Our Staff

Jenny Nohelty

Senior Gift Planning Counselor
Founder & CEO


About Jenny

“I believe that people are able to rise up to the level of your expectations.  We need to give people the tools to do their jobs, but not control them, and to give them the ability to exceed our expectations.”

Jennifer is a graduate of the Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Personal Financial Program where she received her Certificate in Personal Financial Planning. She is in her third decade of advising nonprofits and donors in maximizing their legacy potential. Her designations and certifications include:

CFRE  – Certified Fund Raising Executive
CDE – Certified Development Executive
CGPP – Certified Gift Planning Professional
– Registered Financial Consultant
CSFP – Chartered Senior Financial Planner

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. He holds the following certifications:

CFRE – Certified Fund Raiser Executive
CDE – Certified Development Executive

Tamara Fanjoy

Gift Planning Counselor



About Tamara

“I am a developer with a natural coaching style. I truly enjoy training, mentoring and encouraging people. I like to bring out the best in those I interact with and always make sure to acknowledge their accomplishments.”

Tamara is a former business owner. She owned and operated “Simply Checking In” where she did in home banking for the elderly and disabled to assist them in maintaining their independence and staying in their homes for as long as possible. Before settling in at GPS she worked in several different facets in the banking world. She has also spent many years managing in the service industry as well as the entertainment industry.

Christy Boysen, MA

Gift Planning Counselor
Director of Operations



About Christy

“I firmly believe in hiring passionate, driven, intelligent leaders that have endless potential – and then empowering them to lead and own the areas they are given so they can thrive in their positions and enjoy coming to work every day.”

With a background in higher education, marketing, and event management; Christy has had the opportunity to provide leadership in a number of roles in her nonprofit career. Since joining GPS, she has helped dozens of clients establish multi-million dollar charitable estate gifts to the organizations they love.  

Christy’s professional degrees include:
M.A. in Higher Education
B.A. in Psychology
B.A. in Communication 

Lauren Hebl, JD

Executive Administrator



About Lauren

“I believe in a world where everyone can play and get excited about future opportunities, and I enjoy rallying people to causes and projects. I love to provide relevant and tangible help to others.” 

For the past 5 years, Lauren has been working to develop her professional skills as a creative connector. She is always scanning the horizon and strives to stay on the cutting edge;  searching for new skills to hone, and ways to spur the team to engage alongside her. 

Lauren’s professional degrees and certifications include:
J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law
B.A. in Philosophy
B.A. in Spanish Literature

Sierra Smith

Marketing, Design & Communications Intern



About Sierra

“I would describe my leadership style as working behind the scenes and seeing needs. I’m always there for people when they need me, and I can step in, but I don’t need to be the center of attention. I lead by example, and only use words when I need to. I am a quiet leader but take my responsibility very seriously.”

Sierra is currently working to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design and Journalism, and will be graduating in 2020.

tatiana Lee

Copywriting Intern



About Tatiana

“I am a creative leader, and assertive with organizational skills. I love group work, and bouncing ideas off others. I am very strategic and positively driven.  I am a passionate writer, determined worker and truth seeker.”

Tatiana is currently working to complete her of Arts degree in Journalism, and will be graduating in 2020.