Who We Are
Your nonprofit exists to transform communities, we exist to help make that possible.
Trestle is a team of dedicated and passionate nonprofit consulting experts. We will provide your nonprofit organization access to financial, human resources and compliance specialists.
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100% Mission Aligned
We care about what you do, which is why we provide support where it matters. We do the backend work so you can focus on your mission.
Our experts have more than 50+ years of experience working with nonprofits.
Organizations like yours are not just clients, they’re our partners. This means that we always have your best interests at heart.
Meet Our Specialists
Bryon Budensiek, CPA
Bryon is on a mission to make our communities better
Bryon has spent the last 10 years partnering with community organizations to increase their impact. Bryon has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit business management that includes roles in public accounting, finance and operations. He began his career with a large multinational engineering firm and has spent the last 10 years working with a multitude of nonprofit organizations, small businesses and start-ups. He is a graduate of Trinity Western University in Vancouver, Canada with a degree in business administration. Bryon is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Amber Gangestad, CPA
Director of Accounting
Amber loves numbers and forecasting
With over 5 years of experience in accounting, Amber is responsible for providing accurate and timely financial reports and information to Trestle’s clients so that they can make informed decisions to achieve organizational objectives. She specializes in developing budgets and forecasts implementing accounting systems and procedures, grant financial compliance and maintaining the integrity of internal controls. Amber loves being able to leverage her love of numbers while helping nonprofit organizations succeed. She holds a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Wyoming, is a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP), and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Wendee Herold, BA, MA, PHR
Director of Human Resources
Wendee is passionate about supporting people
Wendee brings 10 years of management and human resources experience supporting employees in their onboarding, professional growth and development. Her specialties including employee relations, talent acquisition and performance management. She has worked in various industries including the hospital, security and social services sectors. Wendee holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a master’s in organizational management from Ashford University.
Vanesa Bullock, M.A.
Director Of Internal Programs
Vanesa is focused on the fine print
Vanesa has worked in the legal system for nearly 20 years. She’s worked with at-risk youth in Colorado’s juvenile justice system and as a paralegal and law office administration for a private law firm. She specializes in program management. juvenile justice reform, contract development, compliance , legal systems and subcontractor supervision to ensure that our clients and their partners are in compliance with the various contract and grants that they operate under. Vanesa holds a master’s degree in criminal justice management and administration.
Senior Client Accountant
Katie loves supporting impactful causes
Having over ten years of professional experience in public and private accounting, Katie’s career has focused on serving local nonprofits and regional impact. She enjoys problem solving and bringing meaning to numbers and hopes that she can be a valuable resource for her clients as they work to make a positive impact within their community. Katie graduated from Colorado Chistian University with a double major in Business and Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has received several accolades throughout her career and was recognized for her achievements in 2021 as a NoCo Forty Under 40 Honoree.
Senior Client Accountant
Elisa is here to help
Elisa brings with her over 8 years of experience specializing in nonprofit accounting. She loves to be a part of helping nonprofits succeed at accomplishing their mission and enjoys working with nonprofit boards and executives in understanding their financials. In her spare time, she loves to get out and explore the world – traveling, kayaking, live music and photography are some of her favorite past times.
Jessica is all about the details
Over the past two decades, Jessica has assumed various accounting roles. She has worked as an AP supervisor and in accounts payable, payroll and accounts receivable for various industries in California and Arizona and is also an experienced bookkeeper. In 2012, Jessica obtained her AA degree in Accounting and became Bill.com certified. In February of 2022, she earned her Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor Certification. Jessica has attended many trainings and educational seminars over the years that have included topics such as IRS taxation, sales/use tax training, generally accepted accounting practices and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, to name a few.
Client Support Specialist
Melissa is dedicated to serving our clients
With more than 15 years of professional administrative experience, Melissa has a proven record of accomplishment in client communications and management support. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and is passionate about helping non-profit organizations succeed in serving their communities. Melissa’s philosophy centers around what role she can play in supporting others- she is committed to excellence in service and providing a streamlined and intuitive approach to assistance.
Client Accounting Specialist
Chelsea enjoys problem solving
Chelsea holds a Business Administration degree from Colorado Christian University where she discovered her love for accounting. She is excited and thankful to be using her skills and education to serve nonprofits and for the opportunity to be a part of the Trestle team. She is committed to and energized by providing excellent service to her clients and team and strives to continually learn and grow.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Katie is all about communication
Katie holds an associate degree from Lonestar College in Cypress, Texas and has over 15 years of professional administrative experience. Specializing in communication, she has dedicated her career to serving nonprofits and communities in need. Katie provides essential support to our internal business management team and is excited to be a part of Trestle’s mission in supporting nonprofits.
Wondering about the name Trestle?
Trestle is an open cross-beamed framework to support an elevated structure, such as a bridge. Just as a trestle is a supporting foundation, Trestle’s focus is to be the supporting foundation that will help move your nonprofit’s mission forward.
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