MEET YOUR TEAM

Your mission deserves the world’s best team of certified digital marketing professionals. Meet the team who will guide you to a new era in marketing success for your cause.

JOSHUA LUSK
JOSHUA LUSK
Founder - CEO

Josh is a founding partner of Cause Inspired Media. He has devoted years to connecting meaningful nonprofit organizations with the technical know-how they need to be effective in Digital Marketing. His business and technical expertise are dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations reach their goals.

SARAH CHAMPAGNE
SARAH CHAMPAGNE
Director of Operations

Sarah is a Florida native who has always had a special interest in nonprofits, including volunteering with numerous organizations in North Florida, and serving on philanthropic committees throughout her professional experience. Sarah brings years of customer service, project management and associate development experience.

SARAH SYMOENS
    SARAH SYMOENS
    Strategy Lead

    A Flagler College Alumnus, Sarah’s love for nonprofits stems from her work as a volunteer and is inspired by the incredible efforts of the organizations she guides digitally. Her passion for strategic planning and client success has propelled Sarah as a whole-team resource across all platforms and processes. She enjoys gardening, cooking, and her two very spoiled cats.

    GABRIELLA COOK
      GABRIELLA COOK
      Program Lead

      Gabriella has a degree in Business Administration with minors in Psychology and Marketing. She is dedicated to her accounts and improving their performance, making her a Google Analytics expert. Aside from her passion for nonprofits, Gabriella is a travel enthusiast, and has visited exciting locations such as Spain, Amsterdam and the Sahara Desert.

      DAVE BARBUSH
        DAVE BARBUSH
        Director of Brand Strategy

        With two decades of advertising and marketing under his belt, Dave has guided multi-billion dollar global brands with a steady hand, but the truth is, he really enjoys helping the smaller organizations rise to the top. As a founder for his own nonprofit, Dave understands the dedication of nonprofit organizations firsthand.

        AMY GRESS
          AMY GRESS
          Senior Web Developer

          Amy has over 15 years of extensive experience in web development. She holds a bachelor's degree in graphic design with a focus on web development, which allows her to create successful websites in both functionality and beauty. She excels at WordPress, but is unbelievably talented and has a strong history of working on complex, web-related problems to turn them into easy-to-use solutions. Amy has a passion for nonprofits and serves locally on advisory boards.

          ERIC HEINEMAN
            ERIC HEINEMAN
            Director of Strategic Partnership

            Eric is a seasoned brand and marketing expert with over a decade of leadership experience. Since 2009, he has worked as a consultant to a number of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Over time he developed into a niche in technology-based marketing and brand management including website development, SEO, social media management, and creative content.

            ASHLEY POPP
              ASHLEY POPP
              Senior Project Architect

              Ashley is a Florida native, and travel enthusiast. Her background is in industrial organization and cross cultural leadership, but her proven specialty is in improving productivity by understanding and managing workplace environments. Ashley has a heart for working with nonprofits and generating strong working relations with them and the teams that serve them.

              KARA MCKISSACK
                KARA MCKISSACK
                Business Development Consultant

                Kara is a hard-working Florida native with a bachelors degree in Psychology. She played collegiate basketball and still enjoys working out and playing sports. She has volunteered with multiple nonprofits and has a passion for helping organizations achieve nation-wide recognition.

                KATIE KELDERMAN
                  KATIE KELDERMAN
                  Digital Media Coordinator

                  Katie has a degree in Political Science with minors in Sociology and Economics. In addition to being our Facebook Advertising expert, Katie’s skills cover a range of services, including social media, web design, and content creation. Her enthusiasm for organizations' success is contagious.

                  CARLY RUIZ
                    CARLY RUIZ
                    Senior Digital Analyst

                    Carly has a degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She has over 3 years of experience helping nonprofits reach their event and digital marketing goals. Carly has a passion for helping others and advocating for a cause with a special place in her heart for small grassroots organizations. She also strives to immit positivity and happiness in her work.

                    EMILY DIETZ
                      EMILY DIETZ
                      Client Success Manager

                      Emily Dietz holds a degree in Business Administration along with minors in Economics, Marketing, and Advertising. She loves nonprofits and volunteers locally with the Lightner Museum and enjoys developing relationships with the nonprofits we work with. Originally from Ohio, Emily is a Midwestern at heart and a die-hard Cincinnati Reds fan!

                      OWAIN HOBBS
                        OWAIN HOBBS
                        Senior Digital Strategist

                        Hailing from the UK, Owain is very dedicated and focused on helping our nonprofits develop comprehensive strategies, increasing direct donations, volunteers, and corporate sponsors. His background in Civil and Structural Engineering makes him a numbers-driven Google Analytics expert!

                        GEOFF OLIVER
                          GEOFF OLIVER
                          Senior Software Developer

                          Geoff has been doing web development professionally for 15 years. He specializes in PHP, JavaScript, modern frontend libraries and frameworks, and full stack development. He believes that well defined requirements and goals, strong communication, and good planning are essential for any project to succeed. Geoff is from St. Augustine, but now resides in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.

                          OLIVIA HARLAN
                            OLIVIA HARLAN
                            Digital Strategist

                            Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Olivia came to St. Augustine to get her degree from Flagler College in Business Administration with minors in Advertising and Marketing. She is passionate about marketing and working with nonprofits. The only thing that may rival that passion is her love of all things KCMO, like BBQ, the Royals, and the Chiefs.

                            DANIELLE GATTONI
                              DANIELLE GATTONI
                              Digital Analyst

                              Danielle graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelors degree in Advertising and minor in Psychology. She loves to travel and read. Seeing the opportunity, she joined the Cause Inspired team because she loves the office culture and environment.

                              AMANDA ARNOLD
                                AMANDA ARNOLD
                                Digital Strategist

                                Amanda is a native to St. Augustine, Florida and has 15 years experience in the web industry. Amanda is passionate about nonprofits and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. A proud mother of 3, she has a soft spot for nonprofit organizations that work with veterans and children.

                                CHARLIE DUNNE
                                  CHARLIE DUNNE
                                  Senior Digital Analyst

                                  Charlie has a degree in Strategic Communication with a minor in Marketing. He loves working with nonprofits who take passion in their outreach and works diligently to help them expand their audience through digital marketing. He spends his free time volunteering with local organizations, admiring vintage watches, and traveling with his family.

                                  MARGARET WALLIS
                                    MARGARET WALLIS
                                    Digital Strategist

                                    Margaret is a Flagler College alum and later became Certified in Proposal Writing from Rollins College. She is always expanding her skills, like learning Spanish, and still enjoys writing grants from time to time as a consultant. With about four years of experience in SEO-focused digital marketing, Margaret is passionate about community, nature, historic preservation, bees and beekeeping, and her calligraphy hobby.

                                    JENNIFER BOWEN
                                      JENNIFER BOWEN
                                      Digital Analyst

                                      Jennifer spent a lot of time traveling in her childhood as an expatriate. Her experiences have instilled an appreciation of different cultures and lifestyles, leading her to the world of nonprofit marketing. As an adult, Jennifer still loves to travel, in addition to spending her free time reading, crocheting, or painting.

                                      BEN ABBAS
                                        BEN ABBAS
                                        Digital Strategist

                                        Ben is originally from Bend Oregon where he graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors's Degree in Business Administration. He’s passionate about helping nonprofits navigate the complex world of digital marketing. In his free time, Ben enjoys obsessing over sports, playing overly-complicated board games, and helping his Fiance run their helicopter tour company.

                                        LEONI TALJAARD
                                          LEONI TALJAARD
                                          Staff Accountant

                                          Originally from South Africa, Leoni has 17 years of accounting experience and enjoys all things related to accounting and business administration. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her daughter, husband, and two dogs.

                                          TOM SKINNER
                                            TOM SKINNER
                                            Digital Strategist

                                            From Jacksonville, Florida, Tom studied at UCF for his bachelor’s degree in Marketing. After a volunteer marketing internship at Center for Independent Living Orlando, he joined the Cause Inspired team to learn more about and continue working with nonprofits. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, photography, and video games.

                                            MIRANDA TAYLOR
                                              MIRANDA TAYLOR
                                              Digital Strategist

                                              Miranda has a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Marketing. Her purpose and passion lies in helping nonprofit organizations achieve their marketing goals. In her free time, she likes to cook, watch sports, and travel.

                                              DAKOTA KERNAHAN
                                                DAKOTA KERNAHAN
                                                Digital Strategist

                                                Originally from New York, Dakota traveled to Florida when he was quite young. In his free time, he is fond of biking the local trails, playing video games with his friends, and has recently started to learn programming. Dakota will continue to fuel his passion for helping others by working with nonprofits and is excited to utilize his digital marketing expertise to further their success.

                                                KATE HAPPE
                                                  KATE HAPPE
                                                  Operations Support Specialist

                                                  Kate Happe is a New York native and is currently a senior at Flagler College pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Strategic Communication with focuses on Advertising and Psychology. She has spent the last 3 years of her college career as a member of a community service organization that works with local nonprofits around the St. Augustine area.

                                                  DYLAN CLARK
                                                    DYLAN CLARK
                                                    Operations Support Specialist

                                                    Dylan is a Central Florida native, and a proud Eagle Scout. He is currently finishing up his degrees in Business Administration and Marketing at Flagler College. His passion for giving back to the community has led him to work towards impacting positive change in North Florida and beyond through Cause Inspired. Dylan leads an active outdoor lifestyle, kayaking and playing basketball in his free time, and enjoys competitive gaming with his friends to keep them connected.

                                                    ALYSSA RIDGWAY
                                                      ALYSSA RIDGWAY
                                                      Digital Analyst

                                                      Alyssa was born and raised in Whidbey Island, Washington and attended George Fox University in Oregon. There, She received a bachelor in Marketing and felt a call towards mission-based career work since. She always wanted to feel purpose through what job she had with her degree and feel as though she was contributing to a greater good. She loves the outdoors and enjoys fishing, hiking, and taking her four dogs on all her adventures. She has a huge passion for cars and she love plants.

                                                      MAURA LITTLE
                                                        MAURA LITTLE
                                                        Digital Analyst

                                                        Maura is a Florida native and proud cat owner. She has a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a Master's degree in Strategic Communication, both from the University of West Florida. She began her career working in the nonprofit sector, where she became well acquainted with development and marketing. In her free time, Maura likes to read and spend time outdoors.

                                                        Growing Your Good Work

                                                        Overview of Services:

                                                        Are you a new or small nonprofit needing help to continue to grow? Are you a mid-sized nonprofit that needs assistance with a new project or a new planning phase? If so, let’s connect so my experience and passion to help nonprofits can be put to work for you! Brenda has dedicated over 15 years to the nonprofit sector and worked with both large and small organizations. Out team has helped nonprofits grow through strategic planning and goal setting, successful project and organizational management, grant writing and administration, and fundraising. We are passionate about helping many sectors and organizations grow their good work! Our Coaching and Planning Services help you create your road map to long-term success! With guidance and hands-on assistance, we help nonprofits with business, strategic and operational planning and implementation that create continual measures of success. Ongoing coaching ensures a sustainable level of community service and support. Our grant research, writing, and administration services allow nonprofit Boards, staff, and volunteers to focus on mission related activities & donor relationship building. Put our long track record of successful grant services to the task of filling funding gaps.

                                                        Key Services (Bullet Points):

                                                        • Senior Management Coaching
                                                        • Strategic and Operational Planning
                                                        • Grant Writing and Management

                                                        Special Benefits for Cause Inspired Clients

                                                        Caused Inspired clients receive one free month of grant services or two 30-minute coaching sessions. This is equal to $300 of free services!

                                                        Growing Your Good Work primarily serves small and mid-sized nonprofits in all sectors.

                                                        Growing Your Good Work

                                                        Address – Saint Augustine, FL

                                                        Phone Number – 904-599-8663

                                                        Email Address – [email protected]

                                                        Website – https://www.growingyourgoodwork.com/

                                                        Point of Contact – Brenda Swann

                                                        Region You Serve – National

                                                        MilkCrate

                                                        Overview of Services:

                                                        MilkCrate is a mission-driven tech company that empowers nonprofits to grow using technology. It provides a tool for nonprofits to take their offline programs online through an affordable mobile app that engages participants and allows for real-time impact reports for donors and stakeholders.

                                                        Key Services (Bullet Points):

                                                        A templated mobile app for nonprofits with various features:

                                                        • Data Entry / Upload
                                                        • Brand Development
                                                        • Data Analysis
                                                        • Platform Bugs & Features
                                                        • App and Website Integration Platform Enhancement
                                                        • Bespoke Development

                                                        Some organizations we worked with include Mighty Writers, PYSC, Hoplite Resilience Center, and more.

                                                        MilkCrate

                                                        Company Name – MilkCrate

                                                        Address – 448 N 10th St Floor 6, Philadelphia, PA 19123

                                                        Phone Number – (215) 720-1625

                                                        Email Address – [email protected]

                                                        Website – https://milkcrate.tech/

                                                        Point of Contact – Morgan Berman

                                                        Region You Serve – Nationally and internationally

                                                        TiksonDirect

                                                        Overview of Services:

                                                        I work with nonprofits as a de-facto fundraising, marketing, and/or operations director. I have a limited number of clients who view me as a member of their team, not as an outside consultant.

                                                        Key Services (Bullet Points):

                                                        • Fundraising
                                                        • Marketing
                                                        • Operations
                                                        • Strategy

                                                        I have worked for some of the largest nonprofits in the country, but now seek to work with only a few at a time, serving as a parttime member of your management team.

                                                        TiksonDirect

                                                        Address: 8751 High Gate Way, Belvidere, IL 61008

                                                        Phone: 214-403-5994

                                                        Email Link [email protected]

                                                        Website www.tikson.com

                                                        Contact Jeff Tikson

                                                        Region We Serve – Nationally