Our Staff

Jenny Nohelty

Senior Gift Planning Counselor
Founder & CEO


About Jenny

Jenny is a graduate of the Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Personal Financial Program, where she received her Certificate in Personal Financial Planning. She’s in her third decade advising nonprofits and educating donors on the best ways to maximize their legacy potential. When she’s not on the road visiting clients or hanging out with her granddaughter, you can find Jenny at the movies (with popcorn, extra butter), curled up with a suspense/crime novel, or enjoying a good glass of wine with those she loves.

Ron Smith

Senior Gift Planning Counselor



About Ron

“I find great significance in my work, have a strong connection to my beliefs, and strive to be a responsible leader. I am a relationship builder, with a strong ability to manage and motivate others.”

Ron helped develop and implement the certification coursework of CDE – Certified Development Executive – through the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Foundation.

Tamara Fanjoy

Gift Planning Counselor



About Tamara

Before joining the team at Gift Planning Services, Tamara managed a restaurant, led river rafting trips, was a vocal entertainer and talent agent, and traveled as a cowgirl fashion designer. She also owned a business doing banking for the elderly/disabled and helping them maintain their independence. Today, her passion is taking the stress out of legacy planning for the organizations and donors she serves. Knowing that no single approach is the right one for everyone, Tamara strives to create unique plans that reflect donors’ lifelong values and support their legacy goals. Tamara loves baking, singing with her granddaughter, and crossing things off her extensive “bucket list.”

Christy Boysen

Chief Operations Officer 



About Christy

With a background in higher education, marketing, and event management; Christy brings oodles of business sense, leadership, and a winsome personality to the team. Christy’s professional degrees include a B.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Communication, and M.A. in Higher Education. Since joining Gift Planning Services, she has helped dozens of clients establish multi-million dollar charitable estate gifts to the organizations they love. But when she’s not working, you’ll find her taking long walks, putting the finishing touches on her new home, or on her bike. Ask her about her cross-country bike trip!

Ryan Johnson

Gift Planning Counselor 



About ryan

Ryan comes to GPS from the marketing and advertising world, where he learned that effective communication leads to action. Ryan’s interest in personal finance–paired with a passion for stewardship–made gift planning an ideal transition. He looks forward to helping donors take action and maximize their impact. He has a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas. In his free time, you’ll find him cheering on the Jayhawks, sneaking in another round on the golf course, or taking walks with his wife, Calli, in Minneapolis.

monique Kleinhuizen

Director of Marketing 

About monique

Monique has a background in ministry and higher education, bringing years of experience to the Gift Planning Services team. She has degrees in journalism, Spanish, English literature/writing, and strategic leadership. She loves hearing people’s stories and figuring out ways to use creative storytelling to capture personalities, illustrate complex ideas, and inspire action. She and her husband live on a landscaping tree farm, so as a small business co-owner herself, she loves to dream up new ways for Gift Planning Services to think creatively and partner in new ways after 20 years in the industry. When she’s not writing or pruning trees, Monique is probably cooking, paddling a kayak, or planning her next national park trip.

jessica nafe

Marketing & Operations Coordinator



About Jessica

A graduate of Bethel University with a B.A. in Organizational Communication and Graphic Design, Jessica has experience in marketing, nonprofit communication, and university advancement. She is passionate about helping people find creative ways to leave lasting legacies for generations to come, and her eye for design and positive spirit have contributed in big ways to the Gift Planning Services team behind-the-scenes. In her spare time, you’ll find Jess traveling, enjoying time “Up North,” or baking beautiful sugar cookies. 

Katelyn Larson

Executive Administrator

About Katelyn

Katelyn is a graduate of Bethel University, with dual degrees in entrepreneurship and strategic communication. She also runs a blog and travels extensively, having spent two semesters abroad in college, visiting a total of 28 countries. Katelyn brings a contagious excitement for life, along with a lot of focus, attention to detail, and big ideas for where the company can go next. In other words, we’re thrilled to have her and excited for our clients to get to know her! When Katelyn isn’t working, you’ll probably find her on a ski hill somewhere, hanging out with friends or her dog Finn, or drafting her next blog post.

Alex Giardina

Lead Videographer

About Alex

Alex is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he studied video communications. Then he did a stint in Hollywood! He served as production assistant on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” before focusing his career on what he loves most: creative storytelling in the church and nonprofit world. He and his wife, Roshelle, have a son, Jayden, and are foster parents in Milwaukee. Alex proudly drives a “dad van.” He loves to cook, especially if that involves grilling, smoking, or braising delicious foods; he’s always up for trying out a new recipe or kitchen gadget!