Meet Our Newest Rockstar: Mary Lindsaye Boyd

Meet Our Newest Rockstar: Mary Lindsaye Boyd

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Get to know our PR intern Mary Lindsaye. Yep! We’ve got another double-named diva on the PR team. We love her in a completely professional way, and you will too!

Professional HeadshotHi! My name is Mary Lindsaye. 

I’ve always wanted to help people and be involved with organizations that were making a difference. When I went to Pfeiffer University for my undergraduate career, one of the main things they emphasized was servant-leadership. I quickly got involved with multiple nonprofits through them and found my love of communication studies. Through this I saw the impact that communication skills could have especially when they were applied to a good cause. That is when I knew I wanted to work with nonprofit organizations in the communication field.

I applied and was accepted into the graduate program in the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill on the strategic communication track. I am in the process of achieving my Nonprofit Leadership Certificate as well and will graduate May 2017. 

I’m beyond excited to start working with such an amazing organization like BC/DC Ideas!

Why do you love communications?

The impact of communications is what immediately drew me to that field. I even enjoyed the many theory classes I took. The challenge for me was the fact that I wanted to help people, and I wanted to make a difference. It seemed like I was going to have to choose for a long time until I realized how important communications is for nonprofit organizations. Instead of helping 10 people in one week, I could help 100 just because I could aid in the communications aspect of nonprofits making a difference.

What is your nonprofit passion point?

Children have been my passion since I was 14. I’ve worked with children’s ministries in churches since then and headed up an Angel Tree project at Pfeiffer while I was there. 

Why are you excited to join the BC/DC Ideas team?

I’m excited to be a part of such a great organization that is so driven to make a difference in the world. I am really looking forward to seeing how a specialized communication skill-set can increase the effectiveness of nonprofits we work for. Nonprofits and communication are my two passions, and they are being united in this agency!

Where would people most likely find you on a Saturday afternoon?

With my fiancé seeing the newest movie in theaters after trying a new restaurant in the Triangle. If he was busy? Curled up with a good book on my couch.

Which rockstar/musician/band would you most like to be and why?

Taylor Swift because she’s grown and evolved since her beginning, but she has still stayed true to herself.

What is your favorite color?

It has to be Carolina blue!

What is the one office supply you cannot live without?

My colored pens because I love to color code my work! It makes it happier.

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Kate Runy


A passionate technical wizard, Kate thrives on managing online content, social media for communications, and development projects.  Kate is the workhorse of the team, pulling out amazing feats of content creation and management week in and week out. 

Prior to joining BC/DC Ideas, Kate coordinated website and social media content, communications, and advertising for Go Global NC and Alzheimer’s NC.

Things that make her happy: I love animals about as much as I love working for nonprofits.

Mishel Gomez Cespedes


Mishel brings a passion for video storytelling and quippy social media content to the team.  At BC/DC Ideas, she is most likely editing video or scheduling the next moving social media post for our clients.

Her ear for storytelling is her greatest asset. Mishel has a unique ability to assemble content into a concise story that moves audiences to action.

A graduate of Wake Forest University she spent a semester in Spain and years serving her community through the campus organizations. Now, she is putting her passion for good to work.

Brian Crawford

creative director

Mix equal parts nerd and creativity and that’s Brian. A natural problem-solver, Brian’s ability to cut to the core of any problem helps guide our creative team to the correct solution without wasted time or money. It’s the core, this little nugget of truth, that helps our clients take the next step with their audiences.

Brian gets the greatest joy out of helping our clients realize and connect with their story. He is a true believer that everyone and every organization has a compelling story to tell, you just have to listen with an open heart.

Things that make him happy: Hanging out at the park with family, toddler-speak, hitting the focus pull, and good coffee.

Dawn Crawford


The engine behind BC/DC Ideas, Dawn has dedicated her career to good. Dawn brings her considerable experience and expertise to helping elevate the nonprofit sector. Our team’s lead strategist, Dawn is often seen leading our IdeaStorms, penning communications plans, or checking in with clients.

Before launching BC/DC Ideas in 2010, she earned her chops in 10+ years of communications leadership roles for public health, healthcare and youth-focused nonprofits. Working for nonprofits is Dawn’s dream job, and she loves that her 40+ hours a week make the world a better place.

Things that make her happy: A glass of champagne to celebrate big wins, Basecamp, living in the South, seeing the world, and a well-formatted spreadsheet.