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, Secretary and Marketing Director
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 and Operations Director
Heather is a graduate of Larabee School of Real Estate and has earned the designation of Accredited Resident Manager (ARM®) & Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management. With twenty years of experience in property management working with Commercial Investment Properties, Heather has enjoyed serving in all aspects of sales, leasing, on-site and macro-level management. Heather has served over fifteen years on the executive team as Senior Regional Manager with oversight of credit & collection operations and several Nebraska multi-family properties In addition to her role as Project Manager within training & development for the CIP workforce. She has served on local committees for ASTD-Lincoln, BNI, IREM®, Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as co-chair on the education committee of the Apartment Association of Nebraska- Lincoln chapter. 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 with her life direction. In her spare time Heather enjoys volleyball, swimming, reading and coaching.
Melissa Haecker – Treasurer
Melissa is originally from the small town of Filley NE. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Melissa has enjoyed a successful career in accounting and currently serves as the CFO of Krueger Development. She has worked with various non-profit organizations throughout her life. Melissa and her family are active members of Sheridan Lutheran Church, Lincoln NE. In their spare time they love to travel, watch the Royals and huskers, and enjoy biking and hiking together.
Dr. Reuben Rieke – Director
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.
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.
Rev. 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.
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.”
Jenni Gross – Giving Tuesday Director
Jenni is a Human Resource Operations Administrator with Laird Technologies. She is responsible for payroll and benefits for their United States and Canadian employees. Jenni Grew up near Wahoo, NE and is a graduate of Southeast Community College. She and her husband Ryan are active members at Lincoln Berean Church. In their free time they enjoy their Husker Basketball season tickets and traveling. She also love spoiling her nieces and nephews, baking, making greeting cards and reading.
Jenny Rasmussen – Volunteer Coordination 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.