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Our Team

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Kaci is a professional team of growth and revenue specialists.

We join your team with a focus on organizational strategy and generating revenue for nonprofits, social enterprises, and impact businesses.

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Markku Kostamo

CEO & Lead Strategist

Markku has served as an executive in the non-profit sector for over 20 years and is passionate about seeing organizations grow and develop in executing their mission and impact. To enable this, Markku is an EOS implementer and takes an entrepreneurial and relational approach to revenue generation and partnerships.

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Nadia VanderKuip

Chief Growth Officer

Nadia has spent 25 years in non-profit work, from founding an inner-city youth ministry to running a global fellowship program that trained and equipped emerging leaders to launch non-profit organizations around the world. Nadia’s passion is to introduce change and tension into a system to encourage growth and development in people and organizations. She sees the world in patterns, potential, relationships and connections and loves to work collaboratively and wants to be part of helping others find their sweet spot so that they can thrive.

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Charisse Pagarigan

Chief Innovation Officer

Charisse got her first taste of the non-profit world in 2007 and knew she had found her place. She has an ever-growing desire to increase organizational impact through harnessing the power of people and technology toward maximizing operational and administrative efficiencies. Her experiences have honed her focus toward supporting small organizations by bolstering their capacity for achievement.

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Misti Hurst

Marketing and Communications Strategist & Project Lead

Misti has been a journalist, writer and editor for over 15 years and is skilled at working closely with individuals and teams to create relevant content that ensures their vision, principles, and overall message is clear. She adds creativity and light to bring words to life.

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Shauna Kostamo

Grant Writing Specialist

Shauna's background is in ESL teaching and tutoring, where she enjoys working with people from other cultures and languages. More recently, she has added editing and writing at an academic level to her work experience. She thrives on making the English language interesting and is passionate about correct grammar and thoughtful articulation.

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Matthew Kostamo

Filmmaker

Matthew has seven years of filmmaking experience, mostly from shooting alone and deep in the mountains. His experience includes creating business ads, editing videos for non-profit organizations, and making personal adventure films. Whether behind the camera or the computer, he is dedicated to working on the project until everyone is satisfied.

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Moira Guidon

Growth Manager

Moira has eight years of leadership, administrative and communications experience and seeks out any opportunity to work closely with nonprofit organizations and small businesses. While she creatively manages the marketing and social media sides of Kaci, Moira also keeps her finger on the pulse of the various projects that are on the go and communicates with the team accordingly.

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Bernardo de Abreu

Tech and Digital Strategist

Bernardo’s background is working for a strategic design and architecture company. He started as an office assistant, later becoming a studio manager, where he learned how to align the client’s wishes with the expectations of the designers & suppliers. Bernardo is eager to develop solutions through strategic marketing and online resources for greater efficiency and quality.

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Carien van Zyl

Administration Specialist

Carien is a consultant who specializes in general HR assistance and recruitment. Carien is a positive and energetic worker. This energy has revealed itself throughout her career in her upbeat attitude and ability to keep busy. She has a strong desire to help others, which has led to her past success and awakened her desire to get involved in nonprofit organizations.

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Jen McAllister

Events Specialist

Celebration and hospitality are at the core of Jen’s vision for life, and she brings that vision to all of her projects. She has successfully run silent auctions, artisan markets, concerts, and other events for nonprofits, local businesses, and religious groups. Over the years, she has cultivated excellent working relationships with musicians, photographers, artists, caterers, and many others in the fields of hospitality and entertainment.

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Sonya Kostamo

Project Lead & Grant Writing Specialist

Sonya spent several years studying, writing, and teaching while pursuing a doctoral degree. She enjoys making the written voice of others shine in the editing support role and draws from her background in technical writing and editing for peer-review journals. Sonya lived and worked abroad as a teacher and volunteer and returning to Canada has found a new passion for helping small businesses coordinate, gel, and successfully execute their business objectives.

 

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Learn more about our team members by reading our unique growth stories!