Officers & Board of Directors


Your organization will benefit from our eclectic blend of professional and educational experiences, which include social work, law, nonprofit administration, grant administration, business administration, accounting, marketing, fundraising, and education.

Jeffrey Fromknecht, MSW

CEO & Managing Attorney


Jeff is a lawyer, author, and speaker who has a passion for helping others. He is the the co-founder and Managing Attorney of Side Project Inc. Jeff is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and Florida. He holds graduate degrees in both social work and law and has more than 15 years of experience working at nonprofit organizations in a variety of direct-service and management roles. View Jeff’s resume

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Dave Brown

Chief Financial Officer


Dave is the Controller at CLASS, a nonprofit organization that supports adults and children with disabilities. He has 13 years of accounting experience, working at both nonprofits and educational institutions. David has a B.S. in accounting and an MBA, both from Penn State University. He was born and raised in Erie, PA, and currently resides in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh with his wife, Sara, and their beagle, Hunter. In addition to being a number cruncher, David is an avid runner and craft beer enthusiast. View David's resume.

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Adam Causgrove

Board of Director


Adam Paul Causgrove is a founding member of Side Project Inc. Adam is the President of Paws for Olympia Park, a community group that advocated for and helped develop an off-leash dog pack in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  Adam spends his time with his son Holden, his cat-and-dog squad, and enjoying as much time outside as he can. View Adam's resume.

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Arwen Davis

Operations Manager


Arwen has nearly twenty years of experience as a leader in nonprofits. She earned her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Public Administration, specializing in Nonprofit Management. Arwen lived and served the Pittsburgh region for over a decade, but now resides in Eugene, OR, with her family. Arwen's life mission is to authentically serve others, to be a Connectarian, and to spend as much time as she's able with her family, adventuring and exploring..

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Daniel Fromknecht

Director of Community Outreach - Erie


Dan is a co-chair of the Erie TailGREAT and has recently taken on a larger role within Side Project as the Director of Community Outreach in Erie. Dan earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Gannon University in 2015, and will graduate in May 2018 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

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Nicholas Koch

Board of Directors


Nick graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served as an articles editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Rising Stars in 2014 and 2015 by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor limited to the top 2.5% of young attorneys in the state. Nick is currently a managing associate at Frost Brown Todd LLC in Pittsburgh, PA, focusing on the oil and gas industries.

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Steven Fetzner

Board of Directors - Erie


Steve is a member of the Side Project Action & Advisory Committee, helping out with projects in the Western PA area. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Syracuse University. Prior to law school, Mr. Fetzner worked in the broadcasting industry as a production assistant for Associated Television International in Los Angeles and as technical director and camera operator for newscasts at two local network affiliates.

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Nathan Bish

Board of Directors


Nathan advises on human resources and financial related matters, as well as conducts research for Side Project Inc. He has over 10 years of HR experience in the Fortune 500 sector, including a wealth of experience in Total Rewards. He earned both a Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Nate spends his free time enjoying family and friends, traveling as much as possible, and is an avid sports enthusiast.

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Kelsey Ripper

Board of Directors


Kelsey graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2013 where she was President of the Environmental Law Advocates and Symposium Editor of the Environmental Law Review. Currently, Kelsey is the Director of the Microenterprise project, a project that provides pro bono transactional and business legal services to low-income entrepreneurs and small business owners in New York City.

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Sean Causgrove

Board of Directors


Sean has been a co-chair of the Erie TailGREAT since its inception and is the newest member of Side Project Inc.'s Board of Directors. Sean graduated from Penn State University in 2010 with a degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems and currently works as a purchaser for Port Erie Plastics in Erie, PA.

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