updated March 22, 2017)
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State Director Emmy Ruiz
(reported by Denver Post's John Frank on April 29, 2016) Served as state director for Clinton's Nevada caucus campaign (reported March 18, 2015 by the Washington Post). Political director for Annie's List, a group that works to elect pro-choice women in Texas, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014. Campaign manager for comprehensive immigration reform at Organizing for Action, March-Sept. 2013. Nevada general election director for the Obama campaign from Feb.-Nov. 2012. Nevada field director for Organizing for America, June 2011-Jan. 2012. Texas field director for the DNC, June 2009-May 2011. National field manager of Young Democrats of America, Aug. 2008-Dec. 2010. Canvass director, late help and regional field director on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, Oct. 2007-May 2008. Development coordinator/grant writer at the American Red Cross, 2006-07. Bachelor's degree in English language and literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2006. twitter
Deputy State Director Tyler Mounsey
Previously deputy legislative liaison for the Colorado
Regulatory Agencies from Jan. 2016. Director of the Constituent
Service Office for Gov. John Hickenlooper, Jan. 2011-Dec. 2015.
Executive director of the House Majority Project, July 2009-Feb.
2011. Director of events on the Campaign for Change-Colorado,
Sept.-Nov. 2008. Deputy director of operations on the Denver 2008
Convention Host Committee, June 2007-Nov. 2008. Field director on
Rales for U.S. Senate, May-Oct. 2006. Political director on Lise
Van Susteren for U.S. Senate, Aug. 2005-May 2006. National
advance on Kerry-Edwards, 2003-04. Account coordinator at Dittus
Communications, 2001-02. Legislative correspondent to Sen. Paul
Strauss (DC), Jan.-Aug. 2001.
Senior Advisor Alan Salazar
Chief strategy office for Gov. John Hickenlooper since
Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, 1999-2009. J.D. from
University of Colorado School of Law, 1985; bachelor's degree in
political science and government from University of Colorado Boulder,
Communications Director Kristin Lynch
Served as communications director on Clinton's Wyoming caucus campaign. Communications director to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (CO) from Feb. 2015. Press secretary on Udall for Colorado (U.S. Senate), July-Nov. 2014. Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Aug. 2012-July 2014. National desk reporter for the Phnom Penh Post, June 2011-June 2012. Development officer for Colorado College, Aug. 2007-June 2011. Program associate for the director, U.S. Golf Association, 2005-07. A.B. in history from Princeton University, 2005. twitter
Press Secretary Meredith Thatcher
Deputy press secretary on the New Hampshire primary campaign, then press secretary on the Maine campaign. Deputy digital director on Shaheen for Senate from Sept. 2014. Freelance Japanese translation review from July 2013. Press assistant at Obama for America in Manchester, NH, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Program assistant at Hospice of Anchorage, Nov. 2011-Aug. 2012. Research assistant at General Communications Inc. in the Washington, DC area, Oct. 2010-July 2011. M.Sc. in modern Japanese studies from University of Oxford, 2014; B.A. in Japanese from University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010. twitter
Deputy Communications Director/Regional Press Secretary Ernesto Aprenza
(June 2016) PR specialist for Amazon in
Seattle, WA, May 2015-June 2016. Consultant to La Gloria Market,
Inc., Dec. 2014-May 2015. Latino organizing, regional field
director and deputy press secretary on Battleground Texas, May-Nov
2014. State outreach director for Students First in Columbus, OH,
Jan. 2013-May 2014. East Las Vegas field organizer and
spokesperson on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Internships in
the White House Office of Public Engagement and with Sen. Patty
Murray. B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington
Communications Associate Elizabeth Renda
(July 2016; started in CO as an organizer in June 2016; previously executive assistant to the director of state campaigns and political engagement (Marlon Marshall), March 2015) Executive assistant at 270 Strategies, Aug. 2014-March 2015. B.A. in public relations from University of Florida, 2014.
Political Director Natalie Montelongo
(April 2016) Special assistant to the U.S. Trade Representative, July 2014-July 2015. Associate at Podesta Group, April 2013-June 2014. Staffer on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Jan.-April 2013. Project Coordinator for the International Chamber of Commerce's Banking Commission, Jan.-Dec. 2011. M.A. in international relations and diplomacy from American Graduate School in Paris, and M.A. in strategic negotiation from Universite Paris Sud, 2010; bachelor's degree in political science from St. Mary's University, 2008.
Deputy Political Directors
Allen Wayne Webb II
Senior enterprise acquisition at CenturyLink Business for Enterlprise, Nov. 2015-Sept. 2016; financial analyst at CenturyLink, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2015. Studied at Kansas State University, 2007.
served as an Army officer for over 10 years in
conventional and special
operations units, including in Yemen and southern Afghanistan.
Regional organizing director in New Hampshire during the 2014 mid-term
election. Master's in international and development economics
from the University of San Francisco; bachelor's degree in political
science and history from UC Santa Barbara.
(July 2016) Political consultant at 14 Peaks Strategies from July 2013. Director of Women for Udall, May-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager on Shaffer for Colorado, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Finance director on Barker for State Senate (VA), June-Nov. 2011. Campaign manager on Brad Miller for Congress (NC), June-Nov. 2010. DCCC field director on Hawaii special election, March-May 2010. Campaign manager on Barlow for Delegate (VA). Deputy field director on Begich for Senate, April-Nov. 2008. Field organizer on John Edwards for President in Indianola, IA, and Reno, NV, June 2007-Jan. 2008. Field organizer on Lunsford for Governor (KY), March-May 2007. Team leader at Communities for a Quality Education, Aug.-Nov. 2006. B.A. in social sciences from University of Northern Colorado, 2005.
Latino Vote Director Vanessa Valdivia
(July 2016) Regional organizing director with
Democratic Party, April-July 2016. Associate at Gonring,
Spahn Associates, April 2012-July 2015. M.A. in
communications from University of Southern California, 2012; bachelors
degree in global and international studies and communication from UC
Santa Barbara, 2010.
CD6 Latino Vote Director Rochelle Galindo
Council Member Ward 1 in the City of Greeley, elected Nov. 2015. Legislative policy intern with the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Jan.-May 2015. Deputy campaign manager/Latino outreach coordinator on Dave Young for Colorado, June-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on People for Priscilla, June-Nov. 2013. Field organizer on Organizing for America at University of Northern Colorado/Weld County, June-Nov. 2012. Bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado State University, 2015; A.A. in political science and government from Aims Community College, 2013.
Digital Director Han Nguyen
campaign from June 2015.
Digital engagement director at Apploi, March-June 2015. Digital
strategy consultant for The Mesinna Group, Nov. 2014-Jan. 2015.
Digital director for the 2014 NH Democratic coordinated campaign
(Granite State Forward), Aug.-Nov. 2014. State digital programs
manager at Organizing for Action, May 2013-Aug. 2014. Online
engagement associate for the NRDC, March-May 2013. Deputy digital
director at Obama for America in Virginia, Jan.-Nov. 2012.
Marketing coordinator for the St. Bernard Project, in Louisiana, July
2009-April 2011. Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Juniata
College, 2007. twitter
Deputy Digital Directors
(Aug. 2016...earlier volunteered on the Nevada caucus
TV writer based in Los Angeles. Staff writer "It's Always Sunny
in Philadelphia," freelance writer for "Dawn of The Croods," script
coordinator on "The Real O'Neals," freelance writer on "Wait Wait,
Don't Tell Me," freelance writer and script coordinator on "Benched,"
and executive producer's assistant on "Trophy Wife." B.A. in
American studies from Yale University, 2012.
(May 2016) Summer fellow with Hillary for Nevada, May-Aug. 2015. Student in urban studies at University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Mori has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, organizer and storyteller in the United States since 2014, including work for such organizations as United We Dream.
Digital Associate Eleanor Harris
(July 2016...started as a volunteer for two
weeks) 2016 graduate
of Montgomery Blair High School.
Digital (deployed from HQ) Nick Biggs-Chiropolos
Part of the email team in Brooklyn. Student at Georgetown University.
Digital (deployed from HQ) Janani
Digital Marah Bragdon
Assistant regional coordinator (June 2015-March 2016)
(Dec. 2013-June 2015) in the New York State Assembly. B.A. in
psychology, religious studies from Occidental College, 2013.
Director Lisa Changadveja
AAPI outreach director on Hillary for America, Sept.
2015 to March 2016. LGBTQ Americans director and AAPI director at
Ready for Hillary, Sept.
Independent consultant since March 2011.
at Strong Strategies in Texas, March-Sept. 2013.
Campaign manager on Ann Johnson for State Representative (Houston, TX),
Regional field manager at Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
July 2011-May 2012. Deputy field director with Colorado
Democratic Party/coordinated campaigns, Aug.-Nov. 2010. Regional
field director on Bennet for Colorado, Jan.-Aug. 2010. Regional
field director on Hillary Clinton for President in NV, OH and IN, Aug.
2007-May 2008. Volunteer coordinator on Kulongoski for Governor,
Aug.-Nov. 2006. Legislative/communications assistant to state
Sen. Curt Thompson, Oct. 2005-July 2006. B.A. in political
science/history from Brenau Women's College. Georgia
Organizing Director Alana Mounce
Deputy organizing director for Clinton's Nevada caucus
director of the campaign in Alaska. Regional field director
(March-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (Aug. 2011-March 2012) for the
Obama campaign in Las Vegas, NV. B.A. in
political science from Chapman University, 2011.
Deputy Organizing Directors
Jefferson County, CD7 Adams, West Denver, North Denver Adin Lenchner
(April 2016) Organizer on Hillary for America in
Iowa, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Field advisor for OneVoice
Movement/Peaceworks Foundation, Jan.-March 2015. Field Director
in NY11 for the NY State Democratic Committee, Feb.-Nov. 2014.
Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Feb.-Nov.
2013. Field organizer in Jefferson Co. with Organizing for
America-Colorado, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science from
Wheaton College, 2012.
JeffCo - Harry Engelstein
West Denver - Claudia Morera
North Denver - Adam Kroll
CD7 Adams - Gladis Merino
Mountain Slope, Valley Slope, Pueblo Sarah Chabolla
(April 2016) HFA regional organizing director in
Carson City, NV
and Tacoma, WA, Feb-March 2016; HFA organizer
in Coralville, Iowa, July
2015-Feb. 2016. Field organizer with the Iowa Democratic Party in
Coralville, Iowa, June-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science and
government from Muhlenberg College, 2014.
Pueblo - Aaron Soriano
Valley Slope - Stephanie Sampson
Western Slope - Lander Karath
Boulder, Fort Collins, Campus Sarah Andrews
(April 2016) HFA regional organizing director in
Boulder, CO and
Tempe, AZ, Feb.-March 2016; HFA organizer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April
2015-Feb. 2016. Regional organizer for the Center for American
Progress, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015. B.A. in political science, peace
and conflict studies from University of Colorado at Boulder, 2014;
president of College Democrats at the University, May-Nov. 2014.
Boulder - Don Chris Andres
Deputy Boulder - Nora Rothman
Larimer - Analysee Escobar
Deputy Larimer - Branden Shafer
Campus - Spencer Carnes
CD6 Adams, CD6 Arapahoe, South Denver Gabriel "Gabe" Uy
(April 2016) Press assistant and regional
representative to U.S.
Sen. Harry Reid, June 2013-May 2016. Deputy field director at the
Nevada State Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Staff to the Asian
Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus at the California State Assembly,
Feb.-May 2013. Sales associate at Gap Inc. June 2005-May
2013. Regional field director (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and field
organizer (March-Aug. 2012) on Obama for America. B.S. and B.A.
in nutritional science and speech communication from University of
Nevada Reno, 2010.
CD6 Adams - John Cooper
Deputy CD6 Adams - Caroline Bye
South Denver - Christiana Ho
Arapahoe - Sarah Gibson
Colorado Springs, Greeley Nick Canfield
Experience includes deputy field director on the 2014
Democratic Coordinated Campaign and work for Organizing for Action.
Colorado Springs - Anthony Carlson
Greeley Noel (Noe) Rincon
Field Assistant Sara Kirshbaum
(Aug. 2016) Organizer for the Colorado Democratic Party, May-July 2016. Worked on Hillary for America during the primaries, as an organizer in Seattle, WA (March-May 2016), organizer in Colorado Springs (Feb.-March 2016), deputy organizer in Burlington, IA (Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016), and starting as a Fall fellow in Burlington, IA(Sept.-Nov. 2015). Bachelor's degree in political science from The George Washington University, 2015.
DATA AND ANALYTICS
Data and Analytics Director Anna Korman
(April 2016) Started on the campaign as deputy data director and data director in Iowa, Colorado and Utah, from Aug. 2015. Data associate at Precision Strategies, Jan.-Aug. 2015. Deputy data director on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The George Washington University.
Deputy Data Directors
(May 2016...previously served as an organizer in Iowa,
Colorado and Washington, from Sept. 2015 and started on the campaign as
an organizing fellow in Waterloo in June 2015) Prior to the
campaign, White worked as a research assistant and independent
consultant for UC Hastings College of the Law. M.Phil in Russian
and East European Studies from University of Oxford, 2014;B.A. in
history and economics from Cornell University, 2012.
Cheska Mae Perez
(May 2016)...previously a field organizer (Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016) and organizing fellow on the campaign in Las Vegas, NV. Graduate of Valley High School, 2015.
(May 2016...started on the campaign as an organizer in Nashua, NH in July 2015, then to Reno, NV, Youngstown, OH and Portland, ME) Field organizer with the League of Conservation Voters in Manchester, NH, July 2014-July 2015. B.A. in international relations, economics from University of Delaware, 2014.
(Aug. 2016) Senior manager (Jan. 2014-June 2016)
and sales developmeent and sales operations (July 2012-Dec. 2013) at
Insight Squared. B.A. in economics from Brown University, 2012.
(July 2016)Engineer I (energy management for ATR
International/AbbVie, Sept.-Dec. 2015. B.S. in chemical
engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2015.
(Aug. 2016) Senior analyst at Cornerstone
Research, Sept. 2014-Aug. 2016. B.A. in psychology and B.S. in
business administration from UC Berkeley, 2014.
Data Analyst Sara Linssen
(Aug. 2016) B.A. in government and economics
McKenna College, 2016.
Voter Protection Director Jessica Campbell-Swanson
(June 2016) Senior associate at
BoulderStrategies LLC, Jan.-June
2016. Contract attorney at Recht Kornfeld, PC, July-Nov.
2015. Associate, general consultant at RBI Strategies and
Research, April 2014-Aug. 2015. Executive and academic English
teacher, Jan. 2012-March 2014. Campaign manager on Michael
Copeland for Mayor (Olathe, KS), Jan.-April 2007. J.D. in
international law and legal studies from University of Denver's Sturm
College of Law, 2011; M.A. in comparative politics from University of
Denver, 2012; BASc in philosophy, history and political science from
Southern Nazarene University, 2005.
Deputy Voter Protection Director Tory Lauterbach
(July 2016) Senior associate at Wright &
Talisman, P.C. since
April 2013. Associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP,
Jan. 2011-April 2013. Associate at McDermott Will and Emery,
Sept. 2009-Jan. 2011. J.d. from The University of Texas at
Austin, 2009; B.A. in government, philosophy and history from Cornell
Deputy Voter Protection Director Andrew Wood
Attorney and political fellow on Bennet for Colorado
2016. Deputy District Attorney in Craig, CO, Nov. 2014-Dec.
2015. J.D. from University of Denver-Sturm College of Law, 2014;
B.S. in psychology from Texas A&A University, 2009.
Deputy Voter Protection Director Karen Gross
(Sept. 2016) Staff attorney on Clemency Project
2016. Attorney at Karen E. Gross, Attorney at Law in Austin, TX,
Nov. 2011-Nov. 2016. J.D. from University of Houston Law Center;
B.A. in political science and governemtn from University of Texas at
(Oct. 2016) Associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Denver since Jan. 2015. Project manager at the Committee on States, Sept. 2008-July 2010. Analyst at Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, Feb.-Aug. 2008. Research analyst for the Corporate Executive Board, Sept. 2006-Jan. 2008. J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, 2013; B.S. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University, 2006.
Counsel to U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet from Oct. 2014. CSR strategy/crisis management for ConeCommunications, Oct. 2013-Oct 2014. Legal intern in OVP at the White House, Jan.-May 2013. Communications director and policy director to state Sen. Mike Johnston (CO), Jan.-Dec. 2012. J.D. from University of Denver-Sturm College of Law, 2013; B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2008.
Senior policy advisor (from July 2013) and
legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. Education
policy analyst for the Center for American Progress, July 2012-July
2013. Pennsylvania voterfile manager and primary HQ data desk at
Obama for America/Campaign for Change, Sept. 2007-Nov. 2008. J.D.
from Yale Law School; B.A. in American history and political science
from University of Pennsylvania.
(started on the campaign in April 2015 as a policy
advisor in Brooklyn) Policy associate in the City of Chicago
Mayor's Office, May 2011-July 2012; policy analyst on Chicago for Rahm,
Dec. 2010-Feb. 2011, then worked on the transition. Associate at
the White House, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011. J.D. from New York
University School of Law and University of Chicago Law School, 2015;
B.S. in economics and international stuides from University of Miami,
Military legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Michael
Bennet since Feb. 2013. Fellow at Robert Bosch Stiftung in
Germany, June 2013-June 2014. Policy aide to U.S. Sen. Claire
McCaskill, Aug. 2011-June 2013. Legislative assistant in the U.S.
House, April 2010-Aug. 2011. .B.A. in international relations
from Brown University, 2009.
GOTV Director Jake Martin
Campaign manager for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's May 2015 re-election. Plains field director at the DCCC in the 2012 cycle. Field director in the OR-1 special election for the Democratic Party of Oregon, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012. Field director on Michael Hancock for Mayor (Denver), Jan.-June 2011. Field director on Perlmutter for Congress, June-Nov. 2010. Canvass director on the May 2010 special election in PA-12. Regional field director for the Colorado Democratic Party, Sept. 2007-Nov. 2008.
Deputy GOTV Director Adrian Culea
Has worked for the National Basketball
Association since Sept. 2014, and with the Brooklyn Nets basketball
team, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2014. Deputy field director for Colorado
Commits to Kids, Sept.-Nov. 2013. Worked for the Iowa Democratic
Party, April-Nov. 2012. Field organizer in NY-19 for the New York
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in Fall 2010. B.A. in
political science from Hofstra University, 2011. New York native.
Adams County GOTV Director Jeff O'Neil
Regional GOTV Leads
North Denver Chris Mewes
Adams Christina So
Larimer Grayson Murphy
Boulder Lindsay Randall
Campus Michael Sparks
Pueblo Steve Bass
Director Lauren Coffee
Campaign manager on Leigh Bailey for Texas, April-Nov.
2014. Texas state director at Organizing for Action, April
2013-April 2014. Northern Nevada director, Nevada deputy data
director on Obama for America. Regional field director in North
Texas for Organizing for America at the DNC, 2010-11. B.S. in
sociology from Texas A&M University, 2007.
Deputy Operations Directors
Studied at University of San Diego School of Law and
Barbara. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica.
Owner of Jackalope Jam from Sept. 2012. Sales representative for Nordstrom. Server at The Cheesecake Factory. Studied psychology at American University.
(May 2016) Bench jeweler II at Bllue Nile in
Seattle, WA, Nov. 2014-May 2016. Paralegal in Reno.
Campaign manager on Angie Taylor for Assembly, April-Nov. 2010.
Field staffer for the Nevada Democratic Party, Oct. 2009-March
2010. Public service intern for Washoe County Commissioner, Aug.
2008-July 2009;; regional organizer in Reno for the Campaign for
Tobacco-Free Kids, Sept. 208-June 2009. Field staff and delegate
selection/retention on Hillary Clinton for President, June 2007-June
2008. B.A. in political science and government from SUNY Empire
State College, 2012; earlier studied at the University of Nevada-Reno.
IT Director Mike Rainey
(Sept. 2016) Partner at PAN-NOLA in New Orleans
Studied philosophy at University of Chicago.
Training Director Tanya Nathan
(June 2016) State field lead in Denver, Oct. 2015-May 2016. Volunteer coordinator at Biennial of the Americas, May-Sept. 2015. Regional field director with the Colorado Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Conference planner with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, June 2013-May 2014. B.A. in international/global studies, political science from University of Denver, 2012.
Trip and Surrogates Director Laura Derrick
(June 2016) Special projects manager (Feb.-Nov.
training director (Feb.-Oct. 2013) at Battleground Texas.
Regional field director on Organizing for America-Ohio, Aug. 2011-Nov.
2012. Attended Rice University. Native Texan.
Trips - Volunteer
Driver/Staffer Laura Stenovec
Trips Fellows Emily Estus, Emily Mooney
DNC - Special Projects Director Cara Bernard
(May 2016) Diversity and inclusion specialist on
Hillary for America in Brooklyn, May 2015-May 2016, and Get Out The
Caucus coordinator for the campaign in Nevada and Colorado, Dec.
2015-March 2016. Degree in public communications from American
Field Offices: (as
of Sept. 10, 2016)
Chairman Rick Palacio
(elected March 5, 2011; re-elected in 2013 and
2015) Deputy director of Member services in the office of the
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer from 2008. Worked for U.S. Rep.
John Salazar including as deputy communications director and earlier as
legislative assistant. Candidate for Clerk and Recorder in
Pueblo, 2006. Regional director of the Colorado Democratic
Party’s Coordinated Campaign. Assistant to Colorado House
Majority Leader Alice Madden, 2004-06. Sixth generation
Coloradan, born and raised in Pueblo. twitter
Executive Director Ann Wilseck
(Jan. 2015) Director of operations for the
Colorado Coordinated Campaign, May-Dec. 2014. Communications
manager for Larimer County Democrats, Feb. 2009-May 2014.
Designer with Group Publishing, March 2000-Jan. 2011. Production
manager for Colorcorp, March 1999-March 2000. Prepress manager at
Star Printing & Promotions/Target Graphics Ltd. in Illinois, Feb.
1997-Feb. 1999. Prepress coordinator at Washburn Graficolor in
Illinois, July 1995-Feb. 1997. B.S. in journalism from University
of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign-1995.
First Vice Chair Beverly Ryken
Second Vice Chair Barbara Jones
Secretary Martelle Daniels
Treasurer Judith Zee Steinberg