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 nine states. 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, CAEVP & Account Executive
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 PLNU in San Diego, CA with B.S. in Business Management, double emphasis in Global Business and Nonprofit Management. She studied at the Whangaparaoa College in New Zealand in 2012 and the American School of Business in Paris, France in 2015. In 2022 she received her Certified Account Executive (CAE) certification from ASAE and continues to expand her professional development.
Professionally, Emma excels in the fast-paced and multi-faceted environment that the Association Management sector provides. She cut her teeth for 8+ years in the building performance industry in events, marketing, program and standards management. Emma currently serves as Executive Director for the Wild Bird Feeding Institute, Standards & Event Manager for Residential Energy Services Network, and assists with other national & international associations under the Nonprofit Resources umbrella.
When she’s not traveling or on the road, Emma loves to read, cook, spend quality time with friends and family, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Abbie BoisvertAdministrative Coordinator
Swanie has almost 10 years of specialized HR training and experience in talent management and leadership training, talent acquisition (including full-cycle recruiting), strategy and talent development, DE&I training and so much more. Her “people passion” has helped her hone in on her unique and expansive skillset in creating, developing, and executing employee development and engagement policies, procedures, and best practices, allowing her to work across small, boutique firms to Fortune 500 companies in the education, health care, technology, retail, consulting, and legal industries.
Swanie earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Human Resources Management (both with honors and distinction) and is a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Swanie enjoys traveling and spending time with her beautiful family and chatty kitty, Peanut Butter.
Angie graduated as the top student in her class with an Associate of Applied Science degree in accounting. She has 30 years of diversified accounting and database experience, working in both public accounting and the private sector as a controller, as well as a decade in church database management. She is extremely detail-oriented, loves problem-solving, research and analysis, and has a proven ability to adapt and perform at a highly accelerated pace, increasing productivity and efficiency at all levels.
She lives in Minnesota in the Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and in her free time enjoys traveling, playing video games, jigsaw puzzles, reading, and watching movies.
Courtenay attended Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While getting her degree she worked with several nonprofit organizations including hunger-relief charities, child abuse prevention programs, the cystic fibrosis foundation, and more. She is a model associate with respect to friendliness, positivity, energy level, and the ability to get along with peers and managers. Her main guiding principles are hard work and forming long-lasting relationships & connections.
When she’s not working, you can find Courtenay spending time with her 3 younger siblings or outside with her 2 Labrador Retrievers. She loves to play sand volleyball and attend as many St. Louis sporting events as she can.
Building on 17 years of experience, Laurie has supported all aspects of association management including membership, marketing, certification program management, community development, chapter staff liaison, Board of Directors, and C-level volunteers. Her strengths include organizing multiple projects at once, attention to detail and operational support. She prides herself on prioritizing member facing operations, placing the member experience as the focal point of all responsibilities. The next step in her career path is to expand her exposure to professional associations and her professional development.
When she’s not working, you can find Laurie attending her children’s activities and sports, reading books and spending time with family and friends. Originally from Maine, Laurie relocated to Colorado in 1999 and always enjoys visiting New England in the summer, especially the beaches!
Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from William Woods University and his Master’s of Business Administration from Northwest Missouri State University. His previous work with helping veterans and therapists paved the way for his journey of helping people with the Nonprofit Resources team. He is passionate about building community and professional development through Human Resources and brings that passion to his work with NPR.
Tom enjoys cooking and creative writing in his free time. He also loves spending time with his fiancée and their two kittens, Louis and Loki.
Christine received her formal education in Political Science and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, and a Masters in Public Policy – Data Analytics from Georgetown University. 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 Nonprofit Resources. Christine has extensive experience in digital marketing and data analytics tool, and brings the skills necessary to leverage new platforms to the Nonprofit Resources team. She is always seeking the next challenge, and is eager to innovate. As a California native, she is a big fan of tacos, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Miami Heat, and learning American Sign Language (ASL) in her free time.
Gabriela, more commonly known as Gaby, received her degree in Public Health at Brigham Young University- Idaho. Her coursework in college is what first introduced her to the idea of supporting nonprofit organizations and since that time, she has worked to serve several throughout eastern Idaho. Through her experience working with nonprofit organizations, Gaby has become very familiar with the discipline, attention to detail, and integrity that it takes to keep these valuable agencies running. Together with her husband, Gaby enjoys travelling, canoeing, and trying new restaurants.
Maria EideGraphic Design Coordinator
While attending Lake Area Technical institute for Photography & Business back in 2015 she helped out with some administrative duties for Nonprofit Resources as well as tagging along to a couple client conventions to do event photography. Now with her permanent spot on the team, she brings with her over six years of graphic arts experience as our Graphic Design Coordinator. She is excited to expand horizons for the diverse range of NPR clients by providing visual assets that put the fun in functional.
When she’s not feverishly clicking away behind a computer screen, she spends her time with her Husband, Jake, and their three young kids. Her favorite things to do include traveling to new places, trying new restaurants, watching live music or sporting events, painting and golf.
With more than a decade of customer service experience, Kimberlee thinks kindness and integrity lead the pathway to success. Before joining the Nonprofit Resources team, she worked in an administrative support role where she focused on nonprofit partnerships and community marketing. She currently serves as the co-lead volunteer for the national record management team at Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit organization that partners with rescue groups across the country.
When she’s not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading a good book, and enjoying the simple things in life. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and their two rescue dogs.
Clara lives in SLC, Utah with her husband and two cats. 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 Nonprofit Resources.
Clara enjoys spending spare time trying new restaurants, playing video games, attending concerts, and traveling.
Emily HrabikAdministrative Coordinator
Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and spent several years teaching and coaching in Arizona and South Dakota before joining the Nonprofit Resources team. Her passion to help people succeed lights the way in her position as an Administrative Coordinator.
Emily and her husband have three young boys and are active in her small home-town community. She is a coffee and fitness connoisseur and enjoys spending time with family, hanging out at the lake, playing sports, and cheering on her brother and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Michelle attended Lindenwood University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. After completing her education, she began working with local nonprofits in Charleston, South Carolina to help provide services to victims of child abuse, neglect, and human trafficking.
She enjoys being with people and servicing their needs, and her new position at Nonprofit Resources will be an excellent fit. As a new employee, she will be serving as an Administrative Coordinator and assisting in a variety of roles to partner with colleagues and help Nonprofit Resources clients achieve success. In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and crocheting.
After living in Michigan for nineteen years, Noah Kibbe and his family relocated to the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. Noah graduated from Ohio University’s Media Arts and Studies Program with a degree in Screenwriting and Producing. He is a passionate creator whose imagination never stops working. He is thrilled at the opportunity to learn from and share his skills with the Nonprofit Resources team. Noah’s background in customer service and content creation has provided him vast experience in listening and understanding client needs.
Family is everything to Noah; they inspire him to chase his dreams and never let fear get in his way. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and walking his Shih Tzu, Cora. His biggest goal in life is to engage and inspire others through his work.
Jessica McKennaAdministrative Coordinator
Hanif SmithAccount Executive
Hanif earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology. He has spent his career supporting the mission of professional associations, particularly medical specialty associations across the Caribbean. He is proud to have worked with association clients whose missions are consistent with his own desire for a healthier, safer, and more equitable world.
He has a wide range of experience in meeting and event planning; membership recruitment and retention; accounting, governance, and advocacy. His core values of integrity, compassion, empathy, and teamwork align well with the ethos of Nonprofit Resources. Hanif enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his young family.
Jocelyn has 18 years of extensive professional experience in a wide array of environments with exceptional knowledge of accounting and financial analyzing. Jocelyn earned her MBA degree, graduating in 2007.
Jocelyn loves spending time with her husband and two children as well as her close-knit family and friends. In her spare time, can usually be found outdoors or at the lake house boating and swimming and rooting on the Kansas City Chiefs!
Marisa Ten BrinkGraphic 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 ThayerAccount Executive
Kristen, known as Krissy to friends and NPR staff, received her education in Business Marketing and Management at Lake Area Technical Institute. Her experience working with various different industries in the nonprofit world gives her the background to tackle any new project thrown her way.
What makes her the happiest is lending a helping hand wherever she can.
Krissy enjoys having the opportunity to learn the many different
industries Nonprofit Resources services and looks forward to getting to
work with the passionate volunteers in the process.
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.
Laura is an idea machine. She knows how to take good ideas and make them happen.
Her passion is marketing. She loves to understand what motivates people and find solutions through communication. She is a highly motivated marketing executive with experience driving results for Nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. Her many award-winning campaigns are the proof of her expertise in effecting results through communication, media and imagery.
Laura is a proven leader with experience in:
- brand development and management
- strategic planning
- fund raising
- business development
- product marketing
- content marketing
- social media
- sales support
- web site development and SEO
- vendor and client management
When Laura is not performing in the world of marketing, she is performing on stage as a guitarist and manager of the band, Shelvis and the Roustabouts.
Title: Director of Drama
Personality: Athletic, Intelligent, Alert, Talkative, and Curious
Employee Testimonial: “Effective communication is important to all teamwork and Rosa would certainly keep people informed of her thoughts and concerns. So, for the right role I would hire her.”
Awards and Distinctions: 2023 Nonprofit Resources Mascot