Our Team

We keep our operations lean to make sure 100% of every donor dollar goes directly to families. We have one full-time employee, whose salary is covered by traditional fundraising, making sure the wheels and gears are moving in the right direction; a creative team at Boathouse donates their time and talent to make sure the experience online is authentic and intuitive—not only for our donors, but for the volunteers and partner organizations who make it all work. A small board of directors with expertise in communications, social work, fundraising, and community organizing offers development and strategic support. Volunteers and donors work together every day to help keep local families from falling through the cracks.

Development and Executive Team

Vetto Casado

Executive Director

Marguerite Daly

Account Manager

Mark Nikolewski

Art Director

Kevin MacKenzie


Kyle Bishop

Digital Production

Britt Teravainen

Content and Engagement Strategist

Board of Directors

John Connors

Founder at SmallCanBeBig.org and Boathouse Group, Inc.

Amanda Zarle

Strategy and Research at Boathouse Group, Inc.

Judy Beckler

Former President at St. Mary's Center for Women and Children

Karla McDonald

Head of Global R&D Communications at Merck

Our Story

Learn more about how Small Can Be Big got started.

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