Mari Davenport

Mari comes to NFYI as a seasoned operations professional with a passion for administrative excellence. With over a decade of experience under her belt, she has mastered the art of streamlining processes and ensuring the smooth flow of day-to-day operations. A true aficionado of admin work, Mari thrives on bringing order to chaos and finding innovative solutions to enhance efficiency. Her keen attention to detail and knack for organization has been built from invaluable experience in operational settings that include non-profits, startups and small businesses all over the world.

As a consultant and support role specialist, she enjoys planning, organizing and structuring organizations in ways that allow the organization to scale. Beyond finances, spreadsheets and workflows, Mari is a team player who fosters collaboration and elevates the work environment. In her role with NFYI, her goal is to make a contribution to “lifting up foster youth voices to help children and families thrive” by enhancing operations and making every process as seamless as possible.

Why you like working at NFYI: NFYI is an organization that is truly committed to its mission and values. It allows individuals to show up authentically and hold space for everyone to be seen, heard and valued in an inclusive environment.

Passions/Hobbies/Aspirations: Mari is a foodie and loves to travel. She enjoys trying out new and unique restaurant experiences and experiencing new destinations. She is a lover of dogs and spends much of her time with her two pups.

Fun personal fact: Mari is a lover and collector of cups. She loves Starbucks cups and funny coffee mugs.

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