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.

Post-Covid travel plans:

California

Valerie Condon

Donor Relations Officer

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.

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Alissa Efteland

Donor Relations Officer

Alissa started serving in the Minnesota nonprofit community in 2008, first as a volunteer and eventually as a board member. Alissa has experience as a Development Director, Executive Director, and CFO for multiple non-profits in the Twin Cities ranging from addiction services to domestic abuse support. In her time as Development Director she fundraised for capital campaigns, special projects, and annual giving. Alissa also has 15 years of experience in healthcare services and policy. 

Away from the office, you can find Alissa hiking, creating art, or playing music.

Claire Huber

Communications & Development Manager

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 music on my playlist right now:

Rachel and Vilray

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.

Post-Covid travel plans:

Visiting family in Arizona & Florida

Hannah Laniado

Hannah Laniado

Director of Development & Individual Giving

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.

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Karissa Lopez

Commuications - Events Coordinator & Grant 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.

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.

Hobbies: Traveling with my family

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.

Post-Covid travel plans:

I hope, Mexico

PAIGE MYERS

Fundraising Specialist

Paige graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Global Resource Systems and Agriculture & Society, and then found her way to Minneapolis/Saint Paul for a year of service in Americorps. After further experience with nonprofit development and communications, she knew she’d found the right career. Her role at JMA allows her to utilize her previous experience in nonprofit development and communications while also expanding her knowledge to better serve nonprofit clients. Outside of JMA, Paige enjoys volunteering and fostering cats for Pet Haven of MN, cooking using local food, growing food, and knitting/crocheting. Paige also consumes copious amounts of coffee in nearly all its forms.

Post-covid travel plans: To Sacramento to visit family! Then on to new places I’ve never been to- both in the U.S. and abroad.

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.

Post-Covid travel plans:

Ireland

Kory Petersen

KORY PETERSEN

Grant Writer

Kory brings his love of writing and development to JMA as our grant writer. He has a passion for theater and music and moved to the Twin Cities in 2016 for the vibrant arts scene. Kory has broad development expertise, working on various feasibility studies, capital campaigns, donor prospect projects, and submitting many, many grants. A natural problem solver, he relishes any opportunity to discuss strategy, particularly board development and donor engagement. Kory graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he received his B.A. in Music and B.A. in Arts Management. He is an avid rock climber, runner, and biker. When he isn’t writing a grant, he can be found biking to different parks, breweries, and eateries across the Twin Cities.

Shaine Picard

VP – Institutional Giving & Corporate Giving

An alumnus of the University of Minnesota and MN School of Public Health, Shaine brings over 10 years of experience in customer service, management, research, fundraising, and development. She has worked in various capacities with nonprofits like Southeast Como Improvement Association and the Coalition of Somali American Leaders, as well as several local for-profit start-ups in the Twin Cities Metro. Shaine also volunteers locally and internationally with organizations including Relay for Life, Feed My Starving Children, and Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children. She enjoys traveling, cooking, skiing and yoga in her spare time.

Post-Covid travel plans:

Anywhere! Hoping to see family in Philadelphia and friends in Germany

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.

Post-Covid travel plans:

Trip with my friends somewhere warm!

Susan Robertson

Susan Robertson

Development Coordinator

An alumnus of the University of Minnesota, Morris and the University of Edinburgh, earning a master’s degree in Art History and Curating, Susan brings over 6 years of experience in fundraising, event management, donor relations, and development. She has worked in various capacities with nonprofits like the Minnesota Zoo Foundation, the University of MN Foundation, and Mounds Park Academy. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading in her spare time.

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

Development Manager

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 summer activity:

Anywhere and everywhere!! Hopefully Alaska in the near future!

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.

Post-Covid travel plans:

New Orleans