Our Team

Founded in 2010, Azimuth Grants is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with offices in Montgomery, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia, and team members across the globe.

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Leadership

Community Involvement

Pramana, Board Member
Ellipsis, Fireblade (formerly SiteBlackBox), Advisory Board Member

David is an expert in technology and operations who is uniquely positioned to quickly assist companies facing the many challenges associated with accelerated periods of growth. He attributes much of his success to his first corporate position, becoming the director of operations of Uno Restaurant Corporation at the age of 24.

Realizing the long-term opportunities available in tech, Davidstudied and pursued the industry, establishing a name for himself by helping businesses scale successfully.

David is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia where he most recently co-founded GET Valet, a tech firm revolutionizing the parking industry.

Education

Jacksonville State University, BA
Jacksonville State University, MPA
Jones School of Law, JD

Community Involvement

Samaritan Counseling Center, Board President
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Sis (15 years)
Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, Board Member
First United Methodist Church of Prattville, Member

Jessica is a native of Calhoun County, Alabama. She got her start writing and managing grants while working in the Alabama Governor’s Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives. During her time there, she managed several statewide initiatives including Alabama Communities for Education, a high school dropout prevention program, and the Alabama Strengthening Communities Project, which was recognized nationally for best practices in grant management. Jessica lives in Alabama with her husband and their three children.

Education

University of Alabama, BS Corporate Finance
University of Alabama, MA Finance
University of Alabama, MBA International Business

Amanda has worked in the corporate world for FedEx and First Horizon Bank for a combined 20 years specializing in corporate financial analysis and large initiative forecasting. After living in Amsterdam, Netherlands, she retired from the public sector and spent time volunteering for committees in education and becoming an ordained Deacon at Idlewild Presbyterian Church.

Education

BS Hotel and Restaurant Management, Holy Trinity University

Yona was raised in the tropical islands of Palawan, in the Philippines, where she earned her Bachelor’s  degree. She was involved with government work and became an administrative officer for the Community Enhancement and Livelihood Project (CELP) of the Provincial Government of Palawan, promoting and implementing a community-based approach in the rehabilitation of former drug-dependent individuals. While working, she also helped undergraduate students with mentorship services for theses and feasibility studies writing.

Grant consultants

Education

MBA, Rutgers University Graduate School of Management
BS, DeVry Institute of Technology

Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience with SBIR DoD cost accounting and contact administration specializing in small businesses, full-charge accounting, financial statements, and so on. She is knowledgeable of compliance with federal procurement regulations, including FAR, DFARS and GAAP. Elizabeth has a broad knowledge base in small businesses’ interactions with large government agencies. She defines herself to have a knack for providing business related information to technical and industrial small business owners so that informed decisions and strategies are possible.

Education

Aviation Technology, LeTourneua University
Certified Fund Raising Executive Credential, CFRE International

David was first introduced to social service in the nonprofit sector as a teenager on a six-week outreach to Mexico. This led to a 25-yearcareer with an international aid organization, using hospital ships to reach underserved nations. He and his wife of 33 years, Francine, undertook many joint endeavors over the years while raising three children, including the establishment of their own consulting firm ten years ago.

Education

B.A., Psychology, Claremont McKenna College

From 2018 to 2019, Mara worked as a grant writer and researcher for Florence Crittenton Services, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that helps teen families break the cycle of poverty through high quality education, health and wellness, economic and social asset building, and employment pathways. 93%of the young mothers served were women of color and 95% qualified a slow-income. From 2016 to 2018, Mara worked as a Grant Writer and Consultant for One Good Turn, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that provides subsidized housing to low-income, marginalized families in southwest Denver.

Education

B.A., Masters in Philanthropic Studies with Nonprofit Management Certificate, The School of Philanthropy at Indiana University
B.A., German and European Studies, Vanderbilt University

With more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Catherine (Katie) Chapman CFRE has served in numerous nonprofit roles as the national development director for a runaway and homeless youth organization, an interim executive director for a faith-based organization, and as a consultant to philanthropists creating high-level fundraising events.  She has experience with all aspects of raising funds to major donors, corporate philanthropy, cause marketing, and writing and winning grants from all levels of government, corporations, and private foundations.  The Junior League awarded Katie an “Unsung Heroine Award,” and she has been designated a 40 Under40 Award winner for her civic leadership.

Education

PhD Educational Leadership with Global perspective- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
MEd Special Education- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
MPS Health Care Administration- Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
BA, Psychology – Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

Tiffany has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Special Education working with institutions and personnel in both K-12 and University levels on a national and international perspective. Tiffany’s focus has been on capacity building, evidenced based practices and training components. In addition, Tiffany has developed, implemented, and evaluated various community based and evidenced based programs from local, state, and federal levels. Tiffany developed and implemented with fidelity a teen truancy program and community-based mentoring program in the Bahamas for the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. She has provided an array of services supporting and researching grants from all perspectives as well as have written federal and state grants with a high level of success.

Education

B.A. Directing Theater,University of Vermont
Completed 3-year MFA program in Theater Direction, DePaul University

Candace has over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit capacity builder and fundraiser. She has worked as both a consultant and employee with over 50agencies across Chicago's south and west sides. She is accomplished in grant writing across a number of social service issue areas including education, workforce and economic development, youth, minority rights, addiction, and after-school programming at Chicago Public Schools. She enjoys reading, traveling, working on her Spanish and French and volunteering with start-up nonprofits and programs to ensure success and best practices for the clients they serve.

Education

B.A., Political Science/Leadership, Wartburg College

Kate has over 21 years of grant writing experience focusing on community systems, core success structures, and service gaps. As a community development expert, Kate has a track record of meeting the needs of neighborhoods and cities, raising over $10 million for community initiatives. Kate has authored several successful brownfield grants that have resulted in technical assistance, cleanup, and area-wide planning grants from the EPA in both Minnesota and Colorado.

Education

MUP, Urban Planning, Wayne State University
BA, English, University of California, Davis

Marlynne Powell specializes in nonprofit business management, operations and development, as well as fundraising and grants administration. For nearly 20 years she has provided a broad range of grants funding procurement and management services to various non-profit agencies and major universities. She specializes in researching and writing corporate, government and private foundation grant proposals. Her published work is found in a variety of academic journals, magazines, and online sources including Nonprofit World, the American Planning Association’s New Planner, The Next Great American City, and Planning and Zoning News. In FY 2014-15 The Foundation Center (now Candid) listed one of Marlynne’s articles in its Catalog of Nonprofit Literature.

Education

Nova Southeastern University, MS Ed
University of Nevada, Reno, BS

Kristen S. Rivas MS Ed, LADC, is an experienced grant writer, grant manager, and program evaluator/researcher with over 23 years of experience designing and conducting program evaluations for a broad range of clients. Her research focuses on psychosocial determinants of sexual health, mental health, and substance use outcomes in underserved and minority populations. She specializes in providing fund development, business development, program evaluation, applied social research, to include randomized control trails and organizational development services to non-profits, community-based organizations, educational institutions, philanthropies, corporations, and state and federal agencies.

Kristen has extensive experience assisting clients to ensure that they are utilizing data both to measure the impacts of their programming and to inform business and program refinements/strengthening. She brings to the practical, challenges involved in determining program effectiveness, an extensive experience-based knowledge of organization, program design, and a collaborative and inclusive approach to client engagements. She is committed to assisting organizations to accomplish immediate program objectives, to achieving longer-term organizational goals, and to building organizations’ intrinsic capacities.

Education

Post Graduate work: University of Kentucky, Department of Sociology, Ph.D. program
M.A. Sociology, Morehead State University
B.S. Biology and Sociology Morehead State University

Loretta Carroll Stewart has been writing grants for over 20 years. She has provided grant writing and grant research services for Community Mental Health Centers, Universities, schools, and countless non-profit organizations. Throughout her career, she has written numerous successful grant applications for nearly every agency within the federal government and completed a multitude of state and foundation grants. Loretta has extensive experience in program development and program design, a real asset as she guides clients through the project planning process. Loretta has also served as a content reviewer and worked in grant quality control.

In addition to grant writing and program development, Loretta has worked as a Counselor and Training Coordinator at a Youth Treatment Center; served as a Certified Prevention Professional for a Regional Prevention Center; and was the Director of Morehead State University’s Community Outreach Partnership Center. At Morehead State University, she connected faculty and students with educational service opportunities within the surrounding community. Loretta has also served as a Youth Build Director and provided program oversight to the federally funded program through three successful grant cycles. She has worked in both the public and private sectors but has ultimately ended up writing grants in every position that she has held. Loretta has a passion for the grant writing process and greatly values the opportunity to assist organizations as they provide much-needed programming and services for their communities.

ADMINISTRATION

Education

BS Journalism, TexasA&M University

Craig Renfro is the Editor-in-Chief, CEO, & Owner of Game Time Media, LLC which publishes Tailgater magazine. As such he brings over two decades of publishing and advertising sales leadership to the company.

Craig is married and has two children.  His son is a 4-year Navy veteran and his daughter is a fourth-year medical school student that will be a Captain in the U.S. Army when she graduates from medical school.  Mr. Renfro currently resides in Carrollton, TX, a Dallas suburb.

Education

Bookkeeping NCIII, Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trades
Visual Graphic Design NCIII, AMA Computer Learning Center

Kath is a full-time graphic designer and digital illustrator who handles several social media platforms for tourism and environmental related accounts in the island of Palawan, Philippines. She is a member of a creative production team;  assisting in the creation of branding materials, collaterals, feature prints and illustrations for the studio. Kath has experience in documentary voice-overs, radiobroadcasting, community information drives, concept creation of environmental ambassadors, campaigns and mascots as well as museum curation related to the natural history of the province.

Education

Education

Associate in Computer Programming, AMA-CLC, Palawan
BS Nursing, AMA College of Nursing, Makati

For almost ten years, Daisy was a private employee trained to become the head of the Management Information System Department while also being a part of the accounting team, when window of opportunity presented itself to Daisy. She began teaching English as a Secondary Language to foreign students online. She has then resigned from her place of employment and does virtual freelancing as a main source of living. She lives in the Philippines and spends her day as a mom to her only daughter.

Education

Masters in Business Administration, Holy Trinity University
Bachelor in Science Major in Hospitality Management, Holy Trinity University

Kaye is highly motivated and results-oriented professional with extensive experience in management and customer care position for about 6years. She has proven the ability to assess and manage complex obstacles; viewed as a strong troubleshooter and a team player. Successful in intense and demanding environments, providing decisive team leadership and structure with a track record of initiating.

Education

Education

Student, Juris Doctor, Palawan State University School of Law
Diploma in Business Communications, Ateneo de Manila University Professional School
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Palawan State University

Romar is a journalist for a national newspapers who covers political, tourism, and environment. He is a sophomore student in Palawan State University School of Law. While working on his juris doctor degree, he is also handling paralegal services for procurement and bidding of certain independent local companies in the island province of Palawan in the Philippines