1. 1994

    Humble Beginnings

    After growing up on a hog farm in northern Missouri, an Army National Guard Howitzer gunman and future Axiom Strategies founder Jeff Roe begins his political career at the ground level, helping elect then-State Representative Sam Graves to the Missouri Senate.

  2. 2000

    Federal Politics

    Jeff manages State Senator Graves’s successful campaign for Congress and is named Chief of Staff.

  3. 2002

    Missouri Takeover

    Jeff helps orchestrate Missouri Republicans’ takeover of the General Assembly – their first majority in 50 years.

  4. 2006

    Axiom Born with Big Ideas

    Jeff leaves Congressman Graves’s office to open Axiom Strategies, a political consulting firm with the goal of electing conservatives to Congress and other offices nationwide.

  5. 2008

    A Taste of Presidential Politics

    Axiom debuts on the Presidential level assisting Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee with a massive voter ID effort in Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and the Super Tuesday states. Axiom adds two new employees and nearly doubles 2006 revenues.

  6. 2010

    Branching Out

    Axiom launches its award-winning direct mail services, adds Capitol Franking Group to provide communications services to Congressional offices, opens its first office outside of Kansas City in Washington, D.C., adds two more employees and sees revenue growth of 150% over 2008.

  7. 2012

    Public Affairs and Direct Mail Market Share Growth

    CLOUT is born to provide public affairs and government relations services, and Axiom invests in its direct mail division, and more than doubles 2010 revenues.

  8. 2014

    A New Polling Division and the Largest GOP Mail Shop

    Axiom doubles its employee count, drives revenue to 170% growth over 2012, becomes the largest Republican direct mail firm for federal clients in the country, and adds polling with the launch of Remington Research Group.

  9. 2016

    An Historic Presidential Run and the Birth of the Agency Model

    With campaign manager Jeff Roe and Axiom’s data-driven philosophy, Ted Cruz wins the Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus with more votes than any candidate in the storied history of the caucus and goes on to win more delegates in the Primary than any candidate after President Trump. Axiom adds 10 more employees, grows revenues 180% over 2014, opens new offices in Austin, Houston, and Annapolis, ands adds opposition research and digital fundraising to its repertoire with the launch of Cannon Research Group and Reignite. Led by Axiom Strategies, 2016 is the birth of the “agency model” in the industry in which more services are offered by single entities in order to focus attention on what’s best for the campaign as opposed to herding multiple singularly-focused operations with sometimes diverging interests.

  10. 2018

    Going Out West, Buying Media and More

    Axiom hires more than 100 employees, triples revenues over 2016, expands heavily into the west coast opening offices in Seattle, Sacramento, and San Diego, and adds to its growing list of services with the launch of AxMedia for media buying, Vanguard Field Strategies for door-to-door, signature gathering, and other field operations, and High Cotton Consulting for candidate fundraising.

  11. 2019

    Bright Future

    With an all-time 83% win rate, 90 full time employees, and 11 companies providing a full range of consulting and communications services, Axiom is poised for another big cycle in 2020.



Jeff Roe is the founder of Axiom Strategies, a firm specializing in strategic consulting, direct voter contact and research services for congressional, senatorial and statewide campaigns. Axiom was founded in Kansas City, Missouri in 2005. Axiom Strategies is the fastest-growing and largest General Consulting political firm in the nation. Roe is best known for his data-driven and bare-knuckled approach to politics as well as his role as campaign manager for Ted Cruz’s 2016 run for president.

Axiom has helped elect 74 congressmen, 8 senators and 6 governors nationwide. In addition to political and ballot initiative campaigns, Jeff’s team regularly consults and provides crisis management to 8 Fortune 500 companies and over 20 public corporations on federal, state and local issues.

In 2016, Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace proclaimed Jeff was the “man behind the secret to Ted Cruz’s ground game.” Jeff is famous for his attention to detail and his strategic focus on the science of messaging, such as the Houston Chronicle explains, his desire to “keep a piece of campaign literature in a targeted voter’s hands for 48 seconds or more – instead of the industry average of 24 seconds – before it goes in the trash.” Others have noted that Ted Cruz’s campaign was perhaps “the most sophisticated” the first in the nation caucus state had ever witnessed. On MSNBC, pundits covering the 2016 primary said that Jeff Roe has become the ‘rock star’ in politics created each cycle to the likes of Lee Atwater, James Carville and David Plouffe. According to the Washington Post, “Ted Cruz ran the best campaign of any Republican politician in the 2016 primary.”

Jeff’s political career began at the ground level, working for then-State Representative Sam Graves in 1994, helping to elect him to State Senate and eventually Congress in 2000, after which he became Graves’ Chief of Staff. In 2001-02 Jeff helped Missouri Republicans take over the General Assembly for the first time in 50 years.

Axiom debuted on the Presidential level in 2008, when Jeff assisted Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee with a massive voter ID effort in dozens of states including Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and the Super Tuesday States. In 2012, Jeff was a consultant to Gov. Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign before ending the Presidential cycle assisting Newt Gingrich.

In 2010, Axiom added a Washington DC office and grew in staff and offices further in 2015 to include San Francisco and Austin. In 2017, Axiom opened an office in Annapolis and also dramatically expanded its West Coast presence, opening offices in Sacramento, San Diego and Seattle.

A Brookfield, Missouri native, Jeff grew up working on his family’s hog farm, was an Eagle Scout and joined the Army National Guard at the age of 17. He attended basic training at Ft. Still, Oklahoma and served in a 155 mm Howitzer Unit in South Korea.

He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Houston with their daughters, Remington and Reagan, and son, Rockwell. They are members of Houston’s First Baptist Church.


Rob is our Chief Operating Officer for all the Axiom companies and specializes in corporate growth, operational excellence and financial management. With twenty five years of building for profit organizations, Rob has presided over many companies prior to Axiom as a C-level executive in both the political and corporate environment.

He began his career in the technology consulting industry and assisted his partners in growing the firm to over 300 employees to be acquired by Computer Associates. From there Rob spent many years with operations consulting for private equity and boutique consulting firms to include mergers, acquisitions, growth strategies and financial management.

After being recruited to a consulting firm in New York City, Rob led the company by expanding from one office to seven across the U.S. and internationally over five years both organically and via acquisitions. Rob eventually moved to Miami to continuing his work in the public relations industry.

Rob’s management experience is extensive and he has been involved in many successful start-ups, mid-sized and large corporations. His passion is financial management, operational excellence and driving organizations to maximum profitability and growth.

A graduate of Franklin University (Summa Cum Laude), with a B.S. in Business Management, he currently lives in Dublin, Ohio (and sometimes Florida) with his wife Lisa. His passion outside of working is his church and family.


Since its inception in 2005, Sarah has contributed to the exponential growth and success of Axiom Strategies. She has played key roles in the development from small regional consulting firm to robust, full-service and nationally recognized political agency, and serves today as head of the media buying team.

During the 2015-16 Republican Presidential Primary, Sarah served as Director of Operations for Cruz for President. In that capacity she had primary oversight of the $90 Million campaign budget and staffing and human resources management for 100+ personnel, and served as primary liaison with the RNC and television networks for all presidential primary debates.

Skilled at execution, Sarah has an acute attention to detail and uses her years of experience to steer campaigns and projects from their initial stages to full-scale operations. She is trusted and respected by her colleagues and peers in the industry and is a force within the organizations she works.

The American Association of Political Consultants honored Sarah in 2017 with its 40 Under 40 Award, which recognizes leaders and innovators in the political business community who are making a mark in their organizations and their professions.

Sarah lives in Kansas City with her husband, Pete, and their two daughters.


Stephen’s broad spectrum of experience includes executive roles in government and consulting on major races in every region of the country.

Prior to joining Axiom, Stephen was the Chief of Staff to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, managing the mayor’s executive office in a city with a $3.4B budget and 11,000 employees.

Stephen’s work in electing Faulconer – the only big city Republican mayor in America – earned him national acclaim, including recognition as Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants in 2014. With Stephen at the helm, Faulconer’s approval ratings remained consistently high, despite only 26% Republican registration.

Stephen’s diverse experience and track record of turning campaign promises into executive results significantly benefit Axiom’s campaign and corporate clients.

Stephen was previously with Axiom during the 2010 election cycle. He was active in youth politics and is a former Chairman of the California College Republicans. He has a degree in Business Finance and lives in downtown San Diego with his wife Diana and their daughter Sophia.


For more than 20 years Duane Dichiara has been managing political campaigns. A general strategist, he has advised national, statewide, congressional, legislative, big city, and initiative campaigns throughout the country.

In the 1990’s Duane managed California legislative targets, where he helped re-invent the concept of Republican ground organizations.  This “RPD system” became a model for future GOP organizing efforts nationally.

A Sacramento veteran, Duane served as chief of staff to three members of the State Assembly and has been a partner in two successful political consulting firms. As one of the country’s leading writers of direct mail, he has received several of the American Association of Political Consultant’s "Pollie Awards."

Duane has served as chairman of the California Republican Party’s CALPLAN Committee, and founded both the California Republican Chiefs of Staff Association and GROW Elect, an organization that recruits, trains, and elects Latino Republicans.

Duane lives in Sacramento with his wife Valerie and children Ella and Wills.


Jessica Flanagain has 20 years of campaign and brand experience. She has advised presidential, statewide, congressional, legislative, mayoral, and initiative campaigns throughout the country, and served as Executive Director of the Nebraska Republican Party.

Jessica has a penchant for electing long-shot candidates and her experience includes serving in the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts as a Special Advisor. Jessica has worked on dozens of Midwest public affairs campaigns for energy, agriculture and technology companies. Jessica works to engage stakeholders and maximize grassroots, grasstops, earned media and event opportunities.

Jessica works with clients to develop comprehensive plans that achieve defined goals. Components include message development, fundraising, strategic coalition opportunities, voter contact, and media relations.

A first-generation college graduate, Jessica is defined by hard-work and determination. She invests in Republican candidates because she believes each person should have a chance to succeed and that personal responsibility leads to individual dignity.

Jessica calls Lincoln Nebraska home.


A fleece vest, nine individual socks, three shirts and one pair of jeans with a broken fly.  That’s all Ethan needed while being on the road for three straight months and fifteen states for Ted Cruz as the campaign’s Deputy Political Director.   As a New England native, Ethan wears his Republican victories coming from the bluest part of the county like Larry Bird and Tom Brady wear championship rings.  In addition to the Cruz campaign, Zorfas led Congressman Frank Guinta’s efforts as a Chief of Staff and General Consultant in New Hampshire’s 1st District- the most even district in terms of party registration in the country.  Ethan also led Bill Cassidy’s successful 2014 Senate victory against eighteen year incumbent Mary Landrieu in Louisiana.   Ethan resides in Washington, D.C. and has a Masters in Public Administration from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.


David Polyansky is a strategist and communications counselor with professional experience in the political, legal, and public affairs sectors. Over the course of his career, he has been known for taking on tough challenges and helping many of his clients defy great odds.

Most recently, David served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz where he helped guide an office representing over 28 million Texans through numerous pivotal moments, including influencing several major components of the historic “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” of 2017, the rescue and recovery efforts of Hurricane Harvey up and down the Texas coast, and passage of five Cruz-sponsored bills through the first year of the Trump presidency.

David has served in a senior capacity to four Republican presidential campaigns, including as a senior adviser for Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 presidential campaign and then later joining Senator Cruz’s campaign as a senior adviser for politics and communications.

In 2015 David was awarded “Strategist of the Year” honors by the American Association of Political Consultants (“AAPC”) for his work as senior strategist to Joni Ernst’s historic victory where she became the 51st Republican senator in the new Republican majority and the first woman ever to represent the state of Iowa in Congress - the same election cycle he helped Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin earn her own historic re-election.

David has also worked with advocacy organizations, trade associations, state parties, and a major collegiate athletic department to advance their strategic and communications goals.

He is a six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and in 2004 took a sabbatical from his legal career to join Texas’ 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines for duty in Al Anbar, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

David is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and was previously a practicing commercial litigator in Texas. Today, he resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Kirsten, and two young children.


Scott Hamann received his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri (B.A. – Accounting) and Master’s of Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City (MBA - Finance).

He began his career at Aquila (formerly known as Utilicorp United) as a financial analyst within Utilco Group, an unregulated power generation and marketing group.

Scott later joined Ferrellgas as a Treasury Analyst within the company’s Corporate Finance Department. He spent eight years at Ferrellgas with his final position being that of the Treasury Manager.

In 2004, Scott joined the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri, in Kansas City, as a financial analyst within the Criminal Division handling various white collar crime investigations and prosecutions. He was then promoted to Supervisor Financial Analyst overseeing financial analysts and paralegals within the Criminal Division. He later transferred to the Administrative Division as the Resource Management Officer overseeing Budget, Human Resources, and other areas during his tenure.

He and his wife, Julie, live in Kansas City with their daughter, Danielle, and son, Ryan.


In March of 2012 I spent most of my working days in a cubicle in my hometown of St. Louis working for a large defense company, armed with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, a newly-minted MBA, and six years of experience in corporate finance.

A long-time friend of mine had just been hired at Axiom a few weeks prior. He was back in town for the holidays and told me they were spinning off their mail division and were looking for someone to manage the business operations of the new company as well as the logistics of mail production. They needed someone to bring process and organization and focus on execution. He told me I should interview.

At the time I was leading the proposal development for a contract that would push my program out past 2020 so the new job was risky, but it was also fascinating and exciting and just the challenge I was looking for. I interviewed for the job, was eventually offered the job, accepted, sold my house, and moved across the state, where I’ve worked approximately 1,000 hours per week ever since. My good friend subsequently took a big corporate gig, in perhaps the largest bait-and-switch in the history of mankind.

During my time at Axiom, I’ve experienced us spin off our mail division, move it back in, become one of the largest and most acclaimed political mail firms in the country, add digital, phones, polling, and media buying to our repertoire, and grow from a regional presence to a national player. I’m proud of the work we’ve produced for our clients, and honored to be part of this team.


Margarita Fuksman joined Axiom Strategies in 2009 and manages many aspects of Axiom’s business processes, corporate accounts, event management and day to day operations.

Margarita has extensive event planning and fundraising experience as she’s helped organize many statewide, federal, presidential and personal events. Her widespread knowledge in the aspects of organizing events has allowed her to undertake anything from a small, intimate roundtable for congressional clients to presidential watch parties for over 600 guests.

She has helped run point on Axiom’s top corporate clients where she was asked to manage all aspects of organizational logistics, oversee board members, as well as travel and coordinate conferences and client meetings all over the country.

In 2015 Margarita moved to Houston, TX 2015 to facilitate in running the Headquarters for Ted Cruz’s Presidential Campaign. There she was able to implement her skills in office management, event planning and acquired many new skills and responsibilities such as accounting, financial tracking and senior staff management.

Originally from Overland Park, KS, Margarita holds a B.S. in Journalism and a discipline in Russian Studies from the University of Kansas. She now resides in Austin, TX where she manages the Axiom southern division.


Andrew Salter joined Axiom in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew spent 12 years in California working in pop culture design, corporate advertising, and music production. He chose to bring his talents to the world of politics because he believed he could elevate the level of design and creative that was commonplace in the industry at the time.

While working on the Cruz for President campaign, Andrew put his knowledge of psychology and influential design trends to good use. Results from the Cruz campaign proved that the same messaging was acted upon more when it was presented with high-end design and illustration. The lessons learned from that campaign were successfully applied to other races later in the cycle, like Dawn Buckingham's tight primary race for Texas Senate. Buckingham won the primary in a closely contested runoff, with Axiom's direct mail driven by Andrew's design playing a key role in delivering that narrow victory - voters surveyed named the direct mail from the race as more memorable than TV, radio, or digital advertising. Andrew looks forward to ensuring Axiom continues to out-do itself with industry-leading design and creative for many cycles to come.

In his down time, Andrew enjoys writing music, illustrating, skateboarding, playing almost any type of sport, and especially spending time with his family.


Matthew G. Whitaker is the former acting Attorney General of the United States (2018-2019) serving between AG Sessions and AG Barr. During his tenure as acting Attorney General, the Department of Justice focused on reducing violent crime and arresting the opioid epidemic, in addition to combating terrorism and other department priorities. Whitaker signed the automatic weapons bump stock ban and supervised the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Prior to becoming Acting Attorney General, Mr. Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Whitaker had previously served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa from 2004 to 2009 where he obtained invaluable insight and experience regarding the enforcement of federal crimes including mail and wire fraud, public corruption, child pornography, firearms violations,drug trafficking, corporate fraud, and terrorism financing. In addition,Whitaker was responsible for defending civil lawsuits brought against the United States, handling federal forfeiture actions, and collecting debts and restitution.

While US Attorney,Whitaker served on the Controlled Substances and Asset Forfeiture Subcommittee of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee, a group of 30 United States Attorneys across the country focusing on the Department of Justice's efforts against drug trafficking. Additionally, he was a member of the Violent and Organized Crime Subcommittee and the White Collar Crime Subcommittee of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee.

Following graduation from the University of Iowa in 1995, Whitaker moved to the Twin Cities and worked for the law firm of Briggs & Morgan. In 1998, Whitaker joined a Fortune 100 company, as corporate counsel. In 2001, Whitaker and his family moved back to Iowa and he joined the law firm of Finely Alt Smith where he remained until his appointment as United States Attorney. In 2002,Whitaker ran for State Treasurer of Iowa. Whitaker received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1991. In 1995, he graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in addition to earning his Master of Business Administration. In 2009, Whitaker formed the law firm of Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff LLP in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids Iowa representing businesses and individuals in complex criminal and civil matters. After running for US Senate in 2014, Whitaker began a three-year tenure as Executive Director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) in Washington DC. In 2017, Whitaker was also a contributor for CNN, appearing often to discuss the legal issues of the moment.


Catherine has crafted communications strategies around numerous policy and political efforts in the Texas Governor’s Office, on two presidential primary campaigns, and on Capitol Hill.

She most recently served as senior communications adviser to Senator Ted Cruz on his winning re-election campaign and prior to that, managed his U.S. Senate press office. She also served as the national press secretary to Cruz’s 2016 presidential primary campaign.

Before working on Capitol Hill, she was press secretary to Texas Governor Rick Perry, served as deputy press secretary to his 2012 presidential campaign and his 2010 re-election campaign.

Catherine is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with bachelor’s degrees in government and public relations.


Samantha Dravis is a policy advisor and strategist who has experience working at the White House, a federal agency, Capitol Hill and for some of the country’s most influential political and public policy organizations.

Samantha most recently served as Associate Administrator at the US Environmental Protection Agency, where she was responsible for leading policy for the agency’s regulatory and permitting programs and providing analysis and oversight of all the agency’s major regulatory actions. Samantha also served as EPA’s Regulatory Reform Officer, leading the agency’s response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13771 and spearheading a major effort that resulted in 22 deregulatory actions during the first year of the Trump Administration. Samantha also led the process of EPA’s coordination with the White House, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) as well as all other federal agencies.

Prior to her work at EPA, Samantha served as President of the Rule of Law Defense Fund and General Counsel of the Republican Attorneys General Association, where she advanced policy issues important to the Republican attorneys general on the national stage – this included coordinating support for various amicus briefs, providing research and briefings for state attorney generals and their staffs; and organizing major policy conferences on issues like healthcare, state and federal environmental regulation, and financial services rules.

Prior to heading the Rule of Law Defense Fund, Samantha worked as an attorney on Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign for the presidency, and as the Associate Director of Political Affairs at The White House during the administration of President George W. Bush, and as legal counsel for Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, an organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of free markets and a free society.

Samantha attended the University of Notre Dame Law School, receiving several merit scholarships. She served as the Solicitation Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy and graduated cum laude.


Kristin Davison is known to push candidates and campaigns to work harder, grow outside their comfort zones, and advance to the next level. She has over a decade of campaign and policy experience, from local mayoral races to national presidential campaigns, from the White House to the British House of Commons.

Most recently Kristin worked with a number of candidates and issue initiatives around the country, managing statewide run-off elections and orchestrating statewide campaign launches the Tampa Bay Times dubbed, “…the most impressive and picturesque campaign kickoffs…” before heading to Nevada to spearhead former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

Prior to the 2018 Election Cycle, Kristin was the Deputy Surrogate Director on Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Senior Advisor to Senator Roy Blunt’s (R-MO) winning 2016 reelection campaign. In Missouri, she refocused the Blunt campaign’s data targeting and opposition research, restructured its field operation, increasing voter contacts by 1,091% in her first month, and led the 2016 Missouri Victory program that resulted in a sweep of all statewide Republican candidates on the ballot.

Kristin studied political science, but the foundation of her education came during her time as Chief of Staff at Karl Rove and Company. There she was involved in polling, data, messaging, and strategy for statewide, national, and international campaigns, political groups, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal. She also led the research, editing, and marketing of former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove’s, two best-selling books, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” and “The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.”

A Pennsylvania native and Catholic University of America graduate, Kristin can generally be found traveling or having way too much fun with excel spread sheets.


My Motivation and Work Experience:
Right out of high school I began my career working for a non-profit building homes for hurricane victims. After a year, I was hooked. Traveling from South America to as far away as Eastern Europe and China I developed a love for design and for serving a vision greater than myself, for the benefit of others, within the context of a well-organized team.

I have led creative teams based in the US, UK and PH and since 2012 I have served at Axiom Strategies in Kansas City. With 17 years experience in graphic arts and desktop publications for print, digital and branding, the majority of my recent work has been for Federal and state-level campaigns in addition to national advocacy groups. I enjoy collaborating with our writers in every race we are invited to participate in and celebrating with our clients when they win.

My Personal Life and Interests
I met my wife of 20 years while working together for the same non-profit. Together, she and I have four teenagers, 2 Cavalier spaniels (Pebbles and Dolly) and loads of memories and stories. My favorite books would include The Dip, by Seth Godin and Paul’s first and second letters to Timothy. I’m politically conservative. I don’t take selfies. I’m a huge fan of The Office. And if you’re ever in Kansas City during Christmas, you’re bound to run into my wife and I at the Kauffman to see the K.C. symphony perform Handel’s Messiah.


Michael strives to understand the world a little more and bring a sense of clarity and focus to his design projects while enjoying exceptional coffee.

Not one to follow the herd, Michael joined Axiom to reenvision what political mail could be and help create one of the best political mail shops in the country. Never typical is certainly the mantra he takes to heart, constantly pushing boundaries and challenging clients with his designs.

In the late 80’s Michael lost a bet and had to move from Las Vegas to Kansas City. When he’s not designing shiny new websites and award winning direct mail, Michael can be found working on way too many home remodeling projects and dreaming of his next watch purchase.


After graduating from the University of Georgia with a joint Business and Journalism degree, I hardly had any plans to enter politics until I sat down with then-Congressman Jack Kingston. He told me he was running for the U.S. Senate and wanted me to come work for his campaign. Somehow, Congressman Kingston talked me into scrapping my steady job offers at businesses back home in Philadelphia and moving to Atlanta to work on his campaign – unpaid, until I could earn my keep (as any good fiscal conservative would require).

A year and a half later, I sat in the Kingston election day war room across from Jeff Roe. Jeff was our General Consultant – a grizzled chief campaign strategist; I was our Grassroots Director – a political newbie without much but some work ethic and creativity. We lost our primary runoff that day by 8,503 votes (not that I’ll remember that number forever) and over the next week or so, Jeff told me about his company Axiom Strategies in Kansas City. He liked what I had done on the campaign and loved how much I hated losing. He had a role in mind for me in Kansas City.

“I want you to come to Axiom and make it a career, not just a job,” Jeff said. I’m glad I listened because I love what I do, now working in the Axiom Washington DC office as the Director of Accounts. Every day, I translate Axiom clients’ political needs into creative solutions then oversee our unmatched art team’s execution on those solutions. I ensure that big thinking strategy turns into effective direct voter contact and – best and foremost of all – I get to help campaigns win.


When Dan started watching Inside Politics on CNN at age five, his parents hoped it was just a precocious phase he would grow out of. He didn't.

Prior to joining Axiom, Dan worked for one of the nation's leading political media firms. In between he made a token effort to find a job that would allow him to truthfully answer the question "So what do you do?" at parties without people making faces.

Dan has worked with campaigns at every level from county commissioner to U.S. Senate, and has written everything from TV commercial scripts to fundraising letters. If you need a mail piece that makes your affable pastor opponent seem like Emperor Palpatine, he's your guy. Just please don't ask him to write staff bios for your company website. Nobody even reads those.


Angie Owens is a native of St. Louis and graduated with a Marketing degree from Mizzou in 2011. Post-graduation, she moved back to her hometown where she began her professional career working as an event planner.

Looking for a change in scenery after a few years of being back home, Angie packed up her things and headed west to Kansas City with her rescue dog Casi. While she will always root for the Cardinals over the Royals, she does agree that the BBQ is better.

Angie joined Axiom Strategies in the summer of 2015 to serve as the team’s Administrative Coordinator. Her day-to-day operations include office management, business and travel scheduling, and political fundraising. Although new to the political world upon joining the firm, her previous career provided her with exceptional skills in organization, multi-tasking, and time management that are crucial for her position.

When Angie is not at the office, she enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time outdoors, and live music.


Daniel Gribble joined Axiom as an Associate in 2017 after experience on a presidential campaign and as a congressional intern in Washington, DC.

Texas native, Daniel grew up and went to school in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Political Science. During his time at UH, Daniel gained experience as an intern in Ted Poe's (TX-02) Washington, DC office, and as an associate on the Ted Cruz for President campaign in their Houston, TX headquarters.

In July 2017, Daniel relocated from Houston to join Axiom's Austin, TX office. While not in the office, he enjoys Astros and Texans games, hunting, and spending time with friends and family.


After graduating with a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, Eva entered into the media buying world by working for an agency in the Omnicom Group. There, she established roots and built a foundation of knowledge in the media industry as she worked on nationally recognized clients spanning multiple categories such as General Motors, Subaru, T-Mobile, 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut and Pepsi. She then took on client team duties as she joined the Pepsi Media Team to oversee the radio buying and placement process. She understood the importance of communication and collaboration as she worked with planners, fellow buyers and the client directly to achieve or exceed expectations of media goals.

Eva then furthered her career as she became a Media Buying Supervisor with Southwest Media Group, a leading southwest media agency. She took her years of buying experience with her to be a direct buying contact to planners for multiple accounts. She became the media point person for an 8-buyer team for clients such as MoneyGram, Dave & Buster’s and Pei Wei. She also grew her buying experience by buying Hispanic audiences for TV and Radio, Canadian media and digital audio.

Today, she takes her 13+ years (and counting!) of media buying experience and uses it to her advantage in the political industry. She challenges stations to exceed their service to political campaigns beyond status quo. She’s well-respected by the stations and managers as a fair but fierce negotiator.

Eva and her husband, Calvin, have a son Charlie and two dogs, Peabody and Nacho. They live in Frisco, TX. While not media buying, you may find Eva cooking up something delicious in her kitchen as she aspires to be a chef. Or, you may find her in the middle of a dog pile as she is a serious dog lover and dog sits for friends and family often.


Cannon Research Group is led by Tom Jones.

Tom has nearly two decades of political, policy, research, and investigations experience serving in senior positions on Capitol Hill as a Senate staffer and most recently as an opposition researcher for campaigns at the local, state, and presidential level.

While on Capitol Hill he served as the Legislative Director for Senator Ron Johnson and previously as a Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Jim DeMint. During his time with Senator DeMint, Tom was part of the oversight team that helped Senator DeMint and his colleagues successfully ban Congressional earmarks. As a subcommittee staff director, Tom conducted on-going agency oversight and regularly investigated waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government. Tom was successful in helping Senators defeat flawed presidential nominees and kill wasteful government programs.

As an opposition researcher Tom leads a team that provides companies, organizations, committees and campaigns with actionable research that has allowed them to better understand their own weaknesses and successfully exploit weaknesses in their competitors and opponents. Throughout all these efforts he used his skills as a dogged researcher, writer, and team builder to ensure his clients success.

When Tom’s not digging through a stack of documents looking for that hidden gem, he’s cheering on the Baltimore Orioles from the second row of section 74 of Orioles Park at Camden Yards. When he’s not cheering for the Orioles he’s rooting for whoever is playing the Yankees or Red Sox.  In the off season he bides his time until spring training by driving his Subaru WRX at precisely the legal speed limit.


James joined Cannon Research Group after gaining both Capitol Hill experience in the offices of Representative Tom McClintock and the House Republican Study Committee, as well as a knowledge of campaigning during the 2016 general election cycle.

As a Field Organizer for the North Carolina Republican Party, James built upon his education in politics by realizing the NCGOP's goals in Guilford County through recruiting, coordinating, and training volunteers, conducting voter contact and polling activities, registering voters, and managing regional Turf Coordinators to ensure that they had the plans and resources in order to accomplish their objectives. James combines this background in campaigning with his enthusiasm for public policy in his current role as Research Associate.

James graduated in 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Political Science and a love for Tar Heel sports. In his free time, James enjoys following the Carolina Panthers, busting clays on the trap range, and studying classical and modern history.


Jerome joined Cannon Research Group after spending several years in various roles within campaigns and politics, including time working in campaign finance, in the office of Representative Chris Collins, and on several local campaigns in Western New York.

While working in campaign finance compliance, Jerome became thoroughly versed in the intricacies of federal, state, and local campaign finance laws. Jerome was responsible for ensuring that campaigns were compliant with campaign finance regulations, assisted campaigns with audits, and worked closely with campaign staff to help campaigns build their donor databases for aggressive fundraising appeals, and brings that knowledge and background to opposition research.

As a staffer for Representative Chris Collins, Jerome helped to broaden constituent outreach by regularly meeting with constituents, coordinating district office mail, and by helping local organizations to obtain federal grants for their projects. During the 2014 cycle, Jerome served as the Western New York regional coordinator for a Republican gubernatorial campaign and guided volunteer efforts across eight counties. Jerome also spent time working on a number of local races in Erie County, helping Republicans to win competitive races in a county with a 2:1 Democratic enrollment advantage.

Jerome is, regretfully, a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, enjoys the occasional round of golf, and loves being out on the water. He is a 2014 graduate of the University at Buffalo where he majored in accounting and was a member of College Republicans.


Aaron Baker’s top skill is knowing real people that have an interest in tough issues.

Aaron serves as a Vice President for Axiom Strategies and Clout Public Affairs. He’s Axiom’s go-to-guy when it comes to helping corporations deal with their neighbors, customers and competitors.

If companies have a problem, Aaron can help.

Today, Aaron helps lead Clout’s efforts with a large portfolio of corporate clients in several states. This includes influencing both public policy and opinion through competition research for corporate clients, campaign and organization management, earned media, grasstops outreach and lobbying. Aaron has worked on campaigns and policies since 2002. He came to Axiom from the office of United States Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) and previously worked in the Missouri Senate.

Aaron’s experience in the political landscape includes serving as grassroots director and a spokesperson for statewide campaigns for governor, United States Senate and ballot initiatives. His legislative background includes work in agriculture, healthcare, utilities, transportation and education reform. In 2016, Aaron was named one of the top ten “game-changers” in Missouri’s campaigns. Aaron worked with more than 100 clients running for office in 2018, with a winning percentage greater than 90%.

A graduate of the University of Missouri, Aaron lives on a farm near Atlanta, Missouri with his wife and four children. The Bakers helped found a non-for-profit ministry in Aaron’s hometown and they are members of the Agriculture Leadership of Tomorrow (ALOT), Farm Bureau, the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association; they also serve as emergency foster parents.


Alexandra Kendrick was raised in Richmond Hill, a small Southern town on the coast of Georgia. She became involved in politics at an early age through her mother’s political volunteer efforts.

Prior to moving to Washington DC, Alexandra worked in real estate for almost a decade. During this time, she served as Chairwoman for the Chatham County Young Republicans and as National Committee Woman for the National Young Republicans from the State of Georgia.

While volunteering on the 2004 and 2006 campaigns for Congressman Max Burns, Alexandra became involved with Congressman Jack Kingston’s campaign efforts and was offered a position in Congressman Kingston’s Congressional office in 2008. In 2010, Alexandra took over Kingston’s fundraising efforts.

In January of 2014 Kingston decided to run for the open Senate seat of retiring Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss. Axiom Strategies served as the General Consulting firm and Alexandra was named Finance Director for the campaign. Under her leadership, the Kingston for Senate finance team led the field every quarter, raising a total of $7,500,000 for Kingston and $10,020,000 total for the 2014 cycle.

After Kingston lost a competitive Primary Runoff in July of 2014, Alexandra formed, High Cotton Consulting, a firm which specializes in fundraising for republican candidates. It quickly grew to be in the top 10 of firms based in Washington, DC, raising $9,147,317 for the 2016 cycle. In January of 2017 it became aligned with Axiom Strategies.

While a southern girl at heart, Alexandra loves Washington, DC and is lucky to call both it and Georgia home. Her other loves include her dog Coconut and discount fashion shopping.


Isabella Armstrong is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She attended the University of Mississippi, majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Public Policy Leadership and Education. Throughout college, internships for the House of Representatives and the Congressional Leadership Fund were Isabella’s deciding factor in her choice to begin a career in Washington, DC.

Currently, Isabella serves as a finance assistant at High Cotton Consulting coordinating events, tracking event budgets and contracts for clients and working in close consultation with Members of Congress and their staff. When she is not in the office, Isabella enjoys all things Ole Miss related, her grandparents and trying out new restaurants in DC.


A town known for the political machine of Democrat Tom Pendergast, not many Republican political operatives are raised in Kansas City’s urban core. But at the age of 18, Titus Bond began an internship in the campaign office of Congressman Sam Graves, this was an internship that would change his life forever. Sam Graves’ Chief of Staff, Jeff Roe, was gracious and took the young man under his wing and guided him on a path towards excellence in Republican politics.

Deathly afraid of returning to a life of installing yard signs, Titus began to look at ways to make polling more affordable and more accurate for Axiom clients. Through trial and tribulation Axiom founded a polling company in 2014 that has become one of the most accurate in the country. Titus was appointed Director of the new company, Remington Research Group. In addition to his duties with Remington Research Group, Titus also oversees all phone voter contact for Axiom.

Titus continues to live in Kansas City with his lovely wife Stephanie, their future Hall of Famer son, Jackie and future nun daughter Stella.


Lexie began her career in politics at a young age. A veteran of multiple congressional and statewide races throughout the Midwest, she currently serves as the Director of Polling for Remington Research Group.

As Polling Director, Lexie has explored and implemented new survey methodologies that have helped RRG rise to the forefront of the industry, while delivering data-driven insights to some of the largest political and corporate clients in the country.

Lexie graduated from the University of Kansas and currently resides in Washington, D.C.


Jeff Roe says 'Jump,' and Sean Brown says 'How high and what state?'

Since his first race that he worked for Jeff on, a congressional primary for Iowa's 3rd District in 2014, Sean has been involved in several successful campaigns with Axiom in over 19 states.

During the 2016 Cruz for President campaign, Sean served as Deputy State Director in the Iowa Caucus and went on to work in 13 more states in the highly competitive Republican presidential primary before joining the Axiom team full-time.

In addition to nearly 10 years of experience managing campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels, Sean has both policy and communications experience on Capitol Hill having served as Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Robert Hurt (VA-05) and Communications Director for Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06).


Joe J Williams has more than a decade of experience advising and managing political and corporate campaigns at local, county, statewide and federal levels with clientele including National Committees, Senators, Governors, Congressmen, State Legislators, and regional/statewide PACs.

Joe first began his political career while at Texas A&M University, where he worked on a local race for Justice of the Peace. Prior to starting his career in field operations, he worked at the Houston City Council and in the Texas Legislature. In 2006, Joe founded his own political consulting firm and later co-founded WWA, which he helped grow into a nationally recognized firm known for its exceptional direct voter contact and grassroots management operation. In the last three years alone, Joe helped lead the ground effort for President Trump in Pennsylvania in 2016, Senators Toomey, Cruz, and Hyde­Smith in 2018 and numerous Congressional races including the very competitive OH-12, OH-01, KY-06, and PA-01.

In 2017, WWA was the REED Award winner for 'Best Use of Paid Field' and again in 2019 the REED Award winner for 'Best Canvassing Program'. Joe and his wife Lindsey are both proud Aggies and they live in Brenham, Texas along with their two small children ages 6 and 4. They are active members in their church and the community.


With over 20 years experience and nearly 100 campaigns under his belt, as well as fundraising, trade associations, and government service, Justin Matheson most recently managed the Seattle office of Revolvis, Inc. and oversaw their Pacific Northwest operations.

Justin has been a mainstay in Northwest politics since 2011, successfully navigating independent expenditures leading to the only Republican majority on the West Coast. In addition, he heads up Washington’s Senate Republican Campaign Committee as Executive Director, overseeing all Senate targets for the Senate Majority. He has also worked on numerous Northwest public affairs campaigns for technology, energy and agricultural organizations and companies. Previously, Justin managed the WA Governor’s race in 2016 as well as numerous legislative targets and initiatives in Oregon.

Prior to moving to the Northwest, Justin served as Chief of Staff to three California legislators, Executive Director of the California Hospital Association PAC, and managed dozens of statewide and legislative races, including the Kansas Governor campaign.

Justin also spends his time serving his community and family. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross – Gold Country Region, a board member of Cal-Innovates, and co-owns Matheson Cattle Ranch with his brother and father in Shasta County California.

Justin lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife Michelle Matheson and two active sons, Brady and Tyler. They love exploring the great Pacific Northwest and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks.


Becky Willard began her political career with Pelopidas, LLC, eventually becoming head of the firm’s fundraising and events division before departing in 2015. She served as a Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Roy Blunt’s 2016 reelection campaign, and remains his in-state Finance Director today. Most recently, Becky was the Finance Director for the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee. She has been credentialed as a Certified Fundraising Executive, holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri, and resides in Columbia with her husband, Aaron, and their daughter Eliza.


Taylor began her journey into the world of advertising after graduating overseas from the University of Maryland in Germany while her husband was deployed in the US ARMY in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his service, they moved back to the US and with a Business degree under her belt she began her jet setting path in the world of advertising and media!

After an introductory stint at The Media Edge in Dallas, Taylor quickly landed at The Richards Group, the largest independently owned advertising agency in the country. Surrounded by some of the most creative minds in the business and a fiercely competitive branding shop she learned what it took to endear brands to people and began her rise moving up the ladder to a senior media negotiating position. Over the course of 4 years Taylor’s negotiation and relationship building skills on behalf of her clients allowed her to excel in being a pro in negotiating and implementing multimillion-dollar accounts including MetroPCS.

From there Taylor went onto Zimmerman Advertising, a shop deeply rooted in the competitive auto and retail categories in the year of 2011.There she had the opportunity to further grow and develop her career to the next stage by challenging herself to take on in depth planning assignments incorporating all avenues of media. Challenging herself to dive into new, emerging media channels she excelled in furthering the success of advertisers such as AutoNation.

As a Senior Media buyer at Axiom, Taylor looks forward to her next travel adventure into the exciting, fast paced political landscape where she will put her past experiences over the course of 10 years to work for our clients!

Taylor lives in the Dallas area with her husband Rhyan, daughter Fiona, son Britton and their 3 dogs.


Karaina Callahan, more commonly known as Raina, joined Axiom as a Media Specialist in November 2017.

Raina graduated with honors from High Point University in North Carolina with a B.A. in English Writing and English Literature, fully intending to live the atypical life of an English professor. While she did not set out for a career in the political industry, Raina caught the bug working as the Deputy Director of Scheduling for Dr. Carson’s presidential campaign. She then transitioned her work to political media at Smart Media Group as a Research Analyst, collecting and presenting competitive spending data for over 50 races in the 2016 election.

The holistic combination of her experiences on campaigns, in political media, and educational background have made her a creative thinker and a sharp situational problem solver, always ready to get to work.

While still a Chicagoland native at heart, Raina currently resides in Alexandria, VA with her dog, Chewbacca, hunting down the best DC metro coffee shops in her spare time.


Russell Moss is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned degrees History and International Studies in 2013. He then earned his Master’s in International Affairs in 2016 from the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, he has had the privilege of completing internships for Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign, The Heritage Foundation, and the Office of Senator Ben Sasse. Recently, he was employed by the Nuclear Security Working Group at George Washington University. Originally from Lexington, South Carolina, Russell is an avid supporter of the South Carolina Gamecocks.


Prior to forming HenryAlan, Rob worked in both the public and private sectors. As an attorney for a judge in in Franklin County, Ohio, Rob handled some of the most difficult cases on the docket and in the private sector Rob was an Associate with a firm in finance and accounting working on complex mergers and acquisitions. Rob then entered the political world working on many facets of campaigns at local and federal levels. This combination is uniquely tailored to address the complexity of campaign finance.

As President of HenryAlan, Rob manages federal and state campaign compliance at all levels across the country. This includes, filings with government agencies, responding to complaints and RFAIs, accounting, contract review, human resources, general campaign finance consulting and everything else on the business side of politics.

Rob holds a J.D. and a B.B.A in Finance. He lives in Ohio with his wife Hannah, daughter Cora and son Harrison.


A skilled and experienced researcher, Mick has conducted opposition research for numerous campaigns across the country at the state and federal level.

Mick first began working in politics during the 2010 cycle. In 2010, Mick served field director on Congressman Robert Dold's successful congressional campaign in a Democrat favored district. In 2012, Mick was political director for Congressman Joe Walsh. Prior to joining Cannon Research Group, he was a principal with Intellz Opposition Research + Strategy. As part of Intellz, Mick oversaw opposition research projects in some of the most fiercely contested races in the country. This work contributed to winning campaigns for Congress, Senate, and Governor.

Mick resides in Chicago and is an avid mountain climber, having climbed some of the tallest mountains in the U.S.


A Missouri native, Katie has lived in the Kansas City area her entire life. Politics were an integral part of her life because she was raised in a politically active family. She remembers working in summer parades, fundraisers, and other volunteer events. Growing up in this environment has given her a unique perspective on grassroots efforts and the time and energy it takes to be competitive in the world of politics.

Katie holds her Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from Park University. During her undergraduate program she discovered her passion for conducting research, studying patterns, and analyzing trends. She served as President of Park University's Chapter of Psi Chi International Honour Society and was awarded a research grant with her colleagues to conduct a study specifically on creativity.

After graduating, she worked in behavioral health for 2 years and decided to make a career change to politics and polling. Some have asked her how she could drastically switch careers from psychology to politics, but she maintains the belief that the two fields are very closely related.

Katie's professional interests include research, finance, presenting in academic conferences, and reading at least one new non-fiction book every month. In her free time, she enjoys music, sports, trying new food, and spoiling her dog Kody.


In May of 2017 Brandi earned her BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Communication from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, MO and she quickly jumped into the world of freelance design. She immediately went to work with local businesses, events, and individuals in Warrensburg to meet their design needs. She has created business cards for an ambitious duo who wanted to start up their own Drafting & Design LLC, created event programs and flyers for UCM’s Marching Band events, done several t-shirt designs for high schools around the area, and countless wedding invitations.

Brandi joined Axiom in January 2018 as an ambitious designer excited to bring new and creative ideas to the world of political mail. She lives with her husband and cat in Independence, MO and when she’s not designing she can be caught drinking endless amounts of coffee and watching 80’s movies.


After graduating from the University of Iowa, I was certain it was law school and then DC. However, as life often takes us on different paths, I found myself on my very first campaign shortly after graduation.

While friends were enjoying post-grad life, I was crisscrossing the back roads of Illinois, attending parades, meetings and rubber chicken dinners as the body-man for a state senator running for governor. I wouldn’t have traded it for anything. You learn a lot about yourself and others while doing this kind of work and I can’t see myself doing anything else.

Most recently I was in North Carolina, a key battleground state for the White House and the US Senate majority in 2016. Between my early days in Illinois and North Carolina, I’ve had the pleasure to call Iowa, Indiana and South Carolina home, even if it was only for a month or two.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are life, BBQ is king and Chicago does two things right: pizza and sports.


Prior to joining Clout Public Affairs, Hannah served as Chief of Staff in the official office for Missouri Senate District 17 and on two statewide races in 2016 including now Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's campaign.

Hannah's background not only includes legislative and communications experience, but she is also deeply involved in digital advertising campaigns as well as graphic design and photography.

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising & Public Relations from Evangel University. While studying at Evangel, Hannah served as Evangel Student Body President and Chairman of the Missouri Federation of College Republicans.

Hannah will replace Kristian Starner as one of Clout's champions in the Missouri state capitol.


Michael Kaplan first began working in politics in 2002, assisting numerous candidates for local office. After earning his degree from Fordham University in 2007, he worked for the National Republican Congressional Committee from 2008 until 2015. During those four election cycles, he worked his way up from press assistant to field research director, overseeing the development of each opposition research product during the 2014 cycle. In the 2016 cycle, he first worked at Freedom Partners before joining an independent opposition research firm. He is originally from New York.


Melyssa Perez is an associate at Axiom Strategies and Clout Public Affairs, where she assists clients with crisis management, strategic planning, and communications with special skills in social media and branding in a wide variety of industries such as energy, airlines, transportation, entertainment, sports, and telecommunications.

Prior to her work at Clout, Melyssa worked as a legal assistant for a Texas and California based civil litigation firm assisting on a variety of large-scale lawsuits ranging from agriculture to medical malpractice.

Melyssa also served on U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’ successful re-election campaign in 2018, where she helped to organize and manage several large events and rallies, ranging from televised charity events to the final election night celebration, where she worked directly with grassroots, local elected officials, and voters from across the state.

Melyssa attended the University of Texas at Austin after acknowledging a passion for policy and law when she began to debate morality and ethics in politics. Melyssa grew up just south of Houston in Friendswood, Texas, and currently resides in Houston.


Sarah joins AxMedia with over 15 years of media buying experience. Her career began in college while interning for Texas Monthly Magazine in Austin, TX and Caviness Advertising in Lubbock, TX. Both experiences opened the door for her first post-graduate position at the largest independently owned advertising agency in the country, The Richards Group, in Dallas, TX. During her tenure, she built a solid media buying foundation; learning from pillars of the negotiating community. There she was promoted in a relatively short amount of time from Broadcast Buying Coordinator to Jr. Broadcast Negotiator and finally Sr. Broadcast Negotiator. While at Richards she worked on multimillion-dollar national retail accounts such as Chick-fil-A, regional grocer H.E.B. and Reliant Energy. On top of her negotiating responsibilities, Sarah was integral in launching the careers of many future members of the advertising community in her role supervising the Broadcast Buying Coordinators and Junior Broadcast Negotiators.

After close to a decade, Sarah moved to a Senior Negotiating position at Zimmerman Advertising in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Zimmerman is hyper-focused on overnight results for the client’s bottom line. This focus allowed Sarah to develop the agility required to steward multimillion-dollars worth of broadcast media annually for the country’s largest automotive retailer, AutoNation, in addition to retail accounts such as Papa John’s and La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. She is known in the industry for passionately ensuring accountability for every placement made, being timely with communication and decisive. She runs a tight ship and is uncompromising in her professional standards.

Born and raised in Texas, Sarah holds a B.A. in Advertising with a Minor in Marketing from Texas Tech University. She now resides in Rhome, TX with her husband, Michael, and their two daughters, Mackenzie and Samantha. During her down time, you can find Sarah outside bringing gardening and outdoor living projects to life.


Chloe Mansell was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Chloe graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Public Relations and a concentration in strategic communication. During her college career, Chloe was involved with the Auburn Student Government Association’s lobby board where she advocated for higher education funding in the state of Alabama. She first found her passion for politics through her public affairs internship at Sachs Media Group in Tallahassee, Florida.

Chloe will join the Axiom Strategies team in Kansas City as an Associate. Outside of the office, she loves spoiling her miniature dachshund, furthering her political knowledge and watching some good old SEC football.


Nick’s first job in politics was as a college intern on a campaign managed by Jeff Roe and Axiom Strategies. Over ten years later, Nick has managed major campaigns and held high-level advisory roles in government.

Nick has successfully managed campaigns at the local, state and federal level including serving in various capacities as campaign manager and general consultant to Missouri federal and statewide officeholders. In Texas, he most recently managed Senator Ted Cruz’s 2018 reelection campaign. Nick’s executive experience includes serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Cabinet Director in the Missouri Governor’s Office. In those roles, he was responsible for rapid response on hot button issues within Missouri’s $27 billion bureaucracy. Nick’s other duties included serving as liaison to 16 Cabinet directors and overseeing their day-to-day management. He was also heavily involved in economic development and interfaced regularly with private sector executives seeking to expand in Missouri.

Nick holds two degrees from Missouri State University and a law degree from Saint Louis University.


Before landing at Axiom, Lyndsey Blagrave earned her political chops organizing a ground game that contributed to Ted Cruz’s historic Iowa Caucus win during the 2016 presidential race. Throughout the campaign, she filled a number of roles including political strategy, event coordination, and press advance.

In 2016 she moved to Washington, DC, taught herself to code and began working at a data science firm, where she gained valuable experience in public opinion research methods and voter data analysis to round out her arsenal of campaign skills. In 2018, the appeal of good Mexican food finally called her back to Austin, TX, where she now lives with her pup, Willa.

You can find her cheering the Astros toward a second World Series win, or watching her old Hardin-Simmons University dance team, the HSU Spurs, tear up the field.


George moved to Kansas City to join Garrison Management Group. George graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting from Missouri State University. Prior to joining our team, George worked for a CPA firm in Springfield, MO. While his background is in accounting, he has been involved with political organizations and campaigns since his freshman year of college, serving as Treasurer and then Executive Director of the Missouri Federation of College Republicans.

George is currently pursuing his Master of Accountancy and CPA with the goal to eventually join HenryAlan’s compliance group.


Kathryn Jones was born and raised in Saint Simons Island, GA. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Kathryn worked for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on economic development and transportation issues. During that time, she volunteered for several state-wide races.

Following the 2016 state legislative session, Kathryn moved from Atlanta to Washington, DC to work in Aflac’s Federal Relations office. While there she worked with Republican Congressional members on financial services issues and helped raise dollars for some of the most vulnerable Republican candidates in the 2018 cycle.

When she is not in the office, Kathryn enjoys going to bluegrass festivals and spending time with friends. Kathryn resides in the Logan Circle neighborhood with her dog Bradley.


Over the course of her career, Ashley has worked in accounting and HR for companies such as Block Real Estate Services, Sephora, and Manko Windows. In August of 2018, she joined Garrison Management Group as Accounting Associate to grow her career opportunities and utilize her knowledge and understanding of both accounting and politics.

Originally from the Kansas City Area, she now lives in the Northland with her boyfriend Justin. Outside of work, you can find her with friends and family, anywhere from the pool to local sporting events. She loves to cook, create DIY projects, and spend time with Justin and their two crazy dogs Spaz, and Mason.


Houston, Texas native Amy Rosenthal joins High Cotton Consulting as a Fundraising Associate bringing years of both campaign experience and client strategy expertise to the team.

After graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in editorial journalism, Amy returned to her beloved home state where worked on her first campaign full time, serving as the chief digital strategy staffer for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s reelection campaign in Austin.

After seeing the Lt. Governor through to victory in his competitive primary election, Amy followed her passion for politics to Washington, D.C. There, she began to invest in national politics working hand in glove with several republican statewide and federal campaigns during the 2018 midterm elections, providing digital and political strategy for top races across the country for a leading republican polling and data analytics firm in D.C.

During her time outside of the office, Amy enjoys traveling, exploring D.C., and curating her impressive collection of shoes and accessories.


Jordan worked for various local campaigns, official offices, and independent expenditures during his time as a Political Science major at San Diego State. After graduation, he was given the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and made the transition to being a part of an award winning team at the largest GOP political consulting firm in the country.

Jordan was formerly active in California’s statewide College GOP organization which led him to learning the ins-and-outs of the issues plaguing the state and quickly began using grassroots management and direct mail as mediums to making a difference in his home state. Jordan now works as an Account Manager/Copywriter in Kansas City, MO under Axiom’s Voter Contact division.

In his spare time Jordan enjoys traveling, exploring local happy hours, and adding to his impressive vest collection.


Born and raised in the Republican stronghold of New York City, Staten Island, Chris learned early on the importance of electing representatives that shared his conservative values.

After getting his feet wet with State Senator Andrew Lanza of New York’s 24th Senate District, in both in his official office and on the campaign trail, Chris knew he wanted to pursue a career in politics.

A product of Jesuit Education, Chris graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan, and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a B.A. in International Affairs and Economics. Upon graduating, Chris moved back to Staten Island to continue to elect Republicans across New York City and the State. After organizing field operations on Staten Island for a NYC Mayoral Campaign, Chris worked for the New York State GOP as the Field Director for the Donovan for Congress Campaign in NY-11, where he worked with Axiom Strategies for the only Republican congressman in New York City. After the 2018 election cycle, Chris moved to Washington, DC and was hired by Axiom.

Outside the office, Chris can be found on the nearest golf course, criticizing all pizza that’s not from New York, or cheering on the New York Mets, Rangers, Giants and the Marquette Golden Eagles Basketball team.


Jazmin Perez is a dynamic, young political operative with a diverse and impressive experience in both campaigns and public policy. Jazmin has developed and managed grassroots programs, communications, and day-to-day operations of numerous legislative and campaign efforts in the Texas Legislature, Capitol Hill, and political races across 20 states.

Her career in politics kicked off just before graduating from Sam Houston State University when she built student support coalitions for Congressman Kevin Brady’s campaign.

During the 2016 election cycle, she traveled to the battleground state of Pennsylvania where she was an integral part of the award-winning leadership team that managed 350 field team members to ensure victorious outcomes for Senator Pat Toomey and President Donald J. Trump.

After Pennsylvania, Jazmin was one of seven young women selected from across the country for the Star Fellowship Program with Running Start, a non-partisan organization that encourages young women to run for office. Through this program, she worked on major health care policy in the Office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She also had the opportunity to work in the Office of Congressman Will Hurd.

In addition to managing campaigns and grassroots operations, Jazmin has served as Strategy Director for a digital and mail firm where she implemented communication strategies across print, mobile and digital platforms for over 60 campaigns across the nation. Most Recently, Jazmin served as the Communications Director for a state representative in the Texas Legislature.


Tom started working in politics at the age of 17 as a Field Representative for Majority Leader Tom Delay's campaign. In 2006 Tom worked as a Field Manager for the NRCC and then managed grassroots efforts for Pete Olson in 2008.

After 2008 Tom decided to move to South Carolina and pursue a career in golf, to which he eventually ended up caddying on the PGA Tour for a number of years.

After a hiatus from politics and campaigning, Tom joined WWA last cycle where he either managed, or was involved in, over twelve different field programs including many for the Conservative Leadership Fund, NY for Donovan and OH for Balderson. Tom lives in Houston with his fiance and their two dogs.


Patrick grew up in Kansas City before moving to Fort Worth, Texas in 2015 to attend Texas Christian University. He received his BBA in 2019, majoring in finance and minoring in political science. His passion for politics developed when taking an introductory political theory class during the 2016 primaries.

During his last semester at TCU, Patrick interned for a startup pharmaceutical in the ophthalmic territory. In his role with Eyevance Pharmaceuticals, he assisted with financial analysis and market research, among other responsibilities. He thoroughly enjoyed getting an up-close view to all that is required in making a new venture successful.

Patrick brings with him a highly detailed mindset that is backed by a resilient work ethic and passion to win, along with a strong technical background in financial and data analysis. He joins AxMedia as a Media Specialist excited to mesh his interests and competitive spirit with the rest of the team.


I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in 2008, where I commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). I was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1) from 2009-2011 as a Platoon Commander for a deployment to the Middle East. In 2012 I deployed as a combat Afghan Army Advisor in Helmand Province as part of 2nd Battalion/ 5th Marine Regiment (2/5). My final billet was as the Training Officer at the Advisor Training Cell for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit from 2012-2014. In 2014 I ended my service in the USMC as a Captain and became a contractor for the US State Department in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2015-2018. In 2018 I began a master's in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University’s (GWU) Elliott School of Foreign Affairs and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from GWU’s School of Business. I joined Cannon Research Group in February 2020.


Haley Wadsworth will graduate from William Jewell College with a degree in Political Science and History with a Pre-Law emphasis in May of 2020. During her college career, Haley has been involved in Student Senate and is the current Vice President of William Jewell’s College Republicans.

She has spent the past year completing internships in government relations and public policy for both the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Haley has developed policy initiatives and enhanced marketing tactics with a focus on international trade policy, transportation policy, and criminal justice reform.

Haley will join Axiom Strategies as an Associate in Kansas City. In the near future, Haley plans on attending law school to study and practice campaign finance law.


Thomas joined Cannon Research Group following years of frontline experience with Republican campaigns and state Parties. Being from the political cesspool that is South Florida, he has a unique predisposition for understanding the chaotic nature of political elections that has taken him across the country to help elect qualified candidates in oppositional areas.

Beginning as an intern with a well-known Republican Senator and eventually working his way up to the position of Campaign Manager of the Republican nominee for US Senate in New Mexico in 2018, Thomas has the necessary experience and perspective that campaigns and strategists look for when acquiring the services of Cannon Research Group. He has combined his experience of campaign politics and his attention to detail in his current role as Research Associate.

Thomas graduated in 2014 from Florida Atlantic University, with a degree in history. In his free time, Thomas enjoys reading, playing/watching sports, and annoying his neighbors with subpar piano playing- with some neighbors describing his style as “Beethoven but seemingly deaf in BOTH ears."


Stephanie Gura joined Axiom as an Associate in December of 2019 shortly after returning home to Houston from Hidden Hills, CA. For about 8 years, Stephanie worked as an assistant to a successful energy hedge fund CEO. Her experience in high-level executive communications led to her position which where her day to day operations include office management, logistics and travel coordination. She also splits her time at Axiom with managing the Roe household.

Not only has Stephanie shown proven success in past charitable functions in her professional life, but she also has a passion for volunteer work in her personal life. In 2015, she aided in establishing a 501(c)(3), helping her local animal shelter and is an active volunteer serving as management in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 2011.

Stephanie anticipates expanding her knowledge in politics while utilizing her organizational and multi-tasking skills. She is also know to plan extravagant events so she looks forward to showing off that skill set. Stephanie graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2011 with a degree in Public Relations and Business Administration.


Reese Welding was born and raised in the Kansas City metro area. He studied Psychology and Political Science for three and a half years at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO before joining Axiom in January 2020. At Rockhurst, he was a member of the baseball team and an active student on campus.

Outside of school and sports, Reese has spent the last couple of years completing political internships and gaining experience in the field. He was involved in a successful 2018 State Senate campaign in Missouri. He also spent a summer in Washington, D.C. working as a congressional intern. His focus now is on helping our wide range of clients win elections, as well as (eventually) finishing his last semester of college. Most importantly, he is looking forward to the day when he can once again root for his beloved Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals.

Reese currently works as a copywriter in Axiom’s Direct Voter Contact division. He will stay on through the November election, working with our talented designers to create persuasive mail pieces that inform voters and move the needle.


Nick grew up with up with a passionate interest in politics and upon completion of high school attended Grand Valley State University, where he graduated in 2017 with a degree in Political Science. After graduation, Nick assisted the Michigan Republican Party as an intern. In 2018, Nick worked on local races across Texas before moving back to his home state of Michigan to assist in gathering opposition research on several Democratic candidates running throughout the state. Nick was previously overseas doing international political work before joining Cannon Research Group to assist clients in gathering vital information in their pursuit of public office.


Korbin has been a member of Clout since 2017, where he worked alongside the team to effectively lobby in the Missouri State Capitol. Since joining Clout, Korbin has exceled at client-relations, data management, and research. Korbin has developed an expertise in Missouri politics and government.

Korbin has been involved in Missouri politics for years. In 2017 he interned for then-Representative Scott Fitzpatrick. He became Chairman of the College Republicans at Truman State University in 2018. Later that same year, Korbin managed his first state senate campaign to victory, helping the client win a competitive four-way primary and then the general election.

Korbin has a bachelors of science in political science from Truman State University. He currently attends Washington University School of Law to earn his J.D. He and his wife reside in St. Louis.


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Justin Cooper joined Cannon Research Group as a Junior Research Associate in our Annapolis office beginning in October 2019.

Justin has had an interest in politics for as long as he can remember. Justin's first political stint started when he was 15 as a volunteer on the 2012 Mitt Romney presidential campaign fueling his passion to be involved in the political arena. Throughout high school and college at James Madison University in Virginia, Justin was actively involved with College Republicans and Student Government lobbying on behalf of issues concerning the student body on Capitol Hill. Justin has worked on various local and state campaigns ranging from the 2014 Maryland gubernatorial election to Maryland state delegate campaign representing his hometown of Frederick, Maryland.

Justin hopes to utilize his knowledge and experience from Cannon to provide clients with a better understanding of themselves and their opponents.

In his time outside of the office Justin enjoys rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, spending time at the beach with his family, and exploring DC nightlife with friends.


Jimmy Soni is an award-winning author, speechwriter, and media professional. He’s served as an editor at the Washington Examiner and the New York Observer as well as in masthead-level roles at other publications. He’s also served as a Partner at Brass Check, one of the world’s leading viral marketing firms. In that role, he helped to launch the works of Grammy-award winning musicians, New York Times best-selling authors, and products from some of the world’s leading technology companies. Under his own name, his work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Forbes, and countless other publications. His last book, A Mind at Play, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2017 and won the top book prize from the British Society for the History of Mathematics. He began his career at the international consultancy McKinsey and Company, where he worked with Fortune 500 leaders in the healthcare and retail sectors, among others.


Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Corben graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Political Science. During his time as a student Corben got his first taste of campaigns after getting involved with Governor Pete Ricketts 2014 campaign. After graduating he remained in Lincoln and worked on a variety of campaigns, referendums, and ballot initiatives across Nebraska before joining Axiom as an Associate in August 2018.

Outside of the office, Corben spends his time golfing, watching Liverpool FC and the US Mens National team, and cheering for all Nebraska sports despite a disappointing return on investment up to this point.


A proud Virginian, Christopher Garofalo is a graduate of Christopher Newport University, where he earned his degree in 2014. After academic work in political science, American studies, and U.S. national security studies, Chris earned his Master of Arts in Teaching in 2017 from Mount St. Mary’s University. A lengthy spell in academia was fulfilling, but politics nevertheless beckoned, and Chris joined Cannon Research Group in the summer of 2019.

Chris resides in the Commonwealth (of Virginia) and is a fervent supporter of London-based Arsenal Football Club. For leisure, Chris enjoys following Arsenal, listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and dreaming that he was alive during the 1980s to witness the collective greatness of Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and Margaret Thatcher.


Cameron is proud to be from the City of Fountains and has always had a flair for public discourse. Growing up on the stage, he performed in dozens of musical productions before leaving home to attend Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Cameron earned his bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication and two associate degrees in Business Administration and Political Science.

While at university, Cameron worked with local nonprofits as the account manager for Drury Insight, a student-run advertising firm. He also quickly jumped into the political scene, legislating in the Student Government Association and reestablishing the College Republicans on campus. He served on multiple candidate campaigns before landing at Clout Public Affairs.

Now back in Kansas City, Cameron comes equipped with a synergized background in institutional messaging, inter-organizational cooperation, and grassroots initiatives (plus a pinch of passion for the theatrics).


Brent Woodburn was born and raised in Maryville, Missouri where he graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1998. During his college career he built his hobby into an IT business and has continued running it to this day. Brent has catered to clients as small as a home office all the way up to large corporate clients giving him a wide array of knowledge & expertise to tackle any problem thrown his way.

Brent has been a part of Axiom since its beginning in 2005, his attention to detail and providing a viable solution to their growing needs has made him a perfect fit for the team.

In his downtime, Brent enjoys traveling, hiking, new technology, and his car collection. He currently resides in Kansas City with his wife Terri.


Brian joined Cannon Research Group in November 2019 as a Research Associate.

After graduating high school in Charlotte, North Carolina Brian attended the University of Maryland to study Criminology & Criminal Justice. He worked for the University of Maryland police department to gain experience and understand modern policing strategies. Brian’s interest in politics grew throughout his undergraduate experience which led him to attend American University for graduate school studying public policy. During his graduate studies Brian interned with the Department of Justice, Tax Division where he gained a detailed understanding of various research techniques and implementation of tax policy.

Brian hopes to apply his research knowledge and experience for Cannon to provide clients with vital information to assist their campaigns.

In his free time Brian enjoys the outdoors, taking a boat out on the water in Annapolis, and rooting for the Carolina Panthers every fall.


Raised in Gower, Missouri, Drew developed an interest in politics during high school. He then graduated from Washington University in St. Louis after majoring in political science and minoring in history. During his time in college, Drew interned for Congressman Sam Graves and then as a summer associate with Axiom. He also served as president of the Washington University College Republicans in addition to serving as state secretary for the Missouri Federation of College Republicans. Drew joined AxMedia in June 2020, and is very happy to be part of the Axiom family again. When he is not working, Drew enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues in addition to playing cards.


Jill was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and moved to northern Virginia in high school. A conservative her entire life, Jill remembers marching in pro-life rallies and following national politics as early as middle school. Her interest in politics led her to George Mason University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 in International Studies, an interdisciplinary program that combined government, history, economics, and anthropology. She also competed for GMU’s speech team, where she honed her research and writing skills and won national awards in persuasive and informative speaking. During college, her career focus shifted from politics to communication.

After working as a writer in Washington, DC, for two years, Jill earned a master’s degree in Communication in 1995 from The Ohio State University, where she met her husband David, a Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering. After graduating and getting married, Jill worked as a writer and consultant for a point-of-sale software company for five years. When they moved to Annapolis, Maryland, in 2000 for David’s faculty position at the U.S. Naval Academy, Jill began teaching Communication at Anne Arundel Community College, then became a writing tutor for AACC in 2004, a position she held for 16 years. In recent years, she has also dabbled in freelance copy editing.

David and Jill have two adopted daughters, Evelyn (born in 2004) and Lily (born in 2012), who both attend a private classical school. Two fur babies round out the family – Evelyn’s cat Amadeus Whiskers and Lily’s hamster Susannah Squeakers. While David is a Browns fan and Jill is a Redskins fan, the whole family can agree on rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Baltimore Orioles (except when they play the Indians). Jill’s hobbies – besides her girls – are gardening and scrapbooking, and the family enjoys camping, biking, and hiking together.

Now that both girls are in full-time school, Jill has accepted a Research Associate position with Cannon Research Group, in part to support her older daughter’s dream of attending university in the UK. Jill looks forward to applying her research and writing skills and her attention to detail at Cannon in support of conservative ideals in America.


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