Bailey Beaderstadt

Administrative Coordinator / Graphic Designer

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 music on my playlist right now:

Yoke Lore

Elisabeth Brandt

Senior Grant Writer

Since attending Penn State for undergrad, followed by the University of Minnesota Twin cities for her MFA, Elisabeth has worked with a wide range of non-profits—from tribal organizations to international schools to public broadcasting stations to land-grant universities to art museums—as both a teaching writer and a grant writer. She has committed herself to social change and the imagination via the transformative power of the written word, and has published poetry on an international scale under the pen name Elisabeth Workman. When she is not writing, Elisabeth teaches creative writing at Minneapolis College of Art & Design and enjoys spending time with her dog.

Favorite music on my playlist right now: 

The album _Everything’s Beautiful_ (Robert Glasper’s Miles Davis remix)

Priscilla Conway

Fundraising Specialist/Project Manager

Priscilla graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a degrees in Political Science and Psychology. Since graduating, she has worked with non-profits, including Feed My Starving Children, and non-profit associations, where she raised awareness and funds to further their missions. Priscilla enjoys working to serve others and putting her energy into the betterment of society. In her free time, you can find Priscilla playing with her two kids, running or practicing her violin.

Favorite music on my playlist right now:

Trampled by Turtles & Graveyard Club

Claire Huber

Communications Specialist, Grant Wtiter

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

Development / Administrative Coordinator

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.

Favorite music on my playlist right now:

Alternative and pop

Julie Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

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 music on my playlist right now:

Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding

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

Bev Ordahl

Director of Events

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.

Hobby: Twins Baseball

Shaine Picard

VP – Institutional Giving and 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.

Favorite music on my playlist right now:

Nathaniel Rateliff’s new album

Emily Rollag

Operations and Human Resources Manager

Originally joining JMA as a Development Associate, Emily, a graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato, was a paralegal for Meshbesher & Spence law firm. She has also worked for Bremer & Trollop, Foley & Mansfield and GMAC. She serves on the Children’s Ministry Committee at her church and has volunteered teaching Firelight, Ablaze and Affirm classes. In her spare time, Emily enjoys being with her family, especially cheering for her 4 children as they are active in band, track, soccer, baseball and basketball. She likes to bike, run 5K’s and explore new restaurants.

Favorite music on my playlist right now:

Post Malone or Chainsmokers

TRisha Skajewski

Individual Giving Manager

Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Trisha began her non-profit career with the Alzheimer’s Association. A move to northern Minnesota officially launched her fundraising career where she served in higher education and independent schools. Upon transitioning back to the Twin Cities, she continued in development and has held roles in annual giving, development operations, CRM software and events. Her campaign experience includes capital, capacity building and the comprehensive approach. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling, and in the winter, you can find her cheering on her son at the hockey rink.

Favorite music on my playlist right now:

Country mix

Caroline Swinford

Grant and Development 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

Fundraising Specialist

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 music on my playlist right now: Léon

Tahnee Trenberth

Grant Writer/Manager

Upon graduation from the University of Minnesota Duluth with degrees in Communication and International Studies, Tahnee pursued a Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) in Organizational Ethics and Compliance. Tahnee is passionate about using her understanding of the legal system to create meaningful systemic change. Through postgraduate opportunities, she was led into nonprofit work by her desire to serve others in a way that preserves civil rights, promotes equity and justice, and mobilizes money to organizations and individuals who do impactful work. Tahnee found her way to JMA by coupling these passions with an undying love for writing that she has had since she was young. It has been her longstanding dream to become a published author, with her sights set on creating either a poetry or children’s book. At present, her very favorite things to do include writing poetry, creating masterpieces with makeup, laughing with her best friends, listening to music nonstop, drinking too much coffee, promoting mental health and body acceptance, and spending all of her money on concerts and traveling.
Favorite music on my playlist right now: My music taste ranges from Lil Wayne to Lil Peep. If it has elements of rap or pop-punk, it is playing in my headphones at all times.

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.

Current playlist: Poliça

sarah wennerberg

Director of Operations and Projects

Upon college graduation, Sarah became the evaluation specialist/internal grants manager for a Children’s Mental Health/Family Services Collaborative in west central Minnesota. There, she dove into the world of grant writing and reporting, building relationships with collaborative partners, and driving outcome-based programs. After a stint as a stay-at-home mom to her three children, Sarah joined JMA to manage the grant development process and ensure a great product. During her non-JMA time, Sarah hangs out with her husband and kids, walks, reads, and occasionally starts a crochet project (but does not necessarily finish). She also volunteers whenever possible for church, school, recreational sports teams, and slams a lot of coffee.
Favorite music on my playlist right now: “Breaking Down the Door” by Santana