Bailey Beaderstadt

Graphic Designer & Web/Social Media Coordinator

As a graduate from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, Bailey brings experience in customer service, graphic design, branding, and illustration. She develops creative and engaging digital and print designs for clients. These experiences contribute to her interest for designing a variety of work and supporting nonprofits. On her days off, Bailey enjoys jogging, drawing, or watching her favorite sport teams.

Favorite Winter activity:

Ice skating

Valerie Condon

DONOR RELATIONS OFFICER

Favorite Winter activity:

Movie nights with family

Valerie recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Marketing. She also minored in Spanish and enjoyed a study abroad adventure in Cuernavaca, MR, Mexico. Her rewarding experience managing marketing for a local charity gala brought her to JMA. In her spare time, she enjoys being active, takes an interest in fashion, and spends as much time with her family and friends as possible.

Emma Eidsvoog

Grants & Communications Writer

Emma is a recent graduate from Bethel University with a degree in Journalism. She grew up in northern Minnesota, but college led her to the Twin Cities where she enjoys going swing dancing, eating Thai curry and going on late night Target runs with her friends.

Claire Huber

Development Manager - Grants & Communications

An alumnus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, Claire spent the summer of her junior year in college in Capetown, South Africa, working for an education non-profit. It was through this experience that she found her way to the non-profit sector, writing grants and communications materials for internationally focused non-profits in Seattle for two years upon graduating. She moved back to her hometown of Minneapolis, where she continued developing her grant writing and communications skills at a youth-development non-profit. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Claire at choir rehearsal, playing volleyball or badminton, lounging in a hammock around the lakes, walking her dog, or bargain hunting at flea markets!

Favorite Winter activity:

Sledding with my 62 year old dad – he collects and restores
antique sleds

Favorite Summer activity:

Days on the lake

Barbara James

Donor Relations Specialist

With nearly 20 years of experience in the non-profit and business sectors, Barbara brings leadership in public relations, events, communications, education and the arts. Most recently she led media relations programs at Thatcher+Co. public relations agency in New York City where she helped entertainment, education, non-profit and tech start-up executives share their stories with the media and stakeholders. In Columbus Ohio, she enjoyed orchestrating music, dance and theater artists for five seasons at the Wexner Center for the Arts. She has also taught composition as an adjunct faculty at St. Olaf College, the Ohio State University, and Kenyon College.

 

Whether overseeing performing arts seasons or advising clients on how to enhance their brand reputation, she thrives on connecting leadership with a variety of stakeholders and is thrilled to bring her talents to the Twin Cities non-profit world. Barbara holds and MFA from the Ohio State University and a BA from Brigham Young University.

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MARLEE JOHNSON-VOLK

MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL & INDIVIDUAL GIVING​

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MarLee graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in Music and Psychology. She moved to Eau Claire, WI where she joined the nonprofit sector as a program coordinator then as center director at a youth development agency. MarLee is passionate about creating a safe, inclusive community where people can be the best versions of themselves, which drives her interest in supporting nonprofits. In her spare time, MarLee can be found petting her dog, camping, hiking, spending time at the lake, and exploring all the hidden gems the Northwoods have to offer.

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Kelley Kozulla

Operations & Office Administrator

Kelley is a student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she is currently working towards her degree in Economics and minor in Management. On her days off from JMA, she enjoys travelling, going to new restaurants, playing with her dogs Charlie and Winston, and spending time with family and friends.

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Favorite Winter activity:

Being outside when it’s snowing

Hannah Laniado

Hannah Laniado

Director of Individual Giving & Events

Hannah brings over ten years of experience in Minnesota non-profits including leadership, board development, fundraising, grant writing, change management, event planning, and program management. Prior to joining JMA she was the Associate Director of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a role she took over after serving as Interim Executive Director for nearly a year. Hannah has a passion for working with non-profits to facilitate authentic, client-based community building in order to reach fundraising goals. Prior to her time in non-profits Hannah was a driven and successful salesperson. Hannah holds two bachelor’s degrees from University of Minnesota, Duluth and completed her graduate studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In her spare time Hannah enjoys cooking, staying active with her family which includes a fiery young daughter, and reading.

Favorite Winter Activity:

Cooking with my four year old

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Karissa Lopez

Grants & Communications Writer

A recent graduate from Seattle University with a degree in Journalism and Theology, Karissa brings her passion for storytelling and non-profit work to the JMA team. During her time in Seattle, she worked with several non-profits, organizing volunteer events and working as a communication consultant for Bloedel Reserve. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, cross stitching and reading.

Favorite Winter Activity:

Staying inside

Julie Murphy

President

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Julie has more than 20 years of experience functioning as an Advancement and Development Director for various agencies including Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA), the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) and Tubman Family Alliance. These positions, along with her roles in the National Retiree Volunteer Council and Twin Cities Public Television, have helped Julie hone her expertise in strategic marketing and communications planning, event management and fundraising. Julie also has a strong background in Volunteer Leadership and Board Development, her professional achievements include launching the MVNA’s Flu Shot Program with the Health Fair 11 and UCARE to produce one of the nation’s most successful public flu shot campaigns to date, raising more than $500,000 annually from 2002-2005 for “An Evening Among Stars,” MEDA’s annual gala which became a “Business Journal Top 25,” and launching her own business, J. Murphy & Associates, in 2005. Julie also has over 20 years of experience with CRM and fundraising softwares and platforms including Raiser’s Edge, eTapestry, Goldmine, Little Green Light, Donor Advisors, Salesforce, Ewave and more. When she isn’t busy running JMA, Julie enjoys resting, throwing dinner parties, cooking, and being with her family. She also loves watching crocuses bloom in the spring, taking vacations to Florida or Belize, and cheering for the Vikings.

Favorite Winter activity:

Cook, watch football and enjoy my new puppy

Craig murphy

Chief Financial Officer

Craig Murphy, graduate of Mankato State University, with honors, is a skilled financial expert with over 30 years of experience working at RSM US LLC (formerly McGladery, LLC) where he became a Managing Partner of the Upper Midwest Financial Institutions practice, from which he retired in September of 2017. His specialties include Audit related issues, bookkeeping, general accounting matters and mergers and acquisitions advice. Craig assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer at JMA in 2006. Craig is best able to work with clients on their ongoing accounting questions and issues and related financial management needs. When not at work Craig enjoys his wife’s home cooked meals (Craig also enjoys cooking) and long walks with his wife and their three dogs Reagan, Stella and Millie, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and traveling, including trips to Las Vegas and sunny beaches.Craig Murphy, graduate of Mankato State University, with honors, is a skilled financial expert with over 30 years of experience working at RSM US LLC (formerly McGladery, LLC) where he became a Managing Partner of the Upper Midwest Financial Institutions practice, from which he retired in September of 2017. His specialties include Audit related issues, bookkeeping, general accounting matters and mergers and acquisitions advice. Craig assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer at JMA in 2006. Craig is best able to work with clients on their ongoing accounting questions and issues and related financial management needs. When not at work Craig enjoys his wife’s home cooked meals (Craig also enjoys cooking) and long walks with his wife and their three dogs Reagan, Stella and Millie, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and traveling, including trips to Las Vegas and sunny beaches.

Favorite Winter Activity:

In my youth – skiing, now – taking a walk with the dogs

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Jennifer Oie

Grants Officer

Jennifer graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies and holds a master’s degree from American University in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. During her master’s program, she spent the summer interning for a nonprofit in South Africa that helped other organizations with grantmaking and grant application practices. Through this experience, Jennifer decided to work in the nonprofit field, where she has helped to start a small grant-making program at a nonprofit in St. Paul, written grants, led project evaluation and development teams, and worked as a nonprofit administrator. Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys reading, quilting, running, and spending time with her husband and dog.

Favorite Winter activity:

Sledding with my nieces and nephew

Bev Ordahl

Fundraising & Events Manager

A graduate of Minnesota State University – Mankato, Bev brings over 15 years of management, marketing and visual merchandising experience to the JMA event team. Active in her community, Bev has managed and coordinated numerous Minnesota Youth Athletic baseball tournaments and annual school fundraisers. On her off days, she enjoys reading, watching Minnesota Twins baseball games and going to yoga classes.

Favorite Winter activity:

Snuggling up with a good book

Rachel Pierce

Rachel Pierce

Development & Communications Coordinator

Rachel is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a degree in Strategic Communications. She was raised in Wisconsin and has since then fallen in love with the Twin Cities after moving here for college. She enjoys exploring Minneapolis, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Winter activity:

Watching movies in the warmth

Caroline Swinford

Senior Grant Writer

Following her graduation from Whitworth University in 2014, Caroline joined the nonprofit sector in her native state of Colorado as a project manager and social media coordinator. At JMA, Caroline specializes in database management, donor stewardship, and communications. Caroline is an info-tech guru. She thrives in data strategy and management and is a competent user of CRM/fundraising softwares and platforms, including Raiser’s Edge and other Blackbaud products like eTapestry. In her spare time, Caroline makes pilgrimages to the Twin Cities’ independent book stores, attends live storytelling shows and theater, and explores the riverfront on her road bike.
Gina Towle

Gina Towle

Director of Institutional & Government Giving

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Gina moved to Minneapolis and quickly fell in love with the city she now calls home. Prior to JMA, Gina worked with ex-offenders integrating back into the community from the criminal justice system, followed by developing fundraising campaigns and assisting with events at a local non-profit. She believes in the importance of funding opportunities for underserved & deserving communities. In her spare time she loves to volunteer at the humane society, take her dog hikes, and explore new spots around the city.

Favorite Winter activity:

Reading by the fire

Brian Wachutka

IT Manager & Web Developer

Brian has worked with technology in educational and business settings his entire career. He brings this experience to his work as IT Support and Web Developer at J. Murphy & Associates. When he’s not troubleshooting tech problems, Brian can be found in his garden, out on a bike ride, or tinkering in his home workshop.

Favorite Winter activity:

Ice skating

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