Elaine Honig


Elaine is an entrepreneur who thrives on creating brands, building businesses, and helping others—be they animals or humans. A native Oklahoman with an Economics degree from Tufts University, she started out in the real estate business, then spent 21 years

Heather Frank, CFRE


As a leader in the fundraising industry and with STUDIO 4Forty for over a decade, Heather has helped to raise over $100 million dollars for charities across North America. Heather is a true philanthropist, with a love for events, a passion

Ashlee Meier, CFRE

Vice President

Before joining our team, Ashlee dedicated five years of service at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee, where she received numerous recognitions, including Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30, Nashville Emerging Leader, and Woman of Influence in the Nonprofit Sector.

Kim Perry

Director of Business Development

A veteran Studio 4Forty team member dating back to 2010, Kim leads our business development team with a passionate tenacity for helping new nonprofit partners increase their fundraising and donor bases. She brings various talents and a colorful background in

Jennifer Downes, CFRE

Director of Project Management

Jennifer comes to STUDIO 4Forty with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and over ten years’ experience in the private club industry gaining extensive knowledge in customer service, food & beverage, event management, & logistics. Working at a local nonprofit, she was

Krista Elmore, CFRE


In 2015, Krista managed the first annual Wine Women & Shoes event for RISE (now Lumina Alliance) in San Luis Obispo, California and immediately fell in love. So much so that she convinced us she needed to join our Project

Christie Howard

Project Manager

Christie Howard began her career in Administration in the Oil & Gas Industry, but, after being “volun-told” to organize a few company and community events, she quickly fell in love with all things event-planning. Christie has been working with nonprofits

Jessica Mathews


Jessica joins the STUDIO 4Forty family on the heels of over 15 years of nonprofit experience. Having just departed the League of Dreams in Bakersfield, CA as their Executive Director, she is ready to take the next step in her

Sarah Obialero

Creative Director

Having lived bi-coastal, from New York to California, and gathering a wealth of experience in industries from wine and events to theater and luxury retail, Sarah brings a diverse and unique perspective…

Allie Duggan

Creative Director

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design at the Art Institute in Sacramento, California, Allie stumbled upon us exactly when we were hunting for another creative force. With a love for volunteer work and a knack for dreaming

Alyssa Bullard

Executive Assistant to the President/Project Management Coordinator

Alyssa is our jet-setting, world-changer in training! After becoming a medical assistant at 17 and working in the field for nearly 4 years, Alyssa began service for Kern County, where she was introduced to our fearless leader, Heather Frank. The