David Crowder

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 […]

Jessica Taylor

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   Jessica is a native of Calhoun County, Alabama. She got her start writing and managing grants while working in […]

Amanda LeMay

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 […]

Yona Mahilum

Education Holy Trinity University, BS Hotel and Restaurant Management.   Yona was raised in Palawan, Philippines, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She actively engaged in government work, assuming the role of an administrative officer for the Community Enhancement and Livelihood Project (CELP) under the Provincial Government of Palawan. In this capacity, she led the […]

Erin Thrift

Erin brings over 15 years of sales expertise to the Simple Grants team. One of her earliest roles was in health insurance (during the massive transition to the Affordable Care Act), which provided a unique opportunity to develop her sales approach as a Compliance Analyst. Hearing the best (and worst) of calls from agents in […]

Kath Villaos

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. Contracted by a national government agency to produce print […]

Shantell Cook

Shantell Cook has been in the grant-writing business for eight years, during which time she’s become an expert in the field. Her specialties include Duns & Bradstreet, SAM.gov, Grants.gov, eRA Commons, and NSF FastLane. She excels at navigating the various federal and state grant portals. Shantell is largely self-taught and prides herself on her fast […]