About Us

DJT Consulting Group provides high quality consulting services with integrity, responsibility, and flexibility.  We draw upon a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities to address our clients' specific needs.

The Principals

DJT Consulting Group's four partners have decades of successful grant writing, project management and program development experience. While the company was formed in 2000, our principals' individual consulting experience ranges as far back as 1982.

Daniel I. Armenta
Dan Armenta holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Geography/Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration. He managed projects for various local and state organizations, including city councils, county boards of supervisors, municipal departments, and other government bodies since 1986. His expertise includes developing and implementing projects in the areas of law enforcement, public works and utilities, community services, and regional collaborations.

Trudy C. Kilian
Trudy Kilian has a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development/Industrial Psychology. Since 1982, she has worked with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and all levels of government. In addition to expertise in a wide range of social services, community, and public policy issues, she has substantial experience in research, program monitoring, evaluation, and grants management.
Trudy has worked on national research studies and has been a paid federal grant reviewer. She has worked with many business entities, from international companies to small start-ups. She helps businesses win contracts, grants and other funding. Her competitive intelligence skills have helped many companies, nonprofits and government entities achieve funding success.

Sherry V. Bruning
Sherry Bruning holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature/Writing. She has written numerous successful grant proposals, participated in strategic planning for small and medium organizations, and has assisted in program development and implementation. Her area of expertise also includes writing grant proposals related to historic preservation and capital projects, such as libraries, as well as the development of instruments to gather data, data analysis and continuous quality improvement systems. In addition to her work with DJT Consulting Group, Sherry is Quality Improvement Director for a Silicon Valley chemical dependency treatment program (Support Systems Homes, Inc.). She is also President of a 501 (c)(3) corporation dedicated to supporting the joint City of San Jose / San Jose State University library.

Jennifer Crystal Chien
Jennifer Chien has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Poverty and Public Policy from Stanford. Since 1995, she has conducted fund development and program planning for nonprofit organizations in the fields of social services, youth education, and community economic development. Her experience with these agencies has honed her expertise in resource development and program design.

Other Team Members

DJT Consulting engages associates, field experts, and professional services as needed. Associates are rigorously screened and must have proven track records. Our associates are qualified individuals with specialized knowledge who bring their own skills and expertise to various projects. This ensures that client projects represent the highest degree of quality and meet necessary requirements. The firm also engages administrative services to reduce the amount of consultant time spent on performing routine clerical duties.