Our Team

As a tight knit team of professionals committed to the mission of Bags 4 My Cause, we bring a mix of strengths to the table and will provide you with top-notch service and support.

Michael Simchik

Co-Founder & CEO

Michael J. Simchik is a resident of Rye, New Hampshire. Mr. Simchik is an experienced developer/investor in commercial properties and is a Principal of both 100 Market Street, LLC and Capital Commons, LLC. In addition, Mr. Simchik was the Founder, President and Managing Director of Standard Supply International, Ltd., an international distributor of engineered mechanical products utilized in the power generation and/or oil and gas exploration industries. Mr. Simchik was a major shareholder and Founding Director of... Centrix... ..Bank & Trust. He served as Member and/or Chairman of the Executive, Audit, Loan, Compensation & Nominating, and CRA committees. Furthermore, he has invested in several start-up ventures; currently he serves as the interim CEO of Ensconce Data Technology, of which he is, as well, the lead investor and a Board Member. Over the years, he has undertaken directorships and assumed principal roles in various not-for-profit entities, recently focusing on social enterprise ventures. Mr. Simchik holds an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, as well as a BA from Colgate University.

Jim Brennan

Co-Founder & COO

A belief that society needs to find a business solution to building a sustainable “social safety net” in the communities we call “home” for all to benefit was the driver for the Co-Founding of PS It Matters. A twenty-five year corporate career as an executive focused in the areas of sales, marketing and business development internationally is the backdrop of skills now fully committed to the mission of PS It Matters. Every day begins with the knowledge that your actions and decisions can change the world as you define yourself.

Oli “Wizard” Gaudissart

CTO

Around the office, we call him the "wizard". Oli is the big brain behind the proprietary software platforms that power many of our initiatives. And while he specializes in database-driven web applications, we depend on him for everything tech. In all his free time, Oli continues to oversee the company he founded over 20 years ago - Lore Inc.

Sabrina Shultz

VP - Finance

Sabrina has been with PSIM since 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New England and has held managerial accounting positions in the manufacturing, higher education, non-profit and service fields. She is the former Director of Finance and Administration at York County Community College and served as Assistant Controller at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. Sabrina loves that PSIM and Bags4MyCause were founded as and continue to operate as social entrepreneurships and is proud of the positive impacts our companies have had on local non-profits and the communities they serve.

Joanne Muckenhoupt

Marketing Director

As a designer, marketing professional, teacher, and artist, Joanne brings to the team a passion for community, entrepreneurship and business development. She has been involved with a variety of campaigns involving educational, environmental and community based projects and is committed to delivering best business practices in all aspects. As Director of Marketing, Joanne overseas marketing, graphics, and outreach. She shares in the commitment to achieving success while also changing the world.
Born and raised in New England, Joanne is mom to a wonderful daughter and lives on the seacoast enjoying a long list of interests outside of work.

Morgan Palmer

Senior Program Director

Morgan comes to Bags 4 My Cause after working as a reporter for two Seacoast-based newspapers, covering local and regional news. Born and raised in western Maine, Morgan moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire after graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 2013. Morgan is excited to bring to the team her communication and marketing skills, and is happy to be working for a company with a message she believes in. Outside of work, Morgan enjoys running, hiking local trails and traveling.