The North Star NP 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.
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.
Jim, Network Administrator – Jim has 5 years of experience in network systems. He designs, implements, supports and optimizes LAN/WAN networks. His previous employers include Microsoft, Sensacell, and Elite Concessions. His passion is a network that runs efficiently and smoothly. He has a BS in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University and has Microsoft certifications in MCSE, MCDST and MCITP. He is an active and dedicated learner currently pursuing several specialized web technologies.
Jodi, Office Administration and Bookkeeping – Jodi has more than 15 years of experience developing and managing business office settings. Her previous experience as a business owner has given her an inside view and lends to her attributes as an accomplished and self-motivated professional. She has worked in administration in the construction, trucking and fuel transportation industries. She has extensive experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office and has a strong affinity toward organization.
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.
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. Her goalis to work collaboratively to implement processes that are practical and sustainable. She has a BA degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.