in basketball and volleyball as well as donates his services as a mobile disk-jockey to non-profits across Arizona. Matthew works with NPR clients High Performance Insulation Professionals and the Southwest Kids Cancer foundation as a program coordinator helping both organizations with transition and growth.
Nicole Wyffels – Graphics Communications
Nicole recently completed her degree in Graphic Design at South Dakota State University. She’s an experienced designer with a passion for creating projects that will stand out. Nicole is great team player and excels at working with others. In her free time she loves cooking/baking, spending time with friends, and traveling the world. Every project Nicole turns around is quick, slick, and always on the mark.
Carrie Howell – Account Executive
Carrie has spent over 16 years in leadership positions with nonprofits, and became an executive director at the age of 25. She immediately fell in love with the impact that nonprofits of any size can make when the right structure is in place. Her passion for nonprofits spans from board development to financial viability. She is a recipient of a Brava Award, which honors outstanding female CEOs and she was also touted with the award of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte, NC. Carrie grew up in the Carolinas, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida with her 4 year old son and her husband.
Keith Roberts – Marketing,
Web Development & Branding
Keith Roberts is an exceptional artist, designer and developer. He is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography. He has been working as a designer for nineteen years and as a photographer for more than twenty. His inventive concepts unfailingly result in visually pleasing, informative and provoking connections that penetrate to the target audience, ultimately resulting in sales. Keith’s passion for the arts and community is obvious through his commitment to non-profits. He utilizes a five-step process to maximize efficiency on every project and ensure the highest possible return on investment for our clients. The results speak for themselves. He’s been an integral part of the NPR team on numerous web development and marketing projects for clients, serving industries ranging from
Greg Cortopassi – Advanced Strategic Planning, Facilitation
Greg’s got extensive experience in business development and process facilitation for more than 30 years, specializes in upgrading leadership practices, strengthening teamwork, and facilitating change. Greg has been on the forefront of assisting people and organizations to activate their innate potential in the mainstream for over 34 years, and has been part of the Nonprofit Resources family for more than a decade. He has given more than 3,000 presentations in hundreds of companies and in more than 1,300 schools and has helped our clients through some of the toughest transitions. Using his charisma, quick wit, and history of “walking his talk,” he is instrumental in creating maximum results for clients of diverse needs and interests. His successes demonstrate the span of his interests and talents: from professional athlete with two national titles, to successful entrepreneur and owner of nine successful businesses, to an in-spirited photographic artist.
Katie Yearby – Site Selection and Destination Management
Katie serves our clients through Prestige, a single-source connection to a global network of high-quality resorts, hotels, and destination management companies (DMCs). Katie serves as our account manager; providing expert representation to a luxury portfolio of resorts, hotels, and DMCs. Katie works with all Nonprofit Resources clients to ensure the best venue, the best rates, and fully manages the contract process for all events from small Board meetings or training events, to national conferences.
Lena Cazeaux – Development & Major Grant Campaigns
S. Lena Cazeaux has worked in non-profit consulting and fundraising for over 20 years. Specialties include strategic planning, grants management, proposal writing, program articulation, development, financial and program assessments, corporate and foundation relations, government grants, fundraising strategies, stewardship, corporate and foundation relations, annual funds, and government proposals. Lena served for ten years in universities, including Arizona State University, Washington State University, and the Colorado School of Mines, and then for the last ten years, with a wide range of non-profit organizations in Colorado and around the country. She presents workshops, board development sessions, and training seminars in grant writing and fundraising – and thoroughly enjoys helping organizations reach their resource development goals. Lena is our most experienced development professional, with more than 25 years experience in development and fundraising. Her proposal acceptance rate is a whopping 50–60%, compared to the national average of only 7%. When it’s time to bring in the big bucks, Lena’s the one we rely on.
Christy Stabber – Finance, Operations, Human Resources
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 bring 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 & In-house Law
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.