Get to Know Team Dynamics Co-Founders!


Co-Founders + Principals of Team Dynamics | Alfonso T. Wenker + Trina C. Olson

Co-Founders + Principals of Team Dynamics | Alfonso T. Wenker + Trina C. Olson

Photo Credit: Angela Jimenez

Photo Credit: Angela Jimenez

Photo Credit: Alfonso Wenker - he’s got a strong selfie game!

Photo Credit: Alfonso Wenker - he’s got a strong selfie game!

Trina C. Olson | she/her/hers

A seasoned nonprofit executive, and two-time executive director, Olson has developed a wealth of strategy, management and messaging expertise. She is a sought after speaker, trainer, and coach. Olson has personally lobbied tens of thousands of voters, legislators, the White House and federal agencies.

Olson recently co-authored the report, “Fairness in Philanthropy, Leveling the Playing Field for Our LGBTQ Neighbors" as well as a chapter in the newest edition of The Routledge Handbook on LGBTQIA Administration and Policy entitled, "Seeking Safe Haven: LGBTQ People and the American Immigration Experience."

Olson’s most recent body of work is centered on capacity building, training and coaching with leaders and groups that desire to make transformational change at the intersections of race and gender justice.

Olson has lived in 18 U.S. cities (on purpose); is excellent at parallel parking (on either side of the street); and spends her off time building, making, and creating large works of art.

Alfonso T. Wenker | he/him/his

Wenker is a highly sought after speaker, facilitator and trainer. He self-identifies as a nerd about all things philanthropy, fundraising, facilitation and movement building. Before co-founding Team Dynamics, he was Vice President at the Minnesota Council on Foundations - driving both program strategy and racial equity. In his role, he served as the lead trainer for the Council’s professional development programs with over 180 member foundations, working to advancing equity and inclusion within the field of grantmaking as well as the resources being mobilized throughout the community. He received his bachelor of arts in public relations from the University of St. Thomas and has held previous roles with Bush Foundation, Minnesotans United for All Families and PFund Foundation. He recently completed his tenure as chair of the board for Pollen.

Alfonso’s story is featured in the book, "Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career” and he is the recipient of the 2017 Facing Race Award from the Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundation as well as the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Catalytic Leader Award in 2014. Alfonso was a 2015-2016 Humphrey Policy Fellow.

He loves political conversations on patios, and trying to make Mexican food as well as his mom. He is a proud millennial with a carefully curated social media presence.