JodiPresident & Founder
As the founder and owner of the company, I am so proud to be spending my time in such a rewarding effort-raising money for education and youth sports. As an avid volunteer myself, I've seen the toll fundraising can take on families and its volunteers and that is EXACTLY why Fun2Raise was born. Giving families the gift of time well spent with their children on efforts other than fundraising is a huge feat and I am up for the challenge! I hope to share this gift with many schools throughout Minnesota and beyond! I have a wonderful husband and 2 amazing children in high school and a dog named Izzy. I love cooking, theatre, technology and spending lots of time smiling and laughing with family and friends. I always think attitude is key and you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
TonyaDirector of Finance
Tonya Brandt is the accountant at Fun2Raise. She has been with Fun2Raise since October 2011. Tonya received her accounting degree from The University of Northern Iowa and has previously performed as an accountant atCoopers & Lybrand LLP and Damark International, Inc. When asked about her experience at Fun2Raise she said "As the mother of three boys I love beingpart of an organization that gives back to the schools. It is also exciting to work in such a creative environment and to be part of such a dynamic cast." When Tonya isn't playing the role of bean counter she enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin in northern Minnesota, travelling,cheering for her sons in their various sports, running and reading.
I'm Natalie... aka Nat here at Fun2Raise! I love to work for a company that gives back to the community I live in. My favorite part of my job here is when I design something and the client or our team says "I LOVE IT!" I love yoga and painting. I keep myself busy with my three year old son, and my art! I am a painter & illustrator and enjoy sellng my work at the local coffee shops and galleries. To keep myself inspired I love to go up north where I enjoy hiking and photographing the beautiful Minnesota outdoors! I also love rock hunting and camping - what can I say I'm a Minnesota girl!
SheriSenior Account Executive
Our rapid growth at F2R is a testament to the changing needs of school funding and the persistent needs of businesses in their communities. I am so excited to be a part of an organization that brings those two needs together! When I am not at work: I live in Minnetonka with my 3 great kids, and golden retriever Rita. I enjoy reading, yoga and trying new recipes. As a mom of school aged children, I have spent many hours fundraising and volunteering in school and at their sports activities. Prior to my working at Fun2Raise, I worked in accounting and sales. I am thrilled that my career path is now making a real difference for local schools and their communities. I love what I do!
AndreaSenior Account Executive
I am excited to be a part of Fun2Raise! My background is in radio and online advertising and I also have an immense passion for community service. I am involved with Special Olympics Minnesota, The MS Society and I also volunteer at a local food shelf. Fun2Raise is a great place to combine my passion for sales and my passion for the community. I am from the northern suburbs and a graduate of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. I have a five year old daughter that keeps me on my toes and with any free time I can be found working on a craft project or in the kitchen baking cupcakes.
I'm Lori, the Project Coordinator at Fun2Raise. Since graduating from University of Arizona (way too long ago!) with a degree in Communications, I have spent several years working as a Project Manager in the advertising and PR field and I am excited to bring my knack for organization, process and order to Fun2Raise. I meet challenges head-on and always find a way to effectively complete multiple assignments or tasks. The busier I am the better. I am married and have two extremely active, spirited daughters that always keep me on my toes. In my spare time, you can find me either on the sidelines cheering my girls on or out shopping.
I’m Karyn, the Project Coordinator at Fun2Raise. I love working for a company that puts the community first on their list! Putting others first has always been and still is a huge thing for me. When I am not working, I am hanging out with my husband Ryan, daughter Lulu, cat Klaus and my two pups, Simon and Ratchet! I also enjoy traveling to Montana to visit my family and my friends that I made while attending Montana State University-Bozeman, where I earned my Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. I love Minnesota but will always hold Montana close to my heart!
I’m Jen, Account Executive extraordinaire at Fun2Raise. I’m originally from Atlanta, GA, but have firm roots here in MN where both my parents were born and raised. I am a busy mom of two extraordinary daughters, and I keep a healthy work/life balance by staying organized, keeping a sense of humor, never taking myself too seriously and treating people with respect. Community engagement and connecting with people in a meaningful way is definitely the best part of my job. By finding ways to be impactful in our communities and unusual ways to show appreciation, my role at Fun2Raise offers me an opportunity to engage with people in a purposeful way and create lasting relationships.
Hey I’m Cortland, a Graphic Designer at Fun2Raise! I’ve been fairly dedicated to the twin cities area for my entire life. F2R is going to let me continue to grow and thrive in the design world while also giving back to the communities we serve. I’m a mix of technical and creative efforts that give me a massive diversity in my ability to help out from the nitty gritty of graphic design to the depths of code in HTML.
I’m Izzy… the Smile Maker at Fun2Raise. My mom Jodi and I started this business out of our house. I am kind of a part time employee now. My favorite part of working at Fun2Raise is the free handouts at a lunch time and of course making everyone smile. I love all my co-workers! Outside of work for fun I like to play fetch with my collection of stuffed toys and go up north to Duluth with my family.