We help people who help people.

We deliver proven results — but don’t just take our word for it.
Hear what our clients have to say.

Bright Little Observations

Big hearts. Creative minds.
Innovative solutions.

Big hearts.
Creative minds.
Innovative solutions.

We pour ourselves into meaningful work that matters
for clients who make a difference.

We pour ourselves into meaningful work that matters for clients who make a difference.

Our Team

Michelle Noyes


As our President, Michelle engages others in striving for excellence. She passionately understands the pulse of our associates, client partners and market conditions. She invests her heart, soul and high standards in our business every day and leads our agency with boundless energy, creativity and compassion.

Brian Smith

Director of Engagement & Integration

As Director of Engagement & Integration, Brian masterfully orchestrates people, projects and priorities. His genuine passion for our clients and company shows in everything he does. He approaches his work with zeal, commitment, determination and a fun-loving attitude.

Natalie Loomis

Director of Sales & Marketing

As our Director of Sales & Marketing, Natalie has immense commercial and nonprofit omnichannel campaign experience, providing her colleagues and clients with a wealth of knowledge. She spearheads critical details for our business development with a passion for perfection and profitability.

Sam Hamby

Director of Analytics

As our quintessential Director of Analytics, Sam leads her team with profound authenticity and data insights. She provides our client partners with revenue consultant reports that help navigate the rugged fundraising terrain and analytically determines the best way forward.

Aaron Robison

Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation

From social media to emails to mobile to web — when it comes to digital marketing, Aaron is your guy. He spearheads and oversees all digital strategies for our client partners. His in-depth marketing experience and passion for the digital landscape make him a key thought leader and innovator at our company.

Francie Hughes

Director of Client Services

As Director of Client Services, Francie is a teacher, mentor and coach. She embodies servant leadership and fosters it in others. She specializes in communicating daily with our client partners. Francie leads her department with a focus on detail, accuracy and a heart of gold.

Julie Barnickol

Director of Production & Data Services

As Director of Production & Data Services, Julie is a detail-oriented dynamo. She is driven by deadlines, unbelievably efficient and 100% committed to achieving the highest production quality available for each and every client partner.

Tammy Nigus

Senior Communications & Creative Director

As Senior Communications & Creative Director, Tammy brings over 30 years of rich experience, leadership and creative direction to our agency. She puts meaningful messages in the hands of our client partners' donors and prospects to inform, engage, inspire and move people to action.

Michele Hall

Senior Creative Design Director

Michele's creative roots run deep. She's a graphic designer by trade with an eye for visual storytelling and a collaborative spirit. Gifted with deep humility and a masterful skill of creative excellence, Michele transforms ideas into reality as our Senior Creative Design Director.

Lance Meerkatz

Senior Data & IT Manager

Lance knows our client’s data inside and out. He oversees data integration, planning and database management while working closely with senior executives and associates to identify, develop and support technology solutions. Lance provides backend systems leadership and is responsible for operational programming, implementation and maintenance of current systems.

Kelli Doane

Director of Accounting

Kelli is our number-one number cruncher and an organizational treasure who tracks details, provides scorecard metrics and sees the business from the inside out behind the scenes. She is sincere, committed and passionate about accuracy.

Lisa Heinemann

Procurement & Estimates Manager

As Procurement & Estimates Manager, Lisa is vital to our supply chain. She supports everyone with style and steadfast commitment to our company. She finds immense joy in serving our client partners and working alongside the longtime friends she's made at Summit.

Geri Wilburn

Director of Executive Administration & KC HR

Geri works closely with our leadership team to oversee the organizational aspects of our agency, including human resources. With over 15 years of quality experience in administrative work, Geri is reliable, friendly and always willing to jump in and help anyone with anything.

Dan Renz

Executive Advisor

As Executive Advisor, Dan provides our team with insight, wisdom and business advice. He has a profound gift for finding hidden facts in data and numbers. He articulates his keen understanding of the global economy and translates how those factors impact donor giving.

Ron Busroe

Senior Strategy Adivsor

As a master communicator with a diverse and distinguished 40-year career in The Salvation Army, Lieutenant Colonel Ron Busroe (Ret.) assists our client partners with insights and wisdom gained through his experiences.

Chris Howard

National Account Executive

When he isn’t busy supporting our client partners in the field and spearheading business development across the country, you'd likely find Chris taking swings on a golf course or spending quality time with his wife and four children.

Jenn Viscomi

Client Services Manager

Motivated, supportive and joyful. These are just three of the words that many use to describe Jenn. When she's not at Disney World with her husband and two kids, she's serving our client partners with an energy and enthusiasm that is second to none.

What We Do

We are a full-service direct marketing agency specializing in strategic fundraising. For over three decades, we have worked extensively with nonprofit organizations to deliver proven results. We help our client partners create meaningful relationships with their donors, volunteers, members and other target audiences through fully integrated omnichannel marketing.

Strategy & Content

We're strategic thinkers who want to help you tell your story through engaging and authentic content. Our strategies deliver mission-focused messaging to your target audiences based on smart segmentation and research-backed tactics to help you meet your fundraising goals.

Design & Creative

Our powerhouse team of creatives understands donor behavior and works on compelling communications for organizations like yours every day. A powerful blend of innovative thinking and robust analytics drives our creative process.

Digital Experience

Our Digital team offers a full suite of omnichannel marketing services. In a crowded, constantly evolving digital marketing space, we deliver fresh thinking to grow your digital base, increase reach among supporters and foster positive interactions to ensure your mission remains relevant.

Fundraising & Marketing

Throughout our extensive history of collaborating with nonprofit organizations and commercial brands, we have achieved success by combining our technical savvy with our entrepreneurial spirit. With an eye toward the ever-changing media landscape and audience preferences, we’ve developed industry-leading programs and campaigns that get proven results.

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