Our Team

Our team has founded nonprofits, led nonprofits, grown nonprofits, and served on nonprofit Boards.  We understand how hard it is.  We understand what it takes.

Over the past 8 years, we have partnered with 750+ nonprofits and helped to raise over $140,000,000.

Mike Rusch

Mike has 12 years of nonprofit experience focused on issues of homelessness, community development, job creation, human trafficking, and more.  He has founded three nonprofits, worked with over 30+ nonprofit founders, and served on more than ten Nonprofit Boards of Directors.

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, Walmart Stores, and served in the United States Marine Corps.  He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas College of Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

Collin Palkovitz

Collin has more than a decade of nonprofit experience.  He is passionate about how nonprofit efforts in the areas of community development, job creation, and micro-finance can impact issues of justice and equality.

Prior to Pure Charity, he worked in a digital consultancy and a creative agency.  In those roles, he serviced some of the worlds best brands including Disney, British Air, Volkswagen, Southwest, United Airlines, Amazon.com and more.  He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with degrees in Anthropology and Psychology.  It is a little known fact that he, not Al Gore, invented the internet.

Collin Palkovitz

Collin has more than a decade of nonprofit experience.  He is passionate about how nonprofit efforts in the areas of community development, job creation, and micro-finance can impact issues of justice and equality.

Prior to Pure Charity, he worked in a digital consultancy and a creative agency.  In those roles, he serviced some of the worlds best brands including Disney, British Air, Volkswagen, Southwest, United Airlines, Amazon.com and more.  He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with degrees in Anthropology and Psychology.  It is a little known fact that he, not Al Gore, invented the internet.

Kristin Copher Buse

Supporting the work of nonprofits is a way of life for Kristin.  She has spent more than a decade working for the advancement of human dignity, and respect and deeply desires basic needs of every human to be met.  

It was out of her work in Malawi, Africa, that Pure Charity began.  She was on the ground in 2008 working in rural areas when she encountered first hand, many of the challenges that create difficulty for countless nonprofit organizations. With a firmly held belief that these issues could be solved, Kristin was instrumental in setting in motion a plan that would become what Pure Charity is today.

Beverly Nelson, CTO

Beverly has been a Ruby and PHP software engineer for more than 12 years with a focus on security and data privacy compliance. She enjoys giving back to the community through open source projects in Elixir and Node.js.

She is the founder of the Railsbridge Northwest Florida chapter and RubyFriends developer community group. She has been a presenter at the Women’s Internet Safety outreach, Ancient City Ruby workshops, and more. In her spare time she is actively involved in writing curriculum and serving in mentor programs for underserved community groups and students.

Beverly Nelson

Beverly has been a Ruby and PHP software engineer for more than 12 years with a focus on security and data privacy compliance. She enjoys giving back to the community through open source projects in Elixir and Node.js.

She is the founder of the Railsbridge Northwest Florida chapter and RubyFriends developer community group. She has been a presenter at the Women’s Internet Safety outreach, Ancient City Ruby workshops, and more. In her spare time she is actively involved in writing curriculum and serving in mentor programs for underserved community groups and students.

Leah Martin

Leah has been immersed in the nonprofit world for over 10 years.  She is passionate about advocating for the under-resourced and counts it an absolute privilege to sit with and enter into the stories of others.  She travels the world to encourage our global neighbors, goes to court as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care, and volunteers anywhere she can.

Leah is a lover of college football, novelty rap music, and vitamin D.  She is a dreamer, a doer, a question asker, and never misses an opportunity to use her passport!

Erin Arnheim, Legacy Collective

Erin has over 20 years of experience in financial services and has also been involved in the nonprofit community for over 20 years holding various volunteer, mentor, and board positions. Erin is passionate about caring for children in foster care having been a prior foster parent herself, currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Settlement Home, and supporting Foundation For His Ministry in Mexico through mission trips and child sponsorship.

Erin loves to travel, try new restaurants, and soak in the culture along the way!

Erin Arnheim, Legacy Collective

Erin has over 20 years of experience in financial services and has also been involved in the nonprofit community for over 20 years holding various volunteer, mentor, and board positions.  Erin is passionate about caring for children in foster care having been a prior foster parent herself, currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Settlement Home, and supporting Foundation For His Ministry in Mexico through mission trips and child sponsorship.   

Erin loves to travel, try new restaurants, and soak in the culture along the way!

Chuck Guynn

Head of Feature Development

Dennis Keefe

WordPress Team Lead

Chase Guynn

QA Team Lead

Rick Brekelbaum

CFO

Stephanie Standley

Finance, Accounting, HR

Leah Hanson

Customer Support Lead

Daisy Martinez Guevara

Legacy Collective

Samuel Hudson

Data Administration

Benjamin Hudson

Data Administration