A results-oriented philanthropy professional with a 15-year track record in both corporate and public sector settings, Christian brings a unique blend of relationship management, leadership coaching, community relations, public policy, education research, grant-making, adult learning, and project management expertise to each initiative. Christian has a proven ability to cultivate and steward strategic relationships and provide leadership for complex project management efforts. Christian has led programmatic growth and development efforts for state, national, and international education non-profits including Colorado Education Initiative, Breakthrough Collaborative, McREL International, and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education; corporate giving for the USWEST Foundation; and operations and marketing for for-profit education companies Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions and SCORE! Educational Centers. His current portfolio of clients include social sector non-profits, universities, and corporate and family foundations. Christian holds an M.A. in Education Foundation, Policy, and Practice from the University of Colorado at Boulder as a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholar.
Julie M. Hornberger, Operations Coordinator
A dedicated project manager and events planner, Julie is a detail-oriented professional with specific expertise in logistics, planning, and execution of small one-day meetings to large complex multi-day events. Julie also supports ConsultEd and its foundation and non-profit clients with administrative support functions including travel arrangements and expense reimbursement. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program.