Taylor Jones

Taylor comes to Elevate with a passion for mindful entrepreneurship and sustainability. Before joining the Elevate team, she started a graphic design studio, Pin Not Paper, with a primary focus on creating high- quality client experiences through visual communication. With her business, Taylor expanded her services to a more organizational approach, helping entrepreneurs solidify systems and processes to ensure every interaction with their audience was streamlined on both the front and back-end.

Taylor continues to grow Pin Not Paper as she promotes health, wellness, and sustainability for all, pledging to causes such as Trees for the Future and Play4Forests. Her clientele has been featured in/with industry-leading businesses such as Goldman Sachs, Under Armour, Microsoft, The Washington Post, Voyage ATL, Revolt Summit X AT&T, and Sheen Magazine.

In her personal time, Taylor loves to experience new foods and recipes, listen to old-school jazz and blues music, and read mystery-themed comics.

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As the Human Resources Specialist at Elevate, Bria is responsible for supporting the Personnel Department by leading efforts related to Talent Strategies, Benefits, and Performance Management. She is very passionate about Employee Engagement/ Recognition and is focused on creating and enhancing employee initiatives.

Before joining Elevate, Bria was an HR Consultant at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, where she managed employee relations for 1600 employees.

Bria has served as a board member of the NAAAHR (National Association of African Americans in HR). She is a University of Pittsburgh graduate, where she received a BA in Corporate Communications. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from Carlow University.

You can find Bria enjoying time with her family, going on natural walks with her two huskies, or exercising at the gym.

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Frank comes to Elevate hoping to help solve complex problems in a data-driven and practical way. He was recently the Operations Team Leader at the Global Language Network where he maintained the rosters for classes in over 20 foreign languages.

Frank is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Claremont McKenna College. He is currently involved in many organizations on campus but spends most of this time with the CMS swim team.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his dogs, family, reading, and watching movies.

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Alexander is a lifelong learner with seven years of technical knowledge and a passion for technology. Prior to joining the Elevate Team, Alex worked at Apple Inc as a Technical Expert, and mentor for new technicians. While at Apple, he also led Apple’s summer tech camp as the lead counselor. With over 80 campers ages six -13, the program curated modules and videos to teach children the importance of technology. Alex particularly enjoyed creating lessons, activities, and games with a technical focus to engage the campers. Alex’s passion for technology extends beyond Apple Inc. One of his most exciting projects was collaborating with a middle school in Greensboro, North Carolina where he curated an evidence-based Technology focused curriculum that taught the students coding, problem-solving, and basic IT troubleshooting. 

Alex attended Southern Connecticut State University majoring in Computer Science, he later moved to the DMV area to further his education. Alexander is an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and a Certified IT Support Technician. 

Outside of the working world, he enjoys cooking, traveling with his Miniature Poodle, gaming, and hiking.

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Letese has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources. As the VP of Personnel at Elevate, Letese is responsible for leading the Personnel Department and managing organizational development projects that enhance Elevate’s talent and culture management. She has a strong desire to strengthen the Elevate culture by focusing on inclusion, diversity, and equity.

Before joining Elevate, Letese was an HR Manager at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, where she managed employee relations for 8500 employees.
Letese has served as a board member of the NAAAHR (National Association of African Americans in HR) and NAHSE (National Association of Health Services Executives). Letese is an active member of the Southwestern PA United Way Women’s Leadership Council. Letese is a Tuskegee University graduate, where she received s BS in Business Administration. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from Trinity University and is SPHR and SHRM – SCP certified.

You can find Letese binging-watching movies, listening to audiobooks, taking a dance class, or being silly with her kids when she is not working.

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Patrice comes to Elevate with a decade of marketing and communications experience. She has worked within the trade association, nonprofit, and small business sectors, and her experience ranges from leading brand strategies to managing nonprofit partnerships with organizations like Make-A-WishⓇ. Patrice has dedicated her career to connecting small businesses and nonprofit-based organizations with their target audiences through a mix of corporate strategies and grassroots marketing. She has a passion for collaborative strategy development and brand awareness campaigns and thrives when identifying emerging market opportunities and producing high-class content.

Patrice obtained her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Bowie State University and has continued graduate-level coursework at the University of Virginia. Outside of work, Patrice enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, and live music.

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Joshua first joined Elevate in 2021 with a drive to continue his career in the nonprofit sector of DC through a client services and development role. After completing his graduate education, he set his sights on continuing to pursue his professional interests in client stewardship, operations, and database management. At Elevate, he has worked closely with the Client Services and Operations teams, and through his current role, the New Client Partnerships team.

Joshua earned an MA in Philosophy from Boston College and, prior to that, a BA in Philosophy from Florida International University. Throughout college, Joshua was highly involved with a variety of academic organizations and honor societies. He also worked as a DJ for Florida International University’s radio station WRGP — The Roar Miami.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Joshua enjoys reading, tending to his plants, and exploring new music.

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Ruthie came to Elevate with a passion for creating meaningful social change, and she is excited to work with Elevate’s amazing clients to get there. Ruthie has a specific interest in creative and sustainable community development practices. While a student, Ruthie spent time in Makhanda, South Africa where she worked with various arts organizations, including The Black Power Station, researching the effects of creative economic activities on socioeconomic development. Her interest in nonprofits began when she interned at Project HOPE, an international nonprofit that works across the health spectrum, and was strengthened through her work with the arts organizations in Makhanda.

Ruthie graduated from the University of Virginia, earning her BA in Economics and Global Development Studies. She loves languages, and has studied Spanish, Arabic, and a little bit of Hebrew.

As a new DC resident, Ruthie loves exploring the city and all it has to offer. In her spare time, Ruthie enjoys spending time outdoors, attending concerts (in a COVID-free world), trying new foods, and partaking in any sort of art activity.

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Erin comes to Elevate with a passion to work with nonprofits and a drive to work for the good guys, aka, Elevate’s clients. Prior to joining Elevate, Erin worked for a trade association in Washington, DC; prior to that, she spent time on Capitol Hill as a congressional intern. In both roles, she focused on delivering high quality customer and constituent services.


Erin graduated from The University of Vermont, where she received a double BA in Political Science and Economics. During her time at UVM, she spent three semesters performing research on the relationship between politics and the entertainment media. She also spent her last semester working as a Student Researcher for the Vermont Legislative Research Service, examining complex policy issues and providing research reports for State Legislators. 


Outside of Elevate, she can be found scrolling through the Dog Spotting Facebook group, consuming insane amounts of coffee, or watching anything John Mulaney related. 

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Hallie is Elevate’s Supervising Director of Finance and Operations, leading our finance, data,  and technology teams. She brings several years of experience in building out Elevate’s internal infrastructure to this leadership role, as she has held several positions in the department since first joining the company in 2018. Hallie was introduced to Elevate during her time as a fund development intern at the TGR Foundation – a previous client. She also brings experience as the Operations Manager at the American Immigration Council, supporting their Immigration Justice Campaign that works to provide legal representation to immigrants and end immigration detention. She has also worked with Olympic athletes as a Communications Intern at USA Water Polo and as a Corporate Partnerships intern with the Los Angeles Football Club.

Hallie earned her BS in Business Administration from Chapman University in Southern California with a minor in Philosophy, and has a financial leadership certification from Harvard Online Business School. In college, Hallie played NCAA softball for one year, and has a long history of volunteering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Epilepsy Foundation, two causes near and dear to her. While she enjoys walking around DC with a coffee in hand, her heart is on the West Coast as she hails from the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, Hallie is enjoying live music and taking care of her many plants.