Steph is excited about igniting generosity and growing giving across Minnesota and beyond by leveraging her marketing superpowers, using effective communication to connect energized donors with causes in every community which could put their support to good use.
As senior marketing manager at LinkUp for eight years, Steph crafted and implemented marketing strategies and led philanthropic efforts supporting organizations like Dress for Success, Fraser, and Habitat for Humanity. Prior to joining LinkUp, Steph worked in HR at Target Headquarters, and enjoyed nearly 10 years in Washington D.C., working as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. She also served on the board of the Minnesota State Society.
Steph proudly served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 2000-2007, supporting public affairs efforts at the 934th Airlift Wing in Minneapolis, Headquarters Air Force, as well as temporary duty assignments in Colorado, Florida, and Washington, D.C.
Steph is a Minnesota native, raised in St. Peter and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in communication studies. When she’s not marketing at GiveMN, she’s chasing after her three busy kids, taking photos, chaotically cooking for her crew, or outside enjoying nature with her husband and dog Bear.