Our team

The team behind LGL is dedicated to providing nonprofits with an excellent, affordable, and easy-to-use donor management and CRM system. With years of experience in web-based software and business development, and, most importantly, real-world fundraising expertise, we work hard every day to make the lives of our customers just a little bit easier. 

Nick Bicknell · CEO, cofounder, and lead developer

Nick didn’t realize he’d be so passionate about writing code and building databases when he was studying literature back at Oberlin College, but in retrospect he can see that it was inevitable. He is always happiest when building something, and software is a perfect medium—the sky is the limit! For years at Amazon.com and then at Serials Solutions, he bent his mind to the task of building systems to clean up data and products to present it to users in the best possible way. A master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Washington helped formalize his understanding of how to organize information, and he has poured that knowledge into Little Green Light (with lots of help from Chris, Hunter, Timi, Teri, and all of LGL’s customers) on a mission to make LGL ever more powerful, fun, and easy to use.

Chris Bicknell · Cofounder and president

Chris is the source of our intellectual knowledge in the field. He started fundraising out of college, served as a consultant with CCS Fund Raising, and led Advancement teams at the local, regional, and national levels. Chris is LGL’s architect and chief product strategist, and his mission is to help fundraisers spend more time doing the valuable work of fundraising, and less time hassling with a complex database. Chris graduated from Middlebury College and holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law. He currently serves on the Board of the Northern New England Chapter of AFP as well as the Sant Bani School. He lives with his wife and two children in Gilmanton, NH.

Hunter Williams · VP of marketing and business development

Hunter has two decades of experience in growing business initiatives at both the Discovery Channel and Amazon.com. At Discovery he managed school initiatives, including outreach and curriculum development for Discovery’s Cable in the Classroom programming. He was also responsible for Discovery’s first website in 1995. At Amazon, Hunter managed the third-party merchant program for Books, Music, and Video, and led business development and product management for several digital initiatives. Hunter has a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Wharton; he lives with his wife (who's a middle school science teacher) and two kids in Seattle, WA.

Timi Paccioretti · Account manager
Timi Paccioretti

Timi has over 25 years of development and management experience working with non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the LGL staff, Timi served as the Director of Advancement at St. Paul Catholic High School, where she managed a successful database conversion to LGL and secured a 68% increase in the school’s Annual Fund revenue. Her strong belief in the work of nonprofit organizations guides her desire to provide dedicated support to LGL’s customers, ensuring that they are able to focus on their most important work—their mission. Timi holds a BA in sociology from the University of New Hampshire.

Teri Bicknell · Customer support

Teri is a usability and content professional with many years of experience working for companies such as Microsoft and Amazon.com. Her goal is to help LGL customers and prospective customers easily find the information they seek. Teri has a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MA from the University of Chicago.


Virginia Davidson · Customer support
Virginia Davidson

Before joining LGL, Virginia was an avid user of LGL at several nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire as well as at her own nonprofit, Alamo Rescue Friends, which she founded in 2010. When Virginia's not helping LGL customers, you can most likely find her securing homes for some pretty terrific dogs from Texas. Virginia holds an M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University and a B.A. in German from Denison University.

Tom Talbott · Software development engineer
Tom Talbott Software Development Engineer Little Green Light

For over 20 years, Tom has been developing software for companies including Attachmate, Sierra Online, and Serials Solutions. At LGL he helps build new features and improve existing ones. In his spare time Tom has been photographing birds across the northwestern United States and posts images at tomtalbottjr.com.

Matt Luu · Technical Support Engineer
Matt Luu at Little Green Light

Matt has worked in a wide range of roles in the information technology field. Before joining LGL, Matt lived and worked abroad in Asia at a multinational networking company. Originally from Orange County, CA, Matt and his family returned to the US in 2015 to Seattle, WA. At LGL, Matt uses his technical background to help support operations. When he isn't working on building new software, Matt spends time at the dog park, exploring new hiking trails, and tinkering in the garage on hardware building projects.

History of Little Green Light

Little Green Light was started in 2007 by brothers Chris and Nick Bicknell to help nonprofits spend less time managing data and more time raising money.

Chris built his first donor database in Filemaker Pro in 1992, so he could get the lists and reports he needed to streamline his efforts. As a fundraising consultant years later, and frustrated by expensive donor systems designed for direct mail, he returned to managing lists in custom databases and Excel spreadsheets. These solutions got the job done but required a lot of sweat and late nights to build and maintain. Chris saw the need for something better. He teamed up with his code-wrangling brother, Nick, to build a system that would work from the start, without customization.

LGL's first two customers represent the scope of who we serve today. In the Arena was a single person operation relying on Excel sheets; they moved over to LGL and founder Amory Rowe hasn't looked back since. The Sant Bani School was a K-12 independent school that had used Raiser's Edge for years and had several dedicated staff driving a successful Annual Fund. They switched to LGL early on (it helped that Nick and Chris were alumni and their father was the founding Head of School) and have been happy since as well.


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