Meet the Team
We are a compassionate team of three based in Connecticut, comprised of parents, entrepreneurs, techies, weekend warriors, and givers who truly believe that the sum of many small acts can make a big impact. Brought together as colleagues who became friends, Dollar Giving quite simply wanted to do more to help those in need. Supporting the local community do just that, we are committed to seeing just how far one dollar can go, because a little really does go a long way. Donate to Dollar Giving and watch your generosity grow.
Bobby NimsExecutive Director
Kevin PrechtlAssociate Director, Technology
Erin BrallierHead of Marketing and Social Media
‘No dream too big, no dreamer too small’
Bobby was born in Colorado and raised in Connecticut and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and Urban Economics from the University of Connecticut. He also earned his Masters of Business Administration from Youngstown State University. Most recently, he earned a Graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management from the Department of Public Policy with the University of Connecticut. He currently serves as the Chair for the Board of Directors with Independence Unlimited. He also is a member of the Connecticut Sate Independent Living Council, United Way’s Community Engagement Committee and is the Connecticut Media Relations Chair for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Bobby is a participant in the 2017 Quest Class with Greater Leadership Hartford and is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Nu Lambda Mu, the national honor society with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. A founding member United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society in Hartford, Bobby’s professional career includes 10+ years as Project Leader currently working for a Connecticut based healthcare company with a culture that focuses on improving the health and well-being of their customers.
Why Dollar Giving?
Bobby is a philanthropist with proven record of championing meaningful change through innovative development and volunteer mobilization. Bobby wants to create a movement to help every child and family in our community. He feels tremendously blessed for this opportunity and started Dollar Giving to help nonprofits successfully make a difference to those who need it the most.
Bobby resides in Middletown, CT with his wife Jenny and fun loving daughter Audrey. In his spare time you will often find him playing classical piano, running and researching the next Denver Broncos offseason move.
Originally from Southern California, Kevin transplanted to the East Coast to attend the University of Massachusetts. After graduation, Kevin worked in sales for Hyatt Hotels in New York City and then transitioned to the United Nations with ARAMARK to manage the UN’s restaurants and catering operations. After five amazing years in New York, he and his fiancée moved outside of Hartford, CT to attend the University of Connecticut and complete their MBAs.
Freshly minted with an MBA, Kevin joined a leadership program with a Connecticut based healthcare company in the summer of 2007 and over the next several years took on increasing responsibility managing a team of sales professionals. He then transitioned to project management in international compliance and in 2014 Kevin joined the National Accounts Underwriting team and can be found poring over large amounts of data evaluating population risk as he helps national account clients find solutions to keeping their teams healthy.
So why Dollar Giving?
Kevin and his wife have been blessed with four amazing children and have benefited from many organizations that have supported their family as they navigate through the web of services provided to children with growth and learning delays. Partnerships with the American School for the Deaf, Birth to Three, March of Dimes, YMCA, Trinity Lutheran Church, Tolland Public Schools and many other amazing individuals have helped his children grow, flourish and develop into kids who enjoy soccer, baseball, dance and gymnastics.
Organizations such as these help children and families at their most vulnerable times and are constantly facing funding challenges. As equity markets, state budgets and the economy ebb and flow, unsteady funding leaves these organizations having to make difficult decisions on how many families they can support with shrinking budgets. So how do we help?
Wanting to do more in uncertain times, Dollar Giving was an idea Kevin and two of his colleagues developed in order to do more for their community using the skills they have developed in the workforce. Designed to provide additional fundraising support, Dollar Giving can support organizations that are doing great work but find themselves short of the required funds to support their community. Dollar Giving uses the power of social media to help thousands who need help today. Donate today and every month whatever amount you are comfortable with and Dollar Giving will show you how your small donation is impacting the organizations you support.
Internal/External Communications, Digital Strategy, Blogger, Cyclist, Runner, Trail Lover, Soccer Mom
Erin is a Business Communication Manager who has a proven track record of working with Fortune 500 companies to develop communication strategies that meet B2B/B2C/ and internal business objectives that drive engagement.
She was raised in Connecticut and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). Most recently her professional career includes 13+ years’ working for a Connecticut based healthcare company, with a culture focused on customers health and well-being, something that is at the very core of Erin’s values. She participates and raises money for cancer rides every year, and also dedicates her time to writing inspirational blogs aimed at motivating others to improve themselves in every aspect of life.
Why Dollar Giving?
Erin quite simply wanted to contribute more to the local community. Her passion for the digital landscape, health and wellness, caring empathetic attitude, and love of storytelling is what attracted her to Dollar Giving. She is excited to see the combination of what just one dollar, a powerful social network, and the simple act of sharing can do to help everyone.
Erin resides in Simsbury CT with her athletic funny son Caleb, and rescue lab retriever mix Maya. In her spare time you will often find her training for half marathons, trail races, cycling, and supporting her son on the soccer lines.