FYI Blog

Aly Wells

Aly has been working in the direct marketing industry in the Washington, DC area since 1998, so when she joined the Avalon team in 2013, we knew her extensive experience would serve her clients and colleagues well. Most recently, Aly was an integral critical part of the development team at National Center for Missing & […]

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January 22, 2020

Bojan Valovic

Founder of his own design firm, BV Art, Bojan Valovic brings more than twenty years of graphic design experience to Avalon clients seeking the industry’s best. Bojan has worked with Doctors Without Borders, the National Aquarium, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and more after beginning his work with nonprofits as the Director of Graphic Design […]

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November 1, 2021

Jake Koenigsberg

Jake formally joined Avalon in 2021, but he has been part of Avalon’s work for more than a decade. Throughout his 17-year-career as a copywriter, Jake has helped Avalon create high-level letters, emails, and cultivation content for some of our biggest campaigns and clients. Now, Jake spearheads Avalon’s copy department bringing his unparalleled experience as […]

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May 24, 2021

Melissa Ferrell

Melissa brings more than two decades of Human Resources experience to the Avalon team. Prior to becoming Avalon’s Senior Director of Human Resources, she worked as an HR consultant to a wide range of businesses and nonprofit organizations, including Avalon itself. As Avalon continues to grow and set the standard for nonprofit fundraising excellence, we are thrilled to have Melissa’s know-how to guide us in building a healthy, inclusive workplace culture.  When […]

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January 1, 2022

Rachel Uschock

Rachel Uschock officially took over her role as Digital Program Manager in 2022, although she has been part of Avalon’s extended family for many years. As former Online Giving Coordinator with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Rachel worked with Avalon’s creative and production teams to streamline innovative campaigns for the aquarium. With ten years combined experience […]

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February 26, 2022

Amirah Tyler

Amirah joined Avalon in the spring of 2020, with seven years of experience in direct marketing, campaign strategy implementation, nonprofit development, project and database management, and member relations. She honed these skills in her previous position as account manager at Mal Warwick Donor Digital, and on the client side in the development department at National […]

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May 4, 2020

Linda Travis

Linda joined the Avalon team as a Senior Program Manager in late 2021. For over 15 years, she has been at the forefront of successful direct marketing campaigns, helping clients like the March of Dimes, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and Paralyzed Veterans of America reach and exceed their fundraising goals. In her […]

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December 9, 2021

Sue Sena

Sue is a founder, leader, coach, and marketer offering 25 years of philanthropic consulting and senior management experience to social impact organizations and nonprofits. Sue’s direct marketing campaigns have been honored by her industry peers eight times in the direct mail, digital, and multi-channel categories. She coaches clients to tell powerful stories that increase revenue […]

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October 1, 2021

Michael Schweikart

Michael supports Avalon’s clients with years of experience helping nonprofits keep complex, large-scale mail programs running on time and on budget. During his career, including six years at Production Solutions, Michael has managed and executed successful direct mail programs for leading organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Public Citizen, Planned Parenthood, and the U.S. […]

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October 10, 2022

Leslie Salvail

Leslie brings extensive knowledge and experience to Avalon, having worked across the entire nonprofit fundraising spectrum. Prior to joining Avalon, Leslie worked in the development offices at the National Breast Cancer Coalition and Anne Arundel Community College in Annapolis, where she honed her skills in online fundraising and social media development, donor recognition and stewardship […]

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September 8, 2022