What People are Saying...

Michelle nailed our very first grant.  Her enthusiasm in leading the process has been a wonderful addition to our fire department!

Thomas A. Foster, Fire Marshal, Snohomish County Fire District 16

"Michelle’s grant writing experience and knowledge were key elements to our success. She was able to zero in on the little details of information that provided the strong case for landing our $633,339 SCBA grant."

Nick Scharff, Fire Chief, Spokane County Fire District #10, Airway Heights

“We are very fortunate and excited to be working with a pro and a person of such high caliber as Michelle”.

Ken Cardinale, Fire Chief, City of Chehalis

“After several unsuccessful attempts at writing our own grant, we were introduced to Michelle. She took what had been a very painful process and turned it in to something interesting. Her enthusiasm and confidence from Day 1 made me believe we would be successful in landing our Pumper Tender grant."

Doug Fosburg, Fire Chief, Lewis County Fire District #3, Mossyrock

“After years of rejection letters and being frustrated in NOT being successful, Michelle was able to get us a grant for much needed SCBA’s. Her willingness to listen to what we needed and her ability to pull it all together was amazing. She is easy to work with and her energy, enthusiasm and attitude are contagious!”

Lance Taylor, Fire Chief, Worden Montana Fire

“Michelle scored our AFG grant on the first try.  Our new Extrication Equipment is making a huge difference to our firefighters and community.”

Zane Gibson, Fire Chief, Orting Valley Fire and Rescue

“We started working with Resource Solutions three years ago.  Since then we have received $375,290 in AFG grant funding.  We could not be happier!”

Eric Dehning, Fire Chief, Cowlitz County Fire District #1, Woodland

"Michelle's tact and diplomacy are matched by her clear vision and perception through the whole grant process. Her experience, tolerance, assurance and enthusiasm made her an outstanding addition to our fire station renovation project."

Noel Hardin, Fire Chief, Asotin County Fire District #1

"Michelle never ceases to amaze me with her energy, creativity and determination. I have enormous respect for her work ethic and integrity.  Plus, she’s fun to work with!"

Tim Lawless, Director of Special Education (retired), Cascade School District #228, Leavenworth

“YES!  Michelle obtained all new SCBA’s for our department.  It was a Team effort, but it took a grant pro to pull it all together!”

Todd Strozyk, Fire Chief, Raymond Fire Department

"I really appreciate Michelle’s high-level of customer service and expertise in writing our successful AFG grant.  We were in dire need of these 22 new SCBA!"

Ken Frazier, Fire Chief, Yakima County Fire District #6, Gleed

"Michelle has a way of tapping the talents and resources found within your fire department in a unique way.  She makes the grant process fun, efficient and effective.   Using Michelle and Resource Solutions certainly paid off for us!"

Darren Manlow, Captain, City of Raymond Fire Department

“Michelle Mazzola and Rebecca Meadows were essential in our successful grant application with the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. They work with you and for you and clearly care about and understand the needs of small agencies.”

William Vallance, Fire Chief, Douglas Okanogan Fire District 15, Brewster

“It was my pleasure to get to know and work with Michelle, who went above and beyond to assist the Town of Concrete in receiving $1,000,000.00 in CDBG funds and an $875,000 legislative appropriation for the construction of a much needed new Fire and Life Safety Building.”

Judd Wilson, Mayor (former) Town of Concrete

After having our grant applications turned down by the WA State Dept. of Ecology in FY13, we enlisted Michelle Mazzola’s help.  Her enthusiastic and pointed critique of my applications was instrumental in our applications being funded.  We submitted four applications and all four were funded!

Jim Hill, Manager
Central Klickitat Conservation District
Eastern Klickitat Conservation District

"Owner Michelle Mazzola’s mentorship and strategic planning efforts have allowed us to expand our offerings and enhance program sustainability.  Resource Solutions LLC is easy to work with and the action steps they provided gave us the funding for our affordable housing projects."

Marggie L. Simmons, Past-Executive Director, Upper Valley MEND, Leavenworth,WA

"Resource Solutions LLC provides excellent knowledge and direction in the area of program sustainability.  I found the quality of their work to be exceptional.  They met and exceeded all requests and timelines and always went above and beyond what I asked of them.” 

Kris Call, Benton-Franklin Access to Care, Kennewick WA

"The knowledge and experience you were willing to share with our conference participants regarding fundraising and development is invaluable to our organization.  Without the involvement of well-versed, enthusiastic speakers like yourself, our intent to provide an interesting and memorable conference experience could certainly not be realized."

Kira Doley, Acting Executive Director, Washington State Farmers Market Association

"You were a ‘big hit’ with the seminar participants!  Your thorough preparation and attention to detail, combined with your excellent delivery of the course content was very impressive."

Roger Ferris, Washington Fire Commissioners Association.

"The strategic planning, partnership building, and grant writing expertise provided by Resource Solutions LLC has allowed our dream for an Adult Family Home for the Developmentally Disabled to become a reality.  Their professionalism and positive attitude, especially when pursuing federal grants, has made working on this project fun."

Margaret Marson, Cornerstone Community Leader, Leavenworth, WA

"Michelle’s ability to form a grant writing team and draw from everyone’s knowledge’s is amazing. She has an uncanny ability to make grant writing fun for all those involved and keep the grant administration process on track."

Don Fortier, Fire Chief, Grant County Fire District #3, Quincy