Meet Our Team

We have experts in fields spanning every aspect of nonprofit operations.



After serving nonprofits for over 20 years, Kirsten founded Ghost Writer to help nonprofits meet their world-changing missions through investments in marketing,  development, and infrastructure, that is demonstrable by solid returns on investment. The business  has since expanded to include three departments, 13 team members, and a presence from down the street to Mozambique. She is happiest writing, boxing, or watching football, favoring her beloved New England Patriots.

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Amy brings her passion for the education of youth who are underserved to our Ghost Writer team.  She works as an English as a Second Language teacher, both locally and internationally.  Her love of language and her obsession with grammar combine in her roles as a grant writer and editor for Ghost Writer.

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With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ericka brings to Ghost Writer a plethora of knowledge about event planning, sales, marketing, administration, and an overall team player mentality.  Her passion for helping others can be best described as, “enthusiastic and dedicated.”  With a degree in Journalism from Shippensburg University, Ericka has been writing and editing for over 15 years both as a ghostwriter and a book editor.  Her other passions include cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.  



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 bachelor's degree 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, she transitioned to the technical side of writing, becoming a production editor and later, managing editor at a

local publishing company.

Jessie has been in publishing for more than 20 years now, experienced in all aspects of publication, but her true passion is copyediting, and she is excited to use those skills in "doing what matters" for Ghost Writer.

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Clay brings to the team his experience and skills in many forms of writing, copy-editing, and research. He is a jack-of-all-trades, exploring new interests often. Clay is excited to be able to support the hardworking nonprofit folks who help our communities thrive.


He enjoys tabletop games and spending time outdoors. His love of learning means he is always reading and writing something.



Christina comes to the Ghost Writer team with over 10 years of nonprofit experience. She has served in Executive Director roles, as the Director of Graduate Engagement for Leadership Washington County and on several nonprofit boards and committees. Christina has a passion for using her many talents to make a difference in the surrounding communities.  Christina is excited to join the Ghost Writer team and continue making a difference in the many organizations that she'll have the privilege to work with. Christina resides in Smithsburg with her amazing husband and their two sons.



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.



Jenn is a writer, communications professional, and author of two children's books. She has a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Point Park University and worked in journalism for 15 years.

She enjoys spending time with "the herd" on her farm. 

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Jack handles the small but meaningful tasks in Ghost Writer. Anything from writing Grants, to sending mail, to going to mixtures. Coming onto the team as a Community Outreach Specialist, Jack is taking over the Novel Reels program. Jack is going to Penn State as a History major and has plans to work with the National Park Service or the Smithsonian after school.

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Cheryl Piper-Snyder,

whose energy will forever live as part of our team.