The Fuel Team

Fuel User Group is supported by a team of professionals whose #1 goal is delivering an amazing user experience for the entire Fuel community. Here’s a little bit about them.

Fuel Operations:


Kathy Sullivan, Membership and Operations Senior Coordinator

  • Piece of technology you can't live without? Headphones to drown out my kids :) 
  • Star Wars or Star Trek? Starbucks.
  • Appetizers or desserts? Appetizers: The more cheese, the better.
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Casey Smith, Chapters Coordinator

  • Favorite ice cream flavor? Peach ice cream from Homer's.
  • Favorite holiday? Casimir Pulaski Day.
  • Appetizers or desserts? Yes, please. 

Conor Burton, Chapters & Membership Senior Associate

  • Favorite holiday? Halloween.
  • Coffee or tea? Coffee.
  • Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars!
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Lilly Rossi, Chapters & Membership Senior Associate

  • Morning person or night owl? Morning person. My bedtime is usually 8:30 p.m. 
  • Favorite social media platform? Pinterest. I have my whole life planned out on that thing.
  • Favorite holiday? Halloween!

Fuel Communications:


Tom Manning, Communications Director

  • Favorite ice cream flavor? Currently Rocky Road, but check back tomorrow. 
  • Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars...Captain Kirk pales next to Han Solo.
  • Favorite city you've visited? Vienna, Austria

Sammy Vercellino, Communications Coordinator

  • Morning person or night owl? 5 a.m. wake-ups are my jam.
  • Piece of technology you can't live without? My phone. Sorry, I'm a millennial. 
  • Favorite city you have visited? Huatulco, Mexico is where your dreams come true.

Kristin Fields, Content Coordinator 

  • Coffee or tea? Coffee, every morning without fail. 
  • Favorite city you've visited? Seattle - there are so many beautiful areas around the city to explore.
  • Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars - the opening theme gives me goosebumps every time. 

Fuel Education:

Alexis Bauer Kolak

Alexis Bauer Kolak, Education Manager

  • Morning person or night owl? Forced morning person.
  • Favorite ice cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip.
  • Favorite social media platform? Instagram. Where else can you express yourself so creatively, find inspiration, and be friends with the Rock?

Fuel Events:


Julianne Allen, Events Coordinator 

  • Morning person or night owl? Morning person. 
  • Coffee or tea? Coffee.
  • Appetizers or desserts? Dessert!

Carolyn Kline, Sponsorship Coordinator

  • Favorite ice cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip. 
  • Coffee or tea? Coffee.
  • Piece of technology you can't live without? My cell phone.

Partner Engagement:

Jim Conlon

Jim Conlon, Director of Partner Engagement

  • Favorite city you have visited? New Orleans.
  • Favorite holiday? Saturdays.
  • Coffee or tea? Diet Coke®.