YOUR

WINNING

TEAM

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.

  13. 2021

    Aggressive Expansion

    Axiom continues its aggressive expansion, adding 30 new employees and acquiring multiple new partner firms. Axiom capped off the year with the historic election of Glenn Youngkin as governor of Virginia, making him the first Republican to win statewide in Virginia since 2009. Following the landmark win, Axiom sets its sights on 2022 as it prepares for unprecedented success.

  14. 2022

    Unprecedented Momentum

    Axiom Strategies exceeded expectations during the 2022 cycle, working on over 500 campaigns in 49 states. Our successes in 2022 included electing 47 members of Congress, 4 U.S. Senators, and 2 Governors, while maintaining an 81%-win rate. The Axiom Family also expanded through acquisition of several companies to add 50+ full time employees.

THE AXIOM FAMILY

Jeff
Roe

Jeff Roe, the Founder of Axiom Strategies, has built the largest Republican consulting firm in the nation. Under his leadership, the Axiom network has elected more federal republican candidates than anyone in U.S. political history.

Since opening its doors in 2005, Axiom Strategies has expanded its footprint into every region of the country. The firm now has 13 offices in 10 states including locations in Kansas City, Washington D.C., Austin, Houston, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Columbus, Annapolis, Lincoln and Tampa.

A Brookfield, Missouri native, Jeff grew up working on his family’s hog farm, is an Eagle Scout and joined the Army National Guard 155mm Howitzer Unit at the age of 17. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. He and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters, Remington and Reagan, and one son, Rockwell. They reside in Houston, Texas and are members of 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 Clearwater Beach Florida (and sometimes Dublin, Ohio) 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 three young children.

David
Polyansky

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

David is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Axiom Strategies and President of Clout Public Affairs where he helps high-profile clients improve their overall brand position, rapidly and effectively respond to timely communications challenges, and strategically navigate the always-evolving political landscape.

Prior to joining Axiom and Clout, David served as Chief of Staff to Senator 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, helping guide the rescue and recovery efforts of Hurricane Harvey across the entirety of the Texas Gulf Coast, and passage of several Cruz-sponsored bills.

David has served in a senior capacity to four Republican presidential campaigns, including as a senior adviser to Scott Walker's 2016 presidential campaign, and later joining Senator Cruz's presidential 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 to represent the state of Iowa in Congress. The same election cycle he helped Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin earn her own historic re-election.

A six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps in 2004 David took a sabbatical from his legal career to join Texas' 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines for duty in Al Anbar Province, 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 with his wife, Ashley.

Margarita
Fuksman

Margarita has extensive event planning and fundraising experience as she’s help organize many statewide, federal, presidential, and personal events. Her time with the company has allowed her to gain widespread knowledge and undertake anything from a small, intimate roundtable to large election night watch parties and companywide retreats. In the past, Margarita has handled some of Axiom’s largest corporate accounts where she traveled all over the country to assist the client with trade shows and large-scale conferences.

In 2015 Margarita moved to Houston, TX to facilitate in managing the Headquarters for Ted Cruz’s Presidential Campaign. She worked with the team to oversee day to day operations, senior staff management and even acquired new sills within accounting and financial tracking. She moved to Austin, TX in 2016 to help expand Axiom’s footprint by opening an office near the state capitol. She returned to Houston in 2018 where she still resides.

Born and raised in Ukraine, Margarita and her family immigrated to the USA when she was 7 years old and settled in Overland Park, KS. Margarita holds a B.S. in Journalism and a discipline in Russian Studies from the University of Kansas. She has spent 8 years volunteering with the Junior League organization and much of her free time is spent traveling the world. She hopes to be the lead on Axiom’s first International division very soon!

Stephen
Puetz

Stephen's broad spectrum of experience includes executive roles in government, public affairs, and consulting on seven and eight figure political campaigns in every region of the United States.

Before becoming a partner at Axiom, Stephen was the Chief of Staff to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, managing the mayor's executive staff of 27 in a city with a $3.4B budget and 11,000 employees.

Stephen's work in electing Faulconer – the last top 10 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.

Stephen's diverse experience and track record of turning campaign promises into executive results significantly benefit his campaign and corporate clients. Stephen's experience includes helping corporate clients navigate complex political environments. His high-profile clients have included Fortune 500 companies experiencing challenging communications and regulatory pressures, national professional associations, and professional sports franchises.

Stephen has a degree in Business Finance and lives in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego with his wife Diana – a major league sports executive – and their children Sophia and John Parker.

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 political and strategic management experience, from local mayoral races to national presidential campaigns, from the White House to the British House of Commons.

A Catholic University of America graduate, the foundation of Kristin’s political education came during her years as Chief of Staff to Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. From there she went on to serve in leadership roles on a number of the most impactful campaigns across the country, including Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign and Missouri Senator Roy Blunt’s 2016 winning reelection campaign.

Today Kristin is a Partner at Axiom Strategies, where she has been involved in some of the most hard-fought, high stakes elections in recent cycles across 30 states. In 2022, AAPC awarded Kristin their "Most Valuable Player" National Award for her work as Senior Strategist on Governor Glenn Youngkin's historic Virginia gubernatorial campaign.

Kristin resides in Alexandria, VA, and can generally be found traveling, visiting her family, 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 represented political clients from President Donald Trump, US Senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz, former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, and public affairs clients such as Las Vegas Sands, the National Rifle Association and Uber.

A Nevada native, Robert served as chief of staff to former US Congressman Jim Gibbons and ran his successful campaign for Governor in 2006. He founded j3 STRATEGIES in 2007 and went on to build a successful company over the next 14 years, helping elect numerous candidates for office.

In January 2021, Robert joined Axiom Strategies as Vice President and was promoted to Partner in December 2022. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife Nicole, along with three sons and a daughter.

J.R.
Claeys

J.R. Claeys has over 20 years of experience in campaigns, organizational management and as an elected official himself. He served as a campaign manager and senior advisor on gubernatorial campaigns and U.S. Senate races, as well as statewide, congressional, and mayoral campaigns.

In 2020 J.R. worked on the presidential campaign in Iowa and deployed with the RNC for the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs in 2021.

J.R. is known for winning tough campaigns and his experience includes serving as a Senior Advisor in the office of Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach. Before running for elected office for the first time in 2010, J.R. worked in communications, government relations, and executive management for national non-profit trade organizations. He began his career in journalism, winning multiple state and national awards for his work at newspapers and as a news anchor.

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

His broad experiences are an asset to a campaign. J.R. has both run campaigns and been the candidate. He knows how to assemble the right team for the job and how to effectively communicate with your audience.

J.R. is a graduate of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State University and holds an MPA from the George Washington University School of Business.

J.R. and his wife Caitlin live in Salina, Kansas with their two children.

Josh
Harlow

Josh Harlow serves as a General Consultant and VP. In this role, he provides overall campaign management and vendor services to political campaigns and organizations across the Country.

He has been involved with several campaign and independent expenditure efforts in more than 30 states. Known for his acumen in helping to organize and execute, Josh has been trusted by several campaigns and organizations with multi-million-dollar budgets to organize, lead and produce wins constantly.

Previously Josh has served as a Senior Associate at Axiom Strategies, Press and Legislative Assistant for Kansas Speaker of the House, Staff Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Labor and in 2004 Harlow interned in the White House.

Harlow and his wife, Jenna, are the proud parents of a 10yr old son and there is no greater thrill in their lives than watching baseball, football, and basketball just about every weekend. Josh graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where he was Student Body President.

Nick
Maddux

As a partner at Axiom Strategies, Nick has successfully quarterbacked some of Axiom's biggest wins in 2022 including a historical U.S Senate primary win for U.S. Senator Eric Schmitt in Missouri and reelecting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton while being outspent heavily in a primary, run-off and general election.

Nick has been involved in various major Congressional victories including winning 2020's most expensive race in the nation and electing Troy Nehls in TX-22. Nick also oversaw a major primary win in 2022 for Eric Burlison in MO-07. At a localized level, he has been the lead strategist for Tim O'Hare's historic primary and general election victories for Tarrant County Executive Judge in Texas and has been involved in major school board victories in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Houston area and statewide in Texas.

Before joining Axiom Strategies, Nick served as deputy chief of staff to a Governor and received his law degree from Saint Louis University.

Justin
Matheson

With over 23 years of experience and over 130 campaigns under his belt, as well as fundraising, trade associations, and government service, Justin Matheson is the NW Director of Axioms Strategies and oversees elections and public affairs programs in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Justin has been a mainstay in Northwest politics since 2010, successfully navigating independent expenditures leading to the only Republican majority on the West Coast. He headed up Washington's Senate Republican Campaign Committee as Executive Director, overseeing all State Senate targets. 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 is the elected fire commissioner and Chairman for Jefferson County Fire District #4, a volunteer Firefighter/EMT for the Brinnon Fire Department and serves on Jefferson County Search and Rescue (JSAR), the Jefferson County Sheriff Community Advisory Committee & EMS Council. He's the former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross – Gold Country Region, and co-owns Matheson Cattle Ranch with his brother and father.

Justin lives in Brinnon, 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 & Kraken.

Sean
Brown

As a native Virginian, University of Arizona graduate, and alumnus of multiple winning campaigns across the nation, Sean Brown brings over a decade of policy and political experience to bear at the head of our team. Sean got his start running campaigns in Virginia before serving as a Senior Policy Advisor and Communications Director on Capitol Hill.

During the 2016 Presidential Election, Sean played a critical role in securing Ted Cruz’s Iowa caucus win as Deputy State Director, going on to work in 13 other states during the cycle. After the 2016 cycle, Sean joined Axiom Strategies, where his steady hand and thoughtful strategy have contributed to major victories for Republicans across the nation.

During the 2018 election, Sean founded the nationally recognized, award-winning direct voter contact subsidiary of Axiom: Vanguard Field Strategies. Sean’s political expertise and swift instinct set him apart and make his strategic guidance invaluable to our team.

Scott
Guthrie

Scott Guthrie has two decades of experience in politics and has served at senior levels of numerous statewide campaigns and independent expenditure organizations.

He began his career in political fundraising, rising to become Finance Director for U.S. Senator George Voinovich and multiple statewide and congressional candidates. Under his leadership, his clients broke statewide fundraising records in Ohio.

As a strategist, he has played key roles in all of Ohio's U.S. Senate races for the past decade. He served as Senior Advisor and Finance Director to Josh Mandel's 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, where Mandel ran the closest race in 36 years and nearly defeated a well-known incumbent.

In 2014, he ran Mandel's statewide re-election as Ohio Treasurer. Mandel was re-elected overwhelmingly by over 13%, despite heavy spending to defeat him. He also served in senior roles for an independent expenditure effort that supported Senator Rob Portman's re-election in 2016, and Jim Renacci's 2018 U.S. Senate campaign. In 2022, he served as Campaign Manager for Josh Mandel's U.S. Senate campaign in the most expensive Primary Election in Ohio history.

In addition to campaign management and fundraising, he has deep experience in digital strategy and low dollar fundraising. Beginning 2018, he built Congressman Jim Jordan's online fundraising operation from the ground up - ultimately raising over $12 million online for Jordan during the 2020 election cycle.

A native Ohioan and a long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, he now resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Lana, and their three children.

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.

In 2023, Aaron was tapped to run Axiom’s new state director program, training rising stars in the company to increase market share and influence in their specific states.

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.

Peter
Graves

Graves has nearly two decades of experience running political and Republican Party operations, having run races at nearly every conceivable level. He was in charge of political operations in 17 Western and Plains states during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles with the Republican National Committee, helping secure a Republican majority in the US Senate and the White House. He served as a Senior Advisor for the Congressional Leadership Fund and was a recipient of the 2017 American Association of Political Consultants 40 Under 40 Awards, and has been directly involved as a media and general consultant in 25 states.

Graves resides in Renton, WA with his wife Katie and their three children, and in his free time enjoys taking his friends money on the golf course.

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. In the 2022 cycle, Fundraising Inc amassed over $13 million for their clients, establishing itself as both the largest and highest raising political fundraising firms nationally.

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, traveling 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 Titus spearheaded the formation of Remington Research Group in 2014. The 2016 cycle produced “The Pollster Who Got it Right,” and the successes of RRG have been well documented. In 2021 Titus was named to the AAPC’s 40 under 40 and Titus helps lead polling programs for some of the top campaigns in the country. Titus lives in Parkville, MO with his wife Stephanie, their future Hall of Famer son, Jackie and future nun daughter Stella.

Chris
D'Aniello

Chris D’Aniello was just another undergraduate student at the University of Georgia when U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss announced his retirement in 2012. If fact, he planned to go into a career in banking and had even accepted a job in finance in Chicago.

All of that changed when then Congressman Jack Kingston threw his hat in the ring to succeed Senator Chambliss. Chris volunteered to help an old friend who was working on the campaign, and the rest is history. While Kingston lost that race (by a mere 1%), Chris found a passion for the competitive thrills of political campaigns that completely altered his career trajectory.

At the end of the Kingston campaign, Chris accepted a job working under Jeff Roe at Axiom Strategies where he has used his talent for artful storytelling to aid hundreds of campaigns across the country.

Chris now serves as the President of Axiom’s Voter Contact division which specializes in direct mail marketing. Chris is well respected for his ability to produce eye-catching advertisements, as well as his attention to detail in crafting voter contact plans that maximize budgets big and small.

Under his leadership, Axiom Strategies’ Voter Contact division has sent more direct mail pieces and – most importantly – won more campaigns than any firm in the country.

A combination of being born-and-raised in Philadelphia and a graduate of the University of Georgia have made Chris a sports fanatic. He lives by Vince Lombardi's words: "Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." He is dedicated to creating a habit of winning, and his work has paid off for the multitude of successful elections he has been part of.

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.

Joe
Williams

Joe J. Williams has almost two decades of experience advising and managing political campaigns at the local, county, statewide and federal level. His current and past clientele includes National Committees, Presidents, Presidential candidates, Senators, Governors, Congressmen, State Legislators, and regional/statewide PACs.

Joe first began his political career while still in college, where he worked on a local race for Justice of the Peace. Prior to launching his career in political consulting, he worked as the Budget Liaison for a senior member of the Houston City Council, and had stints in the Texas Capitol as Constituent Director, Legislative Director and Chief of Staff for various Members of the Texas House. He would then go on to serve as a hired political operative for a number of races around the State of Texas.

In 2006, Joe founded his first political consulting firm, then later co-founded Wright, Williams and Associates, before finally merging with and accepting his current position as President of Vanguard Field Strategies. With offices in Houston, Austin and Washington DC, each year, Joe leads a Vanguard team of more than 2,500 field staff, deployed on projects all around the country. To date, he has managed field operations for winning projects in more than 30 states.

In the last three cycles alone, Joe helped lead the ground effort for President Trump in Pennsylvania in 2016, Governor Glenn Youngkin in Virginia in 2021, as well as Senators Toomey, Cruz, and Hyde-Smith, along with numerous Congressional races including the very competitive OH-12, OH-01, KY-06, and PA-01. In 2017, Joe's team received an award for ‘Best Use of Paid Field', 2018 'Best Canvassing Program', and 2020 ‘Best Field Program'. To date, Williams has been tapped to lead efforts by numerous national organizations including but not limited to the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Congressional Leadership Fund, multiple State Republican Parties, and more. Joe was also awarded ‘40 Under 40', by the American Association of Political Consultants. An award given each year to 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats, chosen as top political professionals in the industry.

Joe and his wife Lindsey met in undergrad at Texas A&M University. They are both avid Aggie sports fans and they live in Brenham, Texas along with their three children (ages 9, 7 and 9 months). They are active members in their church, and they serve in several community leadership roles.

Thomas
Datwyler

Thomas is the CEO of AxCapital. Over the last 14 years, he has served as treasurer for numerous state and federal campaigns and committees. Thomas has extensive experience with FEC compliance and reporting, contribution processing, and record keeping. He has worked with political parties, committees, PACs, and candidates at the state and federal level. Thomas began his career as a finance intern at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN. He’s a spouse, father, and marathon runner. He holds a Business Finance and Accounting degree from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN.

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 Ax Capital, 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.

Ashlee
Stephenson

Ashlee Rich Stephenson is a nationally respected and highly experienced strategist, pollster, and public speaker with nearly 20 years of experience working on high-level campaigns, independent expenditures, and on behalf of public affairs and corporate interests across the United States.

As senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, Stephenson has deep experience leading advocacy campaigns to support free enterprise public policy. As head of the Political Affairs and Issue Advocacy division, Stephenson led the Chamber’s Political Advocacy Committee, a member-driven board composed of government affairs heads of offices, and CEOs from state and metro chambers. In addition, Stephenson directed the Chamber’s voter education and advocacy campaigns, endorsements, and the U.S. Chamber PAC.

She has worked on several U.S. presidential campaigns, including serving as the polling director for then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 campaign and as an adviser for then-Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 effort.

Stephenson was president of Just Win Strategies a national political strategy firm, and principal and chief strategy officer at the polling and analytics company WPA Intelligence. She started her career in the Strategy Department at the Republican National Committee.

Named a Rising Star in 2014 by Campaigns & Elections magazine and inducted into the inaugural American Association of Political Consultants 40 under 40 class of 2015, Stephenson is a regularly requested panelist and commentator to discuss evolving trends in politics and public policy.

She currently serves on the boards of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

A graduate of Allegheny College and native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stephenson resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and their two children.

Michael
Kaplan

Michael has been part of Cannon Research Group since 2018, serving first as a research associate and then research director before assuming the role of president in 2021. Hailing from New York, Michael moved to Washington, D.C. in 2007 and worked for four election cycles at the National Republican Congressional Committee, working his way up from press assistant to field research director. He then went on to work for Freedom Partners.

With more than a decade of competitive research experience, Michael has been involved in a myriad of campaigns, ranging from city mayor to statewide gubernatorial and senatorial races. In 2021, he directed Cannon Research Group’s efforts for Glenn Youngkin’s successful gubernatorial election in Virginia. Additionally, he has worked with numerous corporate clients, providing them with actionable intelligence that enables them to remain one step ahead of their competitors.

Motivated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro’s credo “turn every page,” Michael leads a team of highly skilled research directors and associates who thoroughly examine public documents and other sources of material to provide political campaigns, corporations, and organizations with vital information necessary to exploit the opposition’s weaknesses.

Jeff
McGowan

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

Jeff joined the Axiom family after spending 5 years running his own political data consulting company 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 include digital and fundraising analytics as well.

Prior to starting his own firm, Jeff spent multiple cycles heading up data and technology departments in multiple nationwide conservative/Republican organizations. He served as national data director at the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2012 election cycle before helping found the committee’s Strategy Department in 2013. In 2014, Jeff started and ran the data services department at Americans for Prosperity. In early 2015 Jeff rejoined the NRCC, serving as the Strategy Director through the committee’s successful 2016 election cycle.

The perspective that Jeff brought to the national party committees was rooted in his focus on field operations. Prior to 2012, Jeff gained extensive on-the-ground political campaign experience, working on races across the country. From 2007 to 2012, Jeff served in roles that included Field Director, Political Director, and Campaign Manager for campaigns in a half-dozen states ranging from state senate special elections, city council races, all the way up to U.S. Senate and Presidential Campaigns.

Jeff now lives in Las Vegas with his wife and beloved dog. In his spare time, Jeff is an avid tabletop roleplaying game enthusiast. He can usually be found playing Dungeons and Dragons or enjoying Philadelphia Eagles football with his friends and family.

Richard
Norman

Richard Norman is one of the nation's foremost leaders in the conservative direct mail marketing and fundraising industry. He founded The Richard Norman Company (TRNC) and the Robertson Mailing List Company (RMLC) in 1987, managing a handful of conservative nonprofits seeking to build their donor base.

Today Richard leads a team of talented direct marketing professionals in TRNC's Leesburg, Virginia, offices outside of Washington, D.C., and spearheads award-winning strategies for nonprofit and political fundraising for the most prominent candidates and organizations in the conservative movement.

Named "Republican Fundraiser of the Year" in 2012 by the American Association of Political Consultants, Richard has raised more than two billion dollars for Christian and conservative candidates, committees and organizations through direct mail, telemarketing, TV, radio and digital fundraising, and has worked with more than 300 politically conservative 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, political action committees and candidates over his 40-year career in direct marketing. Nearly every conservative organization that uses direct mail fundraising has worked with Richard somewhere along the way.

Richard has crafted winning strategies and produced breakthrough packages for dozens of candidates at the state and federal levels, including six presidential campaigns and dozens of U.S. Senate, congressional, and gubernatorial races.

His fundraising efforts broke previous records for individuals and organizations including Oliver North, The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Richard was a key RNC consultant for direct mail fundraising, producing both house and prospect mailings, including one house appeal that broke the record for the most funds ever raised for one mailing. Later, he provided fundraising services for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), becoming the first fundraiser to have provided such services for all three national party committees.

His additional notable efforts include record-setting fundraising for the Jesse Helms 1984 U.S. Senate re-election campaign, the Oliver North for U.S. Senate campaign, The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Friends of Herman Cain and the Tea Party Patriots. Additionally, Richard was named a "Mover and Shaker" by Campaigns and Elections Magazine, and the American Conservative Union honored him for his work in helping to stop "Hillary Health Care."

Richard has appeared numerous times on the Conservative Roundtable and is quoted frequently by Politico, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times.

A recipient of the "Andrew Jackson Defender of Liberty" Award from the US Taxpayers Alliance, Richard is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia and the Board of Governors for the Virginia Institute for Public Policy. He served for 12 years on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Political Consultants.

Molly
Rinaldi

Originally from Lake Forest, Illinois, Molly emptied her savings account and drove to Washington DC, in January 1998, determined to find a job and a place to live. Within 30 days, she found a place to live and a job as a list assistant for Eagle Publishing, one of the largest conservative publishing companies in the US. At Eagle Publishing, she began managing subscriber and buyer lists for Human Events, Conservative Book Club, and Regnery Publishing, and began her direct marketing career in conservative politics.

In July 2004 Molly joined RMLC as the Director of Marketing and is responsible for promoting and cross-selling RMLC managed lists in the political and non-profit space. Often you can hear her shouting a “Whoo-Hoo” and clapping after receiving a new test on a list. Seeing results from hard work is very rewarding to her! In addition to list management, Molly also works on the acquisition side of direct mail, working with such clients as Freedom Alliance, Media Research Center, Texas Public Policy Foundation, and many more. Molly has 25 years of direct marketing experience and truly enjoys what she does, and with enthusiasm!

Molly resides in Lovettsville, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and dog. When not working, you can find her at the softball field with her daughter, cooking alongside her husband, gardening, or canning.

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.

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.

Matt
Wolking

Known as a skilled crisis communications professional, rapid response expert, and creative strategist, Matt Wolking has over a decade of experience in media, Congress, and top-tier political campaigns. His specialty is leveraging research to exploit competitors' vulnerabilities, create news, and win votes.

Prior to joining Axiom Strategies, Matt was the Communications Director for Glenn Youngkin's historic 2021 winning campaign for governor of Virginia, preparing the candidate for debates and more than 400 media interviews. He also served as a Deputy Director of Communications for Donald Trump's 2020 campaign for president, providing strategic communications counsel to campaign leadership and building a bilingual war room and rapid response team of 18 people with a budget over $1 million.

A Northern Kentucky native, graduate of Patrick Henry College, and strong proponent of the Oxford comma, Matt was executive producer of the nationally syndicated radio program The Laura Ingraham Show before spending seven years in senior communications roles on Capitol Hill, including for Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), the House Select Committee on the Benghazi Terrorist Attacks, Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA).

Matt resides in Virginia with his wife Alisa and their three children.

Angie
Porter

Angie Porter is a St. Louis native 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 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 in KC.

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, handling internal logistics, and serving as an assistant to the company president.

Angie currently resides in the Kansas City suburbs with her husband Russ and son Beckett. When she 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

Robert's career began in 1993 working for non-profits in and out of the US. His international travel and networking experience landed him a position in leading creative teams based in the US, UK and PH.

As a 10-year veteran of Axiom Strategies (2013-2023), he is among a group of practitioners that innovated industry-recognized and award-winning voter contact standards. He currently serves as an art director and designer in the Kansas City area. The majority of his work has been for Federal and state-level campaigns in addition to national advocacy groups.

Robert lives with his wife of 25 years on a small homestead in the northern part of Kansas City. When he's not behind a desk, he's likely in the field finding efficient and effective ways to build healthy soil profiles and cultivate organically grown vegetables.

Eva
Mah

Informing the American public about an election and increasing voter turnout is a great challenge, and Eva finds media placement as a key player in the process. She uses her 15+ years of media buying experience to find the best media mix in addressing this challenge to impact elections.

At AxMedia, Eva has played integral roles in the winning success of campaigns, including managing the multi-million-dollar media budget for Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign in 2018. Today, she continues to take her buying experience into the political industry and challenge stations in exceeding their service to political campaigns beyond status quo.

Prior to joining AxMedia, she helped manage and buy for clients such as Pepsi, Pizza Hut, General Motors, and MoneyGram. She is well-respected by stations and managers as a fair but fierce negotiator.

Eva holds a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently resides in Frisco, TX with her husband Calvin and her son Charlie.

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.

Taylor
Fernie

Taylor Fernie joined AxMedia as a Senior Media Buyer in 2017. Taylor graduated from the University of Maryland in Germany where she lived overseas with her husband who was in the US Army.

Prior to AxMedia, Taylor worked for The Richards Group in Dallas, the largest independently owned advertising agency in the country and Zimmerman Advertising, a shop deeply rooted in the competitive auto and retail categories. From working at these agencies, she learned what it took to endear brands to people and incorporate all avenues of media to help her clients grow and succeed. Taylor has worked on numerous multi-million-dollar campaigns such as Chick-fil-A, AutoNation, and Papa John’s where she utilized her core relationships across media partners to negotiate and deliver successful media campaigns that resonated with consumers and drove results for brands.

With Taylor’s 15 years of experience as a Media Buyer she has honed in on her negotiation skills and is known for her great relationships, attention to detail, timely execution and communication skills. Taylor takes pride in her thoughtful decision-making process while ensuring all buys and vendors are held to the same accountability standards across all accounts and campaigns. Taylor is constantly pushing herself to learn and stay on top of the ever-changing media landscape and consumption trends. Taylor is very passionate about her job and loves the fast-paced world of political buying and helping candidates WIN!

Taylor currently resides in Midlothian, TX with her husband Rhyan, daughter Fiona, son Britton and their 3 dogs.

Mick
Paskiewicz

Mick joined Cannon Research Group in 2018 and has over a decade of experience as an opposition researcher.

Mick entered politics professionally during the 2010 cycle. He worked on numerous campaigns in a senior leadership role overseeing various operations including field, political, communications and campaign management. Serving in such diverse capacities gave him a first-hand understanding of how the quality of research directly impacts a campaign. After the 2012 cycle, Mick turned his primary focus to opposition research and has since conducted opposition research projects in some of the most fiercely contested races in the country.

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

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.

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 the Director of Sales and Affiliates at Axiom Strategies where she is responsible for the management, coordination and growth of Axiom’s fierce sales department. She also plays a crucial role in establishing, nurturing and maximizing the potential of Axiom’s partnerships with our many Affiliates.

Melyssa joined Axiom Strategies in 2017 when she served on U.S. Senator Ted Cruz' successful Senate re-election campaign, 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 spent six years working for Clout Public Affairs (Now AxAdvocacy), a corporate public affairs subsidiary of Axiom Strategies, where she assisted Fortune 500 corporations 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 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, Texas.

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
O’Neil

Chloe O’Neil joined the Axiom Strategies team in 2018 and has used her skills in strategic communication, voter data analysis, and creative campaigning to win races of all sizes – from city council to competitive statewide campaigns.

Chloe now serves as the Director of Operations for Axiom Strategies and its affiliated companies. In her capacity as Director of Operations, Chloe oversees day-to-day processes and leads strategic initiatives to improve organizational, operational, and financial practices within the organization. She plays a pivotal role in working closely with the Presidents of the various companies in the Axiom Strategies family, offering guidance in the refinement of operational procedures and the promotion of a culture that values excellence and innovation.

Chloe is located in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Eric, and miniature dachshund, Trixie. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and she earned her degree in public relations from Auburn University. War Eagle!

Lyndsey
Blagrave

Lyndsey Blagrave Patterson is Axiom’s Texas State Director. She has a reputation for delivering victories for underdog candidates who buck the status quo and challenge the establishment. Lyndsey is a master at crafting narratives that permeate through the noise and leveraging data to move the needle with the right audience.

Lyndsey has been the creative strategist and operational force behind big-spend races across Texas and beyond. In New Mexico, she successfully flipped and held onto major state house seats. Her work for County Judge Tim O’Hare secured the Republican stronghold in blue-trending Tarrant County, and she locked down a victory for Nate Schatzline in a hard-fought Texas House primary and runoff.

Originally from Midland, TX, Lyndsey graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. She met her husband Matt on a Texas Senate campaign, and they now reside in Austin.

Ashley
Klein

Ashley first started with Axiom working as an Accountant and HR Associate to grow her career and utilize her knowledge and understanding of accounting, human resources, and politics. Ashley soon fell in love with the Human Resource side of the job, as it resonated with her love to help people.

After going back for her HR certification, she started the transition out of accounting to focus on building the HR department for the continued growth of the company. Ashley is now the Director of HR, and continues to build the department, policies, and procedures for continued success. She aims to continue growing her career with Axiom with more focus to helping others grow and succeed within the company. Originally from the Kansas City area, she currently lives in the Northland with her husband Justin, and their two crazy dogs Spaz and Mason. Outside of work, Ashley loves to cook, be crafty, and spend time outdoors. Ashley dreams of moving to the Estes Park, CO area as the mountains are her favorite place.

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.

Christopher
D’Anna

Born and raised in the Republican stronghold of New York City, Staten Island, Chris is as passionate about electing Republicans as he is about the superiority of his mother’s Sunday Sauce.

With an unfounded love for pizza, bagels, and cured meats, Chris is a New Yorker in every sense of the word, known for applying his positively brash New York mindset to his political battles.

After graduating from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a B.A. in International Affairs and Economics, Chris moved back to Staten Island to help elect Republicans to municipal, state, and federal offices across New York City and the State. From New Hampshire to South Carolina, and out to Ohio, Chris has worked on campaigns of every shape and size, in battleground seats and ruby red districts.

Chris resides in Washington DC, and can be found on the golf course, cheering on the New York Giants, and constantly being disappointed by the New York Mets.

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.

Patrick
Hornung

Patrick Hornung serves as the Director of Operations for Axiom’s media buying division, AxMedia.

Since joining AxMedia in 2019, Patrick has executed with an intense attention to detail and lightning-fast responsiveness. He is proud of the work AxMedia has produced for their clients and is always eager to assist a campaign in any capacity.

Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Feel free to say, “Go Frogs!” the next time you see him.

Haley
Wadsworth

Working for AxCapital, Haley manages campaign finance compliance for campaigns ranging from County Commissioners to U.S. Senators. She focuses on financial and regulatory compliance to ensure that every campaign is following their proper, legal avenues to success.

Prior to joining AxCapital, Haley worked in many facets of the political process. She developed policy initiatives and enhanced marketing tactics with a focus on international trade policy, transportation policy, and criminal justice reform with both the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Haley currently attends Capital University Law School focusing on campaign finance and election law and presently resides in Ohio.

Stephanie
Gura

Stephanie Gura joined Axiom as an Associate in December of 2019 shortly after returning home to Houston from Hidden Hills, CA. Her experience in high-level executive communications with one of the world’s largest energy traders provided her the skills to support the owner of the world’s largest political consulting firm, Jeff Roe.

Stephanie’s behind the scenes work ranges from day-to-day operations to orchestrating large scale events both professionally and personally. She is often responsible for special projects for Jeff Roe, throughout Axiom Strategies and has assisted in client productions for Clout Public Affairs. Additional responsibilities include travel coordination, private and commercial, and executing detailed itineraries for sizable groups. Her extensive critical thinking and problem-solving skills makes her a key component to crisis management and risk assessment.

Not only has Stephanie shown proven success in maximizing growth in her professional life, but is passionate about using her expertise in her personal volunteer work. In 2015, she aided establishing a 501(c)(3), helping her local animal shelter and has served as an active volunteer in management in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 2011.

Stephanie is a Texas native and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Public Relations and Business Administration.

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 Higbe has always had a flair for public discourse. Whether performing on stage or consulting clients in the battleground of public opinion, his ability to engage with an audience proves to be one of his best abilities.

An Axiom/Clout hybrid associate, Cameron understands the unique communication needs for a wide variety of clients. His talents lie in both competitive political campaigning and institutional messaging. In the Axiom realm, he has played a role in hundreds of successful races ranging from U.S. Senate to the local school board (and everywhere in between). For Clout, he works with nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies to improve their government relations and further private sector goals.

As a team player in the business of winning, Cameron brings a synergized background in grassroots initiatives, inter-organizational cooperation, and innovative approaches to traditional methods (plus a pinch of passion for the theatrics). Notably, Cameron is a fervent paladin of the Oxford comma and can often be found negotiating at the nearest Diplomacy board.

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, alpine sports, and checking out new technology. He currently resides in Kansas City with his wife Terri.

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
Lintz

Shelby Lintz is the Associate Director for Axiom Strategies. She works out of the Northwest office and has extensive experience managing multiple winning campaigns in some of the nation’s toughest political climate for conservatives. Shelby specializes in campaign management and organization.

In 2019 Shelby gained institutional knowledge as the "District Outreach Director" for the Oregon House Republican Caucus. There she created and oversaw each State Representative's voter outreach plans, communications, and managed staff.

Shelby attended Whitworth University in Spokane WA, where she studied political science. She grew up and currently lives in Beaverton, Oregon with her husband Alex and their daughter Porter.

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.

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.

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.

Noah
Jennings

Coming from the battleground state of Nevada with a record of hard-fought races, Noah Jennings brings a wealth of experience in campaigns. His experience includes working as the Director for a large regional food bank in Nevada and serving as chairman of the board for a nonprofit, in addition to being a Counselor for the American Legion Nevada Boys' State Program.

In 2010, he was appointed by Governors Gibbons and Sandoval to serve on the Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission. Jennings worked on several successful county and state legislative races before joining the Nevada Army National Guard, where he served as a Military Investigations Sergeant.

During the 2016 Nevada Caucus, he worked on the team that delivered 7 delegates for Senator Marco Rubio. Following the election, Jennings worked as the Legislative Correspondent for the Elko Daily Free Press, covering the 2017 Session of the Nevada State Legislature. In the 2018 election, he worked on Adam Laxalt’s campaign for governor, ultimately ending the cycle joining Vanguard Field Strategies and overseeing direct voter contact projects across five states ranging from canvassing to ballot access and issue initiatives.

In the 2020 cycle, Jennings served as Deputy Political Director for Senator Martha McSally while managing the school board campaign for Katie Williams in Clark County, NV, pulling off a historic upset despite 10:1 spending by the opposition.

Jennings joined Axiom Strategies in early 2021 and served as Senior Advisor for Convention and Election Operations on Glenn Youngkin’s successful campaign for governor in Virginia. Jennings has worked on races across 21 states, from school boards to the United States Senate.

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.

Brittany
McGivern

Brittany McGivern was born and raised in Port Charlotte, Florida. She stayed true to her roots and attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in political science and a Master's degree in international business.

Brittany has always had a distinct interest in politics and debate, which she pursued through various jobs in college, including working in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a fulltime staffer on a Florida gubernatorial campaign.

Following graduation, Brittany moved to Washington, D.C. to begin working at the Republican Attorneys General Association, where she found her interests lie at the intersection of public policy and campaigns.

She joined Axiom as an Associate in 2021 in the D.C. office.

Miles
Novak

Miles Novak was raised in Sheridan, Wyoming at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. Growing up raising cattle in the West not only taught him the importance of hard work, but also the value of good public policy.

After graduating from North Dakota State University, Miles took his first job in politics on a U.S. Senate race in Montana and eventually went on to serve as a spokesman for U.S. Senator Steve Daines. He also helped implement key messaging for the Senator's 2020 re-election campaign.

Miles also served as Communications Director for the Western Caucus Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to advising and educating members of Congress and the public about cultural and policy issues unique to the American West.

Before joining the Axiom team, Miles ran a successful Virginia Delegate race winning the election by the largest margin of victory the candidate has ever had.

When he isn't working, Miles can be found fly fishing, hunting, or seeking out the nearest rodeo.

Matthew
Palmisano

Matt is a tested and trusted operative in the field of advance, operations, and logistics, and is famous for getting the job done.

Prior to joining Axiom, he was the Director of Strategic Operations for Glenn Youngkin's historic 2021 gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, running advance and leading an operations team responsible for the day-to-day success of the candidate and all logistics surrounding the team's winning strategy.

Before joining the Youngkin Team, Matt served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Advance and Trip Coordinator for First Lady Melania Trump for three years and did prior Advance work in the administration with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Vice President.

A New Jersey native, Matt got his start in politics right out of college on Governor Chris Christie's Advance Team and served as Special Assistant to New Jersey's 1st Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno.

He has experience interfacing with elected officials at all levels of Government, Cabinet Secretaries, Ambassadors, foreign governments and heads of state, and groups and organizations in both the public and private sectors to promote initiatives, amplify policy positions, and reach desired goals. He has led international summit and US delegation visit negotiations on behalf of the United States and the Office of the First Lady in multiple countries spanning six continents, giving him a network of working relationships and lines of strategic communication throughout Washington, DC, the US, and around the world.

A 2014 graduate of the University of Richmond with dual degrees in Leadership Studies and PPEL, Matt is seasoned in state, national, and international governmental operations and logistics, political event management, and media relations.

Matt resides in Washington, DC and spends his free time traveling, cooking, and enjoying a glass of fine wine.

Brett
King

Born and raised in Kansas City, Brett King is excited to be back in his hometown after spending nearly 12 years in Washington, DC. After graduating from Kansas State University, with a B.S. in Political Science, Brett spent a year teaching at Rockhurst High School as a member of the Alum Service Corp.

Following his year of teaching, Brett moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the United States Senate. For 10 years, Brett served on staff in several roles for Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Intergovernmental Affairs.

During his time in the Senate, Brett specialized in a portfolio of issues, including commerce, transportation, financial services, defense, veterans, and homeland security.

Recently, Brett comes to Axiom Strategies from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, an economic research center specializing in free-market economics. During his time at Mercatus, Brett provided outreach support for its scholars by connecting them with policymakers in Congress and the Federal Government.

Brett is a Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified Judge and working towards his Master Judge certification. In his down time, Brett can usually be found in a kitchen enhancing his culinary skills.

Collin
Fehr

Collin was born and raised in Overland Park, KS. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated in the winter of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Finance.

He currently lives in Overland Park and in his free time enjoys hanging out with his girlfriend, friends, and family. He also loves working out and playing sports such as baseball and basketball.

Daniel
Bass

Daniel Bass was born and raised in Western Indiana. Daniel's experience in politics came early when he joined his father on the campaign trail for Fountain County Sheriff at just 3 years old. Daniel went on to graduate from Wabash College with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Psychology and minor in Political Science. While at Wabash College, Daniel served as the 105th Student Body President.

Daniel has previously worked in Illinois' 13th Congressional District as a Constituent Service Representative and on campaigns for Illinois State Representatives.

Benjamin
Mankowski

Ben hails from West Chester Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Political Science and a Minor in Economics. While at Pitt, Ben found a keen interest in politics working for a Pittsburgh city council member and later a campaign finance firm in Washington D.C. Through these experiences, Ben has a vested interest in public policy and getting the best candidates into office.

In his free time, Ben is a diehard Philadelphia sports fan that also enjoys time with family and friends.

Nick
Engstrom

Nick is a 2022 graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BA in Political Science. During his college years, Nick served as Chairman of the Connecticut Federation of College Republicans before making the move to Dallas. During his time at SMU he worked on the Genevieve Collins 2020 Congressional Race in TX-32 and for the Clements Consulting Group, a Texas based lobbying firm.

A native to Massachusetts and a lifelong resident of New England, Nick finally discovered America when he moved to Texas. He will be working as an associate in Dallas and is excited to have his first post college job with Axiom.

Ryan
Jensen

Prior to joining Axiom, Ryan worked for the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada where most recently he had been working as a certified HVAC and Refrigeration engineer. His time in the political arena so far has been brief, having worked on behalf of a few local campaigns out in Nevada. Joining Bedrock Data Solutions and Axiom Strategies gives Ryan the opportunity to blend the slow and methodical thinking of an engineer with the fast pace and rigorous experience of working political campaigns.

Ryan lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife Lauren, and is an avid gamer and grill enthusiast.

Mark
Thoburn

Mark was born in the bluegrass state, but grew up in Florida which he claims as home. Upon graduation, he accepted a position with the Walt Disney Company in their now former "Career Start" program, where his career literally started from the ground up. His resume lists this experience as; "Maintained Park Cleanliness". It was there that Mark met his wife, who encouraged him to use his artistic abilities by pursuing a career in graphic design.

Mark worked in commercial printing for several years before landing a job with a large non-profit organization in Northern Virginia, as their lead graphic designer. He began freelancing for a conservative training organization, and as his work was featured on a national level, he began getting more freelance work than he could handle.

Mark started freelancing full-time in 2010 and had a great run, until the pandemic wiped out his client base. He is extremely grateful to now be a part of the Axiom team, and looks forward to using his talents for the conservative values that he believes in. He and his wife have two adult children and enjoy their hobby farm which includes 3 miniature donkeys, 6 chickens, a rabbit, and way too many cats.

Fred
Barnes

Fred joins Axiom Strategies and Clout Public Affairs as a Senior Associate, after spending the last five years working in the Missouri Legislature. He most recently served as the Chief of Staff to Senator Cindy O'Laughlin, who chairs the Senate Education Committee. In addition, he also works as the Director of Communications for the Senate Majority Caucus. Prior to joining Senator O'Laughlin's staff, Fred served as the Legislative Assistant to Senator Tony Luetkemeyer and Representative (now Senator) Holly Rehder.

Fred brings with him a deep understanding of many political issues, including education policy. He is a longtime advocate for school choice in the state and has helped pass some of the most influential education bills in Missouri history. This includes legislation promoting early literacy instruction, fair and equitable funding for charter schools, expanded access to virtual education, and the creation of the state's first Education Savings Account program.

He is a life-long Missourian. Born and raised in St. Louis, Fred's mother worked at Anheuser-Busch for almost 30 years, and his father owns and operates a manufacturing company in the forest products industry. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia, and while there studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem after being on his Birthright trip for young Jewish adults. Fred is a diehard Cardinals fan, and he doesn't understand why toasted ravioli aren't served outside of his hometown.

Frost
Parker

Following his 2015 graduation from The Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science. He spent the next five years working in management for various companies in Charleston, South Carolina. In April 2020 he joined the North Carolina Trump Victory Team as a Regional Field Director and most recently worked for the MIGOP as a Deputy State Director.

Rob
Brooks

For 15 years, Rob has worked on and led campaigns at all levels of government utilizing his experience in all facets of campaigns from grassroots organization to political maneuvering to advertising. Rob served as the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania where he played a key role in electing statewide judges, including a Supreme Court Justice, despite an 800,000 voter registration disadvantage. As a consultant, Rob is credited with winning multiple state house seats in the most difficult districts in Pennsylvania. As Executive Director of the Republican Committee of Chester County, he managed local and county campaigns from township supervisor to county commissioner. Rob employs a hands-on approach to advising campaigns and believes being in the foxhole with his clients is vital to the success of the campaign.

Rob resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania with his wife, Rae, their two children, Bobby and Ruby, and golden-doodle, Rosie.

Anthony
Pontarelli

With nearly a decade of experience in politics and government, Anthony brings a results-oriented, data-driven approach to campaigns. Prior to joining the Hallowell & Brooks team, Anthony served as the Executive Director of the Bucks County Republican Committee. In his role in this key swing county, he gained valuable experience in creating effective paid and earned media campaigns, developed meaningful relationships across the Philadelphia region, and helped implement winning strategies for candidates at all levels of government.

Before his work with the Bucks County Republican Committee, Anthony served in the District Office of Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick in various communications and community outreach roles. Most recently, Anthony worked as a Government Affairs Manager for Duane Morris Government Strategies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Devlin
Harbour

Devlin Harbour started his career in politics interning for San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council member Chris Cate. After Graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.A in Political Science, He moved to California's Central Valley to work into politics. In Kern County, Devlin worked for longtime political consultant Cathy Abernathy at Western Pacific Research, helping run multiple local races country wide.

Mitch
Freckleton

Mitch was born and raised in the great state of Utah and graduated from the University of Utah with Honors in Political Science and Campaign Management. His time in politics has allowed him to take on a range of diverse roles and experiences, ranging from state government offices to U.S. Senate leadership, local campaigns to top-targeted federal races all over the country, and even overseas working for the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, delivering targeted Parliamentary and Local Council victories.

When Mitch isn't on the campaign trail, he can be found playing video games, knocking down clay pigeons, and trying to stay active through pickup basketball and weight training. Mitch currently lives in Utah with his wife, Brittany, and their dog, Finnegan.

Zachary
Hayes

To Zachary Hayes, there is nothing more satisfying than knocking on a few thousand doors during an election cycle. So far, he's done that for multiple campaigns in Nevada, California, Georgia, and Virginia.

Born and raised in Chicago, Zach was politically aware from a young age, attending town hall meetings with his parents and serving as an election judge during the 2012 presidential election. For college, he headed west to Loyola Marymount University, where he majored in political science, minored in history and Spanish, and was elected president of the LMU College Republicans. Zach earned his master's degree in public policy at Pepperdine University, served as an editor of the Pepperdine Policy Review, and graduated as valedictorian. As part of the Pepperdine program, he interned in the Research and Communications department at the RNC.

Zach worked as a field organizer in Las Vegas during the Trump re-election campaign, then as campaign manager for a congressional candidate in Nevada's CD-03 during the 2022 primaries. As regional field director for the Nevada GOP leading up to the 2022 general election, he recruited volunteers and mobilized the GOTV effort for multiple races. He believes that electing conservative candidates to office is the key to a better future for all Americans.

In his spare time, Zach enjoys keeping tabs on elections throughout the country, taking a hike in the Nevada desert, rooting for the Yankees and Bears, and hunting for the best budget prime rib on the Vegas Strip.

Blair
Wilson

Blair grew up in South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University—Go Tigers! Upon graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. and began working for the Republican National Committee where she had her initial exposure to a variety of campaigns. Blair then moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to work on Ashley Hinson’s campaign as Finance Director. After a successful victory, Blair is now back in D.C. pursuing a Part-Time MBA from the University of Virginia and working full-time. When not working, Blair enjoys coaching lacrosse in the DMV area and spending time with friends.

Erin
Perrine

Erin most recently served as a communications consultant for political campaigns and Super PACs during the 2022 midterm cycle, where she was responsible for messaging strategy, debate and media preparations for candidates, and brand development.

Before the 2022 cycle, Erin was Communications Director for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), overseeing the entire communications arm for the senator's official office. Her work included messaging development, long-form and creative products, media preparations, and overall strategy for one of the most communications-forward offices on Capitol Hill.

During the 2020 cycle, Erin served as Director of Press Communications for President Trump's re-election campaign. She served as spokesperson for the campaign, including on national and international television, radio, and print interviews. Her work included serving as the main point of contact for media inquiries and pitches, where she built and maintained relationships with reporters, journalists, hosts, and editors.

Previous to that, Erin served as National Press Secretary for Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) in his leadership office, in the New York State Assembly Republican Conference as a press and policy coordinator in Albany, NY, and on the campaigns of former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in 2012 and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) in 2010.

Erin is originally from Rochester, NY, and graduated in 2010 from the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the UConn Equestrian Team and earned a bachelor's degree in political science.

Raymond
Serrano

Raymond is an adept political operative with extensive experience in highly targeted local, state, and federal campaigns.

Raymond started in politics in 2016, working as the Executive Field Representative in Nevada on the most expensive congressional race in the country. In 2018, Raymond worked as a Regional Field Director for Adam Laxalt's gubernatorial campaign, then in 2020 went on to run the field operations for the most expensive state Senate race in Nevada history. In 2022, Raymond managed the 2nd most expensive congressional race in the nation while also working as a general consultant on the most expensive Nevada Assembly race in history.

Raymond attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he studied economics and served as the Vice President of the UNLV College Republicans. Raymond is also a proud graduate of the Republican National Committee's prestigious Campaign Management College. Raymond also served as the President of the Young Men's Service League Nevada Chapter's inaugural class.

Raymond was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, where he has proudly called home his entire life. Raymond lives with his girlfriend, Chloe, and their two Akitas, Thor and Loki. Outside of the office, Raymond enjoys playing golf and rooting for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Hallie
Eger

Hallie Eger was born in Ohio and moved to Olathe, KS in in 2009. She graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She became a CPA in 2020 and has a background in public accounting.

Hallie lives in Lincoln, NE with her husband, Justin. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with Justin and their dog, Wyatt, spending time with friends and traveling back to Kansas City to spend time with her family.

Maleke
Hargrave

Maleke is the office manager of Ax Capital, Ohio. He optimizes the office culture and behavior through adaptive and consistent organization, communication, and teamwork, taking on all tasks needed to help projects move and reduce bottlenecks. A strong Christian, Maleke uses his faith in his daily life and work. With a passion of working with his team, and constantly developing new skills Maleke keeps the office moving. Axiom is the business of Winning, because the King of Victory, Jesus, is the foundation of success.

Noah
Vehafric

Noah Vehafric is an Associate at Clout Public Affairs where he specializes in research and policy analysis in the areas of science, technology, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and transportation.

Noah's policy background is informed by a blend of private sector and public service roles. Prior to Clout, Noah handled technology and telecommunications related issues at non-profit organizations including The Heritage Foundation and Americans for Tax Reform. In addition to these roles, Noah has interned in the U.S. Congress and the Government Accountability Office where he supported nonpartisan audits of federal programs.

A native of Pennsylvania, Noah moved to Washington, D.C. to attend American Univeristy where he obtained his Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Carter
Bowman

Carter was born and raised in a small Kansas town, and found his love for design while attending high school. Wanting to turn this love into a career, he graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2020 with a degree in Graphic Design. For his Senior Project at Pitt, Carter decided to create a faux NBA team for Kansas City (complete with branding, jersey designs, and much more), and considers this project to be one of the most thorough showcases of his early skillset.

Post-graduation, Carter knew that Kansas City would be the best place for him to grow his skills and flourish. Starting out as a freelance designer, he has had the privilege of working with many clients in the world of Kansas City sports. Wanting to break further into the market, he set his sights on working for one of the many marketing agencies found in KC.

In 2020 he accepted his first role at Axiom as a contracted designer, and from August to November of that year, assisted the team during the busy political cycle. After a short time working for a software startup in North Kansas City as the lead designer, Carter was given the opportunity to return to Axiom, this time as a full-time designer. To him, the decision to come back was a no-brainer.

Carter lives with his fiancé and dog in Kansas City. When he's not designing, you can often find him watching classic movies, listening to a wide variety of music, or rooting for the Chiefs."

Jessica
Szymanski

Jess Szymanski is a Senior Advisor for Strategic and Crisis Communications at Clout Public Affairs, advising clients on the best solutions and tactics to strengthen their public perception and bolster their long-term communication strategies. Jess is an experienced, skilled communicator in energy and environmental policy, foreign policy, and political campaigns, successfully shaping messages and reporting to international, national, and regional media.

Most recently, Jess worked on Dave McCormick's campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania as Communications Director, overseeing and running all communications aspects of one of the most high-level Senate primaries in the country. Prior to joining the campaign, she was a national media relations spokesperson for the American Petroleum Institute, representing America's natural gas and oil industry. From 2017 to 2021, Jess served at the U.S. Department of Energy for Secretaries Rick Perry and Dan Brouillette. She was Press Secretary for the agency, serving as the chief spokesperson for the Department and the Secretary as well as managing media engagements and public messaging for all segments of the Department throughout the country.

Jess also did advocacy work during the 2016 election cycle for the Secure Energy for America Association, a Pittsburgh-based regional energy trade association. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Jess is a lifelong Steelers and Penguins fan. She attended Ohio University and graduated with dual degrees in Political Science and Communications.

Shea
Blank

Shea Blank joined TRNC as Office Manager in July 2022 and now serves as Production Coordinator. A native of Northern Virginia, Shea enjoyed her high school years in Louisiana where she says she gained a love for Mardi Gas and the LSU Tigers. A graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government Politics and Policy, Shea studied global economics and global communication in London during her senior year. Shea’s interest in politics and public policy also allowed her work as a staffer in D.C. for Senator John Kennedy before her role at TRNC.

Shea completed her M.A. in Strategic Communications and enjoys coaching gymnastics and spending time with her husband.

Paul
Land

Paul joins The Richard Norman Company bringing nearly 30 years of experience working in accounting and direct mail production for small and large private firms in the Northern Virginia area. He most recently worked as General Manager of Morgan Meredith & Associates, overseeing all aspects of client mailings, from bids, to scheduling, production, printing, mailing and invoicing.

Paul served as controller for various small businesses before beginning his career in direct mail and received his BS in Accounting from Pensacola Christian College in Florida. Paul lives in Ashburn with his wife DeLaine and their four children.

Ben
Adams

Ben was born and raised in the Kansas City area. He holds bachelors degrees in accounting and sociology, and is also a licensed CPA. Prior to joining the Axiom team he worked in public accounting and also has experience in the real estate industry.

Ben currently lives in Liberty, MO where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. He has always had an interest in politics and is a passionate fan of his local sports teams.

Lisa
Jenkins

Lisa was born and raised in the greater area of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She worked her way through college as a banker. After relocating to Kansas City, Lisa continued her career in finance at Johnson County, KS Public Works. She then went on to work in the private sector working for a short-line railroad company.

Aside from work, Lisa is an avid outdoors person who enjoys off-roading, paddle-boarding, hiking and camping. She does this with her fiancé and two dogs, Tobi and Pepper. Lisa is an unapologetic Sooners fan and doesn't mind letting you know (if you come into the kitchen, you better bring some fire). She also enjoys golfing and her hometown OKC Thunder.

Dean
Cleary

Dean Cleary is a campaign veteran with over 10 years of experience in opposition research and communications strategy.

Prior to joining Cannon Research Group, Dean was the Research and Rapid Response Director for the Michigan Republican Party handling both opposition research and communications response strategies for the governor, attorney general, secretary of state and supreme court races including managing rapid response operations for the gubernatorial debates.

In 2020, Dean was the Deputy Research Director for President Trump's re-election campaign responsible for managing a team of researchers write the oppo books on Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and participate in the research vetting of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. As a researcher, Dean specialized in economic and labor analyses as well as trade and energy issue areas.

Dean was a senior research analyst with the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the 2016 and 2018 cycles, an oppo researcher for Right To Rise USA (Super PAC supporting Jeb Bush's presidential campaign) and was the Director of the Republican National Committee's Communications War Room in the 2014 cycle. Dean's first campaign experience was an internship with Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in Boston.

Dean is from Braintree, MA. He graduated from Merrimack College with a bachelor's degree in political science and from George Washington University with a master's degree in political management.

Patti Holmes
Knott

Patti Holmes Knott brings 40 plus years of experience working in direct mail marketing and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of TRNC. She has been one of the key players in advancing the success and expansion of the company since she joined the firm in 2018.

Her leadership and insight led to strategic staff hiring and reorganization, setting the stage for significant company growth as well as the recent acquisition of new clients.

Working in concert with the Director of Account Management and the Creative Director, Patti manages priorities across all clients to ensure on-time mailings and provide creative input on strategy and design for client projects.

Patti began her career in direct marketing in 1981 with The Viguerie Company (now American Target Advertising) and later advanced to positions of increasing responsibility at other agencies in the Northern Virginia area, handling production and client services. Patti ultimately rose to executive level positions, directing creative strategies, production coordination, and managing staff.

Over the years she has helped raise millions of dollars for both political and charitable clients including Paralyzed Veterans of America, Reagan Ranch, Easter Seals, Hillsdale College, Faith and Freedom Coalition, and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Patti was raised in the Maryland suburbs and has two married children and four grandchildren. Today she lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Larry, their teenage daughter, and two energetic dogs.

Maria
Hughes

With more than 15 years of experience working in direct mail, Maria Hughes serves TRNC as Director of Accounts, a position she has held since joining the firm in 2016. Maria directs a team of dynamic account and production managers, engaging directly in day-to-day product development for clients and serving as hands-on manager, thought partner and mentor.

Working in concert with the Chief Operating Officer and Creative Director, Maria assists with new business development, creating proposals and on-boarding new clients.

Maria plays a significant role in successfully enhancing TRNC's financial strength and providing support for each organization the company represents. As such, Maria spearheads the strategic direction, development, organization, implementation, expansion and assessment of all TRNC clients.

Her experience ranges from production to account management to overseeing multi-channel campaigns. Maria has served some of the nation's foremost conservative organizations, including nonprofits, advocacy groups, political candidates and PACs.

Maria began her career in direct mail after graduation from Radford University with a degree in Criminal Justice. It was then, due to the influence of her grandfather, columnist James Jack Kilpatrick, that she realized direct mail was where she wanted to stay.

Her past clients include the Ark Encounter, 911 Memorial & Museum, the American Conservative Union, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, Secure America Now, and Young America's Foundation. Maria continues to actively volunteer on behalf of her clients in their missions and regularly helps with client events.

Maria resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children. Her passions include cooking, testing recipes for her cookbook and taking her children on adventures.

Neil
Eckard

Neil Eckard is the Political Division Director for TRNC. Neil comes to TRNC with almost 25 years of experience in politics and fundraising. Neil has worked for several U.S. senatorial, congressional and presidential candidates as well as helped elect state leaders. He has been actively involved in campaigns such as Oliver North for U.S. Senate, George Landrith for Congress, John Tate for Congress and Kevin Calvey for State Representative.

Neil has spent the last 20 years in fundraising, helping non-profits and candidates raise millions of dollars for their causes. Most recently, those groups have included the Institute for Humane Studies and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, as well as Freedom Alliance, Hillsdale College, Judicial Watch and Pat Buchanan for President.

Neil resides in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife, Rachel, and enjoys reading, golfing and volunteering at the Columbia Baptist Church in Baileys Crossroads.

Margaret
Santos

Margaret recently joined TRNC as a Senior Accountant. She began her career working for Deloitte – back in the day when it was still Deloitte & Touché – in their Audit and Tax Department where she specialized in Real Estate Partnerships. Margaret received her Master's in Taxation from American University in Washington, D.C. She then moved on to do tax research, financial analysis and even dabbled in recruiting for various companies. Being a lover of all things academia, Margaret switched careers and worked as an Adjunct Accounting & Business Professor for NVCC, tutored math and worked in the Loudoun County Public School System while raising her children. Today she is happy to be back in the accounting field.

Margaret has lived in historic Leesburg with her family for the last 24 years where she loves antiquing and spending time with her four daughters and one son. She enjoys being part of the Leesburg community by serving her church, being a foster mom, helping students and attending her children's activities.

Taania
Hendrix

Taania Hendrix joined TRNC in May 2022, bringing more than 10 years' experience working in the high-dollar direct mail industry. A former Editor/Production Coordinator at ClearWord Communications Group, Taania has handled nearly every aspect of high-dollar direct mail fundraising including production, proofing, editing, invoicing, and office management. She has extensive experience working with vendors, inputting direct mail results, overseeing state registration requirements. She currently serves as Copy Editor at TRNC, editing and proofing copy and assisting with project tracking. Taania enjoys home DIY projects, walking her two dogs, baking and candy making, and spending time with her three daughters and extended family.

Laura
LaRock

Laura LaRock joined TRNC as Account Manager in April 2022. Laura brings nearly 10 years of experience working in fast-paced political, legal and non-profit environments.

Prior to joining TRNC, Laura worked for Prison Fellowship International as Donor Relations Coordinator, cultivating and growing their mass donor portfolio through written, digital and multi-media campaigns.

Her varied work experiences have allowed her to quickly develop specialities in cross-cultural communication, donor and customer relationship cultivation, revenue growth, program strategy, project management, public speaking, international travel, creative writing and copy editing.

Laura now lends her energy, humor and passion to the TRNC team, applying her creative insight and problem-solving acumen to client management and project development.

Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Regent University where she focused her learning on sustainable development and charity. She lives amidst the rolling hills of western Loudoun County and spends her free time with family, traveling, and chasing outdoor adventures.

Debbie
Blevins

Debbie joined TRNC in 2020 and serves as Director of Production Services. She brings more than 35 years of experience facilitating all aspects of direct mail projects beginning with bidding and processing art through completion and mailing.

Debbie is one of five TRNC employees who have worked in a production facility in a hands-on capacity. Early in her career, Debbie handled customer service for Forms Direct and later took on roles of increasing responsibility for Image Direct, LLC, a full-service direct mail facility in Frederick, Maryland, serving for 22 years as manager of the customer service department.

At TRNC, Debbie successfully plans and completes multiple direct mail projects simultaneously, maintaining daily communication with production and account managers as well as upper management to ensure timely delivery of mailings.

Debbie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Andy. They enjoy weekend trips in their camper with their two grandchildren.

Andrew
Brock

On the first business day following graduation from college, he was employed by the Conference on Poverty to work toward welfare reform. He then went on to work for US Senator Lauch Faircloth in his re-election campaign. Seeing his success, former Congressman Bill Cobey hired him to work as campaign manager on his campaign for Chairman of the NC Republican Party. He worked for the NCGOP of North Carolina in various capacities. Following, he served as campaign manager for U.S. Congressman Walter Jones. Afterwards he worked for the non-partisan Citizens for a Sound Economy (now Freedomworks), a public policy institute providing citizens with economically-sound government. He also served as campaign manager and political consultant for several state-wide and local political campaigns.

In 2002 Brock ran and was elected as one of the youngest Senators in state history. During Eight terms he served as Chairman to many committees and sponsored major pieces of legislation that went into law. He served as Chair of the following Committees: Finance, Natural and Economic Resources, Appropriations, Agriculture/ Environment/ Natural Resources, General Government, Health & Human Services, Energy, and Joint Information Technology Oversight. Brock, also served as vice-chairman of the Redistricting. Served as a member of the following committees: Joint Governmental Operations, Finance, the Senate Rules, Appropriations/Base Budget, Program Evaluation, the Emergency Response and Preparedness, Joint Education Oversight, Judiciary 1, and the Ways and Means.

Brock graduated from Western Carolina University with degrees in Economics and Political Science. Brock was active in the Student Government Association, serving as a senator, then Student Body Vice President, and Student Body President. Also a member of the UNC Association of Student Governments, and was awarded the "Workhorse Award" for his admirable work ethic. He was also a member of the WCU Board of Trustees and the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society. He served as Vice-Chairman, and subsequently Chairman of the WCU College Republicans, and Founder of the Public Policy Institute. While at WCU, Senator Brock interned in the NC General Assembly as an Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms.

Brock is a life-long resident of Davie County. He is a graduate of Davie County High School, and a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church. He served as the Finance Committee Chairman, and has also served as the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent. He is the former Chairman of the Davie County Friends of NRA, and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He is also a member of Quail Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Brock is on the Davie Little League Board of Directors, and enjoys coaching. He is married to Andrea Gentry Brock and they have three children, Scarlett, Stella, and Turner. They are very active in basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, and music.

Collin
Matthews

Collin was born in Amery, WI. Receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Wisconsin – River Falls. Prior to joining the AxCapial team he worked as a Tax Accountant for several years at a firm in Northwestern Wisconsin.

When not working Collin enjoys getting out on the Golf Course, lifting weights, going for drives on back country roads, Watching Notre Dame Football in the fall and spending time with friends and family.

Ryder
Mesik

Originally from Boonville Missouri, Ryder joins Axiom as an Account Manager in the voter contact division. While in college, he worked for U.S. Representative Billy Long in both his constituent office and on his 2018 re-election campaign. After graduating from Missouri State University with a degree in Political Science, he worked on several Missouri State House campaigns for the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee. Soon after, Ryder worked as a project manager for Majority Strategies overseeing all of the firm's clients and campaigns in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

In his free time, Ryder enjoys spending time with friends and family, roaming Kansas City, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

Barb
Fields

Barb was drawn to the excitement of campaign accounting after a long career in public accounting. Working with every type of business from small mom and pop shops to major corporations helped developed the skills she needed to make the transition into the politics a relatively smooth one. No two days are ever the same in the world of campaign accounting.

In her free time, Barb loves to spend time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, taking trips in their RV, hiking, kayaking and work towards their goal of seeing all 50 states.

Daniel
Mannon

Dan was born and raised in a small rural town in Wisconsin. He graduated high school in 2014 from Crossroads Christian Academy and immediately joined the workforce in finance.

He was politically aware from a young age, even asking to fill out mock ballots on Election Day when he was too young to vote. Dan also served as a poll worker in his town for several years before joining AxCapital.

In Dan's free time he likes to volunteer for his church and his community. You can also find him snowboarding or hanging around any of his 9 siblings. He is most passionate about his faith, listening to music, playing board games, and traveling.

Timothy
Datwyler

Timothy grew up in western Wisconsin where he attended the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Timothy spent the next several years working in law enforcement. In the early Summer of 2020 Timothy joined his brother’s (Thomas Datwyler) growing business 9Seven Consulting. While working for 9seven Timothy learned the ins and outs of campaign finance.

As a member of Ax Capital, Timothy specializes in database management and campaign finance compliance. Timothy helps oversee hundreds of compliance reports each quarter and manages both large and small client databases.

Emmanuel
Diosdado

Emmanuel started his Vanguard Fellowship knocking doors for Wesley Hunt’s Congressional campaign in 2019. In just two years, he has worked on 18 campaigns across 9 states. He was an integral part of the leadership team for Glenn Youngkin’s field team during the convention process, then moved to be the Cure Team Director for the campaign. Today he is loving his role as Project Director and Junior Data Director with Vanguard.

Brian
Aldaco

Before graduating from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Spanish, Brian Aldaco was an active participant in politics and government at the local, state, and federal level. Along with interning for multiple City of Huntsville departments, he worked the 85th Texas Legislative Session in Representative Will Metcalf’s office and joined campaign teams for congressional, state, and city elections.

In 2018, Brian joined the Congressional Leadership Fund as a Field Director in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Under CLF, he recruited and managed a team of over 30 volunteers and interns that knocked on over 75,000 doors and called over 300,000 voters across the district. Following the midterm elections, he returned to Texas where he worked as a Legislative Aide in Representative Cecil Bell, Jr.’s office during the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

Brian later worked the 87th Session in Representative Sam Harless' office. Most recently, he worked as a Field Representative for Congressman Kevin Brady's District Office. He is now National Project Director for Vanguard Field Strategies.

Whitney
Lajaunie

Whitney LaJaunie has been active is local, state, and National politics for 9 years. Beginning her career in politics at age 18 with George P. Bush’s 2014 campaign for Texas Land Commissioner, her passion campaign work was ignited, and she quickly navigated from intern to Field Director. Throughout college, she worked numerous campaigns at all levels, from city council races and legislative races to statewide races in Texas, to the statewide director for Jeb Bush’s 2016 College Outreach program, MissionNext. She was heavily involved in the Texas Federation of College Republicans, serving on the board of Texas A&M’s chapter, and as the statewide Executive Director.

In 2016, Whitney took a semester from school at Texas A&M to serve as a Victory Field Director for the Republican Party of Texas. It was then that she realized that a career in politics was what she wanted the most, and was all in. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas A&M in 2017, Whitney began serving as a Field Director for Wright Williams & Associates, managing field teams in races across the country.

In 2018, she began a 3-year stint in political communications. She served as Social Media Strategist for the Texas General Land Office and as the Digital Director for George P. Bush’s campaigns for Land Commissioner and Texas Attorney General. In 2021, Whitney returned home to field politics, and joined Vanguard Field Strategies as a National Project Director.

Throughout her career, she has operated field campaigns in more than 20 different states. She has a passion for the strategy, competitiveness, energy, and intensity that help drive campaigns to victory, and believes that direct voter contact is the heart and soul of every winning campaign. She is a proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie, class of 2017, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, spending time outdoors, and of course, watching Texas A&M Football.

Scott
Scheid

Scott Scheid has an extensive background in campaign management and public affairs. Scott was the Vice President of Red Rock Strategies which is a campaign consulting and public affairs firm. Most recently, Scott served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump for President campaign in Nevada.

Abraham
Lugo

Abraham Lugo was born in San Diego, California but has spent most of his life living abroad with his family. His experiences led him from El Salvador to South Africa, where he developed an interest in foreign policy, domestic politics, and economics.

Shortly after graduating from Florida International University with a B.A. in Economics, Abraham began working with Vanguard Field Strategies in the winter of 2020 as a canvasser for the Georgia runoff elections. There he began developing a deeper understanding of the political sphere, in which he has been engrossed with ever since.

Abraham has since worked on numerous projects with Vanguard Field Strategies that include mayoral races, governors’ campaigns, and petition drives. Through his time with Vanguard, Abraham has been promoted from Canvasser to Field Director, and currently State Director.

At home, Abraham enjoys passing his time through reading and creative writing.

Tami
Datwyler

Tami Datwyler started her accounting career in 1989 working for Hudson Hospital in the Business office, in addition to being the financial secretary at Faith Community Church and in a few years, added the responsibility of bookkeeping at T & T Collision Center, a business that she and her husband owned.

After 30 years of working at T&T Collision, they sold the business to begin their retirement, however, that never came for Tami, as her son needed her skills at his business, 9Seven Consulting, now a part of AxCapital. She has been with the company since December 2021.

Tami has been married almost 41years, has 4 grown children, 4 of the best in law children and 11 grandchildren.

Alexandra
Datwyler

Alexandra Datwyler was born and raised in Minnesota. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Alexandra has always had a passion for politics, which she explored through jobs on various Minnesota campaigns as well as working in the U.S. House of Representatives. After graduation, Alexandra began working at the newly formed Economic Club of Minnesota, a nonprofit group dedicated to economic and strategic issues that affect Minnesota’s, and America’s, competitiveness, and security.

Alexandra joined 9Seven in 2020 as a client manager and handles the office operations. Alexandra lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their 2 children.

Taylor
Ridlehuber

After college, Taylor began her career in the political sphere by working and volunteering for several campaigns, before eventually joining the Oil and Gas industry. Her work there provided her with the expertise and skill required to successfully manage a team while navigating through multifaceted projects. She rejoined her true calling - working in politics - in the Summer of 2020 when she joined Vanguard Field Strategies.

Taylor has worked in over eight states for more than twenty campaigns that have ranged from mayoral elections to congressional races, and high-profile governors’ campaigns. Her dedication to a project is singular and honest, and she is always willing to give out her fullest effort to ensure an absolute success across the board.

Her accomplishments include a successful, strong, and impactful field presence for grassroots focused campaigns, and the overseeing of multiple projects across different states.

Rachel
Lederer

Born and raised in Plano, Texas, Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University. After graduating, Rachel's passion for politics and desire to make a difference in her community led her to join Vanguard Field Strategies. With her marketing background and interpersonal skills, she quickly made a name for herself and was instrumental in securing Glenn Youngkin as the Republican nominee during the 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race.

Impressed by her dedication and drive, the Youngkin campaign subsequently brought Rachel on board as the Southern Virginia Regional Field Director, where she was responsible for overseeing all regional campaign operations. Her exceptional leadership and strategic thinking helped secure Glenn Youngkin's victory in the election.

After her success with the Youngkin campaign, Rachel continued to advance in her career, taking on increasingly challenging roles and responsibilities. Her work ethic and expertise in process management soon earned her the title of National Project Manager. She has worked on campaigns across the country, overseeing all day-to-day operations and providing strategic direction.

Rachel is a dynamic and driven individual known for her positive attitude, and dedication to clients and their respective campaigns. Her business background, passion, and exceptional organizational skills have propelled her to the forefront of the industry. She is a natural leader who inspires those around her to work hard and strive for excellence.

Rachel is an individual who values her relationships with family and friends. She is an avid traveler and enjoys exploring new cultures and trying new foods.

Eric
Bearse

Eric Bearse is a 26-year veteran of politics and Austin, Texas-based speechwriter who wrote speeches for former Governor Rick Perry for more than a decade, including during his two presidential campaigns. He served as Governor Perry’s Director of Communications for three years, overseeing rapid response to numerous communications challenges, and implementation of a communications plan to pass the tax reform of the 2006 special session. Eric also wrote several speeches for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush during his 2016 presidential campaign, including a fall campaign re-branding speech.

While focused largely on politics in Texas, where he consulted for two previous House Speakers, several statewide elected officials, and numerous state lawmakers, Eric has expanded his speechwriting brand on a national level, to both federal and state officials across the country. He has penned several political speeches for Senator John Cornyn, contributed to Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2018 Gridiron speech, and has written major speeches for U.S. Senator Martha McSally, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, and President of the Kansas Senate Susan Wagle.

A native of Minnesota, Eric got his start in politics as an intern on Capitol Hill for Congressman Rod Grams (R-MN). Eric was a legislative correspondent for Grams once he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1995. He subsequently worked on two congressional campaigns in Texas, where he received a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University. He moved to Austin in 1997, where he has lived for the last 22 years, working on statewide campaigns, including Rick Perry’s 1998 campaign for lieutenant governor, and 2002 and 2006 campaigns for governor.

Eric formed his own consulting practice in 2007, immediately providing communications consulting services for another major Texas university system, providing strategic advice to various political candidates, and writing copy for hundreds of mails, radio, and television ads in the years since. He also has consulted on numerous public relations efforts aimed at influencing state policy.

A father of two teen children, Eric frequently drives caravan to Boy Scout meetings, swim practice, dance, and voice lessons. In his free time, he is an avid reader and runner.

Sarah
Hutchinson

Sarah joined The Robertson Mailing List team in August of 2022 as List Manager & Broker, bringing with her 20 years of experience in the marketing and sales industries as well as non-profit fundraising. Her most recent role was as Director of Operations for a full-service marketing agency.

Sarah resides in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband, two college-aged sons and dog, Harper.

Karen
von Kleek

Karen is the Director of List Brokerage and Management for RMLC. Since coming to RMLC in April 2014, Karen has worked closely with mailers and their creative agencies, using her extensive knowledge of political and conservative Christian donor lists to grow strong prospect programs for her clients. Karen closely involves herself in the list selection as well as the merge purge data process to maximize the success of each package. A graduate of Arizona State University , she worked in Human Resources, leading sales training for a large retailer before coming to RMLC.

Originally from Southern California, Karen now resides in Leesburg, Virginia. She enjoys painting, hiking, exercising, and spending time with family. Karen is a sucker for a national park and the family has traveled to quite a few. If there is a waterfall hike to be found, she will drive her family crazy trying to find it. While she loves the beauty of the Virginia countryside, Karen visits family in California as often as possible.

Todd
Cravens

Todd Cravens is a CPA that graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor's degree in accounting and a minor in finance. He worked in public accounting for several tax seasons before becoming an accountant for a manufacturing company in Kansas City prior to his employment with Axiom.

He is an avid motorcyclist who also enjoys visiting the National Parks. He resides in Edwardsville, KS with his longtime girlfriend, Courtney, their dog, Rascal, and their cat, Lacey.

Hayley
Christensen

Hayley was born and raised in Lake Ozark, MO. She graduated from Camdenton High School and went to play collegiate soccer at William Woods University and ended her college career at Westminster College, where she earned her bachelors degree in education.

After college, she moved to Kansas City, Mo for a change of scenery and more opportunities. She ended up working in several different industries before starting her career at ESA, Inc. as a client manager and ending her 9 year employment there as a court liaison and off

She now lives in Blue Springs, MO with her fiancé, their two amazing children and dog Chewy! She enjoys adult recreational volleyball, boating, traveling, and spending time with her kiddos!

Thomas
Kierl

Originally from Oklahoma, Thomas holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Creighton University and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Oklahoma. Thomas has worked in government at multiple levels as a federal contractor, local government civil servant, and on Capitol Hill.

During the 2014 cycle, Thomas served as the project and polling manager for various state and local campaigns which included Mary Fallin, Sam Brownback, Markwayne Mullin, and James Lankford. He has been involved in government finance for many years and brings experience with GAAP, contracts management, and quantitative financial modeling. He currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his family.

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, 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, cooking, playing/watching sports, and annoying his neighbors with subpar piano playing- with some neighbors describing his style as 'Beethoven but deaf in BOTH ears.'

Chris
Pack

Chris Pack is the Founder and Managing Partner of Breakwall Group, a public affairs and political consulting firm with a diverse roster consisting of corporate and political clients. He has nearly 20 years of experience shaping reputations and brands, specializing in strategy and planning, message development, and team building.

Chris is a tough, results-oriented strategist who has spent his entire career helping clients and causes win when stakes are the highest. Prior to starting Breakwall Group, Chris served as Communications Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), where he shaped national and individual messaging strategies for the committee’s targeted races during a historically successful election cycle.

Using research to frame the election as “freedom vs. socialism,” Chris helped Republicans net 15 seats amidst unprecedented political and social volatility. Prominent Democrats and national media acknowledged the effectiveness of his messaging. One Democratic representative remarked to her colleagues, “Don’t say socialism ever again,” and “if we run this race again we will get f—–g torn apart again [at the polls].”

Prior to the NRCC, Chris was Communications Director during the 2018 cycle for outside groups aligned with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, including Senate Leadership Fund and American Crossroads. Chris helped expand the GOP majority by flipping Senate seats in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota.

Prior to the NRCC, Chris was Communications Director during the 2018 cycle for outside groups aligned with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, including Senate Leadership Fund and American Crossroads. Chris helped expand the GOP majority by flipping Senate seats in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota.

Earlier in his career, Chris advised and led political messaging for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, served on Capitol Hill as a spokesman for U.S. Representatives Rick Berg (R-ND) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and advised state representatives in both houses of the New York state legislature.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on his hometown Buffalo Bills and reading historical nonfiction. He also competes in endurance events to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease, recently cycling 452 miles over five days from the Lake Erie waterfront in Buffalo to One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

Drew
Stephens

Drew Stephens is a Senior Director at AxAdvocacy and works directly to support the firm’s research, public affairs, and government relations needs.

Prior to joining AxAdvocacy and Apex, Drew served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for FreedomWorks. His portfolio included managing the tracking program for hundreds of pieces of legislation in the U.S. House, and he also directly advocated for the organization’s policy priorities both on and off the Hill.

Drew was previously a Senior Director at America Rising, the nation’s largest Republican opposition research firm. During his tenure at America Rising, Drew was the lead research consultant for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business advocacy organization. Drew was responsible for overseeing the research needs of several key clients, and produced opposition research for marquee federal and state level races.

Drew started his career in the public opinion research vertical, working for two of the nation’s most respected political polling firms.

Drew received a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from the University of St. Thomas (MN). He is a native of Des Moines, Iowa.

Ian
Lansing

Ian has a background in the Louisiana State Government and the U.S. House of Representatives.

His work is largely characterized by a longtime role in the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, serving as an Elections Operations Specialist, where he handled numerous preparatory and election day responsibilities. Additionally, Ian has interned with U.S. Representatives Garret Graves and Gary Palmer, specializing in the policy areas of Cryptocurrency, FEMA and Flood Relief, Costal Erosion, Renewable Energy, and Health and Nutrition.

Originally from Louisiana, Ian moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend Samford University where he earned his Bachelors in Public Administration and Spanish Language, as well as a minor in Biology.

Warren
Scott

Warren joins AxAdvocacy from the Office of Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), where he assisted the legislative staff and the Senator. Prior to his time in the Senate, Warren attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he studied Economics and was a member of the football team. While a student, he interned on Capitol Hill for Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Crossroads Strategies, a Washington based lobbying firm.

Lily
Hurt

Lily graduated from the University of Virginia in 2023 with a degree in Public Policy and History. While at UVA, she worked on a variety of campaigns ranging from the Georgia Senate runoff in 2020 to Glenn Youngkin’s Virginia campaign to local elections throughout the state of Virginia. She interned for Fox News and has always been interested in DC politics. Lily grew up on the Hill with her family and is very excited to return to the city! In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Dalia
Kerzner

Dalia Kerzner grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and spent two of her high school years living in Israel. She got her bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dalia started her career working as a field organizer and loves writing about politics. Her main career goal is to help get as many Republicans elected as possible. In her free time, Dalia enjoys spending time with her dog Cruz, named after Senator Ted Cruz, and rewatching sitcoms from the 2000s.

Emily
Hanlon

Emily is a New York native and graduate of theUniversity of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in communications, specializing in political communications and public advocacy.

During the 2016 presidential election, Emily discovered a strong interest in political discourse, rhetoric and speech writing, igniting a passion for strong, national, values and the public good. In her free time, Emily is a fan of Sunday Night Football, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with family.

Sarah
Banks

While earning her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History at Salisbury University, Sarah’s interest in the political field was ignited as she interned for Congress and engaged in specialized courses focusing on campaigns, elections, and policy. Immediately after completing her undergraduate studies, Sarah began her career in political media. Sarah resides in coastal North Carolina and her favorite way to spend her free time is traveling.

Trang
Truong

Trang has a combined 28 years’ experience in the Mailing & Caging Industry as a Sales Representative, Billing Specialist and Escrow Manager. Trang resides in Loudoun County with her husband and two teenage boys!

Trang I enjoys jogging and loves cooking with her husband in her spare time.

Bob
Salera

Bob Salera is a political and communications strategist with over a decade of experience in campaigns and government. He is known as an aggressive operative who never shies away from a fight.

As the founder and president of Landslide Strategies, Salera advised candidates in statewide and congressional elections across the country, as well as national party committees and SuperPACs. Prior to founding Landslide Strategies, he served in senior communications roles at both the NRCC and NRSC.

At the NRCC, Salera was part of the team that scored a major upset victory in 2020, netting 15 seats in a cycle during which Republicans were expected to fall farther into the minority.

During the 2018 election cycle, Salera served as Deputy Communications Director for the NRSC which defeated Democrat incumbents in four states even as Republicans at other levels suffered the worst electoral defeat in a decade.

Bob has worked in numerous other campaign and government roles, including Campaign Manager for Dave White’s gubernatorial race in Pennsylvania and Rapid Response Director for the NRCC, and served in various roles for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.

A native of Pittsburgh, Bob Salera is an attorney and a graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy.

Bob currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and cat.

María
Bozo

María Bozo is a results-driven professional with a proven track record in the dynamic field of digital marketing. With a passion for driving success through strategic initiatives, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to navigate high-stakes meetings, negotiate agreements, and deliver exceptional customer service to top-tier clients and government officials.

She pursued higher education at Nova Southeastern University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies, with a minor in Business. Throughout her academic journey, she consistently demonstrated a passion for understanding the intricate dynamics of politics, law, and business.

Throughout her career, she has successfully initiated and conducted high-stakes meetings, effectively engaging with key stakeholders and decision-makers to negotiate both short and long-term project agreements. As a digital marketing expert, she has spearheaded the development and implementation of large-scale digital advertising and advocacy campaigns. Her strategic approach, combined with her ability to leverage comprehensive market research, has resulted in the successful execution of demand and lead generation strategies for internationally renowned organizations and public figures, including heads of State.

Bri
Simon

Bri has recently joined Fundraising Inc. as the Fundraising and Operations Manager. Born and raised in the Phoenix area, she earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Arizona State University. Later, she graduated with honors from Regent University, obtaining an M.A. in Law with a focus on Human Rights & the Rule of Law.

During her time at ASU, Bri served as an Associate at a political consulting firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her professional journey includes working on several campaigns, serving as the Fundraising Director for an Arizona Attorney General candidate, and acting as the Grassroots Outreach Coordinator for a U.S. Senatorial Candidate.

Outside of work, Bri's interests include hitting the gym, watching documentaries, and cherishing moments with her family and friends.

Toni
Anello

Toni Anello is a passionate, driven political strategist who has been active in the grassroots field for over 6 years.

She began her professional political career in 2017, joining Wright Williams, and Associates (WWA) as a Project Manager. Toni was charged with leading field teams in door to door canvassing for several campaigns in New York and Ohio. This early work in her career gave her a true understanding of how a high quality ground game helps voters understand the candidate by putting a face to the name. This approach along with her strategic organization has caused Toni’s teams to consistently exceeded their assignments.

She sees a great need for this generation to become actively involved in the political dialogue happening today. She has a heart for service and understands the pressing need to educate constituents about the importance of voting on every level.

In the past six years Toni has traveled across the country to over 20 states as a National Project Director. Her accomplishments include directing the Youngkin Field Team which helped lead him to victory back in 2021. She has lead grass roots Field Teams ranging from local, state and the congressional level.

Outside of work Toni enjoys family time, the gym and weekend trips to Vermont with her fiancé.

Connor
Cress

Born in Topeka, Kansas, where he lived for most of his youth, Connor went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Criminal Justice and a Minor in History from Kansas State University. During his time at KSU, he participated in Club Wrestling and worked for the Boys & Girls Club as a Program Leader. After college, he served as the Family Liaison for the Mental Health Intervention Team in USD 204, Bonner Springs Edwardsville Unified School District, contracted to Wyandot Behavioral Health Network and PACES. This role allowed him to collaborate with various community partners to make a positive impact on the district's community.

Connor currently resides in Tonganoxie with his wife and three cats. He enjoys lifting weights, reading books, watching movies, and traveling with friends and family.

Inez
Barrera

Throughout her college years, Inez initiated her political career by working and volunteering for various campaigns. Upon graduation, she smoothly transitioned into a role managing field operations, phone outreach, and peer-to-peer texting campaigns. Her dedication led to her overseeing multiple projects in different states.

During her tenure in the political realm, Inez embraced a range of responsibilities, with a distinct enthusiasm for recruiting and staffing initiatives. After working on numerous campaigns, she transitioned to the public sector, becoming a recruiter. Yet, her enduring passion for politics beckoned her back into the fold. By combining her expertise in project management and recruiting, Inez carved out a specialized role in political recruitment.

Outside of her professional life, Inez enjoys the serenity of the outdoors, the creativity of cooking, and spending quality time with her family.

Carrie
Fluegge

Carrie Fluegge has joined RMLC as a list broker and manager. She began her career in direct marketing in the fall of 2021 with a full-service direct mail agency. This was after a seven-year tenure in various roles at a national retailer, culminating in the position of Executive Team Leader of Specialty Sales, where she enhanced brand loyalty and boosted sales within specific categories. Though previously unfamiliar with the direct mail industry, Carrie quickly discovered a passion for developing list strategies for her non-profit and conservative political clients' fundraising efforts, finding the work to be enjoyable, challenging, and fulfilling.

Carrie is not originally from Virginia but has called Northern Virginia home since 2008. Her upbringing included living in various places due to her father's role as a pastor and their missionary work. In her leisure time, Carrie is often found in local coffee shops, immersed in a good book and the vibrant local scene. She also cherishes traveling with her sisters; whether it’s a trip with all seven or just a few, discovering new places with them is always an adventure.

Genevieve
Malandra

With over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, and digital services, Genevieve is deeply passionate about assisting political candidates, issues-based organizations, political action committees, and non-profit organizations in reaching and engaging with their audiences online.

As a leader in the digital marketing industry, she excels in partnering with experts across various fields such as copywriting, web development, and graphic design. Her expertise lies in developing and executing innovative digital strategies for candidates and campaigns at all government levels, as well as for diverse organizations seeking to fundraise or engage in political action. Genevieve leverages her comprehensive skill set in marketing strategy, public relations, and social media messaging to create impactful, data-driven campaigns that effectively amplify her clients' messages and values.

Holding an MS in Business Administration and Management from Saint Joseph's University, along with a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies from Temple University, she is continually keen to acquire new skills and technologies. Her mission is to harness her digital expertise and creativity to make a positive impact in the world.

Jayden
Lopez

Jayden Lopez graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Cal State Northridge in 2021. During his college years, he interned with the Los Angeles Republican Party in 2020, which further ignited his passion for politics. In that busy election season, he actively participated in numerous local campaigns. Following this, Jayden worked on the recall campaign for Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon as a Field Manager and collaborated with the CAGOP as a Field Organizer in 2022.

A native of Southern California, Jayden grew up in the San Fernando Valley. In his free time, he enjoys spending moments with friends and family, watching the LA Lakers, and playing basketball.

Rachel
Paik

Rachel Paik is an Associate at AxAdvocacy, where she assists the firm with its communications priorities.

Prior to joining AxAdvocacy, Rachel was a production assistant at Fox News. There, she wrote articles for FoxNews.com and FoxBusiness.com and produced social media content. Additionally, Rachel interned on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton, specializing in press relations.

A native of Los Angeles, Rachel moved to Washington, D.C., to attend George Washington University. She earned her Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Political Science.

Nick
De’Stefano

Nick began his political career while studying as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. He worked in various roles for Republican Congressional candidates in Southeast Iowa, aiming to flip IA-02, his home congressional district, which had been under Democratic control for 16 years.

In 2020, as the Communications Director for Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Nick contributed to the narrowest federal race of that election cycle. He played a key role in shifting over 40,000 votes from the previous election, leading to a victory by a mere 6 votes out of nearly 400,000 cast. This race attracted significant national attention, with Democrats challenging the results up to the United States House of Representatives. The challenge was ultimately withdrawn in April 2021, as several Congressional Democrats publicly stated their opposition to it.

The 2022 race for IA-02 was pivotal in maintaining Republican control of the seat. After a year working as a Press Assistant on Capitol Hill, Nick returned to Iowa to campaign for his home district. This time, the race was less close, with Rep. Miller-Meeks winning comfortably by over 6 points.

Since the 2022 election, Nick has been instrumental in shaping the messaging for various Republican federal, state, and local candidates, as well as for PACs and nonprofits.

Joseph
Chelak

Joe Chelak is an experienced campaign operative who has worked on a broad range of campaigns, including those for the Senate, Gubernatorial races, and State House campaigns.

A native of Virginia, Joe began his career working on state delegate campaigns throughout the Commonwealth. He eventually became the Deputy State Director for Ed Gillespie's 2017 gubernatorial campaign. In 2018, Joe managed the successful Congressional campaign of former Representative Denver Riggleman (VA) and subsequently served as his Communications Director on Capitol Hill.

Following his tenure on the Hill, Joe was employed at a digital fundraising agency, where he specialized in helping Congressional campaigns raise funds. He concluded the last election cycle working in the Digital department at the NRCC and is now excited to be part of the Axiom family.

In his leisure time, Joe is an avid sports fan and enjoys stand-up comedy. He is a fervent supporter of the Washington Nationals and the Virginia Cavaliers.

Andrea
Kraus

Andrea comes to AxMedia with 20+ years of advertising/media experience and a lifetime of intrigue about the American political landscape.

Her media career benefits from experience of both buying and selling for accounts across multiple advertiser categories notably automotive, retail, hospitality, finance and political. A dual perspective has helped build expert negotiation skills with focus on client goals, understanding the competitive landscape and ensuring maximum value for every campaign. She has built industry relationships that continue to evolve from trust & respect, which contributes to her passion for this business. Her career is strengthened with an MBA from SMU Cox School of Business that complements hands-on management experience and innate leadership skills.

Andrea has a personal passion for our political and justice systems and the part our political process plays in individual freedoms. She is eager to learn about every candidate, issue and campaign she touches and to execute plans with winning results.

Quintin
Lorenz

Quintin graduated from Texas State University in 2022 with BA in political science. While attending Texas State University he was a key figure in the student government starting as a senator, moving up to senate leader, and finally being elected Student Body Vice President. He was also heavily involved in his College Republicans chapter and performed many officer roles within the chapter.

As a 5th generation Texan, Texas has always been a place to call home for Quintin. He is originally from the Rio Grande Valley and hopes to one day lead campaigns in the area to grow the Republican movement.

Brittany
Boling

Brittany Boling is a dedicated professional with a background in campaign management, canvassing, and construction project management. Excited to leverage her diverse skill set in the dynamic realm of politics. Boling has a proven track record in enforcing processes, coordinating orders, and meeting milestones through effective project management, and coordinating and hosting events. Boling brings exceptional organizational and project management skills, and is ready for the fast-paced environment Axiom will bring.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Boling actively contributes to the community through extensive volunteer work. Serving as the main point of contact for Jefferson Youth Rec Basketball & Baseball Leagues, a Youth Basketball Coach, and the former Brinnon Elementary PTO Vice President, she demonstrates a commitment to community engagement.

When Boling is not diving head first into her work or volunteer activities around the community she is thriving with her family making memories for a lifetime. From land to sea she is determined to see it all. As a PNW resident she feels lucky to live off the land and provide hunting and foraging experience to her two children.

Riley
West

Riley grew up in StillWater, WI and worked mostly in Manufacturing and Quality Control before joining the AxCapital team this month.


He now lives with his wife and kids in Somerest, WI. In his free time he enjoys fishing, riding snowmobiles, and playing games.


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