VP of BWF Digital Marketing and Founder of Groundwork Digital
Justin is the Co-Founder and President of Groundwork Digital. A thought-leader in the nonprofit sector, Justin is a fundraising and content marketing expert. Justin's work spans nonprofits, higher education, and media. In 2009, Justin was the executive producer on one of the first ever YouTube videos to win an Emmy. The "Science of Watchmen" video has been viewed nearly 2 million times and was also nominated for a Webby. Justin began his career in television before joining the University of Minnesota and then Bentz Whaley Flessner. After BWF, Justin led digital fundraising strategy at Ruffalo Noel Levitz as well as Product Management for Annual Giving. Justin has spoken at numerous conferences, and led consulting engagements for universities and nonprofits across the country. In his spare time, Justin can be found rooting for the Minnesota Vikings and Gophers, skiing, hiking with his dog, and enjoying family time with his wife and two children
Marianna has worked with nonprofits with experience ranging from volunteering at the humane society to working at local churches. Her interest in videography was sparked though volunteering with Young Life where she produced various videos for her local chapter in Missouri and held a video internship for one of their camps in Colorado. Through videography, Marianna has seen the impact of what visual storytelling can do to engage the attention of others. When she doesn’t have a camera in hand, Marianna can be found at her family Cabin in northern Minnesota, where she enjoys hiking with her dog Calvin, and spending time on the lake.