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. 2005

    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.

  6. 2010

    Branching Out Again

    Axiom opens its first office outside of Kansas City, expanding to Washington DC.

  7. 2014

    Becoming the Largest Mail Firm

    Axiom’s voter contact division sends more mail for federal candidates than any other Republican firm in the nation, while raking in dozens of national awards.

  8. 2015

    Even More Local Knowledge

    Axiom expands its national footprint, opening offices in San Francisco and Austin and hiring local political experts from across the country.

  9. 2016

    An Historic Presidential Run

    Led by 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.

  10. 2017

    Where We Are Today

    House Speaker Paul Ryan swears in 52 Axiom clients as Members of Congress after an election cycle which left 81% of Axiom clients victorious.



Jeff Roe is the founder of Axiom Strategies, a firm specializing in strategic consulting, direct voter contact and research services for congressional, senatorial and statewide campaigns. Axiom Strategies is celebrating its ten year anniversary this year. Axiom was founded in Kansas City, Missouri in 2005. In 2010, Axiom added a Washington DC office and grew with office and staff in 2015 to San Francisco and Austin.  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.

Jeff has helped elect 52 congressmen, 8 senators and 6 governors nationwide. Under Jeff’s direction, Axiom Strategies has now expanded its footprint into every region of the country. Running Congressional races from Delaware to Florida to California and statewide campaigns from Maine to Georgia to Nevada; Jeff has broad national experience. In addition to political and ballot initiative campaigns, Jeff’s team regularly consults and provides crisis management to corporate clients 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 known for his attention to detail and 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. After a string of early successes under his new company Axiom, Jeff began managing races throughout the Midwest, helping to guide a number of congressional candidates to victory.

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.

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, have two daughters and live in Houston. They are members of Northland Cathedral, an Assemblies of God Church.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Travis has worked at all levels of politics, from the George W. Bush White House to serving as a Congressional Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill.

From state legislative races, to coalition building for a Presidential campaign, to managing multiple top-tier, nationally targeted House races, Travis has experience in nearly every facet of a political campaign.

Now a partner at Axiom, Travis helps guide both incumbents and first time candidates to winning elections. Travis also regularly consults corporate clients on political issues.

He graduated from Liberty University in Virginia where he received his degree in Politics and Policy. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Travis now lives in Kansas City with his wife Kristin, their three boys, Sutton, Weston and Barron, and their daughter Elin.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Brandon got his first paying job in politics at 19 - got hooked - and it's been his career ever since. Like many campaign junkies, Brandon drove from campaign to campaign early in his career with everything he owned in the trunk of his car working on races from New Hampshire (his home state), to Pennsylvania to Oregon. He has held almost every job in politics - starting as a candidate driver and body man - to fundraising, media, grassroots, coalition and campaign management. On Capitol Hill, he served as a Chief of Staff to Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, and was Patriot Program Director at the National Republican Congressional Committee. He now lives half the time in the San Francisco Bay Area and the other half on the aisle seat of an airplane. Brandon and his wife Angie have two daughters, Everly and Emerson.


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


Matt Langston serves as a Vice-President at Axiom Strategies in Austin, Texas. He has worked in politics for many years at a variety of different levels.  Matt recently served as the Chief of Staff in the Texas Senate and he managed a historic Texas senate race in Dallas.

He has worked as a consultant in Tallahassee, Florida where he worked directly with political and corporate clients to develop strategy, media relations, and grassroots advocacy. Additionally, he has served in a variety of campaign and political roles including a presidential race, a U.S Senate race, and on numerous other campaigns.  He worked as a political appointee in Washington, DC for nearly four years including time at the U.S. Treasury Department and other agencies.

Matt is a Texas native and he holds a MA in Political Science from Florida State University and a BA in Political Science from Baylor University.


“Nick, you sound grumpy.”
-Everyone, eventually

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

In his down time, Andrew enjoys writing music, illustrating, skateboarding, playing almost any type of sport, and especially spending time with his family.  He lives in Kansas with his wife and two daughters.


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Growing up an Iowan, Quentin Marquez knew that a career in farming or politics lied ahead. Wanting to get his hands dirty, he became involved in Iowa politics.

While attending the University of Iowa, Quentin served as the Chairman of the UI College Republicans and worked as an undergraduate clerk for the law firm of Kinnamon, Kinnamon, Russo, Meyer, Keegan, & Farnsworth. During the 2014 election cycle, he worked for Americans For Prosperity helping to elect Republicans to statewide office.

After graduating in 2015 with degrees in political science, international relations, and entrepreneurship, Quentin joined former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s presidential campaign as the Northeast Iowa Field Director. He then served as a Regional Field Director for the Republican National Committee and was responsible for the organization of the 2016 Iowa Caucus in Polk County for the Republican Party of Iowa.

In April of 2016, Quentin joined Axiom Strategies as a Copywriter and Account Manager. He works with candidates and elected officials from across the country to develop and spread their message to voters via print and digital media. When he is not busy crafting clever copy, you will most likely find him enjoying a Kansas City craft beer with his girlfriend and playing fetch with his Goldendoodle, Murphy.


Philip joined Axiom in the 2016 and leads our Digital efforts. He brings with him extensive experience in marketing, fundraising, and digital advertising from across the political, non-profit, and corporate worlds. He takes a creative approach to finding new ways to message throughout the digital landscape, and ensures that every line of code works together to tailor fit that message to wherever one might be online.

He is skilled at understanding the organizational and operational needs that each campaign demands, while maintaining a holistic view of where digital technology can be used most effectively. A graduate of Georgetown University; he now lives in Kansas City with his wife Caitlyn, daughter Simone, and son Samson.


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

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

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

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


Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Cameron Foster joined Axiom Strategies in the summer of 2016. After graduating from Clemson University, Cameron embarked on a quest to discover how to live in Washington, D.C. on an intern’s salary. Passionate about politics, and failed sports teams, the move to D.C. was a natural fit. In his first job in politics, Cameron served as Press Secretary for Congressman Collins (NY-27).

During his professional career, he has worked in communications for leaders on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns, including as Deputy Director of Social Media for Ben Carson for President.

While at Axiom, Cameron has worked on multiple local, state, and federal elections, where he has focused on crafting winning messages for Axiom clients.

Cameron works out of Axiom’s Washington, D.C. office, where he serves as the self-designated local food critic. He also volunteers as assistant coach on a Congressional softball team, helping lead his team to three league championships.


As a Maine native, Jake moved to Washington, DC after cutting his teeth on the campaign trail in New Hampshire where he worked on a variety of campaigns. Only a couple days after moving to the capital, Jake was hired by High Cotton Consulting where he helped host events and fundraise for a dozen Republican members of Congress. After several months, Jake moved over to Axiom where he assists with campaigns across the country, focusing on messaging, research, and election analysis—in addition to deciding where the office is getting lunch.

Throughout his involvement in politics, Jake has served in a range of roles on campaigns, both statewide and local. From managing a state senate campaign from the back of a scooter to serving as both the field and political director of a statewide gubernatorial race, he gained an understanding of the characteristics of successful campaigns, as well as the importance of plentiful coffee.

An avid outdoorsman and skier, Jake grew up in Maine taking advantage of everything the state’s mountains and coastline had to offer. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine – Orono with a B.A. in Political Science, spending a year of his undergrad working in Washington. He’ll be the first to tell you that he’s an unapologetic Patriots fan (28-3!), news junkie, and rap critic.

When he is not hard at work, Jake enjoys skiing, Washington Nationals games, and finding new happy hour deals, all while being constantly on the lookout for anything and everything lobster related.


Hope joined the Axiom Team in 2017 upon her graduation from The University of Texas in Austin. While at UT, Hope majored in Corporate Communications and also completed her Business Foundations Certificate through the McComb’s School of Business. Hope’s political experience began in 2016 when she served as a Finance Intern with Texans for Greg Abbott. It was there she realized she wanted to pursue a career in the political sector.

Originally from Midland, Texas, Hope now works out of Axiom’s Houston office and sees to the various day to day tasks that help keep executive management functioning at its best.


Abigail is first and foremost a graphic designer and sponge for the arts. With a BFA in design and art history from the Kansas City Art Institute, her love of precision and problem solving is regularly visually expressed in the work she does for Axiom’s clients. Before landing at Axiom, Abigail designed for a vast array of folks, creating a wide variety of work. From logos for distilleries and maple syrup packaging, to webpages for churches and covers for novels, she has done a bit of everything. She constantly pushes herself in her work, striving to be a better designer every day. When out of the office, Abigail is likely either traveling the world, honing her baking skills, rocking out to some of the most rad music known to mankind, or some combination of the three.


At 19 an MTV producer told Jacqueline that if she ever wanted a job after college she had to defeat the Millennial stereotype by learning how to hustle and obtaining real world experience. Inspired from her experiences in Southern California, she did just that by returning home to St. Louis that Summer and launched her career. Jacqueline recognized the rapid pace public relations was evolving at. After speaking with a handful of businesses, she was quick to discover the recalibration of talent and joined the next generation of marketers. Jacqueline entered the freelance realm by transitioning and managing social media for those businesses, which eventually grew into creating and executing full marketing campaigns with large publications.

During her professional career Jacqueline has produced the first independent Men’s fashion designer show of St. Louis, worked for a professional sports team during the season they produced the league Rookie of the Year, managed live-coverage of Fashion Week, and ended her short run with Yelp. In love with the fast-paced environment in the entertainment industry Jacqueline challenged herself in public affairs and has managed communications on a gubernatorial race in Missouri for the 46th Lieutenant Governor, maximized voter contact efficiency on an award winning national campaign, developed strategic communications for the state representative that lead labor reform legislations, like right-to-work, in Missouri and combatted the opioid epidemic.

As a visionary, she is always formulating the necessary steps needed to advance clients. Jacqueline remains focused on long-term goals and inspires the people around her to reach organizational goals.

She is a member of Public Relations Society of America. In her free time Jacqueline volunteers with Girls on the Run, a non-profit designed to empower young girls. If you give her some extra downtime, Jacqueline is known to getaway and escape to the big city.


Anne was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas but moved to Austin in 2015 to attend the University of Texas where she is currently majoring in Government, with a certificate in Business and Public Policy.

After discovering her love for politics, Anne began interning in the Texas State Capitol. In January of 2017, she joined Axiom as a Junior Associate supporting the company’s growth in Austin. Anne pitches in wherever needed from writing campaign plans to doing political research.

When not in the office or hitting the books, Anne can be found running around Austin’s Town Lake or at a local coffee shop with friends.


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

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

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


Brendan joined Axiom Strategies as an Intern in August of 2017. He is currently studying political science at William Jewell College, where he co-founded the College Republicans Organization and developed a caffeine addiction. The St. Louis product got his start in politics as a Federal Affairs Intern at CSX Corporation’s Washington, DC office during the summer of 2017. The experience gained in our Nation’s Capital would solidify his aspirations for a career in politics, and he looks forward to applying his skillset at Axiom.


Born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, Trey Martin joined Axiom Strategies in the summer of 2017. Trey works out of the Kansas City office assisting with campaign work, specifically, data and analytical research.

Graduating from Kansas State University in 2015 with a B.S. in Political Science, Trey has always been intrigued by the world of politics. During his time at K-State, Trey volunteered at the Kansas Republican Committee Convention and interned with U.S. Senator Moran (KS). Following graduation, he was accepted into the Washburn University School of Law.

Upon finishing his first year of law school, Trey, decided to spend his summer in Washington, D.C. as an intern for U.S. Congressman Marshall (KS-01). Having worked for both the House and Senate side, Trey gained valuable insights to the inner-workings and the process behind shaping legislative policies. His time on Capitol Hill further solidified his passion for politics and he decided to pursue that passion fulltime.

When Trey is not playing basketball, his ideal day involves eating BBQ while watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals with his Bernese Mountain Dog, Olive.


Duc joined Axiom Strategies in September 2017 following nearly a decade of legal, government, and financial experience.

Most recently, he conducted financial research and due diligence for a leading global financial firm. He spent years working for the State of Louisiana’s State Employee Retirement System and the Department of Health where he was a budget administrator for the state’s $9 billion Medicaid program. Duc also clerked in courtrooms across Louisiana on appellate criminal and city civil cases.

A Louisiana native, Duc has Bachelor’s degrees from Louisiana State University in Political Science and Religious Studies, a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas, and additional business training from Harvard Business School.


Josh Perry is a native Texan who has been advocating for conservative principles, policies, and candidates his entire adult life. Fresh out of college, Perry joined the Ted Cruz for Senate campaign as Digital Director and played an integral role in the campaign's online and digital strategy to harness grassroots support and ultimately clinch the Republican nomination and win the General Election in 2012. Perry then moved to Washington, DC, to serve as New Media Director to help set up Sen. Cruz's online footprint in his U.S. Senate office where he would be profiled by CNN as \"Ted Cruz's Twitter whisperer.\" He eventually moved back to Texas to join the Cruz for President campaign where he took on the role of Social Media Director managing the organic social media content for Sen. Cruz's race. Josh holds a bachelor's degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and now lives in New York, NY.


I’ve been in the media buying industry since 2004 and have worked on multiple corporate/consumer clients in numerous categories in the past.  If you name a category, I’ve probably worked on it!  As a senior media buyer at Axiom, I continue to challenge and push the boundaries of the uses of traditional media in campaigns.  This industry is robust and ever changing and I am committed to keeping my finger on the pulse in order to serve the campaigns as best as possible.  I live in the Dallas area with my wonderful husband Calvin, our goofy and loving young son Charlie, and our two rowdy but adorable dogs, Peabody and Nacho.


After graduating from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Communications, Shana began her advertising career with the Publicis Groupe. They are a multinational Advertising and Public Relations Company headquartered in Paris. They are one of the oldest and largest Marketing and Communications companies in the world, by revenue, per Wikipedia.

Shana joined our team in August of 2017 as Media Manager.  As an accomplished media pro, she has worked on broadcast negotiations for local, statewide, national and international advertising campaigns.  She is exceptional at leveraging her vast negotiation skills to create win-win contracts for maximum exposure and media blitzes.

One of the essential goals she excels at is thinking outside the box.  In fact, her favorite coup was negotiating the contract to wrap the Stardust Hotel. It was for the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The building wrap was a 55,000 square foot ad for Samsung Mobile. At the time, it was the biggest ad space in all of North America.

Shana lives in the Dallas area with her 2 Westies and proudly supports the Westie Rescue of North Texas.  In her free time, you might find her singing at church, hanging out with her 4 generations of family nearby, in a dance class or just reading a book in her hammock with her dogs, Khloe and Kyser.


Cannon Research Group is led by Tom Jones.

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

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

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

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


Wesley joined Cannon Research Group after working in the office of Senator Justin Ready, a member of the Maryland General Assembly, during the 2017 legislative session.

While employed in the General Assembly, Wesley honed his political skills by working alongside Senator Ready and staff to serve the constituents of Carroll County. In this position, Wesley reviewed legislation that promotes second amendment rights, eliminates government waste, and reduces constrictive business regulations to make Maryland more business friendly.

Wesley is proud to have been born and raised in Potts Camp, Mississippi. He is a 2017 graduate of McDaniel College where he earned a degree in Political Science and International Relations. When he is not defending democracy, Wesley spends his time in the CrossFit box training for competitions.


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.


Stephen McGee is a tenacious New Jerseyan with an unquenchable thirst for all things political. Upon graduation from Ramapo College of New Jersey, he was hired to help Edison Research administer the 2014 election exit polls. He was on the ground in Los Angeles where he witnessed the 2014 Republican wave election over a 21-hour period.

After a stint in a law office, he was hired as a Field Director for Americans for Prosperity, where he fought hard against tax hikes to make to make New Jersey's motto of "Liberty and Prosperity" more than just a punchline. He was then offered to work as a Legislative Aide to Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus in his home district.

When he isn't reading the news or history books, you can find him hiking up mountains or skiing down them, depending upon the season.


Christian McMullen joined Cannon Research Group following a stint with Public Opinion Strategies as a Junior Research Assistant during the 2016 general election cycle.

Christian honed his interest and skills in politics while working on several campaigns in his native Western New York, and in Washington D.C. for Rep. Chris Collins and the House Republican Study Committee. Christian brings his passion for public policy and campaign politics together to assist campaigns and corporations in his current role as Research Associate.

Christian is a proud graduate of Furman University where he earned a dual degree in music and political science. In his spare time, Christian tries to hit it straight out on the links and follow whatever sport is in season.


Tyler joined Cannon Research Group in 2017 after working as a Research Analyst at the Club for Growth during the 2016 cycle. There, Tyler worked with the Club’s scouting staff in identifying candidates whose policy positions aligned with free market and limited government ideals.

While at the Club, Tyler had the opportunity to support endorsed candidates by conducting opposition research on their opponents. Some notable efforts include Representative Andy Biggs’ 27-vote win in Arizona after Club research exposed his opponent’s social media history, and the election of Representative Ted Budd in North Carolina, a previously unknown family businessman who bested a field of 17 politicians with the Club’s assistance.

Originally from Alaska, Tyler enjoys fishing and maintaining his freshwater aquariums, although not necessarily both at the same time. He is a 2013 graduate of George Mason University.


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

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

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

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


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

Aaron serves as Vice President at Axiom Strategies and manages 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 leads 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 healthcare, utilities, transportation and education reform. In 2016, Aaron was named one of the top ten “game-changers” in Missouri’s campaigns.

A graduate of the University of Missouri, Aaron lives on a farm in 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 and serve as emergency foster parents.


Maria Jeffrey joined Clout Public Affairs as Communications Director in 2017, and works with many of Axiom’s clients. She creates and executes strategic messaging strategies, generates and tracks media coverage, and makes sure clients’ communications objectives are met every step of the way.

Maria brings political and communications experience from the private sector, campaigns, and the Hill to her work at Clout and Axiom. Maria was the Political Director of the National Federation of Republican Women through the 2012 presidential election, where she coordinated campaign management schools and organized volunteers. During the 2014 midterm elections she served as the Communications Director for a congressional campaign, and then went on to be the Communications Director for Congressman Walter Jones. Before joining the Axiom family, Maria was a writer for Conservative Review, where she focused on covering Congress, campaigns, and under-reported stories. Maria’s communications experience, dedication, and love of writing serve clients well.

Maria is a Northern Virginia native who loves exploring wineries, hiking trails, and small towns in Virginia. She graduated from Xavier University with a B.A. in Classical Languages, and still occasionally cracks the spine of a Latin book in her spare time.


Kristian began her career in politics in late 2008, gaining governmental consulting experience working with one of the top lobbying firms in her home state. Since this time, Kristian worked on a variety of issues for clients in the education, healthcare and agriculture sector.

Looking for a new challenge outside of political consulting, she took a position at Axiom Strategies to broaden her understanding of the campaign process where she cut her teeth on the successful campaign to elect Eric Schmitt as State Treasurer.  Additionally, Kristian helps run Clout Public Affairs and works on the hill with congressional clients to service their franked mail needs.

Kristian has been described as a high-energy and positive presence in the public affairs space, a trait no doubt carried over from her days as a cheerleader at Northwest Missouri State University. Go Bearcats!

Kristian has also lived in Australia where she worked for a multi-national creative advertising agency.  In her free time, Kristian enjoys travelling, being active, practicing yoga and spending time with her family and four nephews.


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

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

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

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

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

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


Ashley Sivils serves as a Finance Assistant with High Cotton Consulting. Ashley was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri where she attended Drury University and majored in Economics. During University, she drove to New Hampshire to volunteer for the Cruz campaign, which eventually led to a field position. Following the Cruz campaign, she served as the Regional Field Director for Greitens for Missouri. Ashley quickly realized she had been stuck in the Midwest for too long and decided to move to Washington, D.C. to be a Staff Assistant for Congressman Billy Long. When Ashley isn’t busy doing politics, she enjoys traveling, concerts, shopping, and chicken nuggets.


Todd Thurman joined Axiom in 2017 as the Digital Email Manager for Reignite.

Prior to joining the team, Todd Thurman was an Email and Digital Media Manager for The Heritage Foundation’s Digital Strategy department where he produced Heritage's flagship email newsletters, and was a contributor editor to The Daily Signal.

He has also traveled the country speaking on behalf of The Heritage Foundation and other organizations in the D.C. area. His work has also been featured on

As a native of Southern California, Todd can be found rooting for the L.A. Kings, or listening to one of his many, many vinyl records.


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.


A St. Louis native, Lexie moved to the Kansas City area in the fall of 2015 to attend the University of Kansas. She is currently double majoring in Economics and Political Science, with a minor in Finance.

Lexie joined Axiom in January 2016 as an intern, juggling both work and a full course load. Now a Junior Associate, Lexie's responsibilities range from political and demographic research to working with campaigns at all levels of government. She also works closely with Remington Research Group, assisting in the distribution of surveys and interpreting data.

Lexie's interest in politics began her senior year of high school when she started working on a Missouri gubernatorial campaign. Since then, she has worked on a number of Congressional campaigns throughout the Midwest and served as an intern on Capitol Hill.

When not crunching poll numbers or immersed in studies, Lexie can be found at Allen Field House cheering on the Jayhawks. Rock Chalk!​


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).


Cheyenne joined Axiom in Fall 2017 at the tail end of several hard-fought victories with the Republican National Committee. Serving most recently as the RNC’s Director of Women’s Engagement and a state party operative in the GA-06 special election, Cheyenne brings us promising Capitol Hill and grassroots experience.

After graduating from Wesleyan College with a B.S. in International Relations and French, Cheyenne worked in Washington for then House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price before scheduling on Senator Paul’s presidential campaign.

Cheyenne is originally from Southern California and a very recent resident of Kansas City. She is the ultimate hobbyist but spends most of her weekends traveling to watch her favorite sports teams.


Abigail was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She has always been involved in debate teams and history clubs that led to her interest in politics. Abigail remained in Ohio for college and studied Political Science and East Asian Culture and Language with a focus in Mandarin at Miami University of Ohio. Throughout her college years she interned for Congress in DC and volunteered for local campaigns in Ohio. After graduating in May 2016, she decided before starting a career she wanted to do a service gap year teaching and mentoring students on the south side of Chicago before returning to DC to become a fundraiser with High Cotton Consulting. Outside of work she enjoys finding the best Chinese food around D.C.


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

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

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

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

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


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


Megan's passion for detail, order, and investigation helped her to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Central Missouri in 2006. Though an unexpected choice to some, it is this same set of qualities that lead her to begin her career in banking in 2007, transitioning to the accounting field in 2011. Since that time, Megan has worked in the private sector at local start-ups such as The Roasterie and Spring Venture Group, as well the public sector at local municipality the City of North Kansas City. She and her husband Casey are proud to call Kansas City home.


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.


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