About Us

We believe in changing the world in a real

and lasting way, one dialogue at a time.


Our commitment to a culture of development

inspires the integrity of our teams, the respect

of the public, and the trust of our partners.


Our Story

DialogueDirect is a face-to-face fundraising leader and pioneer, providing active engagement and

long-term support to many of the greatest charities in the world. Founded in 2003, our strength

comes from the determination, passion, and resilience of our team – who empower and impact thousands of lives every day across the nation and the world.

dialogue | di·​a·​logue | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌlȯg \

Noun from the Greek word dialogos (meaning “through the word”):

Creating an environment that welcomes direct discussion; for a purpose; in depth; multi-way;

open sharing of feelings, ideas, opinions, and thoughts; seeking to understand; structured

Our Team

Mike Wakeland |

Chief Executive Officer

After beginning his career entry-level in the field, Mike fervently leads a team with well over a century of collective face-to-face experience and knowledge. He focuses on developing the future leaders of generations to come…

Darren Corrao

Chief Operating Officer

Christina Ola

Director of Community

Matthew Johnson

Director of Integrity

Jemimah Thomas

Director of Opportunity

Darren Corrao

Chief Operating Officer

Autumn Dimitris

Partnerships Coordinator

Felicia Elbert

Data Analyst

Mirza Medunjanin

Data Analyst

Peter Hause

Business Development Executive

Christina Ola

Director of Community

Christopher Dyrdahl

Recruitment Coordinator

Ivey Fredrickson-Recanzone Rhyson

Roaming Coordinator

Narges Hussaini

Recruitment Coordinator

Zaur Gozalov

Financial Controller

Matthew Johnson

Director of Integrity

Daniel Mandell

Chief Business Officer

Karen Arreola

Communications Coordinator

Odair Andrade

Finance Assistant

Zoila Barahona

Data Analyst

Jemimah Thomas

Director of Opportunity

Edwin Lorenzo

City Coordinator

Kevin Cramer Jr

Campaign Coordinator

Peter Costanza

Campaign Coordinator

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Our Values

Changing the face of fundraising forever - to ensure every partner fulfills their purpose.


Culture of diversity,

family, and teamwork.


We’re building a collaborative

environment where our teams

can learn and thrive together.


Culture of leadership,

quality, and respect.


We’re upholding the best

possible version of ourselves,

personally and professionally.


Culture of entrepreneurship,

growth, and performance.


We’re forging new paths

of growth and leadership

to influence the world.