Our unique “team building” approach offers a tremendous amount of flexibility and creativity as well as competitive pricing. We have a core team of marketing professionals with proven experience to help your organization succeed. Our professionals are located throughout the U.S. and are brought into projects only when they are needed so clients aren’t paying for people sitting around not working on their account.
Here is just a small sampling of our talented team.
KIM BEALES –MANAGING PARTNER
With more than 20 years of experience behind her, Kim established this division of her company because of her passion for helping nonprofit organizations. She has had the unique experience of sitting on both sides of the desk when it comes to fundraising – as the corporate manager deciding which organizations would receive funds and as a member of several organizations seeking to raise funds – giving her the perspective to understand the challenges faced by most nonprofits.
As Marketing Manager for TransWestern Publishing, she established the company’s corporate giving program and managed it through the sale of the company more than 12 years later. She is active in the nonprofit world, helping organizations such as San Diego Zoological Society (San Diego Zoo), Saving Horses, Inc., Law Emerald Society, Cal Fire Benevolent Fund and Moonridge Animal Park. She gained agency, in-house and freelance experience before establishing St. Somewhere Holdings, LLC in 2009. The agency has grown to three primary divisions: NonprofitFundraisingPros.com which helps nonprofit organizations reach their mission and goals; SaintSomewhereMarketing.com which supports small to medium size businesses with their traditional, grassroots and online marketing; and YourBookMarketers.com which assists authors and publishers with their marketing and publicity needs. She holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego.
Michelle Messenger Garrett, Project Manager & PR/Media Relations
Michelle Message Garrett is a PR and communications specialist with more than 20 years of experience crafting strategy, plans and programs for companies ranging in size from small start-ups to large corporations such as HP, Adobe, Arthrocare, SGI, Sun and others. After spending seven years in Silicon Valley, she returned to her roots in Ohio where she runs her own consulting practice, specializing in media outreach for companies who want to get noticed. Michelle has placed hundreds of stories in publications such as USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and Time and secured client appearances on TV news outlets including 60 Minutes, This Week with Neil Cavuto and the ABC Evening News. As an award-winning writer, she has experience writing all types of PR and marketing materials. Michelle provides a full range of services to clients, from strategy and planning to implementation, all at a reasonable cost.
Karen Kalis, Writer and Project Manager
Karen Kalis has 10 years of experience as a professional copywriter, having worked in industries such as education, real estate, healthcare, technology and nonprofit organizations. With a M.A. in Creative Writing, Karen’s clients have included RMS Technologies, Lincoln Electric, Multi-Care Management, The EPIC Group and many others. An entrepreneur at heart, Karen focuses on helping businesses communicate what they have to offer with precision.
Tammy Poole, Website Designer
Tammy Poole has over 12 years of experience as a graphic and website designer. During the course of her career, she has worked for a number of companies where she was responsible for creating the information architecture, user interface, search engine optimization (SEO) and HTML/CSS production for a variety of websites. Tammy’s skills also include designing multimedia interfaces, including e-learning modules and online courses and presentations that include sound and video. For 10 years she has been a versatile designer, able to adapt to different client’s web-marketing and interactive needs. She envisions designs that capture her client’s audience, goals and strategies. She is very organized and spends a lot of time during the discovery phase to ensure a clear understanding of exactly what her client wants. She makes sure that clients are always satisfied.
Bob Sillick, Grant Writing and Copywriting
Bob brings more than 35 years as a marketing, advertising and media professional to the team. Among his vast experience is his work with Goettler and Associates, a national fundraising counsel. In that capacity, he interviewed university presidents, boards of trustees members, organization directors and senior clergy to obtain pertinent information to write Cases for Support. He worked with clients’ development directors to write and direct the creation of a marketing collateral kit for each fundraising project.
Examples of some campaigns he worked are include: “The Annunciation” Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church; St. Brigid’s Church; Ashland University; Atlantic Union College; Keene State College; North Dakota State University; Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce; Indianapolis Humane Society; and Hoxworth Blood Center.
Dawn Lewandowski, Graphic Designer
Dawn Lewandowski has been a graphic designer for nearly 30 years. She possesses a wealth of technical skills and knowledge due to her many years employed in various prepress departments. Her finely-tuned design skills were acquired through exposure to various collateral pieces from some of the nation’s Fortune 500 and her freelance business. She was a pioneer in the production of digitally-produced graphics which earned her several long-term clients in industries ranging from motorized sports to retail stores and hotel chains. She has built a reputation for clean, corporate design and specializes in the production of large projects including books, catalogs and business publications. She has produced countless logos, complete packaging designs for nutraceutical and cosmetic companies, and hundreds of postcards, ads, brochures and other advertising collateral. Her expert knowledge even ventures into the realm of oversized and textile printing with billboards, trade show graphics, menu boards and t-shirts. Dawn has dabbled in web design as well, producing her first website in 1999 which was completely hand-coded. Her ability to think outside the box was employed here as well, utilizing basic html commands in such a way that outlined graphics and type, joining the data in ways that web-design programs can’t begin to duplicate.
Sherri Yarbrough, Editor and Researcher
Sherri Yarbrough credits growing up in a family of educators as having given her a love for learning early on and what Sherri loved learning more than anything were words. A voracious reader, Sherri began her career as an administrative professional as an enlisted Marine assigned to the officers’ company at the Headquarters Battalion in Washington DC. This prestigious assignment, earned by graduating at the top of her class in Admin School, not only afforded her the opportunity to work with top-ranking officers stationed in the D.C. area but also prepared her for a successful decade-long career working with top level executives in the corporate sector. As a result, Sherri garnered significant administrative experience in channels as varied as sales, marketing, IT, construction, engineering as well as translation and localization.
Upon returning to the University of Texas at Austin to complete her undergraduate degree, Sherri parlayed her administrative expertise, knowledge of various channels and entrepreneurial spirit into establishing herself as a highly reputable freelance transcriptionist and virtual assistant, where she has continued her lifelong love of learning through the acquisition of a wide variety of clients with an even wider variety of interests.
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NonprofitFundraisingPros.com is the website for the nonprofit marketing division of St. Somewhere Holdings, LLC. Please feel free to visit the websites of our other divisions: YourBookMarketers.com for author and book marketing and SaintSomewhereMarketing.com for small- to medium-size business marketing.