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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Meredith

Meredith Garofalo

(Head of Cultural Development)

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

 
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

 
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

 
Cuda

Alex Cuda

(Director of Tech and Data Analytics)

Alex is originally from Illinois and is now living in Portland, OR. He started off as a fundraiser in our Eugene office knocking doors for The Nature Conservancy, and is now the head of our Data Analytics department. After graduating with a degree in Natural Resources Management from Michigan State, Alex’s work prior to NCE revolved largely around fish data: researching fish populations in various states, completing research projects that influenced fishery regulation changes, and presenting some significant findings at the American Fisheries Society conference. Read More

 
Kelsey

Kelsey Rosencrance

(Account Executive)

Kelsey was raised in Wisconsin and graduated from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Media Studies degree. She was a barista in college which made her fall in love with working with people and, more importantly, building relationships.Read More

 
Sadiki

Sadiki Hester

(National Development Specialist)

Sadiki has been working with NCE for almost 4 years. He started as a canvasser and just worked his way up the ladder for the past 3 years. Sadiki holds two canvassing records that have been standing since 2019 (he also earned a Canvasser of the Year award when he was fundraising in the field).Read More

 
Andrew Castellano

Andrew Castellano

(Regional Director and Consultant)

After graduating with a degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, Andrew moved to Austin, Texas, where he immediately immersed himself in the world of fundraising and advocacy campaigning. He has called Texas home for the last 10 years. Read More

 
Matt Spencer

Matt Spencer

(Regional Director, East Coast)

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

 
Chris Lindberg

Chris Lindberg

(Regional Director, West Coast)

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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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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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

 
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

(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

 
Alex Halone

Alex Halone

(Office Director in Portland, OR)

Alex was born and raised in Eugene Oregon where she attended the French immersion school which sparked her curiosity in international travel and other cultures. Read More

 
Tiara Burns

Tiara Burns

(Office Director in New Orleans, LA)

Tiara was born in Flint, Michigan and was raised all over the midwest. She has had people affected by the Flint water crisis so she understands the importance of giving back to the community.Read More

 
Jacob Long

Jacob Long

(Office Director in Los Angeles, CA)

Jacob was born in England, raised in Nebraska and most recently moved from Phoenix to Los Angeles. Jacob have been working off and on since 2014 in the face-to-face fundraising community specifically for Save the Children and Equality California.Read More

 
Cam

Cam Moss

(Office Director in Atlanta, GA)

Cam moved from Dayton Ohio in 2021 to join the NCE family. Originally a small business owner specializing in all things beauty Cam wanted a change of pace and wanted her work to be a means of changing the lives of others, so when she came across the job on indeed she knew it was everything she was searching for.Read More

 
Ben

Ben McClymont

(Office Director in Chicago, IL)

Ben is a born storyteller and activist. Having graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in Japanese Language, East Asian Cultural Studies, and Theatre Arts, Ben soon moved to Japan where he led conferences and workshops all over the country. His adventures brought him to China and then Taiwan where, among other things, he led an air band, started a kids YouTube channel, began a community outreach driven theatre company, and even filmed a Netflix series. He’s thrilled to be able to continue to use his storytelling skills with NCE.Read More

 
Matt

Matt Goelz

(Office Director in the Bay Area, CA)

Hailing from that big bad northern California, Matt spent his youth in Santa Rosa California. After graduating high school Matt worked in several different not so awesome positions before becoming a political activist full time with various companies.Read More

 
Alonso

Alonso Chocano

(Office Director in Orlando, FL)

Alonso was born in Lima, Peru, but moved to Florida at the age of three. He studies marketing at UCF and has a deep passion for racing and motorsports.Read More

 
Kelsey Pirc

Kelsey Pirc

(Office Director in Houston, TX)

Kelsey is from Austin, Texas. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Social Work, Kelsey worked with Americorps, gaining experience in micro social work before she ultimately decided to take a macro route and join the world of fundraising. Her passion is in educating others and creating large scale change where it is most needed.Read More

 
Malik Savage

Malik Savage

(Office Director in Philadelphia, PA)

Hailing from the great city of Atlanta, Ga, Malik recently moved to Philadelphia to become a director after spending nearly a year canvassing on behalf of the ACLU in Atlanta. He graduated with a public relations degree from Ga Southern University and has since used the knowledge he gained to specialize in non-profit work.Read More

 
Catherine

Catherine Lucas – Dorsey

(Assistant Director in Oakland, CA)

All Catherine has wanted to do in her life is positively impact as many people as possible. Best place to do that… NCE!Read More