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Paul Hanscom, CAE

Paul Hanscom, CAE
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

P: (651) 290-6274 | E: paulh@ewald.com

Paul joined Ewald Consulting in 2004. Previously, Paul worked in project management and implementation for various companies, nonprofits and government institutions including the Bretton Woods Committee, the Customer Relationship Management Unit of the International Trade Administration, and the Latin American Network Project of Casa de la Paz. He is experienced in monitoring & evaluation, strategic planning, sponsorship development and volunteer engagement. Paul holds a M.A. degree in International Development from the American University and a double B.A. degree. Paul serves as adjunct faculty in the Business Administration Program at Saint Paul College, St. Paul, Minnesota. His writing on membership development and stakeholder analysis has been published in Nonprofit News, FORUM, and AssociationsNow magazine.

He has served on the board of directors for the Midwest International NGO Network, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, and the Saint Anthony Park Community Council. Paul has been a featured speaker at state, regional, and national conferences presenting on volunteer engagement and board leadership. Paul earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2008, in 2011 he received the CAI National Rising Star Award, and in 2014 he was recognized among the Forty Under 40 most successful association management professionals by USAE News and the Association Forum of Chicagoland.

What you don't know about Paul...

Q: What do you love about Ewald Consulting?
A. I find it rewarding when I share the Ewald Consulting model with someone for the first time and they say, “I never knew that was an option for us,” or, “That sounds like a much better approach to getting things done.” It’s great to see the impact that our clients are able to have and to know we’ve had a role in making it happen.

Q: What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
A. Nonprofit Management 101 by Darian Rodriguez Heyman. The book covers a variety of management topics and compares different leadership approaches. I’ve used this as a textbook for the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Leadership course that I instruct at Saint Paul College.

Q: What is your favorite city?
A. I thoroughly enjoy Rio de Janeiro. No matter the time of year, there’s always something to do and see. There are several convenient hotel and restaurant options and the city is very easy to navigate. I especially enjoy that you can visit the ocean and hike in the mountains in the same day.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. Most people don’t know that I speak Spanish and have spent time living, studying and vacationing abroad in ten different Spanish-speaking countries.


Kate-Madonna Hindes

Kate-Madonna Hindes
Director of Marketing

P: (651) 288-3433 | E: katem@ewald.com

Kate-Madonna Hindes joined Ewald Consulting in 2014. Kate-Madonna is an industry leader and nationally recognized analyst and keynote speaker on emotional integrity and authenticity in today’s online media. With 15+ years of combined experience in digital technology, trade publications and national government, Hindes is a regular contributor to news media and industry magazines. Notably, she sits on the coaching panel for Keith Ferrazzi’s Relationship Academy. Hindes is the founder of beenthererockedthat.org, an HPV education network.

What you don't know about Kate-Madonna...

Q: What's Your Favorite City?
A: St. Paul, Minnesota—of course! I live and work here and absolutely love it.

Q: What was the best advice you ever received?
A: Never underestimate the power of exceeding a client's expectations. It's fueled me to always go the extra few steps to bring everything together — more efficiently and with heart.

Q: What's something that most people don't know?
A: I'm a 3x cancer survivor!

Q: What do you love about your job?
A: We have an incredible opportunity to help our clients have a voice in digital media. I love being able to reflect their mission back to them, via written content and social media.


Blake Finger

Blake Finger
Sales Manager

P: (651) 288-3423 | E: blakef@ewald.com

Blake began working at Ewald in February of 2015, while finishing up his Bachelor’s Degree at North Dakota State. While at NDSU, Blake obtained two internships where he gained valuable experience that has helped form his passion for marketing and business as a whole.

What you don't know about Blake...

Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A: When I am not working, I love to go golfing. I have been playing golf my entire life; it's a good time to connect with friends and enjoy a nice day. If I'm not working or golfing, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: I have two favorite restaurants. My first favorite restaurant is the Quarterback Club in Northfield, MN. My father owns the restaurant, so I grew up eating there on a regular basis. My other favorite restaurant is Seven Steakhouse in Minneapolis, specifically the rooftop dining. Their atmosphere and quality of food is amazing!

Q: What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
A: I would highly recommend The Power of Habit to anyone interested in learning how individuals and businesses form their habits and are able to alter them. The book offers interesting examples and provides strategies to help accomplish your goals, both as an individual and as a business.

Q: What is the best professional advice you ever received?
A: The best professional advice I have received would be to make yourself irreplaceable. This piece of advices offers numerous ways of interpretations but all of them lead to success. If you are irreplaceable, it means you are an asset to the company, generating business, and thus, successful in your actions.


Bonnie Young

Bonnie Young
Sponsorship and Advertising Fulfillment Manager

P: (651) 265-7842 | E: bonniey@ewald.com

Bonnie Young joined Ewald Consulting in 1995. She has more than 30 years of experience in conference planning and management, 19 of which are with associations. Bonnie has worked on local, regional, and national meetings. Prior to joining Ewald Consulting, she was with Continuing Medical Education at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What you don't know about Bonnie...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A. Minneapolis - the city is beautiful and offers a wide variety of things to see and do.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A. I enjoy volunteering with kids’ baseball programs, and for several years have been keeping the scorebook at games.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A. I love to do different crafts, and have dabbled in several including crocheting, rosemaling, Ukrainian egg painting, ceramics, making earrings and wine glass charms, as well as bedazzled glass items and ornaments.


Sarah Aulik

Sarah Aulik
Sales Associate

E: saraha@ewald.com

Sarah joined Ewald Consulting in 2017. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in Mass Communications at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In addition to her work here, she is the Public Relations Director for Jon Charles Hair Salon in Uptown Minneapolis. She has been involved in Delta Gamma Fraternity, serving as Vice President of Communications, Director of Archives, Homecoming Overall, and Health Advocate. She also spent a summer in Sydney, Australia working as a Client Liaison Intern for both Ticketek and EvenTopia.

What you don't know about Sarah...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A: Sydney, Australia. I studied abroad there the summer before my Junior year of college and I haven’t stopped missing it since. It is so beautiful and has such a happy and healthy culture. I can’t wait to go back and visit!

Q: What is something people don't know about you?
A: I currently volunteer for the Alzhiemer’s Association Planning Committee’s Team Retention Team for the annual Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: My mother loves trying new food and experimenting in the kitchen. Every Christmas holiday she picks a country and cooks and bakes food inspired by the culture(s) from that specific country. Although it changes every year, I would say that one meal is my absolute favorite each year.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A: I love to craft when I am not working. I enjoy most crafting activities but I am especially interested in painting. I have painted most of the art in my parent’s and sibling’s houses. I have also custom painted three coolers.


Sarah Ewald

Sarah Ewald
Sales Coordinator

P: (651) 379-7301 | E: sarahe@ewald.com

Sarah began working with Ewald Consulting in 2013 as part of the Professional Development team. Since then she has served as part of the Finance & Accounting team and in 2016 joined the Business Development and Sales team where she currently serves as Sales Coordinator for some of Ewald Consulting’s largest sales-related clients. Sarah got her first sales-related experience working at the University of Minnesota helping develop and cultivate prospective donor relationships. Her sales experience and tenacity have resulted in campaigns ranging from event-specific sponsor/exhibitor sales to year-long non-dues revenue growth strategies. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota and is certified in inbound sales.

What you don't know about Sarah...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A: My favorite city is Lutsen. My family has been going there every summer and winter for as long as I can remember. One of my sisters even got married there so it has always been a special place for our family.

Q: What is something people don't know about you?
A: I was on the math team in high school and lettered in it.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: Any and all pizza.


Will Larsen

Will Larsen
Sales Associate

P: (651) 288-3439 | E: willl@ewald.com

Will began working with Ewald in April of 2017. He is currently a student at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management pursuing majors in Marketing and International Business, as well as minors in Spanish and Business Analytics. He enjoys competing in Track and Cross Country with the University of Minnesota’s running club, and is active in the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity.

What you don't know about Will...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A: Minneapolis. I love traveling and have a soft spot for Estes Park, CO and Santiago, Chile, but there’s no place like home for me. Minneapolis is a thriving business hub, and yet you’re never more than 10 minutes away from a lake or a great running trail.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A: I am seemingly always hungry for a good Asian buffet, but I would have to say my favorite restaurant is still Poppy’s Pizza & Grill in Estes Park, CO.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: A juicy New York Strip topped with sautéed mushrooms.


Cameron Frost

Cameron Frost
Marketing Specialist

E: cameronf@ewald.com

Cameron is a current sophomore at the University of Minnesota pursuing a BSB in marketing with minors in graphic design and leadership. She is very involved in the business community around Carlson, holding leadership positions in multiple student organizations. In addition, she completed a marketing internship last summer in London, UK.

What you don't know about Cameron...

Q: What is your favorite city?
A: My favorite city is London! I studied abroad and had an internship there last summer.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A:  I love to practice my calligraphy and typography skills. I have a whole host of projects that I am working on, and an upwards of 100 pens to help me complete them!

Q: What is your favorite restaurant or food?
A: My family is Italian, therefore I can’t get enough pasta. I would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I could. 

Q: What is something most people don’t know about me?
A: I am a dual citizen with Canada!


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