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 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 High School in 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 – 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.
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 downtime, he enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and light outdoor activities.
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 of 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 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 & 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.
Tori Houwman – Program Coordinator
Tori graduated in 2017 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!
Taylor Herrick – Administrative Assistant
Taylor Herrick joined the Nonprofit Resources team after graduating from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Community and Public Health, and a minor in Psychology. Taylor’s experience in programming higher education events makes her a perfect fit to help manage a variety of NPR clients tasks. She brings a strong passion for health and wellness, and is looking forward to putting this to use for the South Dakota Psychological Association. Her excellent interpersonal skills and detailed-oriented mindset will be an asset to our team and the clients she serves. Taylor plans to travel internationally, and is interested in the nonprofit startup process. Welcome aboard Taylor!