Meet the Team

MEET THE TEAM

Passion. Experience.
Creativity.

Meet the LSC Team!

Lindsay Simonds Consulting

PRINCIPAL AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

Lindsay Simonds

Lindsay Simonds is a senior, nonprofit, fundraising and management professional with notable experience partnering with organizations for transformational change. Teams she has led have raised over $1 billion in new philanthropic funding. As a solutions-based thinker and conscious communicator, sLindsay is an integral lead in expanding and deepening donor relationships, philanthropic strategies, and development operations. She brings her clients a comprehensive fundraising knowledge with her eye for major gifts strategy, structures of influence, community engagement, project management, compelling storytelling, and brand evangelism.

Lindsay founded LSC (Lindsay Simonds Consulting) in 2017 after her role as Vice President at CCS, a leading global fundraising consulting and management firm providing services including feasibility studies, capital campaigns, prospect research, public relations and case developments. LSC guides nonprofit clients in navigating transformational changes. Whether launching an extraordinary capital campaign, leveling-up a development department, onboarding and training new CDOs, or recruiting and training board members, LSC specializes in nonprofit development in a broad range of services. This boutique firm is small but mighty and leads with experts in the field who have done the work and seen the impact of strategic, human-centric change over time. 

 

A graduate of the University of Denver, Lindsay majored in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies with an emphasis on gender issues, conflict resolution and economics. She minored in Spanish and is conversationally fluent. She has a deep love for culture and people — traveling to over 23 countries (and counting!).  After a decade in San Francisco, Lindsay moved back to Denver where she is an active volunteer and executive member of the board for BUILD.org.  In her free time, she skis, bikes, learns new recipes from the farmers market, and practices yoga. A member of the National Professional Women’s Alliance, she also leads a small women’s group in Denver.

Learn more about Lindsay on LinkedIn.

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Jeff Hauk

Jeff Hauk has been a senior development practitioner for over 25 years. With an eye toward marrying inspired gift opportunities with donors’ philanthropic passions, he has developed meaningful partnerships between donors and several of the nation’s most prestigious organizations, including: The Trust for Public Land; National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; CARE USA, University of California San Francisco; and The Johns Hopkins University. Throughout his career, Jeff has personally solicited and secured over $50 million in philanthropic support, and has been an integral member of complex teams that have raised over $2 billion.

Jeff has led small and large teams, alike, including geographically distributed teams. He has managed multi-million-dollar budgets, and served on the leadership team of several capital and comprehensive campaigns throughout his career. His experience transcends the entire donor experience, from annual giving to major gifts, to planned giving, as well as corporate partnerships, donor relations and events, and foundation relations.

Jeff received his Master of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University and his Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University (Ohio). Based in Portland, OR, Jeff and his partner enjoy hiking, bike riding, and attending as many arts performances as possible.

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT AND PROJECT MANAGER

Mary Jeanette Ennis

Mary is an independent strategic communications consultant, graduate student, and resident “Does this sound okay?” expert. Previously an on-site fundraising consultant at CCS Fundraising, Mary personally led 20+ capital campaigns that cumulatively raised over $6.8 million in less than three years by focusing on strategic messaging. It was through this experience that Mary began developing streamlined communications and branding processes to help overburdened nonprofits lighten their load both internally and externally.

Mary shifted her focus to consulting on strategic communications and branding full-time in 2020. Since then, she has partnered with dozens of nonprofits around the country to collaborate on projects that range from formalizing major campaigns to identifying where prospect interests overlap with an organization through research. Also in the last two years, Mary earned a Professional Copy-Editing Certificate from the University of Chicago and pursued a master’s degree in Public Media from Fordham University. She is currently completing her thesis project on nonprofit brand-raising and expects to graduate in August 2022.

Before consulting, Mary was the inaugural Communications Fellow at Loyola Chicago’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility and a certified Digital Media Specialist. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago where she double majored in History and Political Science.

Based on the Upper West Side in New York City, Mary’s favorite things to do are “photosynthesize” in Central Park and document her travels on 35mm film.

DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Elizabeth Steele Teshara

Elizabeth Steele Teshara is a skilled strategic relationship manager with over 18 years of experience in nonprofit board development and governance; campaign and special gift fundraising; directing complex and collaborative projects; and creating mission-centered events, conferences and experiences that elevate awareness, engagement and giving.

Elizabeth was most recently the Director of Conference and Special Events at The Trust for Public Land where she was the architect of the organization’s first nationwide events team and produced TPL’s first Gala in San Francisco, raising over $750,000 through this inaugural effort. She assumed this position after serving as the National Director of Volunteer Leadership where Elizabeth successfully led the Board of Directors and 20 Advisory Boards through a period of organizational growth and development and The Trust for Public Land’s first fundraising campaign – significantly increasing nationwide volunteer leadership engagement and philanthropic commitment during her tenure.

Prior to TPL, Elizabeth was an Executive Director at CCS Fundraising, a consulting firm specializing in non-profit campaign fundraising and strategic development services, and she managed the governing boards and advised on board member and leadership giving strategies for the University of California San Francisco Foundation and the Brookings Institution. At UCSF, Elizabeth was a primary partner in developing donor engagement and gift strategies for some of the University’s top donors.

Elizabeth received her BA in Communications and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College of California. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.

DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Elizabeth Steele Teshara

Elizabeth Steele Teshara is a skilled strategic relationship manager with over 18 years of experience in nonprofit board development and governance; campaign and special gift fundraising; directing complex and collaborative projects; and creating mission-centered events, conferences and experiences that elevate awareness, engagement and giving.

Elizabeth was most recently the Director of Conference and Special Events at The Trust for Public Land where she was the architect of the organization’s first nationwide events team and produced TPL’s first Gala in San Francisco, raising over $750,000 through this inaugural effort. She assumed this position after serving as the National Director of Volunteer Leadership where Elizabeth successfully led the Board of Directors and 20 Advisory Boards through a period of organizational growth and development and The Trust for Public Land’s first fundraising campaign – significantly increasing nationwide volunteer leadership engagement and philanthropic commitment during her tenure.

Prior to TPL, Elizabeth was an Executive Director at CCS Fundraising, a consulting firm specializing in non-profit campaign fundraising and strategic development services, and she managed the governing boards and advised on board member and leadership giving strategies for the University of California San Francisco Foundation and the Brookings Institution. At UCSF, Elizabeth was a primary partner in developing donor engagement and gift strategies for some of the University’s top donors.

Elizabeth received her BA in Communications and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College of California. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.

OUT OF OFFICE ADMIN - ACCOUNTING

Amanda Barretto

Out of Office Admin, Inc. was founded in 2014 by Amanda Barretto. After many years of working very closely with business owners from a variety of different industries, Amanda saw first-hand how providing administrative support to business owners was vital to the success of the business.

Amanda is precise, detail-oriented and loves to multi-task. With her cheerful and dedicated manner, she has a passion for learning new concepts and helping others to be successful. She enjoys the challenge of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and feels it is her duty to keep her clients organized, focused on their business and in compliance.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, loves portrait photography and traveling with her husband. She is also a Day of Wedding Coordinator. Check out her other business, My Wedding Fairies.

Email: Amanda@outofofficeadmin.com

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