Meet Our Team

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 in 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’s 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.

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.

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.

Kristen Thayer

Account Manager

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 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!

Melissa Thompson

Account Manager

Melissa discovered an affinity for the hospitality industry early on, moving from quick service restaurants to select service hotels, where she developed skills as General Manager, which loosely translates to “wearer of many hats”. She’s accumulated over thirty years of hospitality and operations management experience. Of that, more than ten years was in the non-for-profit sector as the Director of Operations of SECU Family House in Winston-Salem.

After receiving an AAS in Hospitality Management, she paused an undergrad degree while she focused on her career.  She picked back up many years later, attending Salem College, where she completed a BA degree in Communications with a minor in Not-for-Profit Management.  In her various leadership roles, Melissa has a acquired a range of skills including team recruiting and retention, project planning and management, budget preparation and analysis, strategic planning, collaboration and relationship building, process improvement, change and crisis management, volunteer management, and board management and governance.

Melissa believes in the value of volunteering and being of service to others. She’s served on several boards including county tourism development, hotel association, and the Healthcare Hospitality Network. Currently, she is serving on the board of Leadership Winston-Salem and is a commissioner with the Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission.

Born and raised in western New York (Go Bills!!), Melissa met her husband, Pierce, an Air Force veteran, after a career move took her to North Carolina. Their family includes daughter, Marissa, and son, Matthew, who are both attending college and working, and Sundae, a shih-tzu terrier mix. 

Clara Bennett

Administrative Assistant
Clara is attending SLCC to complete a degree in Business Management to achieve versatile skills necessary to excel in the non-profit world. Though she recently relocated to Utah, her Sicangu Lakota bloodline keeps her heart in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Clara maintains core values of rigorous honesty, open-mindedness, and compassion-in-action. Her attention to detail, tenacity, and love for a job well done makes Clara a good fit for NPR. Clara enjoys spending spare time trying new restaurants with her fiancé Joseph, playing video games, attending concerts, and keeping her two cats happy and healthy.
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Nicole Tricker

Staff Accountant

Nicole was formally educated at Colorado Technical University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She provides 9 years of experience in bookkeeping from her own small cattle business, 9 years in accounts receivable in the healthcare field, and has over 20 years of excellent customer service skills. With her experience, skills, and passion to help nonprofits she will be a great fit here at Nonprofit Resources.

Nicole is a loving wife and devoted mother of two beautiful daughters. She currently lives in northern Minnesota but grew up in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. In her free time, she enjoys hanging with the family, taking walks with her dogs and cats, running, hiking, exercising and cheering for her favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers.

Emily Lynch

Administrative Assistant

Emily was formally educated at San Diego State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. She is passionate about helping nonprofits succeed and giving them the ability to focus on their core missions. Before diving into nonprofit management, Emily worked on many successful political campaigns on the local and national level. She brings research expertise and strong administrative skills to our team. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking with her rescue pitbull, swimming in the ocean, and reading autobiographies.

Christine Do

Administrative Assistant

Christine received her formal education in Political Science and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. She has always found herself captivated by a passion for helping people achieve their own goals, whether it was through her numerous leadership or volunteer positions with local shelters or other community organizations. With a background in healthcare and policy work, Christine is excited to put into action her love of planning, organization, and implementation to NPR. She is always seeking the next challenge, and is eager to offer a helping hand. As a California native, she is a big fan of tacos, the Portland Trail Blazers, surfing, and truly believes that you can never spend too much at the beach.

Maddie Eden

Administrative Assistant

Maddie is attending Baylor University to complete a degree in Nonprofit Marketing and Management with a Minor in Poverty Studies and Social Justice. Maddie has various skills in brand management, social media services, and administrative tasks. Maddie is originally from Plano, TX, but plans to move to the Black Hills of South Dakota after she finishes college in May of 2022. As a lover of community, Maddie is passionate about listening to others and creatively finding solutions to any problem. Her affinity and gratitude for all different kinds of nonprofits serves NPR well. In her free time she loves to watch movies, go on long drives, and explore new places.