Leadership Team Alumni

Angela AdamsAngela Adams
Executive Vice President
Now IT Matters

Angela is a Certified Salesforce Administrator, Developer, and Sales Cloud Consultant. Angela has managed product and professional services delivery in the non-profit sector since 2004. Angela’s role at NiM focuses on practice management, customer success, and user adoption.

Prior to joining Now IT Matters, Angela was a product manager for Praesidium, Inc. from 2004-2012. While at Praesidium, she managed their Online Training and Background Check products. It was here that Angela discovered a passion for customer success and user adoption!

Angela studied English and Social Work at the University of Texas Arlington and theology at Bethany Theological Seminary. Angela is co-founder of The Nourish Collective, a non-profit dedicated to nourishing hope in communities through education and shared resources.

Angela lives with her husband, an artist otherwise known as Matt Redbeard, two rowdy children, and a small menagerie of furry friends on a farm in Illinois. Her favorite day of the year is National Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Twitter: @AngAdams

Beth BreisnesBeth Breisnes
Bigger Boat Consulting

Beth has been working with nonprofits and social enterprises on Salesforce since 2009. She loves working with innovative nonprofit organizations and helping them deliver on their missions more effectively through technology. Active in the Salesforce community, she co-leads the Vancouver (BC) Nonprofit User Group, helped author the Advanced Formulas Trailhead module, and was named a Salesforce MVP in 2014. Beth holds ten Salesforce certifications. Her passion for sustainability led her to complete an MBA in Sustainable Business in 2010.

When not hanging out on the Power of Us HUB, she can be found walking the Vancouver seawall with her two young kids, scouring Pinterest for new recipes, watching far too many Kickstarter pitch videos, and finding new
co-ops* to join.

Kylee DurantKylee Durant
Chief Operations Officer

Kylee has been working in the military nonprofit space for over 3 years, blending her love of Salesforce and tech with supporting a community she is passionate about. Her husband is an active duty Soldier with the United States Army, which has lead to a life full of adventures, both personal and professional.

Kylee holds a B.B.A. and M.A. in Public Policy. She is also a Salesforce Certified Administrator. She is actively involved in the Power of Us HUB, leading the Q2 2015 Salesforce Administrator 201 Study Group and participating in conversations and community building.

Her family just recently moved to the Seattle Metropolitan area, where they are enjoying a homestead complete with 3 chickens, 2 dogs, plenty of fruit trees, a large garden, and 3 beautiful children to enjoy this exciting new adventure.

Karen FittonKaren Fitton
Bigger Boat Consulting

Karen has been in the technology field for over 25 years. She started her career in a large corporation where she managed a number of different technology teams; her favorite was leading the organization in starting an internal help desk for technology support. She eventually realized that she wanted to be working with organizations that were making a difference so she joined the nonprofit world. She started in the world of fundraising and then became the Executive Director of a local nonprofit. When the organization went through a merger with 4 other organizations to form a national nonprofit, she was ready to move out fundraising and ready to step back into technology. They desperately needed a organization­-wide solution to manage their donors and programs. Thus began Karen’s love affair with Salesforce. After converting her organization to Salesforce and leading user adoption and enhancements for 4 years, she joined the Bigger Boat team. Now she gets to work with a variety of organizations that are making a difference in many ways.

Karen is a Salesforce.com Certified Advanced Administrator and Developer and was a panelist at 2013 Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference, speaking about user adoption. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two elementary­-age boys.

Laura MeerkatzLaura Meerkatz
Senior Developer

Laura is a developer at Salesforce.org, where she works on systems to support employee giving and volunteering. She has been working with nonprofits using Salesforce since 2010, and previously worked with nonprofits as a consultant and app developer.

Laura has a degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She holds Platform Developer II and Advanced Administrator certifications.

When not glued to a desk, Laura can be found running around in circles with her nieces, knitting, reading, or enjoying every gorgeous bit of hiking/biking/eating/drinking/etc. Seattle has to offer.

Missy LongshoreMissy Longshore
Longshore Consulting

Missy has been working in the nonprofit sector since 1999. With experience in operations, strategic planning, leadership, and management at a variety of mission based organizations, she has enjoyed the continuous ability to contribute to social change.

Missy attended Smith College and obtained her MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University. She is a Salesforce MVP and certified Salesforce Developer, Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant and Administrator and has been working with nonprofits and foundations on their Salesforce implementations since 2009. She lives in the San Francisco East Bay and enjoys hiking.

Suzanne VeigaSuzanne Veiga
Director, Data Architecture & Administration

Suzanne loves helping new admins learn what an impact they can make for their organization through their use of technology. She first started with Salesforce in 2009 while working at a public broadcasting station. She is a certified Advanced Administrator, Developer, Sales Cloud and Service Cloud Consultant. She enjoys attending local user groups and leading certification study sessions.

In her free time, she spends her time finding new recipes to try, books to read or games to play.