Kathy Ridge is the founder of LevRidge Resources, LLC based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Formerly a corporate Executive Vice President of Wachovia Corporation and then, the Executive Director of two nonprofits, Kathy has deep experience in leadership, problem assessment and
Clients can depend on LevRidge Resources consultants to be experienced Nonprofit leaders, executive level thinkers, with a proven track record of success. We are thoughtful in chaos, energized by complexity, and can be “fearless truth tellers” when necessary. We’re honest and transparent in our work, and have a keen appreciation of Nonprofit organizations. We use LevRidge Resources’ proven processes as well as the best national practices and conduct focused research for each engagement.
We’re tireless in tackling problems and, we also hear from clients, they enjoy working with us!
“I loved it! You were knowledgeable, had great experience to bring to the table, and are well-known in the community. You made the process far more enjoyable than it had any right to be.”
– Levridge “turnaround” client
Lisa has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and nonprofit executive management. She has been an independent consultant since 2007, providing strategic planning, marketing, and business development services to such organizations as Hospice of the Piedmont, Christ Church
Patty brings over twenty years of experience in hospitality, business administration, project management, operations, and customer service. Previously, Patty worked for Tribble Creative Group, Sodoma Law, and various hotels in Charlotte. Patty is from New Hampshire where she graduated in 1993
Katie Benston has worked with and for non-profits for more than 25 years. In addition to development experience in higher education, healthcare, and social services, Katie worked for the software and services firm Blackbaud for more than seven years and
Bruce LaRowe’s career has been dedicated to the non-profit sector, working extensively in the education and cultural sectors. Most recently, he served for 20 years as Executive Director of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, recognized as one of the top 5
Bill Geiger has made non-profit leadership “bookends” to a 20+ year business career. Prior to moving to Charlotte in January 2016, Bill was President / CEO of the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, IL for 11 year. In 2011, Bill’s community
Art re-located to Charlotte from New England in 2003 as the Inaugural President of Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte campus. Art led the startup team and recruited the faculty and staff who numbered over 220 full time employees. Johnson &
Steve Bentley has decades of experience in non-profit and for-profit leadership. Formerly a corporate executive with Wachovia, Steve has broad experience in human resources, business and strategic planning, and community engagement. He was instrumental in forging a partnership with
Laurie’s fundraising leadership is informed by the lessons she learned over a 26-year career in television advertising sales, marketing and audience research. She subsequently put those skills to work over the next 14 years in non-profit development, first for A