Meet the NTEN Community

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

Barbara Christensen, Conservation Northwest

Conservation Northwest

Barbara is proof that a liberal arts education really can get you a job, and is the jack of all trades IT, membership development, and communications for Conservation Northwest. When not embroiled in the mysteries of firewalls, servers, blogs, facebook or development strategies, she attempts to be a hobby farmer. If you really want to talk to her for a very long time, ask her about chickens or blueberries.

Peter Deitz

Social Actions

Peter is the founder of Social Actions and the author of a blo2008 NTENny Winnerg called About Micro-Philanthropy. Social Actions helps individuals and organizations use social media to plan, implement, and support peer-to-peer social change campaigns so that grassroots solutions to local and global problems can flourish. He's presented and contributed content for NTEN, TechSoup, NetSquared, and Persona2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterl Democracy Forum about starting social actions and selecting the right combination of technology platforms. The underlying assumption of Peter's work is that person-to-person social actions are an excellent incubator for broad social change.

Adrian Cotter

Sierra Club

Adrian moved to San Francisco in 1998 and came across Joe's Digital Diner (now the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley) and fell in love with the internet as a medium for telling stories. After several years of working in the publishing industry, he ended up at the Sierra Club.

Mary Gross


After spending many years in both the nonprofit and private sectors working with2008 NTENny Winner information and technology, Mary found her home in the NTAP world in 2003. It’s the perfect blend of serving people helping other people and using technology to inspire their imagination. Mary serves as the director of the InfoTAP program with Nonprofit Management Solutions. Through InfoTAP, Mary and her team assist organizations with technology planning, networking needs, database planning and implementation and her favorite Websites! NTEN has served as a principle resource for Mary’s work with nonprofits in San Diego.

Kivi Leroux Miller

Kivi Leroux Miller founded and EcoScribe Communications to help nonprofit staff who find communications and marketing on 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boostertheir to-do lists, even when they have little experience or budget to pull it off. Staff at more than 1,500 nonprofits have participated in her down-to-earth, real-world webinars. She's a top blogger on Nonprofit Communications and is writing a nonprofit marketing how-to guide (Spring 2010, Jossey-Bass).

Kivi is a geek at heart with addictions to office supplies and kitchen gadgets. She is on a quest for perfect recipes for Christmas cookies, breakfast scones, and vegetarian soups. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington DC, Kivi now lives in rural North Carolina with her husband, two young daughters, and countless backyard wildlife.