Jessica Stack is the owner and principal grant writer. As a life-long educator, she excels in uncovering the talents hidden within students and organizations. Jess enjoys helping people find, foster, and fund their passion projects. As a fourth-generation Japanese American living in Hawaii, Jess is passionate about creating opportunities for our vibrant communities.
Meaghan serves as our Director of Operations and has an extensive background in customer service and retail management. She recently moved back to Hawaii from Europe. Being back in Oahu, Meaghan has decided to take this incredible leap and join our team. Meaghan loves traveling, cooking, and giving back to her community.
We differentiate ourselves by bringing a team to every project. Teams produce better final work products and leverage each individual’s strengths. We are also a part of a larger Grant Writing Collective which meets twice a month to share projects and discuss ways to excel together. Our website is: https://www.learngrantwriting.org/
Here is one of our grant projects that we supported from start to finish.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Stack in a wide variety of circumstances over the past two decades, most recently as her supervisor at Mid-Pacific Institute. Ms. Stack is a remarkable worker on every level - she is organized, efficient, always meets deadlines, suggests ways to improve clunky systems, and follows up on her assignments with tenacity and professionalism. If Ms. Stack can't get a job done for you, it simply can't be done. She is an absolute pleasure as a coworker and if I ever have the opportunity, I will hire her again in a heartbeat."
- R. Kevin Doyle, former Director of Mid Pacific School of the Arts
"The Haystack Essentials team is enthusiastic, dedicated, budget-conscious, and results-oriented. I totally recommend their services."
- Martha, West Klosterman Preservation Group