OUR TEAM 

Executive Leadership

 

Magen McRoberts, President & Founder
Auctioneer/Emcee/Event Strategist

Fundraising Strategist by day and stage performer by night, Magen McRoberts has built a full service event fundraising firm that provides organizations with a one-stop-shop experience for all of their fundraising event needs.

Magen was raised by a fast-talking father in the real estate auction industry but spent over a decade of her career in the hospitality industry building her expertise in sales, marketing, branding, event execution, and most importantly surrounding herself with a phenomenal team.

 

Auction Eventworks has grown as a word of mouth business that serves close to 50 clients annually with event strategy and management, graphic design, fundraising consultation, and night-of services such as live auction performance, emcees, panel moderators, and event staffing. While Magen loves to assist her clients with every aspect of the event planning process, her heart for mission-driven organizations shines brightest from the stage when she's engaging donors to bid in a live auction or paddle raise experience.

Having worked in various countries around the world, from the UK, to Russia & China, Jordan Campbell brings a flair for business strategy & event development to AEW and her clients.

A First Class Honours graduate from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Jordan founded & built two Event & Staffing companies across China & Asia, which continue successfully to this day. Jordan brings this depth of experience to AEW, where he serves as Chief Strategy Officer, as AEW continues to flourish & support clients in their amazing quests. 

An award-winning Public Speaker & Emcee, Jordan excels in engaging audiences in a professional and interactive fashion. Having spoken in front of the British Royal Family, high-ranking Chinese government officials, and senior corporate figures from Russia to the UK, Jordan is passionate about truly engaging clients and audiences - in Russian, Mandarin & Spanish - he loves his languages!

Jordan loves to interact with people and promote great causes, & has a keen passion for building teams & enhancing fundraising events. A huge football (soccer!) fan, Jordan adores spending time with friends battling it out on the field, before having a cold beer and later putting his feet up to watch Netflix!

Jordan Campbell, Chief Strategy Officer
Auctioneer/Emcee/Event Strategist

 

Senior Associates

Marla Kelly, Lead Creative Designer
Auction Clerk/Registration 
Liaison

Marla Kelly uses her creativity and passion for story telling to highlight the work of AEW and its clients. Combining her enthusiasm for philanthropy and obsession with all things design, this role has proven to be a dream job for her. She also utilizes her love of detailed and colorful to-do lists to keep clients and events on track. 
 

Marla graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in theatre. She spent the last decade working in the corporate sector by day and acting professionally by night. She is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. 
 

In her spare time, Marla enjoys utilizing her cordless glue gun for various crafting projects, traveling with her boyfriend, daily phone calls with her mom, and nerding out to fantasy fiction and sci-fi.

 
 

Christina has been in non-profit work since 2005. Her extensive experience with the production and event industry has equipped her with the unique ability to capture a client’s vision from the overarching concept to the refined details that make an event one to remember. Christina accepted the position with Auction EventWorks in the summer of 2019. Since then she has become a member of the core team here at AEW and looks forward to extending her knowledge and services to one and all of the incredible organizations we are so honored to partner with each year.

Christina Hopkins,Talent & Booking Manager

Account Specialist/Logistics Liaison  

Katie Bishop, RFP/CRM Manager
Auction Clerk/Registration Liaison 

When it comes to organization and attention to detail, Katie is a mastermind. After joining the team in 2019, she modernized our client interface systems including our proposal and contract process, customer relationship management tools, and pays special attention to customer appreciation. She's also one of our primary collaborators on event Theme Development, event design, and provides day-of services such as registration support and auction clerking. In addition to her work for AEW, she also works full time for a local nonprofit. She enjoys interior decorating and long walks on the Atlanta Beltline with her puppy, Sophie

 

Raj loves bringing technology and people together to make an impact. At AEW, he does just that – whether he’s making your social media outreach more effective or providing technical support for virtual fundraisers, Raj will be sure to leverage his expertise to make your event a success. 

Raj graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. He enjoys exploring unique areas of Atlanta, tinkering with smart home projects, and making a difference through his work!

Raj Shiddapur

Chief Technology Officer

Shawna-Kaye Hunter

Accountant & CPA

Shawna-Kaye Hunter is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) and a QuickBooks Online Proadvisor. She graduated with High Honors and Cum Laude from Abilene Christian University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Her passion for numbers led her to the accounting profession in 2011. Since then, she has worked for the 2 largest individual tax preparation companies, and 2 public accounting firm. She started her own practice in 2016 and continues to offer excellent services to individuals and businesses with their tax and accounting needs.

Shawna's CPA licensed is based in the State of NM; her IRS EA certification allows her the same tax authority nationwide.

Kimberly has more than 20 years of fundraising and grant seeking experience focused on health and human service nonprofits, from hospitals to food banks to programs supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities.  

Kimberly is co-author of Preparing for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential published by the Charity Channel Press.  She is a Board Member of the Grant Professionals Association. Kimberly is fluent in Spanish as a Returned Peace Corp Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and studied Public Health at Emory University. Connecting people with opportunities to give and helping nonprofits fund transformative work in their communities are her strongest motivations. Kimberly is cultivating twin obsessions with writing Young Adult fiction and drinking lots of fancy tea.

Kimberly Hays de Muga

Grant Writing Specialist 

Account Specialists

Taylor has an innate understanding of customer service, guest experience, and the ability to make people feel comfortable with his fun, warmth and witty sense of humor. He has worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years in various roles and is known for his willingness to serve others while ensuring everyone has a fun, memorable experience.

As an auctioneer and project manager, Taylor brings high energy and an electric atmosphere - all while providing upstanding and professional service to our clients and on event day, to your friends and loved ones. Taylor is also not shy when it comes to the dance floor. (Hint the name Taylor "Two-Shoes"). Taylor also enjoys being outdoors, anything to do with sports, and loves traveling the world, learning as much about people and other cultures as possible.
 

Taylor McCauley, Recreational Account Specialist

Auctioneer/Emcee/Lead Bidspotter 

 

Cassidy Phillips, Account Specialist

Registration Liaison/Mobile Bidding Support

Cassidy Phillips uses her love for organization and logistics to help AEW and its clients cultivate the perfect fundraiser.

Her passion to elevate organizations to their highest potential, combined with her organizational skills, help AEW's clients stay on track when preparing for events. 

Cassidy graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor's degree in communication. She is a native to Atlanta, Georgia and is thrilled to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on her hometown. 

 

Event-Day Staff

Kristofer Seppälä joined the team at the end of 2019. In addition to working for AEW, he is also an actor and a writer.

Kristofer graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a master’s degree in writing. Originally from the DC area, Kristofer has fallen in love with Atlanta and is proud to be part of the AEW team supporting wonderful causes around the city.

 

In his free time he loves exploring Atlanta and traveling abroad.

Kristofer Seppälä

Bidspotter 

Akshita Siddula, Auction Clerk

Registration Liaison/Volunteer Liaison

Akshita Siddula joined the AEW team in 2019. With a background in nonprofit fundraising, she has developed a skillset for supporting live programming during an event.

 

In addition to her work for AEW, Akshita also works full time as an Evaluation Specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When she's not in Atlanta, you can catch her traveling the world both for work and for pleasure. 

Licensed since 2015, Devon is a highly energetic professional Fundraising and Auto Auctioneer. Devon attended the North Georgia school of Auctioneering and began working with Auction Eventworks in 2019.

Devon Chin, Bidspotter 

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