Meet the NTEN Community

The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.

Eve Simon

Beaconfire Consulting

Eve’s 14 years of online visual design, user experience and creative management in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors makes 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterher either a quirky dinner party guest or a font of random knowledge. Either way, as Creative Director at Beaconfire Consulting, she’s responsible for all aspects of the design process from start to finish. When not helping make the world a better place (one website at a time), Eve is an Adjunct Professor of web design at The American University School of Communication, volunteers with her therapy dog Max, and wears an inordinate amount of black.

Chad Norman


Chad is the Internet Marketing Manager for Blackbaud, where he wrangles corporate website content, develops social media 2009 NTENny Winnerstrategy, and manages email marketing, communities, and search engine optimization. He's the editor-in-chief of Blackbaud Blogs, where he also writes Webby Things. He hosts and produces The Baudcast, which brings together industry experts from around the sector to discuss nonprofit technology. In 2007, Chad founded Go Green Charleston, a technology-focused nonprofit helping Charleston-area residents connect, stay informed, and mobilize around the local sustainability community. When he's not mainlining the web, you'll probably find Chad playing with my kids, skateboarding, taking photos, or enjoying mother nature.

Sasha Hnatkovich

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

The Media and Publications Manager at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, Sasha is responsible for the majority of the orchestra's marketing, PR, communications, publications, web management, etc. etc.

After spending his first year in California working as a line cook at the Bread Workshop Café in Berkeley, he has been working for PBO since September 2008. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, he previously worked as the Communications Coordinator at Trinity Church in Boston, the Managing Editor of The Pulse in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Marketing and Publications Assistant for Clark University’s International Development, Community, and Environment Department. He received an M.A. in Community Development and Planning (2005) and a B.A. in Sociology (2004) from Clark University in Worcester.

Living on the sunnier side of the bay, Sasha also works as a freelance music writer for metro.pop, a bi-monthly, nationally distributed fashion and lifestyle magazine. He enjoys playing soccer, going to A's games and indie rock show and gardening. He also volunteers at Project Open Hand and you should too. Visit his sporadically updated blog:

And yes, that is the NTEN book in Sasha's hands in the picture!