Growing up with a cat named 'Lost', it's no surpise that Merritt's passion for volunteering and animal rescue began at an early age. Along the path of life, Merritt received her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and her MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. Merritt spends her days at Bank of America, where she has responsibility for sales strategy development and implementation for the commercial bank. Life in Corporate America is good, but Merritt and her husband wanted to do more and, in 2006, formed From the Pumpkin Patch, an organization dedicated to "bringing the magic of halloween to everyone" by collecting and distributing Halloween costumes to children in need. Merritt lives in Westford, Massachusetts with her husband and 300 lbs of pet - 3 rescue dogs and 3 rescue cats!
Merritt's favorite volunteer activity: Driving a leg of the Freedom Train Animal Rescue, a transport organization committed to removing animals from high-kill shelters and bringing them safely to no-kill shelters, foster homes or their forever homes!
After receiving his MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College, Sattler started two companies in quick succession, selling the second to Endurance International Group, Inc., in 2000. He joined the Endurance management team and spent nine years as Vice President of Engineering, where he was responsible for product planning, web-based application design and development, large-scale project management and operations.
Sattler received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. Favorite volunteer activities: helping manage his local independent library and serving on several town committees.
After graduating with her MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Katharine worked in Brand Management for ConAgra Foods for brands such as Chef Boyardee and Reddi-wip.
Katharine has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Georgetown University. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her fiance.
Steven earned two bachelor's degrees, one in art and one in literature, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Since then he has worked for Tufts, Harvard, in an art gallery, a web firm, and briefly as a political fundraiser. Steven also took a couple years off from web design to build a design and construction company.
Steven likes sitting in one place, Volvos, really old things, tacos, brand new things, moving around a lot, hamburgers and adventure.
After several years of soul searching, being his own worst critic and mediocre school performance, Napoleon left his secure but mundane role as a technical analyst with Pearson Education to try his hand in a slightly more intellectually engaging field: web development.
Despite his self-starting attitude and uncontrollable amounts of ambition, Napoleon is still pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering and has hopes to one day be a test pilot... or something like that.
Napoleon, who currently resides in Somerville Massachusetts, identifies with one saying above all others when faced with the very common difficulties that young people like himself experience when attempting to choose a path: "Why have one career when you can have three?".
Spencer spent his first three years out of college in investor services at Brown Brothers Harriman. Most recently he worked for an e-commerce website as a Sales and Marketing Associate and Director of Social Media. He brings relationship management, marketing, and sales experience to our already vibrant team.
Spencer holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College. Favorite volunteer activities: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Massachusetts, United Way and Rosie's Place.
In addition to his advisory role with The Volunteer Advantage, Joe serves on the executive team for internet hosting company Endurance International Group, Inc. Prior to joining Endurance, Joe was Co-Founder, President and CEO of The Gavin Group, an international apparel company, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Vanguard Sailboats, a Senior Consultant with Ernst and Young LLP, and Co-Founder of the web-based startup WebOnTap.
Joe holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Favorite volunteer activity: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Massachusetts and countless charity sailing competitions.