About Us

Meet the Hatchfund team

We're a friendly bunch who work tirelessly to provide you with the tools and support you need to successfully fund your work. To learn a bit more about Hatchfund's individual team members, feel free to click on their names below.

  • Kandace Miller
  • Dillon Nicholson
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Dr Kandace R. Miller

President & CEO, AIM

Kandace R. Miller, Ph.D. was selected by the AIM Board of Directors in July of 2006 to serve as the President and CEO of AIM. Kandace served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the prior six years, and has been with AIM since 1993. She also has experience working in community college administration in both Kansas and Wyoming.

Kandace holds a Ph.D. in public administration and community service from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her dissertation research focused on the impact of information technology on societal values. Kandace also holds an M.S. degree in education (counseling and psychology) and a B.A. degree in speech and communications, both from the University of Kansas.

Kandace has various, eclectic interests including aerobics, yoga, movies, hip hop, and reality TV. She has two children, Alex (22) and Jake (18), and three Malteses: Cash, Change, and Sasha.


Dillon Nicholson

Program Director, AIM Hatchfund

Dillon is the Program Director of Hatchfund. He was hired on in 2015 as a Program Manager and was promoted to his current position at the beginning of 2016. Dillon brings a background in crowdfunding and unique love for the arts. Previously, he worked for Element Skateboards.


Dillon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Long Beach. When not at work, he enjoys staying active by skateboarding and hiking. Dillon also loves attending music festivals and all things Burningman.