Kyle Halmrast

For two decades, I have focused on the operations side of development – building capacity, in the real world, and in real-time. I've created successful major gifts, annual giving, membership, prospect management, and event programs for organizations including UW Medicine, Sierra Club, Woodland Park Zoo, and Sightline Institute.

Having been through the planning process for several major campaigns with goals ranging from $2 million to $2 billion, I also have extensive experience in strategic planning, campaign readiness efforts, and board development. I founded The Ostara Group to help each and every client we work with reach the next level of their own organizational achievement.

Fun facts about Kyle:

  • I single-handedly moved and placed over 40 tons of granite for retaining walls, a stone patio, and a waterfall in my back yard.
  • I still hold my high school swim team's record for the 100-yard butterfly, 30 years later.
  • My favorite thing about fly fishing is that you never know what's around the next bend in the river.