“When we were having mission-critical issues with our technology installation, KELL Partners came in and turned it around. We were back on track in no time.”
Kim Wilson, Development Director, Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
With a wide range of project management and technology experience from both the nonprofit and commercial sectors, our consultants help organizations implement and improve their use of cloud-based technology solutions.
A veteran of cloud-based technology in Austin, Sandra has spent the last 15 years of her career helping early- to mid-stage start-up companies build and grow their service organizations. She was recently honored with a Silver Stevie in the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the "Female Entrepreneur of the Year" category. For the last eight years, she has focused her efforts toward nonprofit, public sector and higher education clients. In her previous role as vice president of services at PeopleAdmin, and in numerous director-level positions at Convio, Sandra was instrumental in expanding service offerings while dramatically increasing renewal rates and customer satisfaction. Prior to working at Convio, Sandra served as director of customer care at Evity, and as the senior manager overseeing BMC Software’s Austin support operation. She has held leadership positions at other companies, including BroadbandNOW!, Quick Technologies and AOL.
Sandra attended The University of Texas at Arlington, majoring in business management. She also participates in continuing executive education with a social philanthropy focus through the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition to serving on the board for Texas School for the Deaf, Sandra is a long-time supporter of the ASPCA and Goodwill Industries. She likes to spend free time working with local animal welfare organizations and organizing food drives with her children for the Capital Area Food Bank.
Tompkins has been helping nonprofits select and apply technology for more than 12 years. Prior to joining KELL Partners, he held several product and business development positions at Convio, where he worked closely with some of the most well-known and sophisticated nonprofits in the country to help them use online marketing and Salesforce.com-based CRM solutions. Before his time at Convio, Tompkins worked with several nonprofits, implementing their database and website solutions. While working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, he started his own organization dedicated to bringing technology to underprivileged youth. In addition to having extensive experience working with nonprofits, he is a Salesforce.com authorized administrator.
Tompkins has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University. He is married, has two daughters and lives in Portland, OR.
Julie has more than six years of professional experience working with nonprofit organizations and a diverse range of database solutions. Her education and development experience comes from organizations including Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, the McCombs School of Business, and Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center.
In addition to serving as president of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Austin board of directors, Julie sits on the Journal Editorial Board for the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN), and was the former co-lead of the Austin Nonprofit Salesforce.com User Group. She is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her bachelor of science degree in communication studies, focusing on corporate communications and business. When Julie is not at the office, she enjoys listening to live music and watching Texas Longhorn football.
Adam has more than six years of experience working for nonprofit organizations. His work has included managing and streamlining databases for a national political action committee in Seattle and a national nonprofit in Washington, DC. At one of the nonprofits that he worked for previously, Adam oversaw the organization’s transition to Convio Common Ground with the help of KELL Partners.
Adam holds a degree in philosophy with honors from Tulane University. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering for educational, arts, and various other nonprofits. He also enjoys photography and exploring the New Orleans music scene.
Amanda has been working with nonprofit database solutions for more than five years. She received her undergraduate degree in management information systems and her master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, she moved to Austin and has worked with several small, local companies. At KELL Partners, Amanda has helped large nonprofit clients to scope and develop scalable solutions for their web-based technology needs.
Amanda feels strongly about the need for efficiency, and makes it a personal goal to help nonprofit organizations find better, more effective ways to manage their data. When not busy assisting clients, Amanda performs with local musicians and supports the Austin music scene.
Carrie has more than 11 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, where she served as system administrator for multiple Salesforce.com CRM systems, managed teams of customer service representatives, delivered workshops on effective online fundraising strategy, and produced email campaign and web interface designs. She spent many years of her nonprofit career working with Network for Good as Customer Service and Operations Manager, where she supervised the customer support team that helped thousands of nonprofits use online fundraising and email messaging tools to aid in fulfilling their missions. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys enhancing her culinary skills and spending time with her family.
Cheryl brings more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit technology sector as a CRM implementer, product manager, Internet strategist, educator, fundraiser, board member, and volunteer. She has an extensive CRM migration technology project management background, and has held product manager and senior consultant positions at Convio and Network for Good. As a product manager at Convio, Cheryl helped define the Common Ground and Common Ground Online Fundraising product vision. As director of nonprofit services at Network for Good, she managed the customer support and training teams and led the product development of the Donor Management Suite. Cheryl’s passion is education, particularly in helping nonprofits blend program and fundraising strategy with technical and operational know-how.
Judi has more than 12 years of experience working with nonprofits. She helped start the Colon Cancer Alliance in 1999 and Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2005. For both organizations, she implemented and managed the database and communication systems and trained her colleagues on how to use technology effectively. At Fight Colorectal Cancer, she led the adoption of Salesforce.com as the database of record and became actively involved in the community of nonprofits using Salesforce.com. Recognized by Salesforce.com as an MVP, she co-moderates the NPSF listserv for nonprofits using Salesforce.com. Before joining KELL Partners, Judi worked for Convio on the Common Ground™ Programs team. She now uses her expertise to help KELL clients make the most of their use of Salesforce.com.
Judi has a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art & Design. She is married and has two teenage daughters. She serves as volunteer Financial Secretary for her synagogue, which uses a Salesforce.com solution that she implemented for them. In her free time, Judi often can be found with knitting needles, obsessing over yarn.
Julie has been working with nonprofit organizations for almost 10 years, and specializes in helping staff members leverage technology to make their jobs easier. After earning her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, Julie worked for a family services agency in New York, where she successfully managed the organization’s transition to Salesforce.com. Now at KELL Partners, she is using her skills as a Salesforce.com certified administrator to help other nonprofit organizations do the same.
She is Secretary of the board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Austin (YNPN), which has been an great way to reconnect with the local nonprofit community. In her spare time, Julie enjoys sewing and looking for new craft projects, watching Texas Longhorn football, and spending time with friends and family (and her little gray cat, Burrito).
Kathleen has worked with nonprofits for more than three years, specializing in the successful implementation of new technologies. She focuses on helping organizations use technology to efficiently reach their goals and increase their impact.
Kathleen holds a bachelor of arts in English and educational studies from the Colorado College, and a master of science in information studies from The University of Texas at Austin. She is an active member of the Project Management Institute Austin Chapter, and serves on the Special Libraries Association Student and Academic Affairs Advisory Council. Outside of work, Kathleen enjoys swimming, biking, running, cooking and eating extravagant meals to replenish calories.
Kristina has more than four years of nonprofit work experience and a passion for discovering innovative technology solutions. She has worked with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), managing their Salesforce conversion, as well as with the Texas Chapter of a large national trade association. Kristina pursued graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin after earning her Bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). As an undergraduate, Kristina founded a university-wide organization for the support and networking of young women scientists that is still active today and was selected as a member of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
Kristina currently serves on the Board of Directors for Slow Food Austin, on the Leadership Committee for GENaustin’s annual We Are Girls! conference, and is co-leader of the Austin Nonprofit Salesforce.com User Group. She is also a graduate of Leadership Austin’s EMERGE Program Class of 2012. In her free time, Kristina enjoys canning and preserving, watching Korean dramas, and has been an active volunteer in the Austin community for more than a decade.
Sandra has worked in nonprofit development for the past several years, both in the U.S. and abroad. After graduating from college, she moved to Kenya, where she developed a peer HIV/AIDS education program in a Chaani slum. As a development assistant at Legal Assistance for Seniors, a legal services agency, Sandra was responsible for all development duties as well as the administration of the organization’s Salesforce.com™ database. In her role as manager of communications at 10,000 Degrees, a college access organization, she successfully managed their transition to Convio Common Ground™. Sandra has worked and volunteered for a variety of nonprofits including the Association for Community Health Improvement, Heart to Heart, Rebuilding Together and St. John Vianney youth programs.
Sandra holds a bachelor’s degree in development studies from the University of California Berkeley. In her free time, you can find her cooking, at a sports game or enjoying outdoor activities.
Simon graduated from Texas Tech University with a design communications degree. Outside of the office, Simon likes to paint, sculpt, read and spend time with his sons.
Ashley works with KELL Partners’ prospective clients to understand their needs and discover ways that KELL Partners’ services can help them reach their goals. Before joining KELL Partners, Ashley taught pre-school. She is now working toward her master’s degree in accounting at Texas State University.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys camping, reading, and spending time with her dogs.
For more than four years, Stephanie has volunteered for nonprofit organizations including Relay for Life and the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank. As KELL Partners’ office manager, she helps the entire team with day-to-day operations. Before joining KELL Partners, Stephanie served as a pre-school teacher. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations with a Minor in General Business from the University of Oklahoma.