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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!

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.

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.

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 4 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, 2 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 2 bars and a reception hall in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 

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 4 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, 2 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 2 bars and a reception hall in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 

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."

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."

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

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

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 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.

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 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.

Sammie Brown
Sammie Brown
Gabriella Cascone
Gabriella Cascone

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.

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.

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."

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."

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, OH! 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!

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, OH! 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!

Jonathan Ducote
Jonathan Ducote

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.

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 has spent the last decade organizing and training for candidate 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

Sarah Horvitz
Sarah Horvitz

Sarah has spent the last decade organizing and training for candidate 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'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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Aura Vasquez
Aura Vasquez

Collyn Warner has had a career spanning outreach, communications, and rhetorical instruction. While currently working in higher education programming, she previously worked on event coordination, communication efforts, and office logistics at the International Monetary Fund, as well as membership development with Business Forward and organizing with political campaigns. She has over five years of experience with working in communications and outreach (including digital organizing and social media strategy) in non-profit, political, and human rights advocacy capacities for the Campaign for Southern Equality, Neighbors for Equality (a grassroots LGBTQ rights group based in rural North Carolina), Amnesty International, and higher education institutions. Additionally, she has taught composition and digital communication rhetorical strategy courses at various higher education institutions and currently works with small businesses on communication and outreach efforts. She completed her M.A. in English (Composition and Rhetoric) at The University of Alabama, where she was awarded funding to research the digital tools of community organizing within social movements.

Collyn Warner
Collyn Warner

Collyn Warner has had a career spanning outreach, communications, and rhetorical instruction. While currently working in higher education programming, she previously worked on event coordination, communication efforts, and office logistics at the International Monetary Fund, as well as membership development with Business Forward and organizing with political campaigns. She has over five years of experience with working in communications and outreach (including digital organizing and social media strategy) in non-profit, political, and human rights advocacy capacities for the Campaign for Southern Equality, Neighbors for Equality (a grassroots LGBTQ rights group based in rural North Carolina), Amnesty International, and higher education institutions. Additionally, she has taught composition and digital communication rhetorical strategy courses at various higher education institutions and currently works with small businesses on communication and outreach efforts. She completed her M.A. in English (Composition and Rhetoric) at The University of Alabama, where she was awarded funding to research the digital tools of community organizing within social movements.

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.

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.

Anne Wilseck is the Program Director at The Majority Institute, a subscription-based research firm built to provide Democrats and allies. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.