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

 
Andrew Castellano

Andrew Castellano

(Fundraising Manager and Consultant)

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science and a Specialization in International Relations from The Ohio State University, Andrew moved to Austin, Texas, where he immediately immersed himself in the world of face-to-face fundraising. 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

 
Desiree Jacquez

Desiree Jacquez

(National Field Manager)

DJ was born and raised in LA (and intends to die there) and has been working for NCE in California since 2018. DJ got into canvassing the way most people do – she needed a job! After emancipating at age 18 and working various retail jobs, she decided to give canvassing a shot when some friends of hers convinced her to try it. Now with over a decade of canvassing experience, DJ has worked representing such causes as Equality California, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Save the Children, Oxfam America, and many more.Read More

 
Matt Spencer

Matt Spencer

(Office Director in Atlanta, GA)

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

 
Kinsey Hirae

Kinsey Hirae

(Office Director in San Diego, CA)

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

 
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

 
Shelby Hall

Shelby Hall

(Office Director in Dallas, TX)

Originally from Mississippi, Shelby moved to Dallas resident 2 years ago. Before joining NCE, Shelby had been canvassing for political races for over 4 years. She still enjoys staying up to date on local campaigns as well as unplugging and binge watching her favorite shows. Read More

 
Summer Keatts

Summer Keatts

(Office Director in Austin, TX)

Summer is from Chase City Virginia, a small rural town on the Virginia and North Carolina state border. She graduated at 16 with her associates degree, and immediately dove into the working pool. She found her passion with her very first canvassing job with the ACLU, commuting 1 hour and 40 minutes one way every day for a year, gaining the experience she needed, and deciding that she wanted to do this for the rest of her life. Read More

 
Megan Acree

Megan Acree

(Office Director in Detroit, MI)

Born in metro Detroit, Megan has a passion for humanitarian causes and bringing people together to make sustainable change. Megan started her journey in face to face fundraising in 2018, after being a full-time muralist and street artist across the United States and Brazil. She focuses on bring her creativity and resourcefulness of her street art to her street canvassing.
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Odalissa

Odalissa Mariot

(Office Director in New York, NY)

Ody is from New York City, born and raised in Washington Heights, NY. Prior to joining NCE, she worked as a teacher, with a BA in English Lit and a MA in Early Childhood Education.
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Cierra

Cierra Roth

(Office Director in Portland, OR)

Cierra is from Tampa, FL and has been working in our Portland Office since 2019. This job started out as a transitional one for her. “I walked out of my orientation crying, fully afraid of being that person on the street. But, I felt a deep passion for one day holding a platform where I would publicly speak, and I felt that if I couldn’t do this…I could never do that. So, I took a leap of faith. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would end up here.” The path to NCE was a winding and diverse one. Before fundraising, Cierra held odd-jobs in the service industry, was an online English tutor, and had a 3-year stint as a jack-of-all-trades in the medical and recreational cannabis industry, doing everything from cultivation to sales and brand management. She has also worked as a project manager for a design company, responsible for about 100 clients at a time.
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Rissa

Rissa Ruiz

(Office Director in Seattle, WA)

Rissa loves music, dogs, making art, doing puzzles, plethora of plants, traveling and meeting new humans. Rissa also loves to cook, and she adores her 21 year old Weenie dog. 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

 
Miranda Pewitt

Miranda Pewitt

(ASPCA Office Director in Nashville, TN)

Miranda was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She grew up on a farm, and has been obsessed with animals her entire life.Read More

 
CoShawn

CoShawn Egan-Christopher

(Door Office Director in Austin, TX)

CoShawn is based in Austin, TX, but is a Georgia boy at heart. He came to NCE after seeing an advertisement for fundraising on behalf of the ACLU and he applied on a whim, inspired by the life of his late Uncle, whose life taught him the how impactful, how large, a single life can be if we measure it simply in the number of people we’re able to make smile or in the amount of people we’re able to make feel heard / appreciated.Read More

 
Jolinda

Jolinda Beck

(Door Office Director in Nashville,TN)

Jolinda hails from beautiful Nashville, Tennessee, and came to NCE having replied to an advertisement on Indeed, relishing the opportunity to help people and get paid for it.Read More

 
Bobby Black

Bobby Black

(IRC Office Director in San Diego, CA)

Bobby was born in Washington, D.C, and grew up all over the world in a Navy family. Four years in Naples, Italy as an American teenager with a love for history was definitely his favorite part. As a young man, he shaved off his long hair, and traded in his surfboard for a four year gig in the US Marines with an Anti-Tank unit. Upon his honorable discharge, he spent the next seven years in school earning his MS in Psychology, specializing in test and measurements, conflict resolution, and trauma recovery.Read More