blue dawg

blue dawg knows every nonprofit is a different breed with unique needs and its own bark.  It’s time to stand out from the pack.

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Scott Swedenburg
Scott Swedenburg Partner
College mascot, mission trips to the uttermost parts, beekeeper, animal lover, speaker, amateurish golfer, blessed husband and father, and once read a fundraising book.
Ricky Miskelley
Ricky MiskelleyPartner
Father of two boys, husband to a wonderful lady I have never deserved, and redeemed by our loving God!
Chris Blazer
Chris BlazerStrategic Advisor
Chris and his wife helped pioneer a non-profit in Brazil and he is fluent in Portuguese. Chris’ international experience “flavors” his cooking and he frequently shares his culinary creations with co-workers and friends.
Julie Larocco
Julie LaroccoStrategic Advisor
Julie lives in Kansas City, Mo., where she is “Oma” to 11 grandchildren. Born and raised in the rescue mission world after her grandparents founded City Union Mission and her parents took over the ministry, she says, “It’s a heritage I’m proud of.”
Jessica Johnson
Jessica JohnsonProject Manager
Jessica was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. Go Gators! She relocated to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2017. When away from the office she stays active by golfing, doing craft projects and baking. She also enjoys traveling to Oregon to visit her sister, Julie and three nephews, Noah, Jaxon and Aiden.
Carrie Whitt
Carrie WhittProject Manager
Carrie spent over a decade in Southern California, handling public relations on behalf of high-end restaurants and hotels around the world. Despite emphatically saying she would never return to Birmingham, she did, in fact, return to Birmingham and has since evolved into HGTV’s worst and most dramatic home flipper.
Dawn Mailloux
Dawn MaillouxProject Manager
Dawn served 15 years as creative director of her start-up marketing agency in Palm Beach County, Florida. She was a single mom to three when she met her executive chef husband, Christian. Together they opened a destination dining restaurant in East Texas. Now back in her old stomping grounds, she works remotely from our Tampa office and endlessly talks about her new pool or sends pictures of her precious cat Me Nu.
Marian Brakefield
Marian BrakefieldProject Manager
Marian is from Birmingham, Alabama, and has been in the printing industry all her life. Her grandfather started a local printing business where she worked weekends and summers while growing up. She enjoys seeing her 9 grandkids, the lake life and pulling her own camper as a member of Sisters on the Fly.
Leigh Seymour
Leigh SeymourAccounting Department
Leigh is a Birmingham native, born into the accounting world having worked alongside her father in his accounting business. Mother to three boys, she is loving her new status as Nana to Bella and Henry. Her free time is spent gardening, decorating and enjoying all types of crafting. She loves taking trips with her family and lifelong Ya-Ya’s.

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