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THE AXIOM STORY

  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, and 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.

  12. 2020

    Built to Last

    Despite a global pandemic, Axiom grows its client base to over 500 races in 42 states. Constantly an eye on quality and winning, Axiom’s win rate remains the top in the industry. Axiom acquires several firms in 2020 and takes an aggressive posture toward future growth.

THE AXIOM FAMILY

Jeff
Roe

Jeff is the founder and CEO 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
Phillips

Rob is President over 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.

Since joining Axiom in 2014, Rob has played a crucial role in the company’s exponential growth. Axiom has seen top-line revenues increase over 400% under Rob’s leadership, and has grown from two companies to fifteen.

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.

Sarah
Hoeller

Since its inception in 2005, Sarah has been a key player in the exponential growth and success of Axiom Strategies. She has helped guide development from small, regional consulting firm to robust, full-service and nationally recognized political agency, and serves today as Chief Operating Officer for all of the Axiom companies.

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. And in 2020, Ingram’s Magazine, Kansas City’s business publication, honored Sarah with its 40 Under 40 Award for her leadership in business and the Kansas City community.

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

David
Polyansky

David Polyansky is the Chief Revenue Officer, as well as 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.

Nick
Schulte

Nick Schulte serves as Chief Financial Officer of Axiom Strategies and its affiliated companies. He has been with Axiom since 2012, originally as Director of Operations for the direct mail division, then as President of Direct Voter Contact from 2015-2020.

Prior to joining Axiom, Nick spent six years at The Boeing Company in a variety of corporate finance roles including contracts, accounting, and business operations.

Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He resides in Kansas City, MO.

Margarita
Fuksman

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.

Stephen
Puetz

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.

Duane
Dichiara

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

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.

Ethan
Zorfas

As a New England native, Ethan wears his political victories like Larry Bird and Tom Brady wear championship rings. Zorfas’ wins go from the bluest part of the country in New England to SEC country in the Deep South. Zorfas served as the Deputy Political Director for Senator Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign, which included being in fifteen states over the final three months — being on the road non-stop. Zorfas also led Congressman Frank Guinta’s efforts as his Chief of Staff and General Consultant in New Hampshire 1st District - the most even district in terms of party registration in the country. He was the youngest Chief of Staff in the 112th Congress. Ethan led Senator Bill Cassidy’s 2014 Senate victory over eighteen-year incumbent Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. In 2020, he led former Auburn University Head Coach Tommy Tuberville’s historic win over Jeff Sessions and Doug Jones and served as a strategist for Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis. Ethan was a recipient of the 2020 American Association of Political Consultants 40 Under 40 Awards. Ethan resides in Alexandria, VA and has a Masters in Public Administration from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Kristin
Davison

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.

A recipient of the 2019 American Association of Political Consultants’ "40 Under 40" Award, Davison joined Axiom Strategies as a Vice President and General Consultant in March 2019. During the 2020 election cycle, Davison worked with over two dozen candidates and campaigns. She helped recruit more Republican women to run for office, from school board to Congress, which resulted in the election of two new Republican female members of Congress. Most recently, Davison served as Senior Strategist to Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin's historic 2021 winning Virginia gubernatorial campaign. ​

Prior to joining Axiom, Davison was the campaign manager on a number of statewide campaigns and issue initiatives across the country. She was the Director of Surrogates on Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Senior Advisor to Senator Roy Blunt’s (R-MO) winning 2016 reelection campaign, where she also spearheaded the 2016 Missouri Victory program that resulted in a sweep of all statewide Republican candidates on the ballot.

Davison studied political science, but the foundation of her education came during her time as Chief of Staff for former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove. At Karl Rove and Company, she worked with statewide, national, and international campaigns, political groups, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal. She also led the research, editing, and marketing of the two national 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 Catholic University of America graduate, Davison resides in Alexandria, VA, and ​can generally be found traveling or having way too much fun with excel spread sheets.​

Robert
Uithoven

Robert has over 25 years of experience in political campaigns and public affairs advocacy. He has served as senior advisor, strategist, general consultant, campaign manager, and other senior level positions on many political campaigns, from City Council up to U.S. President, including numerous ballot initiative campaigns.

Robert has also been a registered lobbyist in the Nevada State Legislature through 7 regular sessions and 10 special sessions of the legislature, representing entities such as Las Vegas Sands, NRA, and Uber.

In 2014 Robert ran the successful campaign of Adam P. Laxalt for Nevada Attorney General, and previously, the successful campaigns of U.S. Congressman and Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons.

Robert currently resides in his hometown of Reno, Nevada, with his wife Nicole, three sons and daughter.

J.R.
Claeys

J.R. has been a friend of the Axiom family for many years. Over the past decade J.R. served as a campaign manager and senior advisor on gubernatorial campaigns and U.S. Senate races, as well as statewide, congressional, and mayoral campaigns. Before running for elected office for the first time in 2010, J.R. worked in communications, government relations, and in executive management for national non-profit trade organizations.

J.R. currently serves his hometown in the Kansas Senate after winning four terms to the Kansas House of Representatives. He is a known conservative fighter and an expert on state budget issues.

J.R. is a graduate of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State university and the George Washington School of Business.

J.R. and his wife Caitlin live in Salina, Kansas.

Art
Hackney

Art Hackney joined Axiom Strategies as a Vice President in 2021 after a 46-year history as the owner of a series of corporate and political communications firms, where he gained experience in every aspect of political and public affairs campaign management, strategy, messaging, and placement. He has designed, written, and produced more award-winning political media than any other individual Republican producer in America. Art has worked on close to 200 campaigns covering 20 states, including a twenty-two-year run handling Alaska’s entire Congressional Delegation. He became Alaska co-chair for the George W. Bush Presidential campaign starting in 1999 and served on the National Finance Committee for the campaign. In 2003 President Bush appointed Art to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for Kennedy Center. He is a founding contributor to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

Art has created and managed nine 501c6 originations and SuperPACS, including Alaska’s Energy/American’s Values to support the election of U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan in 2014.

Art has served as President of the American Association of Political Consultants from 2013-2015 and now serves as Chairman Emeritus. He has also been a Board Member of the Int’l Association of Political Consultants, helping to organize conferences worldwide and as Chair of the 2012 conference in New York City.

Art lives between Washington, DC and Anchorage, Alaska and his interests are work, history, world travel, motorcycles and, for a brief shining moment, the Washington Nationals- though hope springs eternal.

Sam
Cooper

Born and raised in Missouri, Sam has more than a decade of experience at the highest levels of campaigns and government.

Sam has worked at every level of politics, from city council races to a Presidential campaign. He has managed a targeted U.S. Senate race, run a state party, and has worked on campaigns in more than twenty states.

In 2016, Sam served as a regional political director for Senator Ted Cruz’s Presidential campaign. In that role Sam managed political relationships and operations in twelve states and helped deliver major primary victories in Iowa, Kansas, and Wisconsin.

Most recently, Sam served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Cruz. As Deputy Chief, Sam served as a senior advisor for communications and strategy and helped guide the Senator and the office through numerous political and policy victories.

Sam is a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and resides in Washington, DC with his wife Josie.

Nick
Maddux

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.

Justin
Matheson

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.

Sean
Brown

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).

Aaron
Baker

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

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 Fundraising Inc., 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.

Titus
Bond

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.

Chris
D'Aniello

I had no plans to enter politics until US Senator Saxby Chambliss announced his retirement in 2012. I had gotten to know then-Congressman Jack Kingston and when he announced he would run for Chambliss’ seat, I started helping him get organized in my free time. I created lists of elected officials across the state, tracked their level of support, sorted calls for surrogates, looked into events, signed up volunteers… I was never very political, and I had no idea this world existed. I was hooked.

Months later, I graduated into an "official" role on the campaign where I was paid a steady salary of Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and free t-shirts. We lost that campaign (by 1%), Axiom’s Jeff Roe was our GC, he invited me to work for him in Kansas City, and I’ve proudly worked at Axiom in various roles in Kansas City and Washington DC ever since.

Now President of Axiom’s Voter Contact division (which specializes in direct mail marketing), I help candidates communicate their message and brand to voters. My team and I work with campaigns to interpret survey results and data about an electorate, then help identify how the campaign should talk to voters. We craft detailed voter contact plans (like where and when our mailers should drop) and execute them – developing ads that demonstrate our campaign narrative and letting our unparalleled design/creative team bring them to life.

Born and raised in Philly (Trust the Process), graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs), and huge sports fanatic... I live by Vince Lombardi’s words: "Winning is a habit." You can almost always find me at the office helping our candidates win, but when I’m rarely not, I love going to see live music, traveling, or watching sports.

Joe
Williams

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.

Rob
Phillips

Prior to forming HenryAlan, Rob worked in both the public and private sectors. He sharpened his legal skills as an attorney for a judge and refined his accounting and finance skills working on complex mergers and acquisitions. Rob then entered the political world, working on many facets of campaigns at both state and federal level. This combination is uniquely tailored to address the complexities of campaign finance.

As President of HenryAlan, Rob manages campaign finance at all levels across the country, having worked on campaigns in almost every state. Rob and his team have provided services to presidential, gubernatorial, state party, senate, house and every other race in-between. From start up to wind down Rob can help navigate the messy waters of campaign finance, providing the support needed to help best utilize the funds on hand and most importantly as Rob says, "keep you out of the papers."

Rob holds a J.D. and B.B.A. in finance. He lives in Dublin, Ohio with his wife and two kids.

Michael
Kaplan

Michael is President of Cannon Research Group.

A native of Nassau County, New York, a county once known for its unbeatable Republican machine, Michael volunteered on his first political campaign in 2002. In the ensuing four years, he worked on numerous local campaigns, from mayor to county comptroller. At the same time, he rose steadily through the ranks of the Nassau County Young Republicans and eventually served as its president.

Enrolled at Fordham University in New York, Michael was a participant of American University’s Washington Semester Program in early 2006. During those four months in Washington, any time he was not in class, he could be found in the office of Rep. Pete King. Arriving to the office most times before 8 a.m., he often stayed until well past 6 p.m., earning him the nickname "The Machine" by the congressman.

Following his graduation from Fordham in 2007, he returned to Washington and soon found himself as the press assistant at the National Republican Congressional Committee. He remained at the NRCC for seven years, joining their research department in 2009. During his time in the research department, he worked his way up from research assistant to eventually field research director. He traveled to nineteen states and played a vital role in unearthing research in more than eighty congressional campaigns throughout the country. Beginning in 2013, he was tasked with training the research analysts while simultaneously serving the researcher for twenty-four states.

In 2015, Michael joined Freedom Partners where he was tasked with overseeing their candidate opposition research team. The following year, he joined an independent opposition research firm. In 2018, he joined the team at the Cannon Research Group.

Encouraged by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro to "turn every page," Michael leads a team of research associates who thoroughly examine public documents and press reports to provide political campaigns, companies, and organizations with actional intelligence that allows them to exploit their competitors’ weaknesses.

Jeff
McGowan

Jeff McGowan is a seasoned political-data operative with more than a decade of experience working at or for nationwide Republican organizations.

Jeff joins The Axiom team after spending four years running his own political data consulting shop that specializes in voter file management, targeting strategy, and analytics. While this specialization is rooted in political voter data, his company’s portfolio has grown to focus on digital analytics as well.

Prior to starting his own firm, Jeff spent multiple cycles heading up data and technology departments for multiple nationwide conservative/Republican organizations. He served as data director at the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2012 election cycle and helped found the committee’s Strategy Department in 2013. In 2014, Jeff took a brief hiatus from the NRCC to join Americans For Prosperity, where he was tasked with running the organization’s nationwide data services department. In early 2015, Jeff rejoined the NRCC, serving as Strategy Department Director through the 2016 election.

The perspective that Jeff brought to the national party committee was rooted in his focus on field operations. Prior to 2012, Jeff had gained extensive on-the-ground political campaigns experience, working on races across the country. From 2007 to 2012, Jeff served in roles that ranged from Field Director to Political Director to Campaign Manager for campaigns in a half-dozen states.

Jeff McGowan now lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife, Sherra McGowan and his beloved dog, Drake. In his spare time, Jeff is an avid table-top roleplaying game enthusiast. He can usually be found playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends and family – or can occasionally be found streaming on Twitch.tv.

Brad
Mont

For the past 30 years, Brad has overseen the media placement for some of the biggest campaigns in the country including the John McCain’s presidential campaign, the successful gubernatorial campaigns of Terry Brandstad (IA), Mitt Romney (MA), and Jeb Bush (FL) and congressional campaign for House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik. Outside of the campaign world, he has directed the media placement campaigns for the New York Jets, Miami Heat, Boeing, United States Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Tax Reform, American Chemistry Council and Clean Energy.

Prior to founding Media Ad Ventures, Brad spent 8 years as vice-president of Mike Murphy Media. During that time, he directed the purchase of media in more than 150 DMAs and has written several articles on campaign media placement.

Brad is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Dartmouth College with an A.B. degree in government and economics. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Marcy.

Jill
Warren

Jill Warren is an attorney, government affairs professional, and entrepreneur who works and lives in Horseshoe Bay, Texas; Tarkio, Missouri; and Washington, DC.

After practicing business litigation and appellate law at two international law firms, Jill served as Special Assistant Attorney General and Policy Director for Texas Attorney General John Cornyn. As Policy Director, Jill was a member of Attorney General Cornyn’s Executive Management Team and shaped policy initiatives and responses in the 800-employee state agency. She focused on consumer privacy and protection, critical infrastructure security, electric deregulation, technology, water rights, and legislative issues and was the liaison between the State of Texas and the National Association of Attorneys General. As Special Assistant Attorney General, she represented the State of Texas in litigation matters, including legislative and congressional redistricting, Public Information Act prosecutions, and enforcement of the multi-billion-dollar tobacco industry settlement.

As a government affairs consultant, she has specialized in strategic planning, public policy advocacy, coalition building, and strategic communications. Jill has represented defense companies, health care systems, financial institutions, utilities, technologists, tort reform coalitions, oil and gas interests, and human rights causes at the state and federal level.

As an entrepreneur, she is the CEO and President of Bar JW, Incorporated, which owns five Barre3 fitness studios in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.

Originally from historic Huntsville, Texas, Jill is a graduate of The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and The University of Texas School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is an Alumnae Director of the Texas Lyceum Association, for which she served in leadership roles during her 6-year term. Jill has run thirteen marathons; has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro; has drilled and repaired water wells in the war-torn region of Darfur, Sudan; and is an aspiring pilot.

Andrew
Salter

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.

Catherine
Frazier

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

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.

Angie
Porter

Angie Porter 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.

Michael
Claeys

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.

Robby
Morales

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.

Eva
Mah

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.

James
Eller

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
Trankle

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.

Taylor
Fernie

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

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.

Mick
Paskiewicz

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.

Brandi
Wilkins

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.

Hannah
Beers Sutton

Hannah Beers Sutton knows how to identify a problem and assemble the team to fix it. Her focus on interpersonal communication and strengths-based strategy concludes in happy clients and positive results.

Hannah serves as a Senior Associate at Clout Public Affairs. She specializes in public policy and communications, crafting individualized plans and efforts for each client. A jack of all trades, Hannah is as comfortable in front of a group of people as she is behind a camera or running a campaign. She joined Clout in 2018 after serving as a Chief of Staff in the Missouri Senate.

A small town native and graduate of Evangel University, Hannah and her husband Wes now call Jefferson City, Missouri home, where they live with their very fluffy goldendoodle Swayze.

Lexie
Davis

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.

Melyssa
Perez

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
Blue

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

Chloe Mansell was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and she earned her degree in public relations from Auburn University. Chloe found her passion for politics through her work transforming complex policy issues into simple, persuadable messages at a leading public affairs firm in Tallahassee.

Chloe joined the Axiom Strategies team in 2018 as an Associate in Kansas City. Through a tumultuous cycle in Kansas politics, Chloe helped drive the strategy that successfully maintained the Republican majority in the Kansas State Legislature. She moved to California in 2019, providing her skills in strategic communication, voter data analysis, and creative campaigning to races of all sizes – from city council to competitive statewide campaigns.

Chloe is now located in San Diego, California, where she aids Axiom’s general consulting team in winning tough races across the country.

Russell
Moss

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.

Lyndsey
Blagrave

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
Husted

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

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.

Ashley
Klein

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.

Amy
Rosenthal

Houston, Texas native Amy Rosenthal joins Fundraising Inc. 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
Dennison

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.

Christopher
D’Anna

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

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
Goodson

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
Hornung

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.

Haley
Wadsworth

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
Peterson

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

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

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
Morphew

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.

Justin
Cooper

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

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.

Corben
Waldron

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.

Cameron
Higbe

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

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
Buskard

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.

Drew
McPike

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
Miklosovic

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.

Reed
Bourgeois

Reed Bourgeois serves as the Director of Operations for Cannon Research Group.

Growing up in Mississippi, Reed began her involvement in politics at a young age. Since 2010 she has been a volunteer organizer and fundraiser for numerous Local, State, and National Candidates.

Reed holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Mississippi.

She has over 10 years of management, oversight, and administrative experience. As the primary point-of-contact within numerous organizations, she has built and maintained strong relationships through constant networking and outreach.

Reed moved to Washington, DC in 2018, when she began working with a boutique lobbying firm. Prior to joining Cannon Research Group, she worked directly for Former Congressman Jack Kingston (GA).

Evan
Swarztrauber

Evan is a director at Clout Public Affairs, where he advises clients on public affairs strategies with a focus on technology and telecom regulation.

Evan most recently served at the Federal Communications Commission as Policy Advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai. In that role, he led public affairs campaigns on all major policy initiatives and managed external affairs with a wide range of stakeholders. Prior to that, he served as Policy Advisor to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, where he led policy on media regulation and workforce development and managed communications and outreach. He also founded and hosted the FCC’s official podcast.

Before joining the FCC, Evan was Director of Public Affairs at TechFreedom. In that role, he managed the organization’s communications and outreach teams and represented the organization in a diverse array of policy coalitions. He also led policy on a variety of issues, including media ownership and video marketplace competition.

Additionally, he co-founded and hosted the Tech Policy Podcast from its launch in January of 2016 to his departure from the organization. He has also published articles on a variety of tech policy matters for various publications. Prior to his work at TechFreedom, Evan served as a communications staffer in the New York State Assembly and worked on various political campaigns in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University.

Shelby
Blake

Shelby Blake is the Northwest Associate for Axiom Strategies. Prior to joining the Axiom team Shelby managed multiple campaigns in the Northwest. She specializes in campaign organization and management.

Previously, Shelby was the "District Outreach Director" for the Oregon House Republican Caucus. There she created and oversaw each Representative’s voter outreach plan, communications and managed staff.

Shelby grew up in Beaverton Oregon and attended Whitworth University in Spokane WA, where she studied political science.

Todd
Cravens

Todd Cravens was born and raised in Wichita, KS. He is a graduate of Wichita State University, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with a Minor in Finance.

He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2019, and has a background in taxes as well as previous experience as an accountant for a manufacturing company.

He resides in Edwardsville, KS with his girlfriend and their dog, Rascal, and their cat, Lacey.

Kent
Kellenberger

Kent Kellenberger was raised in a small town in northwest Iowa. He holds bachelors degrees in accounting and finance, as well as an MBA, from Pittsburg State University. He is also a CPA and a CIA. In his free time, he enjoys flying as a private pilot. He lives in Lenexa, KS where he enjoys biking and hiking in the many nearby parks, along with his wife, Kelsey, and daughter, Ellieana.

He has always been passionately interested in politics and believes that preserving capitalism and personal freedoms is key to America’s present and future success. He has held multiple controller roles spanning many industries including trucking, manufacturing, and waste management.

Caroline
Campisi

Caroline Campisi joins Axiom Strategies as a Voter Contact Account Manager.

Caroline grew up in Long Island, New York and attended Hofstra University, where she studied criminology and political science.

Prior to joining Axiom, Caroline worked for the Executive Office of the President, under the Trump Administration. She served as the Director of Youth Correspondence, within the Office of Presidential Correspondence.

Andrew
Hansen

Andrew Hansen serves as the Operations Manager for the voter contact division of Axiom Strategies, having joined the firm in 2021.

Born and raised in Missouri’s capital city, Andrew was steeped in political culture. While studying at the University of Arkansas, he worked for the Missouri Republican Party in 2018 in multiple roles to elect Republican candidates in the mid-Missouri area and statewide. Andrew continued his success as the Iowa State Data Director for the Republican National Committee in 2020, where his work helped break caucus records and increase GOP win margins across Iowa. Now, he uses his experience in political data and project management to help Axiom’s clients amplify their message through direct mail and accomplish their objectives.

Outside of Axiom, you’ll find Andrew on the golf course, running and biking on local trails, and smiling through the pain of Arkansas Razorbacks sports. He lives in Kansas City with his wife, Lauren, and their Labradoodle puppy.

Jon
Staab

Jon joined the Army out of high school serving from 2004 - 2009 including two 12-month combat deployments to Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division and 4th Infantry Division. Jon is a graduate of Army Ranger School and the distinguished honor graduate of III Corps’ Warrior Leadership Course for noncommissioned officers.

After military service, he utilized his GI Bill to study at Saddleback College and San Diego State. It was there where he saw a local campaign flier, laced up his boots, started knocking doors, and never looked back. Jon took the 2014 cycle off to do explosive blasting for an underground gold mine working continuous overtime and using the money to travel abroad where he met his now wife traveling Europe.

Since then he has served as Deputy State Director of the Nevada Republican Party, Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives at the RNC, Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor Tate Reeves, Campaign Manager for John James for Senate, and Communications Director of the Nevada Assembly Republican Caucus.

Jon lives in Carson City, NV and can be found hiking or kayaking around Lake Tahoe with his wife, German Shepherd, Harry, and Malinois/Shepherd rescue, Sally.

Tom
Callahan

Growing up in Nassau County, New York, Tom Callahan has been involved in politics since he was in diapers. Some of his earliest memories are of knocking doors for his father’s village elections.

In high school, Tom achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and began his own political involvement by working part-time for a Town Councilman from the Town of Hempstead.

Tom later attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Aside from continuing his part-time work at the Town of Hempstead, Tom involved himself in multiple state and congressional races, several successful grassroots lobbying efforts, and the College Republican Federation of Virginia, where he served as the 1st Vice-Chair, coordinating state-wide grassroots efforts in the 2020 election and serving on the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia. Tom also expanded into the policy field, interning in three different congressional offices during his summer breaks.

Tom graduated from William & Mary in 2021 with a B.A. in Government and History and now seeks to apply his broad skillset to the Cannon Research Group where he hopes to provide clients with pertinent, actionable data.

In his free time, Tom enjoys weightlifting, playing the guitar, and meeting new people in the D.C. metro area.

Spencer
Silverman

Born and raised in Livingston, NJ, Spencer joins Axiom as the Director of Direct Voter Contact.

Spencer got his feet wet in Republican politics when he took time off from college (to the displeasure of his parents) to intern for Governor Chris Christie’s Presidential Campaign.

While completing his B.A. in Government from Franklin & Marshall College, Spencer organized and ran aggressive field and voter contact programs at every level of American politics, from local races in his home state of NJ to presidential campaigns in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Spencer has also had the privilege of working for the Republican National Committee, where he helped the party build out and execute its elaborate data program, particularly focusing on keeping campaigns across the country up to date on Absentee and Early Vote information.

Most recently, Spencer helped manage GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik's successful reelection campaign, setting the standard for voter contact and data collection in NY state.

Spencer lives in Washington, D.C., and enjoys reading, skiing, and playing with his dog, Simba, during his free time.

Nikkie
Nguyen

As a Southern California native, Nikkie Nguyen got her start in field campaigns managing a Vietnamese walk program in a top targeted State Senate race. Through her passion for working with people, Nikkie worked on both the official and campaign sides of Republican politics. She previously served as an inaugural agency liaison intern in the Office of Presidential Correspondence in the Trump White House. In the 2020 election cycle, Nikkie trained and hired over 250 employees for field operations and managed efforts that have produced 1.5 million phone calls and knocked 200,000 doors.

Noah
Jennings

Coming from the battleground state of Nevada with a record of excellence in local elections, Noah Jennings brings a wealth of experience in grassroots campaigns and operations. As a youth, he was appointed by Governor Jim Gibbons and retained by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve on the Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission.

His experience includes working as the Director for a large regional food bank in Nevada and serving as chairman of a nonprofit, in addition to being a Counselor for the American Legion Nevada Boys’ State Program.

Jennings worked on several successful county and state legislative races before joining the Nevada Army National Guard, where he served for six years a Military Police Officer and Investigator. During the 2016 Nevada Caucuses, he worked on the field team that delivered 7 delegates for Senator Marco Rubio. Following the election, Jennings worked for the Elko Daily Free Press covering the 2017 session of the Nevada State Legislature.

In the 2018 election he worked for Adam Laxalt’s campaign for Governor, ultimately ending the cycle joining Vanguard Field Strategies and working on direct voter contact and election operations projects across five states. During the 2020 cycle, Jennings worked as on the political team for Senator Martha McSally while managing the school board campaign for Katie Williams in Clark County, NV, where he pulled off a historic upset victory despite overwhelming opposition spending.

Noah Jennings joined Axiom Strategies as an Associate in early 2021 and served on the successful convention team for Glenn Youngkin in Virginia. He resides in Maryland with his wife, Maggy, and their border collie, Boomer.

Luke
Bullock

Luke joins the Axiom team with over a decade of both state and national political experience. A native Texan, Luke has spent a vast part of his career in the Texas House of Representatives and executive branches, serving as senior staff to statewide elected officials such as Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, former and Governor Rick Perry, eventually serving in the Trump Administration in Washington.

Most Recently, Luke served as the Deputy Director of Operations for the 2020 Republican National Convention. With heavy handed experience in political operations, Luke has served two republican presidential primary, two presidential general election campaigns, one U.S. Senate campaign and the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Luke attended Stephen F. Austin State University and currently resides in Waco, Texas with his Wife, Christina and their beloved puppy.

Michael
Simmons

Michael graduated from the University of Kansas in May with a B.A. in Political Science, concentrations in Interest Group Politics and International Relations. His future career aspirations are to be a federal political consultant in D.C. in either Telecom Services or Oil & Gas.

He worked for Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) on his 2016 campaign, and interned in his congressional office in D.C.

He also graduated with a minor in Film & Media Studies and his favorite film is Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino. Michael joins us from Omaha, NE and is very excited to work for Remington Research Group!

Matt
Esguerra

Matt Esguerra got his start in politics interning in the California State Capitol at 18. Hooked from the start, he spent the next several years furthering his political experience in Sacramento with Axiom Strategies and the State Assembly Republican Caucus.

Upon graduation from UCLA, Matt moved to DC to work for the NRCC's Independent Expenditure Unit. There he provided research for 21 battleground House races in the Western United States. Matt joins Axiom Strategies fresh from his role as Deputy Political Director on the Faulconer for Governor campaign in California.

Matt spends his free time helping teach at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy and enjoying the San Diego sun with friends. Additionally, he's a co-founder of the Republican Staff Association, a group that serves to connect, support, and advance the interests of Republican staff across California. His sports allegiances are with the Sacramento Kings (painfully), San Diego Padres, and UCLA. Matt resides in San Diego.

Shawnda
Turner

Shawnda joins Axiom Strategies as an Associate. She is a native Missourian and earned her B.A. in political science with minors in philosophy and business administration from Maryville University in Town and Country, Missouri.

Shawnda has had a passion for politics and the conservative agenda since she was a young girl. She received her first start in the political field after accepting a position interning for Vice President Mike Pence, working in his Speechwriting Department and Public Liaison Department. After her time at the White House, she has gained experience in several avenues within the political environment. First, as the Community Outreach Coordinator on a re-election campaign for a member of the United States House of Representatives. In that role, she coordinated community outreach efforts and programs throughout a congressional district in the state of Missouri. After completing a successful election cycle, she moved to Washington D.C. and accepted a position on Capitol Hill working for another member of the Missouri delegation in their congressional office. Most recently, Shawnda worked at the Republican National Committee where she served as the Director for the Office of The Chief Operating Officer in Chairwoman McDaniel’s office.

When Shawnda is not working or staying up to date on the most current political news story, she enjoys binging docuseries, listening to true crime podcasts, attending sporting events, traveling, brunching, shopping, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends.

Garrett
Hill

Garrett Hill was born and raised in Southeast Kansas. He holds both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Western Governor’s University. Prior to working for Axiom, Garrett spent time working in public accounting.

He currently resides in Nevada, Missouri, with his wife and three kids. In his down time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and hiking with his family.

Chasity
Ross

Chasity Ross is a native to Southern California, brings significant experience to her role at Axiom. She attended Missouri State University majoring in accounting before she met her husband of 25 years. Chasity has worked in medical billing and collections for the last 24 years and brings a unique perspective to her accounting role with the Axiom team. In her previous positions, Chasity was a top performer repeatedly, recovering significant lost revenue for her employers. She credits her success with her ability to work with both clients and partners to create mutually beneficial solutions.

Chasity is a proud mom of 4 beautiful children. Her eldest son just graduated from Marine boot camp. She is also a grandma of 2. Enjoys dancing, watching movies, working out, and hanging out with friends and family.

Brennan
Richey

In May 2020, Brennan’s passion for politics led her to an internship with Remington Research Group. Throughout the 2020 cycle, Brennan discovered a profound interest and appreciation in polling and voter contact. After graduating from College of the Ozarks with her degree in Public Relations, she accepted her permanent position at RRG as a Research Associate, where she manages the logistics of polling and voter interviews.

Day to day, Brennan serves our clients by generating survey instruments, managing peer to peer texting and phone campaigns, facilitating TeleTown Hall events, and creating deliverables.

In her down time, you can find Brennan and her husband Isaac at the dog park with Olive, their sweet goldendoodle, or at a coffee shop.

Chandler
Hancock

Chandler is from a military family and has had to privilege to have lived all over the US. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA and is moving to join the DC team at the end of the month! He likes to take on new experiences and is very motivated. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelors in Entrepreneurship. During university he started flying small airplanes and just recently obtained his Private Pilots License. In his free time, he enjoys attending concerts, strength training and traveling to warmer climates.

Carolyn
Bush

Carolyn has a unique background incorporating many years of working on Capitol Hill in support of conservative values before joining the broadcast television industry. She worked in sales for W*USA and WJLA in Washington, DC. While working in television sales, she became familiar with political advertising and discovered this was what she was meant to do in her career – incorporating her love for politics and television.

Starting in 1995, through the next 25+ years she worked on a number of prominent national political ad campaigns including, Bob Dole for President, John McCain for President and Jeb Bush for President. Her experience working in all facets of political and broadcasting gives her the knowledge of how things work and are successfully accomplished. Building a good relationship with clients makes the job enjoyable and satisfying. She looks forward to continuing her past experiences and being a team member with Ax Media.

Kylie
Fenger

Kylie Fenger was born and raised in Bellevue, NE near the Platte River at Hanson Lakes. The proximity to water and nature developed her lifelong admiration for the outdoors. However, after 18 years in one place, she was ready to leave her hometown and venture to a new city—one in which captivates the values and lessons she cultivated growing up in the Midwest. This led her to Kansas City, MO where she attended the private, Jesuit school Rockhurst University.

At Rockhurst, Kylie pursued a B.A. in English and Political Science. In undergrad, she volunteered at numerous nonprofits and remained President of the College Government for three consecutive years. She credits these experiences with intensifying her passion for local and state politics. In 2019, Kylie was fortuned to work on a successful, mayoral campaign. During this time, she realized her drive and energy paired perfectly with the fast-paced environment election offices entail.

In 2020, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rockhurst. In 2021, Kylie joined Garrison as a Human Resources Assistant. In her free time, she can be found reading a book at the Plaza Library or running with her goldendoodle puppy Cleo.