Team

The North Star NP team is made up of experienced professionals who have worked in varying nonprofit niches including community programs, faith based organizations, wellness initiatives and international aide.

Mike, Owner – An entrepreneur in the arts and a small business, Mike is a visionary who recognizes business and nonprofit trends with experience in planning and implementing change and growth efforts.

Grace, Manager of Business Services – Grace’s career began in the medical field as a lab and x-ray technician and later transitioned to bookkeeping for a fortune 100 company.  These days Grace would rather “feed the dogs” than “work dog eat dog” and has been serving North Star NP clients since 2006.

Bill, Financial Consultant – Bill provides bookkeeping, financial planning, and business analysis and strategy.  A former member of the Americore Program, Bill holds a nonprofit MBA from St. Thomas and has previously shared his knowledge  as a volunteer treasurer.

Dave, Information Technologist – David brings to Northstar NP more than 20 years experience working with PC hardware and the Windows Operating system. “PC’s have been my interest since IBM introduced their first DOS based personal computer in the ’80’s.” David’s other interests include reading, fishing and trail riding/camping on ATV.

Don, Technical Consultant – With an education in computer science, Don was responsible for application development and training for the insurance industry and has worked extensively with Excel.  He is continually impressed with the power and flexibility of Excel and he enjoys showing others how useful Excel can be in their organization.

Eli, Information Technologist – Eli is a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a KRS Technology graduate who has specialized in Information Technology since 1998.  As an IT Consultant, Eli has supported numerous nonprofits.  Throughout his career, Eli has achieved 15 Microsoft certifications including MCP, MCTS, MCSA, and MCSE:M.  When not resolving computer problems, Eli enjoys woodworking and competition BBQ.

Jude, Windows Admin –  Originally from Cameroon, Jude is a MCTS certified IT Technician specializing in Desktop Support, Help Desk and Windows Admin.  Jude enjoys playing the guitar, video games and tennis.

Rob, Training Consultant – Rob has used Excel extensively during his many years of contract assignments.

Rochelle, Communications & Creative Services Producer-  Rochelle has worked in the entertainment and IT industries in both creative and technical supporting roles.  Rochelle has assisted nonprofits focused on international efforts and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media from Brooks Institute.

Sue, Human Resources Services – Sue is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management.  She specializes in nonprofit services.  Areas of expertise include policy development and implementation, recruitment and retention, diversity and benefits management.  Sue lives in the north west suburban metro with her husband and enjoys gardening, dressage, rescuing stray cats.