Jim Miller

Founder & President
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Jim launched Momentum in 2012 to bring a specialist focus to nonprofit communications. He began his PR career at Burson-Marsteller and previously served as Managing Director of Dentsu Communications. Jim lived in Germany in the 1980s, a short walk from the Wall that divided East and West Berlin. He studied acting at NYU and won a piece of the Death Star model from Return of the Jedi in a Star Wars writing contest. He lives with his husband and son in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

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Gino Colangelo

Executive Vice President

Gino is a lifelong entrepreneur, having started his first successful company at the age of 15. The combination of his love of writing and his business acumen make him a natural public relations pro. Gino has contributed chapters to a book on wine marketing and his work has been profiled in PR News. He is most content in the office, managing his teams and building business.

By the Book: Gino was a literature major in school and has never lost his love of reading great works of fiction.

Kylee Tsuru

Senior Account Executive
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A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Kylee marries her love for storytelling with her reverence of non-profits as a Senior Account Executive at Momentum. She lives on the Upper West Side but can often be found wandering around Central Park or the Whitney Museum of American Art.

In the Media

Bucket List: Kylee hopes to run a half marathon in every US state... she has a long, long way to go

Book Worm: She is the author of a children's book called The Golden Crayon

Luke Rowland

Digital Marketing Manager
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Luke has been working in nonprofit marketing and communications since graduating from Cedarville University in 2015, and began his career working several years for a nonprofit in New Jersey. Now, armed with a background in digital marketing, creative storytelling and video production, Luke is excited to bring his passion for nonprofit work to Momentum.

2 Truths and 1 Lie:
- Luke survived being bit by a lion in 2014
- Luke has been to 49 out of 50 states in the U.S.
- Luke got malaria while shooting a short film in East Africa last year (but he's fine now)
Which is the lie? You can take your guess when you meet him.

Lisa Quirindongo

Senior Media Strategist
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A native New Yorker, Lisa has always loved a great story. As a child, she remembers being enthralled by her many aunts who would mix humor with a sprinkle of fright when sharing episodes from their childhood in Puerto Rico. Lisa developed her inner storyteller as a student at Columbia University. After graduating, she zeroed in on a television broadcast career. As a reporter, she would often admire the PR people who were especially good at turning out media.

In the Media

Never Too Late: Lisa learned how to swim as an adult, telling all it's never too late to learn.
On Her Bookshelf: She owns over 100 cookbooks and countless food magazines.

Zachary Halper

Media Strategist
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Zachary knew he wanted to be a writer after reading Tolkien’s The Hobbit for the first time. He joined Momentum out of this love for storytelling and passion for nonprofits. He uses his background in creative writing and digital marketing to devise unique ways to tell each client’s story. He lives with his wife and two rabbits in Brooklyn.

In the Media

Bucket List: Zachary hopes to visit New Zealand one day (and not just because The Lord of the Rings was filmed there).
Favorite Star Wars Movie: Return of the Jedi

Victoria Dellacava

Account Executive
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Victoria loves that she gets to pursue her dreams of practicing public relations in New York City and working with nonprofit groups through her role at Momentum. She enters her career in public relations after earning a degree in interpersonal communication from the University of Delaware. Like a true millennial, you can usually find her with her phone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.

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Personal heroes: Malala Yousafzai and Joe Biden
Favorite books: The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Emily Cooper

Account Executive
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A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Emily moved to the NYC area from London, England after working on media relations in-house for arts and culture nonprofits there. She is passionate about the importance of arts and culture to a well-balanced society, and cares particularly about its availability in education.

Fun facts: Emily has sung in choirs all over the world, from Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral in London, to Christ's Church Cathedral, Victoria. Her favorite book is Native Tongue by Suzette Haden-Elgin. She speaks fluent French.

Carly Montecalvo

Assistant Account Executive
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Carly is a recent graduate of Saint Joseph's University, where she majored in Digital Media Communications with a minor in Advertising & Promotions. Carly chose SJU due to its Jesuit ideals and commitment to serving others, as well as its fellowship opportunity with the Beautiful Social Research Collaborative - an organization that fostered her love for working with nonprofits. During her junior year, she studied abroad in Copenhagen and Johannesburg.

Karl Ortegon

Account Coordinator
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Karl has always been interested in learning about people, and after getting his sociology degree at Wesleyan University, he saw his love for writing and his passion for working with people logically converge at nonprofit PR. Growing up in Evanston, Illinois, Karl moved to New York City after graduating from Wesleyan and focuses on freelance writing whenever he gets the chance. He loves television, pop culture, and deep dish pizza.

Devynn Barnes

Account Coordinator
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Devynn is a graduate of Indiana University School of Journalism, where she also studied French. She spent a year abroad in Marseille, France, and still daydreams about the endless sunshine, seafood and wine. Most recently, she was working as a Gender Education Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa. She’s passionate about women’s rights and global development, and excited to work with Momentum’s amazing nonprofit clients. She lives in Brooklyn, and you can usually find her in Prospect Park making the most of her New York Public Library card.

Fun fact: In Togo, your community name is determined by the day of the week on which you were born. She was known as Piyalo, or “girl born on a Tuesday.”

Favorite book: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Alivia LeMaster

Account Coordinator
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Prior to becoming an Account Coordinator, Alivia studied public relations at the University of Oregon and interned at her local HIV/AIDS support center. She grew up in Spanaway, a small town south of Seattle, and is devoted to all issues surrounding sex. Her passion for nonprofits and supporting sexual health lead her to work at Momentum. As a newbie to NYC, she loves running away from pigeons and eating Honeycrisp apples in the big apple.

Bucket List: Alivia hopes to one day see Usher live in concert.