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.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Disc golfing with the pup. 

Valerie Condon

DONOR RELATIONS OFFICER

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Spending time with relatives that live all over the country at our annual family reunion

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.

Kylie Engel

Donor Relations Officer

Kylie Engel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Certificates in Integrative Strategic Communications and LGBTQ Studies. Kylie brings years of experience involved with community center activism and a diverse background working with nonprofits. Her dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion are always at the forefront of any project. Her previous role working with a non-profit dedicated to voting rights advocacy and social change has contributed to her passion to make the world a better place by uplifting the voices of others through community coalition building. In Kylie’s free time she enjoys spending time at Lake Harriet or an oat milk latte at a local Minneapolis coffee shop.

Claire Huber

Claire Huber

Development Manager - Grants & Communications

Claire joined the JMA team as a grants and communications writer in 2018 and stepped into the Development and Communications Manager position in 2021. In her role, she oversees grants, communications, and database projects. Claire received her undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound and master’s degree in Strategic Communications from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, Claire enjoys thrifting, singing in choirs around town, and going to trivia.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Kayaking

MARLEE JOHNSON-VOLK

MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL & INDIVIDUAL GIVING​

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Spending time at the lake

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.

Kelley Kozulla

Operations & Office Manager

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.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Cabin trips & outdoor rooftops/patios

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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.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Spending time outside & enjoying the sunshine

Gina Marengo

Events & Donor Relations Officer

A graduate from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with degrees in Recreation and Sport Management, Gina has over 15 years customer service experience with a strong background in retail management, visual merchandising, and an uncompromising commitment to her clients. In her spare time Gina enjoys attending concerts, sporting events, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Spending time outside with 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.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Long walks along Mississippi River Boulevard with the dogs

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.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Walking the dogs

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Jennifer Oie

Senior Grant Writer

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:

Spending time at the lake with family

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.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Enjoying sunny days on the lake with a cocktail in hand

Melinda Plath

Development Coordinator

Melinda is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a degree in Marketing. She moved to St. Paul in 2021 and has loved getting to know this beautiful area of Minnesota. Melinda has a passion for connecting people through storytelling & outreach, which has led her to the non-profit sector. She enjoys the Mississippi River Walk and spending time with her family, friends, and puppy, Linus.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Kevin Rivers

Development Coordinator

A native of Winona, MN, Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in marketing from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2020. After graduating from UMD, Kevin ventured out east to Buffalo, NY where he served as an athletic communications graduate assistant in the athletic department at D’Youville University. After serving a similar role as a student intern for the Bulldogs during his undergrad years, Kevin was tasked with promoting and publicizing the 16 NCAA sponsored programs on campus with direct oversight of the baseball and softball programs during D’Youville’s transition from a Division III to a Division II NCAA program. In addition to his duties in the athletic department, Kevin received his master’s degree in business administration during his stay on Porter Avenue.

 

Upon moving back to the Twin Cities, Kevin enjoys spending time with his friends and family, exploring local sights and flavors, following Minnesota sports teams and attending sporting events, golfing, and traveling.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Greta Schleif

Donor Relations, Communications, & Events Officer

Greta graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a degree in Communication and a minor in Psychology. Following her graduation, she moved to Boston for a year to be an AmeriCorps tutor at a high school. After enjoying her time and growth there Greta moved back to the Twin Cities. Prior to joining the JMA team, she worked for a local nonprofit supporting individuals with disabilities and their families. She enjoys being immersed in her community both in her professional and personal life. Outside of the office, Greta enjoys being outdoors on walks, bike rides, or anywhere by the lakes.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

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.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Patio beers

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.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Hiking

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Kathryn Withington

Project Manager – Individual Giving, Communications, & Events

A highly motivated operations professional with a passion for customer service and community outreach.  Kathryn has over 12 years of leadership experience in a retail environment, with a proven track record of cultivating an inclusive team that exceeds customer expectations while achieving company profit goals.  Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of North Dakota.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

Yardwork