Who We Are

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Murielle Gamache-MorrisMurielle Gamache-Morris has been with Thrivner since 2011. Her responsibilities include discussing, understanding, and making decisions regarding a wide array of complex project management issues; developing project work plans and calendars; and synchronizing project activities so that they complement each other. She manages day-to-day client interactions and summarizes conclusions in easy-to-understand reports. Previously, she served as Research Director for the Campaign Study Group and as Senior Editorial Researcher for Special Investigations at the Los Angeles Times. Murielle holds a B.A. in Political Science from LeMoyne College (Syracuse, New York) and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University (Washington, D.C.).

Jenni KiddJenni Kidd has served in many different fields, all of which relied heavily on customer service, team work, guidelines, and implementation. She works with clients to improve processes and workflows and to ease friction in day-to-day operations by identifying and removing obstacles to productivity and creativity. She also employs foresight and futures approaches for emerging opportunities in fields as diverse as higher education and event management. Jenni holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration on Rhetoric and Writing from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN).

Raelyn LincolnRaelyn Lincoln has an extensive background in higher education administration, working with public and private institutions on strategic planning, development, and implementation; program development and execution; internal and external communications management; accreditation and reporting; and event planning and management. At Thrivner, Raelyn helps direct the efficient and meaningful delivery of services to Thrivner clients. Joining Thrivner in 2017, she leverages her experience to help clients identify, articulate, and achieve their outcomes. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Wheaton College (Norton, MA), and is a candidate for a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University (NH).

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Dori StiefelDori Stiefel has facilitated program development outcomes in the public and private sectors since 1993. Clients have included small businesses, universities, other not-for-profits, and federal agencies. Dori has conducted extensive co-authored academic research on climate change adaptation, sustainability, human existential risk reduction, unintended consequences, and futures, all of which is published in journals as varied as Sustainability and Risk Analysis. She has also taught university entrepreneurship classes. Dori holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee); a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia); and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Mary Baldwin College (Staunton, Virginia).

Ian StiefelIan Stiefel has served as a research engineer, system analyst, and software developer, usually at the same time. He currently serves customers with machine and system design, analysis, testing, and troubleshooting. He also develops software; analyzes data; and advises on briefing materials, reports, and other documents. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia).


Emily WallaceEmily Wallace has an extraordinary record of effective management, communications, program guidance, and implementation experience. She combines substantive knowledge in marine science and coastal policy with strategic management skills to ensure programs are effectively implemented with appropriate milestones, workflow, strategic planning, and foresight. Leveraging experience with the American Geosciences Institute, National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, U.S. Group on Earth Observations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and an extensive network, Emily is a veteran at meeting overall program objectives as well as specific task-oriented deliverables. She holds a B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina).