Meet the Team

We are passionate about helping schools raise money and engage their constituents.

Michael Kong


Mike was a long-time engineer at Facebook, where he was responsible for making sure the world's most-used social network was up and running.

Kestrel Linder

Co-Founder & CEO

Kestrel has 10+ years experience at the intersection of strategy and technology. He is a regular speaker on the future of philanthropy.

Dan Ettinger

Director of Business Development

Dan worked at Amazon and as a fundraiser for two non-profits. He is a class agent for Macalester College and the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Carl Weis

Software Engineer

Carl has over 15+ years of experience building large scale applications, payment systems, game programming, and loves UI/UX design.

Felicity Meu

Director of Partner Success

Felicity was the Director of Next Generation Giving at Stanford University, where she led innovative digital fundraising initiatives.

Amy Jacobs

Program Manager, VMS Community Experience

Amy previously served as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Lynchburg College.

Riya Patel

Partner Success

Riya led the Senior Gift Campaign at Harvard University as Class Committee Chair.

Matt Gruber

Software Engineer

Matt studied computer engineering and information systems at Carnegie Mellon. He is an Eagle Scout.

Lydia Ward

Partner Success Associate

Lydia is a graduate of UNC Asheville. She was previously a marketing assistant at her alma mater and oversaw fundraising in her sorority.

Jacob Comer

Software Engineer

Growing up with two K-12 teachers for parents, Jacob has spent the majority of his career making software for educational institutions.

Cooper Hardy

Business Development Associate

Cooper is a UNC Chapel Hill graduate, and used to be an Advancement Fellow at Culver Academies (where he also coached several sports teams).

Jackie Lee

Software Engineer

Jackie has several years of experience in law and technology. She still gets amazed at what technology can do for us.

Julie O'Connor

Finance & Accounting

Julie is an entrepreneur with deep experience in finance, venture capital, corporate/product strategy, accounting/organizational development

Ashil Farahmand

Software Engineer

Ashil has contributed to an outreach site for American Relief Coalition for Syria. He's a budding software developer.

Kate Ceremsak

Partner Success Associate

Kate spent over 6 years in higher education and independent school development (both GiveCampus partners!). She is a proud Davidson alum.

Alejandra Tamez

Executive Assistant

Alejandra believes in positively influencing the world through advocacy and volunteer work. She graduated from VCU in Nonprofit Management.

Christina Baddar

Partner Success Associate

Christina is a Wake Forest Grad with a background in healthcare advocacy. After teaching in Asia she realized her passion for education.

Rosa Conrad

Partner Success Associate

Rosa is a proud University of Southern California alum with 5+ years of experience in digital fundraising for education and non-profits.

Casey Fish

Partner Success Associate

Casey spent 5+ years working in annual giving and advancement communication for Universities. She is a proud Skidmore College alumna!

Andrew Gordon

Product Manager

Andrew has spent 10+ years in the nonprofit and tech spaces driven by a love for tech, communication, and improving user experiences.

Linda Qin

Software Engineer

Jessi Lazaroff

Business Development Associate

Brian Baker

Business Development Associate

An aficionado of alliteration and arm surgeries, Brian is a double graduate of Norwich University, where he most recently completed his MBA.

Erin Cauley

Partner Success Associate

Graduate of NC State University with experience in teaching and education technology

Cori Gacad

PS Associate

Hunter Hastings

Product Designer

Hunter has spent 10+ years helping 25+ startups build and design thoughtful, scalable digital products.

Elise Rasmussen

Business Development Associate

Ryan Riddle

Director of Partner Operations

Ryan has been building support and operations teams for over 10 years, working with SAAS, consumer, retail, and ed tech startups.

Michael McCabe

Security Engineer

An application & cloud security engineer who has built out security programs for large enterprise financial & healthcare companies

Casey Doherty

Business Development Intern

Casey is a Business Development intern and a junior at Georgetown, where she works to ensure the quality & accessibility of higher education

James Conant

Engineering Intern

Graham Chickering

Business Development Intern

Megan Howard

Business Development Intern

Michael Seibel


Michael is the CEO of Y Combinator. He co-founded, which became and was acquired by Amazon for $970 million in 2014.

Casey Gessner


Work with us

We're looking for people who are hungry and want to have a huge impact.

See career opportunities