Meet our team
After serving nonprofits for over 20 years, Kirsten founded Ghost Writer in 2017 as a solution to help nonprofits meet their world-changing missions through smart investments in marketing, development, and organizational structure, which can be demonstrated through solid returns on investment. The business model won the inaugural Penn State Mont Alto Lion Tank competition and has since expanded to include three departments, 13 employees and contractors, and a presence that literally reaches from down the street to Mozambique.
She lives with her husband, son, a large dog, many cats, and a tortoise. She is happiest writing, cuddled in a big leather chair in front of her fireplace with her dog at her feet, in the boxing studio, or watching football, favoring her beloved New England Patriots.
Amy brings a passion for the education of underprivileged and youth who are undeserved to our Ghost Writer team. She works as an English as a Second Language teacher, both locally and internationally. Her love of language and grammar obsession combine in her role as a grant writer and editor for Ghost Writer.
Bob is a veteran radio and television broadcaster and manager and is active in the local volunteer fire/rescue and nonprofit communities. He works on media/marketing, grant writing, and special consulting projects for Ghost Writer.
Colleen has over seven years of experience in event coordinating and script writing. With a passion for writing and planning, Colleen has planned everything from weddings to festivals and fundraisers. She has written multiple mystery escape games as well as film scripts. Recently, Colleen has been promoted to Program Manager and Client Coordinator, enabling her to apply her talents in a more direct way through Ghost Writer. She loves being a part of the greater good while doing something that helps the community become stronger and more substantial through businesses that make a difference.
With a BA in English and a minor in French, Jessie has loved words her entire life. As a child she wrote fiction and poetry but after college reverted more to the technical side of writing, becoming a production editor at a local publishing company and later managing editor.
She has been in publishing for more than 20 years now and has experience in all aspects of publication, but her true passion is copyediting, and she is excited to use those skills in "doing what matters."
Judy has been guiding nonprofits through strategic planning and board development for over 20 years. She taught community development at the graduate level for Penn State and has developed many workshops and presentations focused on nonprofits. Her specialties include surveys, curriculum development, and facilitation.
Kris has her master's in Educational Technology, Wilson College; Instructional Teaching Certificate Social Studies; BA in History from Hartwick College and is a secondary history teacher.
Meg has been a writer and editor for 30 years, 22 of which were spent at Herald-Mail Media before she left the newspaper business in 2019. A Martinsburg, W.Va., resident, she enjoys crafting news releases and feature stories for Ghost Writer's clients so the public can learn more about the fascinating people and programs that surround them every day.
New to the Ghost Writer team, Melissa is assisting with grant writing and writing assignments. Throughout her career she has worked in agricultural journalism and is an award-winning columnist, former newspaper managing editor, and correspondent.
Most recently, Theresa served as assistant director of development at SpiriTrust Lutheran until May of this year. In addition to working with donors and sponsors, Theresa served as an internal trainer, leading new employees through the agency’s day-long Core Values Training. Her prior professional experience includes positions at Downtown Business Council, Council for the Arts and Public Opinion.
Theresa holds a bachelors’ degree from Shippensburg University, is a Certified Fundraising Executive and a graduate of Leadership Franklin County. Theresa is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, board member of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and a longtime member and past president of the Rotary Club of Chambersburg.
Mira has worked for multiple international agencies and nonprofits. She is currently working in a part-time grant writing and database management role for Ghost Writer.
Steph handles the graphic design for Ghost Writer and Ghost Host. With over 20 years of experience in the graphic design field, she can make your visions come to life.
Whose energy will forever live as part of our team