Meet The Team

We are Fundraisers who set up an agency.

We are Fundraisers who bring personal expertise from setting up in-house teams and agency relationships all over the world, and personal experience of all aspects of field canvassing in the USA.

 
Martin Leggett

Martin Leggett

(Chief Executive Officer)

Born in Pennsylvania, Martin is a lifelong entrepreneur and an innovator in the world of fundraising. His years of study in the non-profit and governmental space earned him Honors Degrees from Clark University in both Government & International Relations, and Public Administration. Once out ‘in the field’, Martin worked as a fundraising consultant and grant-writer for local non-profits in Worcester, MA. While this work was fulfilling, his drive and passion told him there had to be a more sustainable way to secure funding. Read More

 
John Jeffries

John Jeffries

(Head of Development)

John is British, and, having graduated in Economics from the University of Bath, began a career in Retail Training. In 2006, he took the skills he developed in training and people development into the canvassing sector, with Fundraising Initiatives, in London. During this time he developed an affinity for the needs of his clients and an in-depth knowledge of successful canvassing. Read More

 
Rachel

Rachel Maimon

(Chief Financial Officer)

Rachel is from the northeast and spent most of her younger years in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. After earning her MBA from Clark University, Rachel was drawn to the world of non-profit work. When life brought Rachel to Austin in 2013, she did more of that work; writing grants, hosting fundraiser events and marketing various educational programs. Read More

 
Sally Mann

Sally Mann

(Director of Operations)

Born in Ohio, Sally is an avid humanitarian and activist. She earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Anthropology from Eastern Kentucky University focusing on culture and sustainable development. Read More

 
Meredith

Meredith Garofalo

(Leadership Development Manager)

Meredith Garofalo hails originally from Hollister, California but lived in Los Angeles for the last seven years, prior to moving to Austin, TX to be part of NCE’s Operations Team. Unusually, Meredith did not find NCE, but we found Meredith, who was, at the time, running the Los Angeles team for another F2F Agency. Read More

 
Lisa

Lisa Pace

(HR Director)

Born and raised in Texas, Lisa still calls Texas home. She currently lives in a small town outside of Austin called Bastrop. Lisa has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources (HR) and business administration, but is committed to continuous self-development and is currently studying for additional HR certification. Read More

 
Elena

Elena Jeffries

(Head of NCE Recruitment)

A global citizen, with a Russian soul, Elena was born and raised in Siberia, Russia, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Marketing from Kurgan State University. She soon put that to use as Marketing Director in the retail sector and as a professional photographer, before beginning a career in fundraising for the Victoria Children’s Foundation in Moscow in 2008. Read More

 
Ron

Ron Schrock

(Director of NCE Recruitment)

Ron hails from lovely Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, he headed west to the beautiful City of Angeles. It was there that he first entered the world of Face-to-Face fundraising. Besides finding his passion and his way in life, raising money to help others, it was also through canvassing that he met his wife, with whom Ron moved to Chicago, and started their own F2F Fundraising company. Read More

 
Devin

Devin Hanley

(Special Projects Manager)

Hailing originally from northern Connecticut, Devin is one of NCE’s most tenured employees. Starting as a Canvasser in Austin in 2014, Devin has enthusiastically worked in many different roles during his time with the team. Read More

 
Drake Gibson

Drake Gibson

(Head of Quality Control)

Drake grew up in a small Texas town on the Texas/Louisiana line but now resides in San Marcos. He studied Public Relations at Lamar University. Life brought Drake and his wife to Austin in 2018 where he met Devin, Ron and Andrew and knew this would be a good fit for him. Before NCE, he worked in human resources and restaurant management. Read More

 
Jordan

Jordan Krenek

(National Training Manager)

“I’m born and raised in Austin, Texas. I have a background in marketing and I study leadership and personal development. Although I’m naturally very competitive, my number one rule is to have fun. Read More

 
Bridget Carroll

Bridget Carroll

(Head of Fundraising)

“I’m from Detroit, MI and have wanted to move somewhere warm as long as I can remember. My dream finally came true when my fiancée and I moved to Austin, TX in November 2018. Although I originally moved to Austin to pursue my passion for cooking, I ran into an NCE fundraiser within my first week here, and the rest is history! Read More

 
Desiree Jacquez

Desiree Jacquez

(National Field Manager)

Oakland, California is where Desiree (DJ) resides, but her heart and soul never left the beautiful City of Los Angeles. Growing up in the group home and foster care system, she had the opportunity to live in 10 cities throughout LA County. After emancipating at age 18, she began living independently and working full time as a baker in a local grocery store. Read More

 
Matt Spencer

Matt Spencer

(Office Director in Nashville, TN and New York, NY)

Matt hails from Philadelphia, PA, and, prior to joining NCE, worked as a Personal Trainer. Matt bumped into one of our canvassers on the streets of Philadelphia and was so inspired by what he heard that he immediately applied for a job with us. It didn’t take him long to be promoted to Team Leader, and then to the role of Office Director in New York. Read More

 
Aaron Lowe

Aaron Lowe

(Office Director in St. Pete, FL)

Aaron is from Tampa, Florida, and before joining NCE Aaron spent two years fundraising for Greenpeace. With a background in Psychology and environmental justice, Aaron knows the importance of our campaigns and is always excited to tell you about what he is working on. Read More

 
Kinsey Hirae

Kinsey Hirae

(Office Director in Austin, TX)

Kinsey hails from Walpole, Massachusetts, and prior to joining NCE she was a veterinary technician and police liaison. Kinsey thought of changing pace when was browsing Indeed, so when Kinsey saw “Animal Advocate” she immediately knew it was the job for her. Read More

 
Kinsey Hirae

Skyler Ray

(Office Director in Los Angeles, CA)

Skyler was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara. Skyler started her career in fundraising in 2012, and was looking for more growth opportunities, when former colleagues, DJ and Meredith, who now worked for NCE told her about the fulfilment they had found working for NCE’s Vision and Mission. At around the same time, a vacancy came up for a Director in Los Angeles. The timing was just perfect. Read More

 
Greg Phillips

Greg Phillips

(Office Director in Sacramento, CA)

Greg is a California native, born and raised in Fresno and now living in the greater Sacramento area. He started his canvassing career years ago and quickly moved his way up to a team leadership role. Greg considers himself a true “people person” and welcomes any opportunity to interact with others. Read More

 
Chris Lindberg

Chris Lindberg

(Office Director in Oakland, CA)

Chris hails from Thousand Oaks, California, but calls the San Francisco Bay Area home. He attended University of California Santa Cruz, and first worked in the face-to-face fundraising field in 2010 He has canvassed at doors and on the street for Environment California, CalPIRG, Unicef, Doctors without Borders, and Children International. Read More

 
Thomas Bligh

Thomas Bligh

(Office Director in Chicago, IL)

Thomas Bligh is dynamic and results oriented fundraiser who is a passionate believer with 18 years of demonstrated success leveraging exceptional interpersonal skills and dedicated to mission driven organizations to drive membership engagement, growth, and fundraising. Adept at working in a collaborative environment, excellent resource manager, able to connect with community partners to support or fund emerging issues and needs. Managed, raised money and built membership for major non-profits like Greenpeace, The Sierra Club, People’s Action/National People’s Action, The People’s Lobby, Environment America, Human Rights Campaign, and the Public Interest Research Group and now NCE! Read More

NCE Telefundraising Team

 
Maggie Shaak

Maggie Shaak

(Virtual F2F Director)

Maggie comes from a Pennsylvanian family of nonprofit workers, teachers, coaches and healthcare professionals. Through her travels and education in Geography and Urban Studies, she gained perspective on different world systems for taking care of vulnerable groups. Through NCE, Maggie has been excited to help raise funds for charities who simply make the world better. Read More

 
David Souffront

David Souffront

(Virtual F2F Director)

Born in Venezuela, David Souffront is a worldly traveler and enjoys making a difference in the world. With a bachelor’s in foreign languages and literature, David is fluent in multiple languages including English, Spanish, and French. David has worked in Chicago as a field director for the Humane Society. In addition, he has worked in Seattle and Charlotte as a campaign director on behalf of Amnesty International. In Charlotte, he opened his own office for Amnesty. Read More

 
Maya Shantell

Maya Shantell

(Telefundraiser)

I am Maya Humphrey, your friendly phone fundraiser. I am a graduate of Fayetteville State University, where I majored in Political Science. I currently live in the Carolinas with my family. When I’m not busy with fundraising, you can catch me on the coast relaxing in the sand.

 
Nataly Adame

Nataly Adame

(Telefundraiser)

My name is Nataly Adame, I was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in English. My passions include travel, fitness, and mental health advocacy. My love for communication and community work lead me to NCE where I get to fundraise for incredible causes and meet people from all walks of life! I’m proud to know that I’m making a difference every day.

 
Aidan Hart

Aidan Hart

(Telefundraiser)

My name is Aidan and I’m an artist, performer, and professional fundraiser with NCE! I love this work because every day I get to have meaningful conversations with incredible people and make a change alongside some of the greatest charities and activist organizations in the world. Doesn’t get much better 🙂

 
Veronica Hudson

Veronica Hudson

(Telefundraiser)

I absolutely adore working for and with New Canvassing Experience! I love dedicating myself to a higher cause for the greater good of humanity. I’m a percussionist and percussion teacher to high school students across the Philadelphia area. NCE fell in my lap around the same time I was fully becoming a teacher. I feel like NCE came into my life at the most perfect time, and I have stayed connected with this company ever since. For the first time I feel like what I’m studying, political science is actually being put to action while working here. I love connecting and witnessing with people all for a greater greater good, saving the children—guaranteeing their basic human rights!

 
Rachael Henton

Rachael Henton

(Telefundraiser)

My name is Rachael, and I live in the beautiful city of Seattle, WA. I am a student at Brandman University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. When I am not studying or on the phones, my time is spent with family, hiking, or going to the beach in the evenings. I love fundraising with NCE, because our team is so diverse. I get to call amazing people from all walks of life that believe in human rights.

 
Nate Hecimovich

Nate Hecimovich

(Telefundraiser)

My name is Nate, im from Milwaukee, WI. I graduated from NYU Shanghai in Political Science before working for NCE. Having volunteered with organizations in the US and El Gomero in Argentina, the values of NCE are those that I live by. See you on the phone!

 
Breanna Bolves

Breanna Bolves

(Telefundraiser)

Hi there! I am from Seattle, Washington and a graduate of Eastern Washington University, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on Literary Studies. Becoming a fundraiser has proven to be one of the best career decisions that I have ever made. Not only do I get the chance to make a positive impact in the world, but I get to give others the opportunity as well! There are so many amazing people in this world and I get to talk to a few of them every single day! I truly love this job and I love my team.

 
Hannah Tedesco

Hannah Tedesco

(Telefundraiser)

Hi there! I love art, being creative and helping others! NCE has helped me grow my skills and has given me the opportunity to help others all around the world.