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About Us

Westby Associates, Inc. can help your organization think and act strategically. We are one of the leading non-profit consulting firms in the Northwest. Through a wide variety of strategic services, and a custom approach to every client and project, we have generated over $250 million for organizations throughout the Northwest. Our office is located on Officers Row at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Our Team

READ: 20 Questions with Mike Westby

BIO: Following a six-year career out of college as an award-winning sports columnist, Mike has logged over 30 years of experience in the development field with a distinct focus on major gifts and strategic fundraising campaigns. Over the years he has represented a diverse group of organizations and missions, including hospitals and healthcare agencies, universities, secondary schools, museums, zoos, aquariums, symphonies, theaters, social service agencies, humane societies, national youth associations, and police associations. Combined, Mike has represented projects that have generated in excess of $250,000,000 (and counting).

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  • Patti Westby VP, Project Manager

    20 Questions with Patti Westby

    After spending 20 years as a CPA in both the public and private sectors, Patti Westby now uses that experience serving her nonprofit clients and their donors. With a heart for service and her warm and caring personal approach, Patti draws great satisfaction from her involvement with so many nonprofits making huge impacts in their communities.

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  • Michael Wilson Senior Associate

    20 Questions with Mike Wilson

    Mike Wilson is our senior associate and resident political expert. With a long history of successful campaign and fundraising work, as well as experience serving in elected office, Mike offers our clients a unique point-of-view and wise counsel. He’s also doggedly determined in his advocacy for local nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Attend one workshop with Mike and you’ll be amazed by what he can help your organization accomplish.

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  • Lisa Capeloto Associate, Special Event Management

    20 Questions with Lisa Capeloto

    Lisa Capeloto is an event planning and funding development professional, specializing in the advancement of community-based charitable organizations. A Pacific Northwest native, Lisa has vast experience as a volunteer and coordinator in the Southwest Washington community, assisting nonprofits that include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, Kearney Breast Care Center, Holtzman Twins Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Share Vancouver, Children’s Center, and CDM Caregiving Services.

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  • Ingrid Dankmeyer Associate, Grants Management

    20 Questions with Ingrid Dankmeyer

    Ingrid Dankmeyer is responsible for grant development, writing, research, and reporting at Westby Associates and has written over $3 million in grants during her 5 years here. Before arriving at Westby, Ingrid had two decades of nonprofit fundraising and management experience in the Northwest. She’s also a professional writer and published author of the book Renewing the Countryside: Washington, featuring profiles of sustainable farming and salmon restoration efforts in Washington State.

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  • Megan Dixon Associate

    20 Questions with Megan Dixon

    Megan Dixon joined the Westby Associates team in October 2015 as an associate providing support to capital and capacity building campaigns. She has a unique set of skills, which allow her to read people and understand their needs on a day-to-day human level while keeping in mind the bigger, more strategic picture. Megan gains energy from helping organizations realize their highest potential and connecting their mission to local philanthropy.

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  • Kelsey Castrey Junior Associate

    20 Questions with Kelsey Castrey

    Kelsey Castrey joined Westby Associates in 2013 as our Special Project Coordinator. Now, a Junior Associate, Kelsey’s gentle and willing spirit, provides a deep passion for serving others that is evident as she coordinates meetings, interviews, and events She also maintains Westby Associates social media presence. Her ability to show leadership, innovation, and partner with organizations to achieve their vision shows her compassion not only for our clients but also for our community.

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  • Taylor Matson Grant Writer

    20 Questions with Taylor Matson

    Taylor is a compassionate and creative professional specializing in grant writing, research, management, and administrative support. She’s a high achiever who strives for excellence in every area of her life by continuously seeking to learn, grow, and become a better version of herself. Her integrity and determination are paired with a flexible and understanding mentality, and an open heart.

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  • Beth Ernst Executive Administrative Assistant

    20 Questions with Beth Ernst

    Beth Ernst joined the Westby Associates team in August 2018 as the Executive Administrative Assistant. Her compassionate and nurturing nature, along with her detail-oriented and organized mentality, make her a huge asset in supporting the variety of client projects and staff needs.Beth’s brings a wide variety of non-profit experience to complement the variety of clients who partner with Westby Associates.

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