In 2020, NorthPoint Development team member Courtney heard 25 families would go without food on Thanksgiving. She was unwilling to let them go without food, so she knew something had to be done.

With the help of the NorthPoint Foundation, Courtney and her fellow team members purchased, packed, and distributed Thanksgiving meals to those 25 families in need.

Since that first year, Courtney has remained in contact with the director of the McKinney-Vento Program through the Kansas City, KS School District, to help more families in need. This year, in 2022, Courtney and her fellow team members provided 50 meals for families in need. The McKinney-Vento Program serves KCKPS students and families by connecting them to community resources. To learn more, please visit

Natasha Rickel

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Meet our dedicated Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Natasha, a seasoned professional with a flair for strategic brand management and integrated marketing. With an impressive background in spearheading innovative initiatives for the largest privately-held industrial development company in the US, Natasha brings a unique blend of expertise in communications, content creation, and digital strategy. Holding an M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas, Natasha is committed to driving growth and shaping impactful brand narratives. As a board member and active member of KC IABC and the Content Marketing & Communications Manager for NorthPoint Development, Natasha plays a crucial role in our mission to enhancing the lives of children in our communities.