Dave Conde, Founder, and President
Dave’s background is in property management where he has more than 20 years of experience. He began his career in 1995 as a Leasing Agent in his home town of Baltimore, MD. He was promoted to Property Manager within a year. In 2010, Dave moved from Maryland to Nebraska where he served as a Regional Manager for a national company overseeing properties in Nebraska, Colorado, and Arizona. In his current role, Dave is the Director of Property Management for Krueger Development. In his spare time, Dave values time with his wife Valerie, three daughters and the rest of his family. Dave also enjoys playing Volleyball and cheering on his beloved Baltimore Ravens and of course the Huskers football & volleyball teams.
Valerie Conde, Co-Founder and Secretary
Valerie was born in the tiny town of Virginia NE and attended Lewiston High School. Valerie was an outstanding athlete and helped her team win a state volleyball title. She attended Iowa Western College on a volleyball and softball scholarship before transferring to Peru State where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Sociology. After college, Valerie moved to the east coast where she took a position as a Center Director for Jenny Craig and then as a Medical Coordinator for a prominent physician in Annapolis, MD. She enjoyed her job very much but home was calling and she moved back to Nebraska in 2010. She is currently the Financial Secretary for Christ Lutheran Church in Pickrell, NE and also the Secretary for Southview Christian Church in Lincoln. Val enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave and their daughters. While she still plays volleyball occasionally, enjoying time with family is her favorite pastime.
Heather Graewe, Vice President, Operations Director
Heather Graewe is a graduate of Larabee School of Real Estate and has earned the designations Accredited Resident Manager (ARM®) & Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management Chicago, IL. She’s contributed over twenty-two years in various capacities of leadership with Commercial Investment Properties and has served on local committees including ASTD-Lincoln, BNI, IREM®, Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as co-chair on the education committee and is a Board of Director with the Apartment Association of Nebraska- Lincoln chapter as well as Vice President and Board of Director for A Warmer Day
Heather values the importance of work life balance and spending time with her husband and three children. She also knows that being a business leader in a field that is both challenging and rewarding is equally as important in her life direction. Balance is the key!
Shane Dwyer, Treasurer, Marketing Director
Shane is a professional portrait artist specializing in wall portrait art for Families, Seniors, and Children in the Lincoln area. Shane has a degree in Bio-Chemistry from the University of Nebraska! He has more than 22 years’ experience in photography and that experience is evident in his work. He and his wife Sunny are the owners of Shane & Sunny Portrait Artists, Nebraska’s finest portrait studio. Together, they support over 60 local charities through their “Giving Back” program. When he is not taking Nebraska’s best portraits, he enjoys coaching select baseball and spending time with his wife, children and dog at their home in Roca NE.
Sean Mulvaney, Golf Tournament Director
Sean brings a wealth of business knowledge to A Warmer Day. After selling ACTON Marketing, where he was a managing partner, to Deluxe Corp in 2013 he transitioned over to another bank marketing company, WordCom where he currently is the Vice President and Director of Product Development. He is also the co-founder and Director of Business Operations for FUNdamental Athletics Academy, a before and after school club focused on academics and helping kids develop fundamental athletic skills. Sean is the owner of Mestic Investments, which has rental properties across Lincoln. In his down time Sean enjoys spending time with his wife Susan and 4 boys, Ian 9, Carter 8, Max 3, and Jack 2. The Mulvaney family currently attends Westminster Presbyterian Church where they have been members since 2009.
Jill Fiddler, Legal Director
Jill is a Partner at Woods & Aitken LLP practicing primarily real estate law, including commercial development, financing and leasing. She also has experience in the firm’s business entities and mergers & acquisitions departments. A graduate of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in 2003 and receiving a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2006, she is a lifelong Nebraskan. Jill is married to Lee and together they try to keep up with three busy kids while enjoying some time to travel. When she’s not emailing clients or attending soccer games, Jill’s hobbies include training and running half marathons, shopping and binging on Netflix. A favorite bible verse of Jill’s is found in John 16:3 – “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Pastor Heather Brown, Pastoral Director
Rev. Heather Brown has served Christ Lutheran Church (Pickrell, NE) since 2014. Previously, she served churches in North Dakota and New Jersey. She has done mission work in Cairo, Egypt and has served in partnership with various denominations, including The United Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church (USA). Her husband, David Iversen, is employed by MOSAIC in Beatrice and they live near Pickrell NE. Together they are currently hosting two exchange students, one from Denmark and the other from Brazil.
Jenny Rasmussen, Volunteer Coordination Director, Giving Tuesday Director
Jennifer was born and raised in Geneva, NE. She has worked in real estate in some fashion since 2000, being an office manager in a real estate office in Naples, FL. Currently she works for CIP and wears many different hats in her role since joining them in 2004. Jennifer’s passion is helping others in any way possible by volunteering, organizing events and just helping out where ever needed. In Jennifer’s down time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They enjoy kayaking, camping, hiking, just anything outdoors.
Shanon Muhs, Partnership Director
Shanon was born in Denver but raised in Lincoln. After graduating from Lincoln Southeast High School, she went on to earn a business degree and has a background in sales, marketing, and finance. Helping people has always been a passion of Shanon’s, which she strives to accomplish daily in her role as a Producer with Omega Insurance Group, by helping her clients protect their most important assets. As a former single parent, A Warmer Day holds a special place in Shanon’s heart as she knows the struggles and how much every bit of help matters. In her free time, Shanon enjoys spending time with her family and their many pets, cheering on the Denver Broncos and going on adventures.
Gretchen Arroyo, Big Summer Fundraiser Director, Marketing Director
Gretchen is currently the owner of Luxx Events LLC in Lincoln and the Education Coordinator for the Apartment Association of Nebraska. She also sits on the 2018 Executive Board for EventLNK.org, Lincoln’s largest group of professional event coordinators and suppliers.
With over 20 plus years of event coordinating experience, she has created various types of events over the years for some of the top promotional agencies, and brands in the country. Past clients have included General Mills, Nestle, Fox Broadcasting, California Bankruptcy Forum, and Target, to name just a few. She is also passionate about volunteering her time to community projects, organizations and non-profit events. She loves to keep events on track and under budget while never compromising on creativity or design. She enjoys the challenge of making every event successful and giving back to the Lincoln community.
Sunny Dwyer, Marketing Director
Sunny is a professional portrait artist specializing in wall portrait art for Families, Seniors, and Children in the Lincoln area. She has more than 20 years’ experience in her field. Sunny studied at Metropolitan Community College before pursuing her career in photography. She and her husband Shane are the owners of Shane & Sunny Portrait Artists, Nebraska’s finest portrait studio. Together, they support over 60 local charities through their “Giving Back” program. Sunny is well known for her philanthropist spirit and has a passion for helping others. Sunny lives in Roca, NE with her husband, three beautiful children and their dog.
Kerry Butzke, Partnership Director
Kerry was born in Staplehurst, NE and graduated from Seward High School in 2006. Kerry was an outstanding athlete and broke 5 records in basketball in high school. She attended Midland Lutheran College on a basketball scholarship where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Business Management with a minor in Coaching. After college, Kerry moved to York where she took a job with AFLAC in 2011. She is currently an independent agent still with Aflac and enjoys growing business relationships with business owners in the community. Kerry enjoys spending time with her son, Rhett and their animals on their acreage outside of Seward, NE. Kerry lives very close to many of her family members and enjoys spending time with them as well. She also enjoys being active in coed sports, volleyball, basketball and going to the gym
Dr. Reuben Rieke, Currently on Leave
Reuben Rieke was born in a small town (population 180) in southern Minnesota and spent most of his youth in Fairfax, Minnesota (population 1,100). Dr. Rieke received a Bachelor of Chemistry Degree in 1961 from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. His Ph.D. Degree was in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Professor Howard E. Zimmerman. He then did postdoctoral studies with Professor Saul Winstein at UCLA. He taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1966 to 1976, North Dakota State University in Fargo from 1976 to 1977, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1977 to 2004. Dr. Rieke is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the development of highly reactive metals, conducting polymers, and novel organometallic reagents. In 1991 he founded Rieke Metals, Inc. The company specializes in active metals, conducting polymers, novel organometallic reagents, and complex fine organic chemicals. He ran Rieke Metals from 1991 until the company was sold in 2014.