Meet our team

Meet Our Team

Who exactly is behind Giving Assistant? A fast-growing, diverse team obsessed with giving back! Giving Assistant was founded in 2014 by five human beings who wear their big ol' hearts on their sleeves with one single mission: to transform everyday shopping into charitable giving. We're a mission driven, for-profit, Certified B Corp company and we aim to have a positive social impact across the globe. Our team has grown tremendously over the years. Here are a few facts about our team that we're pretty proud about:

  • Combined, we have over 35 years of experience working at nonprofits.
  • 14 of us have volunteered abroad or created a fundraiser for a nonprofit.
  • 3 of us have worked at other B Corps.
  • We enjoy 2 company-wide volunteer days per year.
  • 12 of us have pets. (Ziggy is Chief Belly-Rub Officer!)
  • 100% of us use Giving Assistant to support a nonprofit.

Antonio Calderon
I'm a certified rescue diver

Antonio Calderon
Engineering Infrastructure Manager

Ashley North
I was a semi-finalist on master chef.

Ashley North
Sr. Director of Marketing

Brandon Dominguez
I wake up at 5am to workout from Monday through Friday!

Brandon Dominguez
Ad Operations Specialist

Camille Crutcher
I lived in North Pole, Alaska for 2 years

Camille Crutcher
Director of Integrated Marketing

Caroline Vivat
I always have at least 8 different varieties of nut butters stocked in my pantry

Caroline Vivat
Director of Innovation & Business Development

Chris Freeman
I live with three cats that cumulatively weigh 55 pounds.

Chris Freeman
Sr. Full Stack Javascript Engineer

Erica Bender
I have a dog named Winifred & yes she has an instagram

Erica Bender
Brand Partnerships Manager

Greg Brice
I’ve stepped on over 3 nails and counting…

Greg Brice
Associate Product Manager

Jenni Cassidy
I was stung by a stingray on my birthday

Jenni Cassidy
VP, Partnerships & Revenue

Josh Smith
I majored in Foreign Languages.

Josh Smith
Sr SEO Specialist

Katie Horgan
I grew up next to an alligator farm in Southern Louisiana

Katie Horgan
Co-Founder | Sr. VP of Operations

Kaylee Feldt
I skied 5 days a week for a whole season!

Kaylee Feldt
Brand Partnerships Manager

Leah Tichansky
I know how to weld

Leah Tichansky
Sr. Manager, Nonprofit Relations & Social Impact

Marianella Orellana
I once won a Karaoke contest with “I Will Survive”

Marianella Orellana
Executive Business Partner

Mariano Gomez
I used to play rugby

Mariano Gomez
Software Engineer

Marlene Wuest
I haven’t eaten anything with eyes for 10 years.

Marlene Wuest
Senior SEO Specialist

Marwa Muhammad
I have lived in 4 countries and 15 cities

Marwa Muhammad
Senior Product Manager

Mauro Gava
I used to be a Salsa teacher and dancer

Mauro Gava
Software Engineer

Mike Biller
Jake Gyllenhaal once met me

Mike Biller
Director of Brand Partnerships

Monica Ku
I swam with dolphins in the wild in Hawaii!

Monica Ku
Director of Ad Operations

Nicolas Tudela
I spent an entire day watching soccer

Nicolas Tudela
Software Engineer

Niklas Vaughan
I used to work in an air traffic control tower

Niklas Vaughan
Technical Project Manager

Nivetha Sivaprakasam
I have a fear of flying and heights

Nivetha Sivaprakasam
BI Engineer

Stephanie Zandecki
I'm a certified yoga instructor

Stephanie Zandecki
Senior SEO Specialist

Teresa Galido
I have a bunny named Waffles

Teresa Galido
Director of Strategy and Analytics

Terrance Lee
I eat chipotle at least once a week

Terrance Lee
Ad Operations Specialist