Meet Our Trainers

About Our Trainers
We've got your back! The NDTC offers free, in-person trainings for Democratic candidates, volunteers, and local party members around the country. Our team of national trainers bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our in-person trainings. Meet our trainers below!
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Joanne Antoine
Joanne Antoine
Joanne Antoine is a Haitian American organizer and progressive strategist based out of the Washington DC Metro Area. She currently serves as Manager of State Outreach & Engagement for a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working for open, honest, and accountable government in Maryland and also serves as the Liaison to Caribbean Communities for Montgomery County Government, where she works to ensure the community voice is heard in county government. Ms. Antoine is the Director of Campaigns for Young Democrats of Maryland and works with At The Forefront to help build winning campaigns for women candidates in the Caribbean region and Democratic women candidates of Caribbean descent here in the US. She holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts in English and in her spare time, loves to try new recipes and watch reality tv.
Beth Becker
Beth Becker
Beth Becker is the founder of Becker Digital Strategies, a boutique political digital consulting firm specializing in top-level digital strategy, social media strategy, and digital training. Well known for developing and leading NOI style digital boot camp trainings and mentoring the next generation of digital campaigners.

Beth blends strategy with hands-on expertise in the use of social media to organize grassroots movements and energize campaigns.

Sammi Brown
Sammi Brown
Sammi Brown
Amanda Clarke
Amanda Clarke
Amanda Clarke is a political professional with six years of experience developing and managing organizing programs across the country. After helping elect New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2013, she joined Ro Khanna’s congressional campaign in Northern California. She joined Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign in 2015 in Nevada. After helping Hillary win the Nevada caucus in the 2016 Presidential, she ran one of the largest voter registration programs in the country in North Carolina and helped elect Governor Roy Cooper. She subsequently joined Jim Johnson’s gubernatorial race in New Jersey as Organizing Director, and then returned to New York City to run Mayor de Blasio’s organizing and digital organizing programs for his re-election campaign. She currently serves as a Regional Director with Run for Something, an organization whose mission is to build a deep and diverse Democratic bench of candidates at the state and local level. When she’s not recruiting and supporting progressive candidates to run for office, Amanda can be found cooking, rooting for the Texas Longhorns, and playing with her dog Ruthie.
Colin Curtis
Colin Curtis
Colin Curtis is a Democratic political consultant who has been working on campaigns, in legislatures, and with labor unions for over a decade. Colin got his start in politics knocking on doors for local candidates in his hometown of Kansas City, KS. He has since worked on campaigns across the country. His work in politics has earned him recognition by Campaign and Elections Magazine calling him “a formidable lobbyist and campaign advisor” and naming him one of their “Influencers 500.”
Jonathan Ducote
Jonathan Ducote
Jonathan Ducote
Ibienebo Hart
Ibienebo Hart
Chief of Staff for Senator Robert Peters of the 13th State Senate District

Ibie is a Civitas Child Law Fellow J.D. and M.P.P. Graduate from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Throughout her life, she has focused on the empowerment of working class families and students. In her first year of law school, she became an education reform advocate and founded Stand Up For Each Other, Chicago! (SUFEO). SUFEO is an organization she created to address the school to prison pipeline and support student rights in the school discipline process. Meanwhile she worked with State Senator Kimberly Lightford to support SB100 and amend the Illinois school code by writing and passing SB565 which implemented social emotional screenings into health examinations. After law school, she worked for Common Cause as their state outreach and engagement manager. In her role, she empowered ordinary people to engage with their government in meaningful ways such as canvassing, phone banking, registering voters, poll watching and more. She also chaired the Just Democracy money in politics coalition and worked on an initiative for campaign finance reform in Chicago. Recently, Ibie has become the Chief of Staff for State Senator Robert Peters of the 13th District. She looks forward to bringing radical transparency through ward listening sessions and a district office that prioritizes the voices of working families in their legislative agenda. When she’s not working, she’s painting a canvass, leading a church group, and dancing whenever music is near

Sarah Horvitz
Sarah Horvitz
Sarah has spent the last decade organizing and training for candidates across the country. She is currently the Political Director at Run for Something, a PAC dedicated to helping the next generation of Democrats run for local and state office. Prior to Run for Something, she worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign as a Deputy Organizing Director in Virginia and was also a member of the Iowa Caucus team. She previously worked in San Francisco as a consultant for BMWL & Partners. Sarah currently lives in Chicago with her 12 house plants and dreams of owning a dog. She loves to ski, travel, and dye her hair neon colors.
Andrea Johnson
Andrea Johnson
Andrea Johnson’s first campaign staff job was in 1999, with Sen. Bill Bradley’s presidential campaign. Since then she’s worked on campaigns big and small, from presidential to state house, and has worked in almost all regions of the country. Andrea has worked on 4 of the last 5 presidential campaigns cycles. Most of her experience is in digital, in particular, online fundraising and organizing, but she’s also worked in the field, fundraising, communications, message development, and has managed campaigns. Outside of campaigns, Andrea has worked with Moveon.org and the Kaiser Family Foundation. She currently focuses primarily on getting Democrats elected in Kansas, her home state — and she was Hillary Clinton’s Kansas State Director. Andrea has an undergraduate degree from Rice University and a graduate degree from Harvard.
Kelli Klein
Kelli Klein
Carly Manes
Carly Manes
Carly Manes is a reproductive health, rights, and justice advocate based in Washington, DC. She is currently the Director of Training and Fellowships at Priorities USA, working to increase Democratic power and digital infrastructure across the country. She is a practicing abortion and birth doula, and runs an on-the-ground collective in DC to support patients traveling to the area for abortion care beyond 24 weeks of pregnancy. She loves chicken tenders and the ocean.
Liz Mullen
Liz Mullen
Liz is a campaign professional who has spent the last 6 years organizing for progressive candidates across the country. She is currently the Campaigns Director at MobilizeAmerica, a digital organizing tool that connects thousands of volunteers to action. She started her career as an organizer for the Obama campaign in Colorado and has worked in several states since. Liz was a Deputy Organizing Director in North Carolina for Hillary Clinton and began working on the campaign during the Iowa caucuses. Liz currently lives in DC and when she’s not working, she enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts, and cooking whenever she gets a chance.
Joshua Thomas Norris
Joshua Thomas Norris
Joshua is a seasoned veteran of Democratic politics and progressive issue advocacy. His experience includes 12 years of leadership in some of the most pivotal races, including the election and reelection of President Barack Obama and Senator Tim Kaine’s impressive victories in Virginia. He has worked and advised on over 30 races at the national, state and local levels. In addition to his work in electoral organizing, he has worked in the labor movement and fought fiercely for environmental and social issues. Joshua is a single father of two young boys; he works wholeheartedly to leave behind a more fair and just world in which they can thrive and prosper.
Sandra Shelly
Sandra Shelly
Sandra is currently a Vice President at BerlinRosen where she manages messaging, field and coordinated engagement with campaigns across the country. A veteran organizer, she’s worked for several progressive Candidates including President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Wendy Davis and Cory Booker as well as organizations like Planned Parenthood Federation of America and FWD.us. She is experienced in areas of issue advocacy and electoral organizing, strategic communications and campaign management.
Eli Szenes-Strauss
Eli Szenes-Strauss
Eli is the Political Director for Planned Parenthood of New York City, where he is responsible for developing and implementing PPNYC’s electoral strategy, field plans, and associated compliance, as well as overseeing PPNYC’s superstar political volunteers and activists. Prior to his work with Planned Parenthood, Eli spent several years working on the government and campaign sides for party, municipal and state elected officials. In a former life, he was a high school social studies teacher in New York City’s public schools. Eli is a fourth generation New Yorker married to an eighth generation Appalachian southerner, which has dramatically improved his communication skills.
Aura Vasquez
Aura Vasquez
When Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Aura Vasquez to the Board of Commissioners for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) in 2017, she became the youngest Commissioner in the City. It was another remarkable milestone in a story that began in Colombia, where Aura was born.

As a Latina immigrant to the U.S., and a woman of color, Aura brings a closeness to the Earth and a belief in the power of multiculturalism to her mission to make the LADWP more equitable, inclusive and sustainable. Her career has been intertwined with her calling to respect the environment and give a voice to people who have been, historically, unheard.

As a community organizer, Aura championed state and federal immigrant rights with the PICO Network. As a protector of the environment, she spearheaded the ban on single-use plastic bags in Los Angeles. She was a prominent player in the Sierra Club’s ‘Beyond Coal’ Campaign, which secured a commitment by the City of Los Angeles to go coal-free by 2025. Her leadership has been instrumental in passing legislation that requires public utilities to produce 50% of their electricity from clean energy sources by 2030 and to reduce greenhouse gas levels to 40% below 1990 levels in the City of Los Angeles.

By partnering with a diverse coalition of stakeholders, Vasquez was instrumental in the development of the Feed-in Tariffs Program in Los Angeles, the largest rooftop solar program for businesses in the U.S. To date, the program has supplied 150 MW of solar power for businesses in the City of L.A.

As a Commissioner of the LADWP, Aura guides the largest publicly owned utility in the U.S., with 9.000 employees who serve 647,000 water customers and 1.4 million electricity ratepayers.

As a principal of Vasquez Solutions LLC and a board member of the League of Conservation Voters, Aura has more than ten years of experience in New York, Washington D.C, and California, creating narratives with the power to transform communities, and offer hopeful visions of the future for their citizens.

Danielle Winterhalter
Danielle Winterhalter
Danielle Winterhalter specializes in political messaging, policy development, campaign management, and both traditional and emerging media communication tools.

Currently, Danielle serves as the Managing Director of SpeakEasy Political – a political communications firm aimed at leveraging tech tools to cut costs in campaign advertising for down-ballot races and progressive organizations.

Prior to her current role, Danielle worked as a Campaign Manager, Policy Director, and political consultant where she’s scripted speeches, developed bipartisan policy initiatives, managed campaigns, and executed comprehensive, multichannel communication strategies for Democratic candidates, progressive causes and labor organizations.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Danielle is obsessed with her family, reading the NYT in print, running the National Mall, and crafting cocktails.

Mary Barrett
Mary Barrett
Mary Barrett has a background in politics and fundraising. She has been in the field for over 30 years and brings a unique twist to raising money – approaching it with humor and a can-do attitude. Mary has served as the DNC Women’s Outreach Director, has worked in four presidential campaigns, and raised funds for over 50 campaigns. She will get you to a place where you can find the money, ask for the money, and most importantly get the money to win. She has also run for office herself two times, one win one loss. Mary currently resides in Nebraska, after returning from DC. Mary enjoys time with family and friends. Mary also has with her family two bars and a reception hall in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dorien Blythers
Dorien Blythers
Dorien Paul Blythers is a DC-based millennial scoring winning results for campaigns seeking to connect with diverse and communities. His passion to eliminate the gap between underrepresented communities and mainstream social movements has propelled Dorien forward as an emerging leader on national issues. Dorien first cut his teeth in electoral politics as an Obama for America field organizer in 2012, where he managed community field operations in Palm Beach County, FL. Since then he has continued to build at the intersections of politics, social good and strategic outreach landing him opportunities with Transportation for America, Kamala Harris for Senate, the Democratic National Convention, Hillary for America – Florida, and most recently, Climate Action Campaign. Dorien is co-founder of The Black Coffee Group, a boutique campaign strategy group. He makes regular appearances on television and radio programs, addressing topics of politics and activism. Dorien Paul is an emerging and fresh voice tirelessly organizing at the intersection of electoral politics and social good.
Gabriella Cascone
Gabriella Cascone
Gabriella Cascone
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook
Chuck Cook is the former Political Director of the Maryland Democratic Party. He’s a veteran of numerous campaigns at every level of government, and was the Field Director for the Maryland Democratic Party for President Obama’s re-election in 2012. Originally a software developer, he left his former career in 2008, and has worked on Congressional campaigns, Gubernatorial campaigns, County Council campaigns, and Mayoral campaigns. Most recently, he ran the coordinated field program in the City of Annapolis, Maryland for the November 2017 Election. His passion in electoral politics is in messaging and field for Progressive Democratic candidates who support Unions and working families. Chuck lives in Crofton, Maryland with his wife Jessica – a Special Educator at Old Mill High School – and their three children.
Kersha Deibel
Kersha Deibel
Kersha Deibel is a native of New Philadelphia, Ohio. She has over seven years of experience working with Planned Parenthood where she began her work as a patient in Cincinnati. She then became a Patient Educator in St. Louis, MO, helping people who were seeking abortion services while providing options counseling. Now, as the Director of Constituency Organizing at Planned Parenthood Federation of America in Washington, DC, Kersha works to maximize Planned Parenthood’s engagement with young people and people of color. Her experience is enhanced by her bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati and her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health with a concentration in Women’s Health and Social and Economic Development from Washington University in St. Louis. In her free time, she teaches Social Work Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College, and loves curvy girl yoga!
Colmon Elridge III
Colmon Elridge III
Colmon Elridge has been a leader in Kentucky and national politics and governing for over a decade. Coming from humble beginnings, Colmon broke the cycle of poverty through hard work, education, and opportunities afforded to him through the Democratic Party.
Colmon, 37, has served as the Outreach Director for the Kentucky Democratic Party, served two terms as the Executive Vice President of the Young Democrats of America, and served for eight years as the Executive Assistant and Senior Advisor the Kentucky’s 61st Governor.
Colmon, his wife Victoria, and their three sons Colmon, Carter, and Camden, live in Georgetown, KY.
Devon Hawkins-Anderson
Devon Hawkins-Anderson
Devon Hawkins-Anderson is a social impact professional with 8 years of cross-sector experience in programming and multi-channel engagement. After earning a master’s in public administration through National Urban Fellows at Baruch College in 2016, Devon went to work as an organizer for Maryland League of Conservation Voters. Together with organizers from Fair Elections Maryland partner organizations, Devon helped finalize public campaign finance programs in two Maryland counties last spring. He is eager to work with NDTC and assist new and emerging Democratic candidates achieve their goal of winning elected office in 2018 and beyond. His areas of expertise include digital engagement, social innovation, career development, and campaign strategy.

Sarah Hummell
Sarah Hummell
Andrea Katherine Kraus
Andrea Katherine Kraus
Andrea Kraus is no stranger to swing states and purple regions. Growing up in Kissimmee, Florida, she first discovered volunteering with Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2012 in Ohio she was back at it again in her college town of Delaware, OH. In 2013 her first job out of college was as an organizer in Loudon County, VA for Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial election and followed up with Jennifer Wexton’s first state senate campaign. In 2014 she worked in Dillingham, AK as the regional field director for Bristol Bay, on the rural Alaska team for Mark Begich’s senate race. Since campaigning she has lived in Seattle enjoying the Pacific Northwest, her dog Hamilton, and working on adult education in tech. She is passionate about empowering women, people of color, and underrepresented folks from all stretches of the US though education, knowledge sharing, and winning Democratic seats up and down the ticket.
Jessica Lovejoy
Jessica Lovejoy
Jessica is a Vice President and Midwest Director with 50+1 Strategies. Since joining 50+1 in 2013, Jessica has worked on an wide array of campaigns and projects with a focus on developing community engagement programs and advancing candidates and causes at the ballot box. Most recently, she served as the Campaign Manager for Judge Rebecca Dallet in her race for Wisconsin Supreme Court leading the campaign to a historic victory in both the primary and general elections. As the former Training Director with Hillary for Wisconsin, Jessica designed and managed the training program for campaign staff and volunteers. She also oversaw statewide fellowship program, which recruited, trained, and managed more than 200 fellows. Jessica fell in love with community organizing during her time working on President Obama’s re-election campaign in Florida. Since then, she has gained valuable experience in nearly every aspect of campaigns from fundraising to political outreach, strategic communications, and digital organizing. As the first in her family to attend college, she credits her education as the force that changed her life and sparked her interest in politics as a vehicle for change. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. When she’s not working, you can find Jessica hiking, scuba diving, or cooking up a new recipe in the kitchen. She loves hot yoga, coffee, and podcasts. She currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin.
Valerie Martin
Valerie Martin
Specializing in fundraising, campaign management, and media, Valerie Martin has spent eight election cycles working on competitive campaigns across the country. For the last eight years, Valerie worked on national campaigns to create television advertising, provide media trainings for candidates, develop campaign plans, and offer strategic advice. Previously, Valerie managed two U.S. Senate races, and spent the 2010 cycle managing the open-seat U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire. Valerie raised money for a governor’s race in Georgia, and Claire McCaskill’s 2006 upset victory in Missouri. McCaskill was one of six new Democrats who tipped the balance of the Senate toward Democratic control in the 2006 elections. In 2004, after serving as Finance Director for several Congressional races, Valerie led Allyson Schwartz’s finance team in her successful open-seat bid in PA-13, raising more than $4.6 million in that hotly-contested race. A native of San Diego, California and a graduate of the University of Dayton in Ohio, Valerie currently resides in Chicago.
Tanya Nathan
Tanya Nathan
Tanya’s initial experience working on campaigns was as an excited, optimistic intern on the 2008 presidential race in Denver. Her first job out of college was as a field organizer on a top targeted national race in Colorado’s 6th congressional district, and she truly believes that the heart of campaigns belongs to those out knocking doors. Tanya served as the Regional Field Director for the Western Slope of Colorado on the 2014 Coordinated Campaign. In 2015, Tanya joined Hillary for America as the State Field Lead for Colorado, remained as the Delegate Director of Colorado for Secretary Clinton through the caucus process, and continued as the Training Director through the November 2016 general election.

Tanya has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Denver. She currently resides in Denver and works on programming and fundraising for a local nonprofit. When she’s not training Democrats, Tanya likes to spend her weekends hiking in the Rockies, going on brewery tours, and playing trivia.

Lucy Olena
Lucy Olena
Lucy Olena is a progressive trainer and strategist who helps turn activists into organizers and candidates into elected officials. She currently serves as the Training Director for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, where she teaches hundreds of bold progressive candidates at the federal, state, and local level how to run and win campaigns. She has spent over a decade organizing communities in support of various issues and candidates, from Oregon to Connecticut, from Michigan to Texas, and everywhere in between. Lucy is a nationally-recognized trainer, regularly presenting for the State Innovation Exchange, the Young Democrats of America, Emerge America, the National Democratic Training Committee, and others. Lucy lives in Denver, Colorado where she serves on the boards of Emerge Colorado, Colorado Young Democrats, the Colorado Blueflower Fund, and the Whittier Neighborhood Association. When she’s not in the classroom, Lucy can be found whipping up a good meal at home with her wife Charley and their lab-mix Perseus.
Nancy Stalnaker
Nancy Stalnaker
Dallas Blue Thompson
Dallas Blue Thompson
Dallas brings more than a decade of fundraising experience from both the political and nonprofit fields. She is the Chief of Staff at STG, a strategic communications and digital communications firm in Washington, D.C. and the President and Founder Bright Compass, a firm that provides anti-harassment and HR consulting to create inclusive and empowering campaign workplaces.

Dallas has also served as Finance Director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, National Director of Fundraising Development for the Leadership for Educational Equity, and Development Director for the New Organizing Institute. She was also Hillary Clinton’s Operations Director in North Carolina, where she oversaw operations of a 400-strong team working to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

She resides in Washington, D.C. with her two cats, Mindy Katling and Ruth Bader Kittensberg.

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams
A proud Colorado native, Jennifer comes to the NDTC having worked on 25 campaigns and counting at every level of government. Since Jennifer found her love of community organizing volunteering on the 2012 Obama campaign in Fort Collins, Colorado, she can’t stop and won’t stop organizing. Jennifer is currently serving her second term as the Vice Chair of the Larimer County Democratic Party. In that role, she trains their local candidates to run for office and manages the county’s field program. Larimer County is the only county party in Colorado that pays young people to knock on doors and make phone calls to help elect Democrats in their swing county. Jennifer thrives in training the next generation of community organizers. She is especially passionate about electing more women and people of color to office. When Jennifer isn’t knocking on doors to remind people to vote, she enjoys unwinding with a Colorado craft beer while watching any show with a woman serving as President dreaming of the day that becomes a reality.
Kate Wolfe
Kate Wolfe
Kate Wolfe works as an independent political consultant and as a legislative aide in the Nebraska Legislature. A Nebraska native and lifelong Democrat, Kate entered politics in late 2007 as a volunteer for the Obama for America campaign and the first Nebraska Caucus. As a result of her volunteer efforts, Kate moved on to work for the county and state democratic parties. Following that, she has worked consecutively for three state senators in the country’s only unicameral legislature. Kate founded her consulting business, PolitiKate, Inc., in 2010, and has consulted on campaigns for legislature, mayor, state auditor, public defender, ballot initiatives, city council, natural resource districts, and governor. Her campaign consulting experience includes fundraising, candidate recruitment, messaging, campaign management, media relations, compliance, targeting, and more. Kate has four children: Bailey (24), Cody (20), Drew (19), Peyton (11); and an amazing partner in love and life, Mike.
Brittny Baxter
Brittny Baxter
Brittny Baxter is a Political Organizer currently residing in Maryland. She is the Progressive Pipeline Coordinator for Maryland Working Families. In her current role, she is responsible for coordinating statewide trainings in partnership with Wellstone Action to prepare progressive Democrats, their campaign managers and grassroots organizers to run and win effective campaigns.  Brittny is from Buffalo NY, where she cut her teeth on local and state legislative races. She formerly worked for New York Working Families as the  Upstate Legislative Organizer, mobilizing and uniting labor, EJ, racial justice and community groups across the state on various bills. She has worked on many issue campaigns, from environmental justice and safe staffing to the Fight for $15 and reproductive rights.

A strong supporter of labor and a former AFT organizer for NYSUT, she is committed to the fight for equity for all. “I stand with the poor, people of color, LGBTQ folks, immigrants and organized labor, because our liberation is bound together.”

Jamarr Brown
Jamarr Brown
Stacey Allynn Chavis
Stacey Allynn Chavis
Stacey Chavis works as a Public Policy Consultant with nonprofits to develop their public policy and advocacy agendas. She serves as liaison between nonprofits and legislators on target issue areas. Stacey founded Campaigns Academy train leaders to serve in elected or appointed office and serve in leadership positions for political candidates and campaigns.

Stacey built her expertise in politics, public service, public policy, advocacy and political leadership training through the years serving as the Southern Regional Director for the White House Project, Deputy Finance Director for the Democratic Party of Georgia, Finance Director for Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA 4th) and Constituent Services Representative for former Congresswoman Denise Majette (D-GA 4th). She also worked for all three branches of federal government.
In the Atlanta community, Stacey serves on the United Way of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Advisory Board, League of Women Voters of Georgia Board of Directors. Previously, she served on the Red Clay Democrats Board of Directors, Junior League of Atlanta Board of Directors, Oglethorpe University National Alumni Association and Wellspring Living Board of Directors.
A native of Mauldin, South Carolina, Stacey graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Politics minor from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is completing a Master’s in the Study of Law Degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Briayna Cuffie
Briayna Cuffie
Briayna is a lifelong Democrat whose community involvement and calling to public service began in elementary school. Her upbringing by politically active elders has resulted in valuing cultural awareness, social and racial justice, the political process, and a desire to bring intersectionality to politics. From door-knocking to serving as a Campaign Manager, she takes delight in being a part of campaigns whenever and however, she can.

While completing her degree at High Point University in North Carolina, she held internships with World Relief, the Guilford County Democratic Party, U.S. House of Representatives, and more. Over the years she acquired significant hands-on digital marketing and public relations experience, in addition to working in the state legislature.

In 2018, Briayna was featured as a High Achieving Millennial by SparkVision, currently serves on the Board of Supervisors of Elections for her municipality, and works for the federal government.

Benjamin Deverman
Benjamin Deverman
Ben Deverman is the current Field and Data Director for the South Dakota Democratic Party. He is responsible for developing and mobilizing field strategies for progressive candidates in South Dakota. Prior to working for the SDDP, Ben graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Political Science and History. He has been involved with Democratic politics in South Dakota for several cycles and has helped candidates running in municipal, legislative, and statewide elections. Ben currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his fiancé Gabrielle and his cat Luna.
Jeff Greene
Jeff Greene
Eleanor Heggerston
Eleanor Heggerston
Domonique James
Domonique James
Domonique is the founder of Politics with Purpose, a consulting firm that helps purpose-driven candidates, causes, and organizations raise money, share their message, and grow movements. She got her start in politics as a field organizer for President Obama’s re-election team, ultimately serving as Deputy White House Liaison to the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, she’s worked on dozens of political campaigns up and down the ticket and in a range of roles. For her work she has been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 Consultant by the American Association of Political Consultants, a Rising Star by Campaigns & Elections Magazine, and sits as a juror for the North American Excellence in PR Awards. Domonique is a graduate of Spelman College. She was born and raised in Denver and now lives in DC.
Audrie MacDuff King
Audrie MacDuff King
Audrie MacDuff King is a queer femme who approaches campaigns through a lens of social, racial, and economic justice. Audrie is a proud public school graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Social and Public Policy. Audrie has been actively involved in politics since early high school, has worked on campaigns in various capacities throughout New York State, and has lobbied at the local, state, and federal levels. She currently works as a Policy Analyst within New York City government. Prior to her current role, Audrie was a Policy Analyst for the New York State Senate Democrats, coordinated the New York State LGBT Health and Human Services Network, and was a Sexuality Educator for Planned Parenthood. Born and raised in Upstate New York, Audrie now resides in Brooklyn with her partner, many plants, and a rescued Boston Terrier.
Eric Lundy
Eric Lundy
Since traveling to New Hampshire to intern for then-Senator Obama’s presidential campaign in 2007, Eric has worked in over a dozen states and for national organizations such as the Democratic National Committee and MoveOn.org. Having worked on the Field team of multiple campaigns and as an Online Organizer for national progressive organizations, Eric has gained a wealth of experience with staff management, leadership development, and organizing. Eric is currently based in Washington, D.C.
Micah Morris
Micah Morris
Micah Morris is a political and nonprofit professional with over 10 year’s experience raising money, coaching teams, and running programs to create a tangible difference in people’s lives. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Micah focused on social change work and community organizing while attending college in rural Appalachia. After three transformational years at Planned Parenthood Federation of America on their Political & Advocacy teams, Micah struck out on the campaign trail and has worked in fundraising, operations, and field under Democratic standard bearers such as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, Hillary for America campaign manager Robby Mook, and California US Senator Kamala Harris. Micah currently works remotely in Richmond, Virginia as an Account Executive for NGP VAN / EveryAction, a software platform for progressive nonprofits and Democratic campaigns. When not working, you can find her drinking IPAs, boxing, or hiking in the Shenandoahs with her husband and dog.
Judith P. Neufeld
Judith P. Neufeld
Sarah Scanlon
Sarah Scanlon
Sarah Scanlon began her political activism as a child growing up in Arkansas. She has worked as a national Wellstone Action trainer and was Deputy Director for the Wellstone Labor Program. In 2016, she was the National LGBTQ Outreach Director and Arkansas State Director for Bernie Sanders in 2016. Today she is the principal of Southern Strategies, a political consulting firm located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Evan R Sutton
Evan R Sutton
Chuck Tyler
Chuck Tyler
Chuck Tyler is a US Army combat veteran and veteran campaign professional from Charlottesville, VA. After his honorable discharge in 2003, Chuck has worked on issue and candidate campaigns across the country. From President Obama’s campaigns in ’08 and ’12 to #HealthcareVoter and #VetsAgainstHate actions, he is proficient in building capacity, moving targets, and growing leaders. He currently resides in Los Angeles because, food trucks.
Anne Wilseck
Anne Wilseck
Anne Wilseck is the Program Director at The Majority Institute, a subscription-based research firm built to provide Democrats and allies a comprehensive set of tools and products that turn research into action. Prior to joining TMI, Anne served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Democratic Party for three years. Anne has worked on all levels of campaigns from local municipal and school boards to federal races in targeted states in a variety of positions. She especially enjoys working with new candidates and campaign teams.