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

 
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

 
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

 
Matt Spencer

Matt Spencer

(Regional Director)

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

 
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

(Head 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

 
Deryk

Deryk Buxton

(Social Media Specialist)

Deryk was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and now lives in Nashville. He graduated from MTSU with a degree in Multimedia Journalism and unfortunately, was not immediately awarded a job at ESPN. Read More

 
Summer Keatts

Summer Keatts

(Regional Director)

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

 
David Souffront

David Souffront

(Client Services Generalist)

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

 
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

(Regional Development Director – West Coast)

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

 
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

 
Morris Kennedy

Morris Kennedy

(Office Director in the Bay Area, CA)

I was born and raised throughout parts of the Bay Area in California. Specifically, almost all of my life before college graduation was spent in the Napa Valley. During that time, I developed a strong passion for political activism and animal welfare. Read More

 
Dakota Davidson

Dakota Davidson

(Special Projects Director)

Dakota grew up in a small country town outside of Nashville, TN. A lifelong musician, he aspired to leave Tennessee in search of new adventures. Before finding NCE he studied Digital Media and spent his days enjoying nerdy activities with his friends.Read More