The Dunham+Company leadership team has a diverse skill set, a broad range of experience, and a shared sense of mission: to help faith-based and nonprofit organizations close the gap between their current funding and their long-term vision.
Chief Executive Officer
Rick first served nonprofits through fundraising and organizational development nearly 40 years ago. He worked in nonprofit management and leadership for more than a decade before using his passion and expertise as a consultant. All of this culminated with the founding of Dunham+Company in 2002.
Since then, Rick has led Dunham+Company to become a global leader in helping nonprofits create and execute fully integrated fundraising and marketing strategies. With dozens of clients on four continents, Dunham+Company now has the opportunity to share their skills with the top organizations around the world.
Rick holds a BA from Biola University and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He currently serves on the board of The Giving Institute and is Vice Chair of the Board of the Giving USA Foundation, the publisher of the most widely respected report on giving in the USA. Rick also advocates for charitable organizations through his work with The Giving Coalition.
Rick is the author of Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom and If God Will Provide, Why Do We Have to Ask for Money? His expertise causes him to be a frequent guest in national publications, radio broadcasts, as well as television outlets like Fox Business News.
Rick is married and has three children and nine grandchildren.
Trent joined Dunham+Company in 2003 as an account executive. With a background in accounts and sales, Trent worked to help more clients achieve more impact. Today he provides strategic leadership to Dunham+Company, ensuring we remain a global leader in serving nonprofit organizations.
Trent has spent his entire career working with Christian nonprofit organizations. He has served clients in every facet of integrated marketing and fundraising campaigns, both in traditional and online formats.
In his time with Dunham+Company, he has developed a number of key partnerships with leading online providers. These partners help our clients achieve greater success in their fundraising and marketing strategies.
Trent is a frequent speaker providing insights on strategic, integrated fundraising, and how churches can build a generous culture.
He holds a BA from Wheaton College, and he and his wife have two sons and one daughter.
Gay Lyne Tarango
Chief Financial Officer
Gay Lyne joined the Dunham+Company team in 2016. With an extensive background in accounting and finance roles, she leads a team that ensures Dunham+Company maintains its reputation of good stewardship and client trust.
She has more than three decades of experience in the financial services, banking, and real estate industries. Prior to joining Dunham+Company, Gay Lyne worked as the Controller for a start-up subsidiary role of a Fortune 500 company. In this work, she was heavily involved in the ramp-up and wind-down of its $1.5 billion financial asset portfolio.
Gay Lyne leads the Dunham+Company financial team in areas including cash management, cash flow modeling, A/R & A/P administration, and coordinates the budget and company forecasting. Her skillset also makes her a critical asset to overall strategic planning, and her leadership continues to foster a healthy culture of accounting controls and compliance.
Gay Lyne holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering and an MBA in Finance. She is married and has two sons.
Chief Creative Officer
Derek joined Dunham+Company in 2003 because he’s passionate about using his creative skills to help Christian ministries fulfill their call. He ensures the unique brand perspective of each organization is captured and communicated well, and through his leadership, he works to see every desired outcome fulfilled.
Prior to working with Dunham+Company, Derek worked in real estate marketing. He sensed a desire to use his gifts to serve nonprofits, which led him to us. He brings nearly two decades of experience to his role as Chief Creative Officer. Derek works with our team and our clients to make sure they achieve consistency and impact across all of their creative needs.
Derek oversees the branding and marketing offering for our clients, and provides leadership to a global team of copywriters and designers who execute our clients’ projects. He leads each member of his team towards a remarkably high standard, which enables us to give our clients best-in-class work. He also provides strategic leadership and oversight to the advertising and marketing for Dunham+Company.
Derek has a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He and his wife have two daughters and a son.
Chief Operating Officer
Tom joined Dunham+Company in 2015. For over 25 years, he has served a wide range of ministries and charities through Christian radio and digital media.
The bulk of Tom’s experience comes from his tenure at Salem Communications. While there, he helped build the Salem Web Network into the world’s largest Christian digital media platform. During that time he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager.
Tom’s career also includes extensive work as a consultant to Christian online platforms and other digital media brands. His time with CBN, Thomas Nelson Publishing, and Gaylord Entertainment provide a unique mix of gifts and knowledge that serve our clients well.
Tom and his wife have one daughter.
Chief Strategist Branding+Marketing
Liz brought 25 years of branding and marketing experience to our team when she joined in 2010. Located in the Dunham+Company Australia office, Elizabeth uses her incredible gifts to help our global clients discover their brand identity.
Prior to joining Dunham+Company, Liz worked in brand development and marketing for a wide variety of commercial and charitable organizations. Her resume includes clients in the insurance, airline, packaged food and beverage, jewelry, cosmetic, tourism, and education industries. Throughout her career, Liz has also worked with international missions organizations that serve developing nations.
As the Chief Strategist of Marketing+Branding, Liz applies Dunham+Company’s unique brand strategy model to develop everything from full-blown strategies to marketing campaigns and value propositions. These powerful tools have worked for a wide range of clients, helping them be more effective in an increasingly noisy world.
Chief Strategist Social Media+Innovation
Nils has been a part of Dunham+Company team since 2016. With his extensive background in social media, innovation, and communication, Nils helps our clients create more impact through the latest social media and online best practices.
Before partnering with Dunham+Company, Nils worked as the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the country. While there, Nils led a talented team that grew their church’s online engagement. He pioneered their use of mobile apps and TV apps, and built the online church platform that now reaches 12,000 people in 400 cities each week.
He is the author of The Social Media Guide for Ministry, and his work has been featured in a wide range of publications. Nils is regarded as a world-leading expert at the crossroads of social media and nonprofit strategy, and his expertise serves our clients every day.
Nils has a Business Management degree from Texas State University and holds a Masters in Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary. He is married and has two daughters.
Chief Strategist Integrated Fundraising
Michael joined Dunham+Company in 2014. With nearly two decades of experience in marketing and fundraising, Michael helps clients increase their global impact through integrated fundraising.
Early in his career, he worked with an advertising agency that served some of the largest retailers in the country. He then transitioned into working with nonprofits at two marketing and fundraising agencies.
Michael went on to work with World Vision US as the Director of New Donor Acquisition. While there, he brought in more than 60,000 new donors through direct mail, the gift catalog, and radio campaigns. He also was responsible for the strategies behind some of their most successful fundraising campaigns.
Prior to joining Dunham+Company, Michael worked at the Children’s Medical Center Foundation in Dallas. He oversaw all communications, as well as the annual fund. Today he serves our clients by providing strategic insight and support to their fundraising campaigns.
Michael graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing and Management. He is married and has two daughters and two sons.
Chief Strategist Radio+Television
Randal has been a part of the Dunham+Company since 2015. He leads our broadcast media division. With more than 25 years of experience in the broadcast industry, Randal is the right leader to help our clients optimize their television ministry.
Throughout his career, Randal has provided strategic leadership and practical insight to churches and ministries who use broadcast media. With a background in the local church, he understands the unique dynamics impacting those ministries.
Because of his extensive resume in the broadcast industry, his network of relationships enables our clients to get access to top secular and religious television outlets and rates within their budgets. Our clients also benefit from his extensive experience in radio as well as his ability to help ministries maximize their budget and multiply their impact.
Randal and his wife have two children.
Chief Strategist Integrated Fundraising
Since joining Dunham+Company in 2004, Bob has helped our clients increase their worldwide impact through our strategic service teams. His long history with us gives him incredible insight and experience that helps our clients achieve their goals.
Bob began his career at a large advertising and marketing agency, and eventually his desire to leverage his skills for a greater purpose brought him to Dunham+Company.
Bob has been a strategy leader for dozens of U.S. and global ministries, ranging from legacy global organizations to small start-up charities. He’s developed and executed hundreds of integrated fundraising and marketing campaigns, and he brings this extensive expertise to every client he serves, guiding them through their own campaign strategy.
Bob is a Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife have three adventurous and lively young sons.
J. Erik Rogers
Chief Strategist Major Gift Services
Erik joined the Dunham+Company team in 2016, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience and a skillset that combines fundraising, marketing, advertising, and major gift development with high net-worth individuals. He works with our clients to help them develop and implement the right strategies for major gift development.
Before Dunham+Company, Erik was the COO of a national advertising agency, and prior to that he was VP of a consulting group that served Christian ministries and higher education institutions. With a client list spanning more than 470 organizations and multiple industries, he knows the strategies that resonate best with major gift donors that results in effective fundraising from this valuable group of donors.
Erik is a graduate of Texas Tech University. He and his wife have two girls and one boy.
Executive Director Australia
Joshua joined Dunham+Company in 2008, and has since served dozens of clients around the world. Whether it’s a 100-year-old organization or a small start-up charity, Joshua has the experience and commitment to help organizations develop integrated fundraising and marketing campaigns.
Based in the Dunham+Company Australia office, Joshua worked in public relations and financial services prior to joining our team. A desire to pursue a career with more purpose led him to Dunham+Company, where he has provided impactful leadership to hundreds of campaigns for our clients.
Today, Joshua is the strategic lead for the Dunham+Company Australia team and has become a leading authority in developing effective, integrated fundraising and marketing strategies for our clients.
Joshua holds a Bachelor of Communication degree from the University of Canberra, and he is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Leadership. He and his wife have two sons.
Senior Director Radio+TV
Tracy joined Dunham+Company in 2004 to help our clients expand their impact on radio and television. With over three decades of experience in this field, she creates customized solutions for our clients who use radio and television to meet their ministry goals.
Her passion for Christian radio and television began early in her career when she worked at The Urban Alternative, the radio and television ministry of Dr. Tony Evans. This role showed her the impact of Christian media.
Since then, she continued in her media career before coming to Dunham+Company. Tracy now works with our clients to help them effectively use Christian media as a platform for effective ministry as well as integrate Christian media into their overall communications and fundraising campaigns. Her vital insights enable our clients to successfully navigate the potential landmines of Christian media , ensuring the investment generates a powerful return.
Tracy is married and has three children and one grandson.
Director Strategic Services
Michelle joined Dunham+Company in 2011. She oversees the team that works directly with our clients, making sure each client is served by a world class team member.
Prior to coming to Dunham+Company, Michelle spent over 20 years in graphic design, print production, advertising, and direct response marketing. Her expertise in direct response marketing for donor campaigns brings tremendous value to each of our clients.
Michelle leads our account services team by providing ongoing training and support to each team member. By investing in their individual growth, she ensures our clients get the world-class service and support that’s part of the Dunham+Company DNA. She also oversees client budgets and crucial analytical data, information that is critical for the success of every organization.
Michelle is married and has one daughter.
Chief Digital Strategist
Jennifer joined Dunham+Company in 2014 as a Digital Account Coordinator. She now leads our digital teams to ensure our clients get leading innovative and effective strategies for their fundraising and marketing goals.
Jennifer joined our team after serving in the nonprofit sector for several years. Before Dunham+Company she planned and led successful national fundraising events focusing on cancer, leukemia, and AIDS research.
Much of her work with D+C involves researching, testing, and analyzing the latest trends in the digital space. She’s passionate about discovering the “why” behind the “what,” making certain our clients can leverage her work in their strategies. Every day she uses her expertise to execute digital projects for our clients.
Jennifer has a degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Pepperdine University.
Bethany joined Dunham+Company in 2017 after serving as the Assistant Director of Stewardship at Arrow Child and Family Foundation. She began her career serving foster families and completing adoptions as an Ambassador Family Specialist for a child welfare nonprofit. It was at Arrow that Bethany excelled in donor database management, major donor relationships, and resource development. Here, her passion for fundraising flourished, leading Bethany to Dunham+Company and planting in her a desire to see more nonprofits grow their impact for the Kingdom.
As an Account Manager, Bethany maintains relationships with our clients and ensures the accurate and timely execution of strategy.
Bethany graduated with a BS in Human Services from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. She and her husband have a son and daughter.
Human Resources Manager
Nikki joined the Dunham+Company team in 2018 with over seven years of experience in Human Resources. She has a solid background in recruiting and is committed to making sure the programs and policies of the company run efficiently.
As Human Resources Manager, Nikki performs a variety of tasks such as employee relations, benefits, safety, and compensation.
Nikki has a Master’s Degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. She and her husband have two children.
Executive Producer/Senior Consultant
Scott joined Dunham+Company in 2017 to serve the media needs of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the broadcast and agency industry, Scott has worked with ministries and churches around the world to create and develop impactful media. With a focus on the latest trends and techniques, Scott has developed a multitude of TV, digital media, and radio programs.
Early in his career, Scott worked with a wide range of clients including ESPN, Belo Broadcasting, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, and Southwest Airlines. He has directed for major stage productions featuring various music artists including MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Jacqui Velasquez, Lacrae, Delirious, Pat Green, Big-n-Rich, Miranda Lambert, and Blue October. Scott has also worked for Dr. Ed Cole, LIFE Today with James Robison, and Ed Young Ministries.
Scott is a deep strategic thinker with the ability to adapt, create, complete, and grow projects. He is always exploring the latest trend in media, how it can be executed, and why it may or may not work. Scott helps nonprofits realize their mission and get their message into the heart of the viewer or listener.
Scott is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is married with one daughter.
Michael J. Tomlinson
Director of Strategic Growth
Michael joined the team in 2017 after five years of working closely with Dunham+Company as a client, serving as the Chief Operating and Marketing Officer of a large Christian family ministry. Today he helps connect organizations with the resources and thought leadership available at Dunham+Company to increase their outreach, effectiveness, and impact.
Michael is an accomplished business development and media executive with more than 25 years of experience. His expertise involves leading organizations in the ideation and execution of successful integrated marketing, broadcast and digital media, and fundraising strategies that fuel growth. He has served in top leadership roles in the financial, publishing, ministry, nonprofit, and media industries and produced more than 50 talk radio programs broadcast on-air and online around the world.
“MT” is passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients, and sharing the gospel with a global audience.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and Marketing. MT and his wife have three sons.