Meet the Non-Profiteers
Grant Ryder was born in Michigan (46°29′49″N 84°20′44″W) at 3:14:15 pm, July 7, 1977. After getting a degree in communications from the University of Michigan (go, Wolverines!), he bounced around the nonprofit world before settling into his current position, where he has been for 9.34 years. He currently lives in his 1136 sq. ft. home with his girlfriend of 73 months and his polydactyl cat, Mr. Phalanges.
Fundraising & PR & Multitasker
Penny Hunter got her start in philanthropy at an early age. After finding a rare buffalo nickel on the floor of a 7-Eleven, she sold it to a local coin dealer and then donated the proceeds to charity. She was hooked, and tried to come up with other creative ways to help the causes she cared about. (Pugs Against Drugs was a success; Holler for Dollars, not so much.) After getting her degree, she moved into the fundraising field full-time. She's easy to spot in the office; she's the one staring simultaneously at two phones, a tablet, a laptop, a smartwatch, and a cup of coffee.
Frank "Doc" Drafter
Frank "Doc" Drafter has been in the nonprofit and philanthropy field for numerous decades. Rumor has it that you never actually hire him, but that, like Beetlejuice, he just shows up if you mention his name a few times. He got his start in activism in North Dakota as a member of the infamous Bismark 6 (not to be confused with the Bismark 7, the local movie theater) and has worked in 19 different states. He can offer advice for any situation; it'll just take him a bit of time and some long-winded stories to remember exactly what that advice is.
IT & Shortcut Finder
Paige Turner is a born-raised-educated-and-employed Alaskan. In fact, she's never been south of the 55th parallel. After a youth spent in a cabin deep in the woods without electricity, she became fascinated with technology and computers, and always seeks the quickest, most efficient way to do things. (She fondly remembers when her family got a chainsaw to chop firewood, and was able to put away the old, rusty ax.) She still has a love of the outdoors (as long as her phone has data access) but is determined to never use an outhouse again.