Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team Nonprofit Resources July 3, 2015

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

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

VP & 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 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.

Christy Stabber, SHRM

HR & Account Executive

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, has achieved the SHRM-CP, and has managed the National Human Resources Association. She brings over 13 years’ experience as an HR Director 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.  Her varied experience in managing employees has developed well-honed multi-tasking and interpersonal skills.  She’s an expert in benefits management, labor laws, multi-state compliance, 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.

Lenny Stein

Finance & Accounting Director

Professional with dual American/Israeli citizenship – born in the US and resided in Israel for over thirty years before recently relocating to France for 10 years and now back in the US. Fluent with English, Hebrew and a little French.

Over 20 years of expertise working in Accounting Management. Experience in: Financial Analysis, Auditing, US GAAP, Forecasting, Budgets, Bookkeeping (accounts receivables and payables, collection, general ledger), Banking and Cash Management (reconciliation and cash flow), Financial Modeling, Reporting (monthly, quarterly and year end), and inventory control and management.

Handled many non- financial projects from start to finish including Human Resource sourcing, recruitment and hiring, salary and compensation review, customer service, translations, Process Improvement, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, IT management and working with inter departmental teams.

Brittany Quinn

DEIA, HR & Account Manager

Brittany Quinn is the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Program Manager for Nonprofit Resources, as well as an Account Manager for our Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) where she manages their certification program.  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 the DEIA Task Force and supporting our staff and clients in this important work. 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 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 as an Office and Marketing Manager makes her a perfect match for the Nonprofit Resources team.

With a 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 Nonprofit Resources 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 Executive

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 Coordinator

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 Nonprofit Resources. 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.

Emily Lynch

Administrative Coordinator

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.

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Jessica McKenna

Administrative Coordinator
Jessica has an extensive background in operations management and customer service. A New Jersey native, she spent many years with a prominent new homebuilder in various areas within the company.  With her strong commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, she provided support to new homebuyers as they went through the exciting process of becoming homeowners. Jessica loves to help others and is always looking to volunteer or donate to local organizations within her community and is delighted to be part of the Nonprofit Resources team. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing on the beach.

Christine Do

Digital Marketing and Data Coordinator

Christine received her formal education in Political Science and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, and is pursuing further education at 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. 

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Rebecca Corey

Administrative and Accounting Coordinator

Becky has been working in the association world for over 16 years and genuinely loves working with associations! She is an experienced professional in association management and is extremely resourceful with a demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize, and manage complex projects.

She has successfully managed all phases of membership, enhancing member value and engagement. During this time, she also has managed the career center, providing important metrics to management, marketing the online career center, and developing new tools to improve the customer experience. Her most valuable benefit to an association is her project management skills that she uses with the group initiatives. She maintains project deadlines and effectively collaborates with volunteers on projects that are important to the organization, such as online tools and competency assessment guidelines for the associations’ membership. She treats all volunteers with professionalism and encourages their involvement to increase the success of a project. Prior to working in an association, Becky worked for companies providing cost analyst expertise to both a publishing and adhesive manufacturer.

Becky graduated from Rider University with a concentration on Business Administration and Health Administration.

Gabriela Duron

Administrative Coordinator

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. 

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Emily Hrabik

Administrative Coordinator

Emily, a South Dakota native and current resident, is an elementary educator with a handful of years under her belt.  She is thrilled to be starting with Nonprofit Resources as an Administrative Assistant in May.  The qualities that helped make her a successful teacher-compassion, adaptability, and communication skills are sure to transition nicely to the nonprofit world.  Emily is a busy mom to three boys, a coffee connoisseur, and a lover of the Philadelphia Eagles.