Kristen Barlow

Chief Operations Magician

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Kristen is Get Fully Funded’s “behind the scenes expert,” keeping everything running smoothly.

Kristen plans and manages all the marketing and daily operations for Get Fully Funded, plus keeps Sandy in line. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Maryville College where she received an exemplary honor for her senior project, which is now part of a permanent collection in the Maryville College library. Kristen’s broad range of volunteer experience includes the Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank, the Loudon County Animal Shelter, S.T.A.R. Therapeutic Academy of Riding, and PetSafe, where she helped set up a grant application process for the company. She currently volunteers at Horse Haven of Tennessee as an evening barn shift team member.

Kristen has a special interest in organizations that serve our furry companions. She lives with two cats that keep her on her toes, and she also takes horseback riding lessons at a local stable, studying Dressage.


Susan Caldwell, CFRE, CGW

Grant Whiz



Susan is Get Fully Funded’s resident grant researcher and writer, helping clients raise funds through successful grant applications.

Susan has worked as a nonprofit manager and professional fundraiser for over 23 years. She has an extensive background in grant research, program development, and private and public sector grant writing. Her experience ranges from small family foundations to major federal grants. She is a Certified Grant Writer by the American Grant Writers Association, has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1997, and serves on the Grant Professionals Association Board of Directors.

Susan practically lives on the computer, sifting through grant opportunities and figuring out strategies that give nonprofits the edge in the grant-seeking world. She loves a challenge and thrives on the passion of nonprofit leaders who are enthusiastic about their cause. Her spare time is devoted to caring for her mother, spoiling her four grandchildren, and snuggling with Lucy, four-pound feisty mix of Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier.



Jennifer Hawkins

Administrative Queen


Jennifer is Get Fully Funded’s Administrative Queen, keeping the office running and answering customer questions.

On a given day, you’ll find Jennifer bouncing between answering the phone, responding to emails, and running to the post office to mail packages. Her experience in customer service and her Southern drawl will make you feel right at home when you call. (Plus, she’ll probably call you ‘honey.’)

Jennifer loves trips to the mountains and singing in church. And she’s a total family girl – she has 4 children that keep her busy, along with her husband and their gorgeous beagle, Sugar.