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“Fireside Campaigns is an integral part of the Run for Something team—they’ve helped us tell our story, and more importantly, the stories of our candidates and have made our lives much easier by handling the day-in-day-out of our press operation.”

-Amanda Litman, Co-founder and Executive Director of Run for Something
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Digital

  • Julia Rosen

    Julia Rosen

    Partner

    Julia has over fifteen years’ of experience with data-driven digital organizing, raising tens of millions of dollars for political campaigns and non-profits. She’s lead teams and programs at organizations like GPS Impact, ActBlue, MoveOn, and the Courage Campaign.

    Her expertise is in driving integrated digital programs that are reflective of a strong brand identity and narrative, turning warm leads into donors and volunteers. She’s been a trainer, leader and mentor to countless digital organizers. And she serves on the board of the chapter-based Equality Federation and the Faith in Public Life Action Fund.

  • Ashly Blanc

    Ashly Blanc

    Director of Staff

    Ashly Blanc is a digital strategist with over 6 years of experience in the progressive space helping candidates and organizations understand the impact of the internet. Prior to joining Fireside Campaigns, Ashly served as the Director of Partnerships at Taskforce where she focused on the impact organic social has on mobilizing the electorate. Prior to that, Ashly served as Senator Cory Booker’s Digital Director in Iowa where she oversaw all aspects of Booker’s Iowa online presence from peer-to-peer messaging to Instagram Live. Ashly has served as a digital strategist for the Colorado House Majority Project, the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, and other progressive campaigns. Ashly is proudly from Pueblo, Colorado and firmly believes her grandma’s green chile recipe should be housed at the Smithsonian. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and enjoys bragging about being from Colorado and not knowing how to ski.

  • Leslie Adames

    Leslie Adames

    Senior Associate

    Leslie is a Digital Senior Associate at Fireside Campaigns, where she helps support the day-to-day digital communications needs of several clients.

    Born and raised in Washington DC, she is a graduate of Trinity Washington University with a degree in Communication. With an interest in voting rights and civic engagement amongst the Latinx community, Leslie worked her way up at Voto Latino, a nonprofit focused on registering Latinx voters. Starting as a Digital Communications intern, she went on to become a Digital Associate before joining Fireside. When not in the office, Leslie enjoys reading, traveling, and catching up on all her shows.

  • Mariel Tepper

    Mariel Tepper

    Junior Digital Associate

    Mariel joined Fireside as a Digital Fundraising Intern in September of 2020 after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in May 2020. At her alma mater, she pioneered progressive projects as President of Urban Studio, a student organization that provides professional development for emerging artists. With Urban Studio, Mariel conceptualized/curated Homegrown at The Museum at FIT, a home and community-themed art exhibition which showcased the diversity and multiculturalism of New York City. In August, she organized Urban Studio’s Instagram art fundraiser “Facing Change 2020” which raised over $700 for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Trans Women of Color Collective. Mariel also participates consistently in the New York City elections, actively assisting voters as a Poll Worker. Through her creative and professional roles, Mariel consistently prioritizes her commitments to social and economic justice, the democratic process, environmental preservation, and the betterment of her local community.

  • Raymond Luu

    Raymond Luu

    Junior Digital Associate

    Raymond joined Fireside in Summer 2021 as a digital intern and is now a Junior Digital Associate, Prior to joining Fireside, he worked in the field, gaining experience as a fundraiser for a national nonprofit focused on public health and environmental legislation. Eventually becoming an Assistant Canvass Director in Santa Cruz. Afterwards he applied and was accepted into the NDTC Digital Organizing Cohort, where he got his first foray into digital organizing.

    Raymond worked on the Texas Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign in 2020, helping elect Democrats up-and-down the ballot in the Greater Houston Area. He is now excited to find himself at Fireside, where he can build on and learn new skills to help elect progressives and push forward progressive policies.

    Raymond earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, where he focused on issues relating to housing inequality and environmental policy.

  • Simon Heil

    Simon Heil

    Senior Digital Associate

    Simon Heil (he/they) joined Fireside in 2021 after 3 years of digital work with PACS and candidates across the country. He knows that digital is integral to every single campaign and treats it as such. Strategy and mentorship among their teams are indispensable.

    He has a B.S. in Mass Communications with a minor in Political Science from Towson University in Maryland. Though they may be in D.C. now, Baltimore will always be home and he’ll be happy to teach you how to pick crabs if you need some advice.

  • Terrence J. Ford

    Terrence J. Ford

    Digital Principal

    Terrence J. Ford joined the Fireside Campaigns team in December 2021 as Digital Principal. Hailing from Wingdale, NY (a small town 90-minutes north of Manhattan), Terrence matriculated through Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC obtaining his BA in Psychology. He later studied Adlerian Psychology with a concentration in Guidance and Counseling Education from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD.

    Living in the Washington, DC area for the last 20 years, Terrence’s background largely consists of social work, where he gained experience creating person-centered and community grounded opportunities for people living with HIV and AIDS, low-income families, at-risk students, and youth, and those diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Terrence’s digital organizing and strategy work began in the late 90s as a moderator and graphic designer for a fan club dedicated to the legendary Whitney Houston. Still a huge fan of the singer today, this work launched his own graphic design company, Ford Illustra.

    For seven years and since its founding, Terrence served as the Director of Marketing for the Washington, DC chapter of Impulse Group. This is an entertainment-based nonprofit organization funded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation to address sexual wellness, mental health, substance use, and racial equity in fun and engaging ways. Elected by his peers with support from leaders representing 26 chapters of Impulse United from around the globe and local LGBTQ community members, Terrence is now serving as President.

    Terrence is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and spends his spare time as a Digital and Creative Strategist for Can’t Stop! Won’t Stop! Consulting. This firm seeks to center those directly impacted by systems of oppression and believes they should be at the forefront of building strategies, solutions, and alternative futures. Terrence uses this grounding every day with his work at Fireside Campaigns to help create progressive fundraising and digital organizing strategies for the various clients and organizations he serves.

    Terrence, a co-parent of a Miniature Schnauzer Braxton, and the father of a beautiful daughter Jasmyne, enjoys eating seafood and spicy Thai food (the hotter, the better), binging Real Housewives, and creating memorable moments with friends, family, and his partner Gregory.

  • Tina Tang

    Tina Tang

    Senior Associate

    Tina Tang joined Fireside in November 2021 as a senior digital associate and is working with a variety of campaigns on their digital fundraising and messaging efforts.

    Before joining Fireside, Tina previously worked with the Virginia Coordinated Campaign in 2021, Biden for President in 2020, as well as other local races. Tina is also the Co-Founder of a non-profit, Debtless, focused on disrupting the predatory debt industry through debt forgiveness and financial education.

    A first-generation Asian American immigrant, fighting for progressive causes is not just a passion, but part of Tina’s identity.

    Prior to pivoting to politics, Tina’s background was in academic neuroscience and has a B.S. in Neural Science from New York University, and did graduate research at Northwestern University.

  • Katy Watt

    Katy Watt

    Senior Associate

    Katy (she/her) joined Fireside as a Senior Digital Associate in 2021, with experience in digital strategy, development, social media marketing, and field operations. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University.

    A proud member of both the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities, Katy’s favorite causes include reproductive justice, ending housing insecurity, and taxing the rich. She enjoys working with smaller campaigns – helping state and local advocates as they run to make their communities even just a little better. In fact, the first campaign she worked on was her grandmother’s run for County Commissioner in Anaconda, MT. Outside of work, Katy enjoys seeing live music, traveling, or watching documentaries with her best friend (and cat), Binx.

Data

  • Sam Nitz

    Sam Nitz

    Partner

    Sam is a partner at Fireside with over 15 years of experience running paid media campaigns and targeting operations in the progressive movement.

    Prior to joining Fireside Campaigns, Sam ran his own consulting firm where he brought his data-driven program management approach to advise advocacy and digital campaigns from California to North Carolina.

    As Deputy Independent Expenditure Director, Sam ran the $10 million EMILY’s List all-digital independent expenditure to help motivate and turnout millennial women for Hillary Clinton–one of the largest digital-only campaigns of 2016. In addition, he spent seven years at EMILY’s List as Director of Targeting and Analytics helping to develop innovative testing techniques used in every independent expenditure campaign.

    Sam is a sought after trainer and lecturer and has trained hundreds of activists, staffers, and candidates on how to seamlessly integrate data, targeting, experiments, and messaging. He also currently serves on the campaign board of the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

  • Michelle Hertel

    Michelle Hertel

    Senior Data Associate

    Michelle joined Fireside Campaigns as a Senior Data Associate in summer 2020. She believes in the power of data and analytics to highlight and advance progressive issues. Prior to joining Fireside, Michelle worked as the Democracy Fellow at the National LGBTQ Task Force, where she created 2020 elections outreach materials, and produced a report on the potential role of LGBTQ voters in swinging elections.

    Michelle earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Penn State (We Are!) in 2015, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2020.

Comms/PR

  • Pili Tobar

    Pili Tobar

    Partner

    Pili Tobar is the former White House Deputy Communications Director for Joe Biden. Pili was born in Florida and raised in Guatemala City. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor in Science and a Master’s in Public Administration.

    Prior to serving at the White House, Pili was the Communications Director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Communications Director for Coalitions for the Biden for President campaign where she managed the team that executed the outreach and communications strategy to reach Hispanic media, African American media, women media, AAPI media, tribal media, disability media, ethnic media, faith media, LGBTQ+ media, progressives, rural media, seniors, small business, veterans and military families, and youth outlets.

    In an activist role, Pili was the spokesperson and Deputy Director for the pro-immigrant organization America’s Voice and head of advocacy and communications at the Latino Victory Project, where she hit the campaign trail in the 2016 election cycle on behalf of Hispanic Democratic candidates. On the political side, Tobar was the Hispanic media Director and Western Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee through the 2014 midterm elections. In 2015, she ran the communications operation for Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), and in 2017 she served as Hispanic Media Director for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

  • Abigail Louisin
    Abigail Louisin

    Abigail Louisin

    Junior Associate

    Abigail is a recent graduate of Harvard Divinity School, where she earned her master’s in Women, Gender, Sexuality, & Religion. Passionate about the intersection of politics, religion, and storytelling, she is excited to bring her scholarship, heart for justice, and creative writing skills to Fireside Campaigns.

    Abigail completed her B.A. in Religious Studies at Baldwin Wallace University, and is co-author of a forthcoming poetry collection, Theopoetica (April Gloaming Publishing, 2022). You will find her keeping up with issues surrounding reproductive justice, immigration, literacy & education, the First Amendment, and all things religion. In her free time, Abigail is an avid reader, writer, coffee-drinker, and cook.

  • Alana Caesar

    Alana Caesar

    Senior Associate

    Alana joined Fireside Campaigns as a junior communication consultant in fall of 2020. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with B.A.s in Broadcast Journalism and Government & Politics. Prior to joining the Fireside team, Alana worked as an intern for the ACLU communications team, CNN’s Political Unit, and CBS This Morning, among other positions. In these roles, Alana tracked the 2020 election and the Mueller Probe, connected with local and national reporters, and helped cover the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. Alana’s previous comms experience also includes work around the criminal justice system and voting rights.

  • Alex Brown

    Alex Brown

    Junior Associate

    Alex joined Fireside’s communications team in July 2022 as a junior associate after working as an intern for the firm during the 2020 campaign cycle. Prior to joining full-time, he also completed internships for the op-ed vertical at NBC News and the digital team at EMILY’s List.

    Alex received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in Religion & Politics and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also sharpened his communication skills as president and captain of the mock trial team.

  • Britton Lee

    Britton Lee

    Junior Associate

    Britton Lee is an experienced public speaker with a passion for fostering an inclusive and progressive environment through amplifying the voices of communities that have been historically underrepresented. Her clients include AAPI Victory Fund, Act To Change, Center for Secure and Modern Elections, and The Texas Freedom Network.

    Prior to joining Fireside, Britton attended Northern Arizona University where she majored in communication studies and public relations. As a student, Britton was a legislative broadcast intern for the State of Arizona where she collaborated with the Senate Democratic Caucus to develop Canyonside Chats. Additionally, she is a national champion in persuasive speaking for her speech that advocates for legislative action and provides resources for survivors of a form of sexual assault called stealthing.

    In her free time, Britton enjoys rollerskating, cooking, and pretending to enjoy hiking.

  • Charlotte Bennett

    Charlotte Bennett

    Senior Associate

    Charlotte is an experienced public speaker, activist and storyteller with over five years of experience in government affairs, political communications and client services. She dedicates herself to outspoken advocacy, strategic change-making and thoughtful leadership.

    Prior to joining the Fireside communications team in June 2022, Charlotte led New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s briefing team. Most notably, she served as the Governor’s Senior Briefer during the height of the first COVID-19 wave in 2020.

    Prior to public service, she managed client communications and deliverables for Cornerstone Government Affairs’ public health practice during the height of Congress’ push to tackle the opioid crisis. As a public health associate, she implemented client campaigns, organized client Hill days, leveraged constituent stories to engage elected officials, authored client newsletters and website content, and led day-to-day monitoring and analysis of Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

    Most recently, Charlotte spoke out about her experience with workplace sexual harassment as a New York State staffer. Since placing her story on the front page of the New York Times, she continues to navigate the personal and political repercussions of telling her story.

    She graduated with honors from Hamilton College with a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies in 2017.

  • Courtney Beyer

    Courtney Beyer

    Principal

    Courtney joined Fireside Campaigns in the fall of 2021 after years of electoral work in Wisconsin where she lead the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s communications team through the 2018 and 2020 cycles. She belonged to the teams that brought down Scott Walker in 2018 and delivered Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes to President Biden in 2020. At Fireside she currently works with Common Defense, the Center for Secure and Modern Elections, the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Run AAPI, and the North Carolina Association of Educators. She is based out of Chicago, IL.

  • Daniel McGreevy
    Daniel McGreevy

    Daniel McGreevy

    Junior Associate

    Daniel joined Fireside’s communications team in September 2022 after studying Political Science and Documentary Filmmaking at Chapman University. Prior to joining Fireside, Daniel worked in various roles in the United States House of Representatives, including the communications teams for Representative Cori Bush and the House Oversight Committee.

    All his work is rooted in his passion for people, the environment, and storytelling. Daniel was born and raised in California and, in his free time, can be found on the beach, with his dogs, or listening to music on vinyl.

  • Emily Slatkow

    Emily Slatkow

    Director of Staff

    Emily joined the team in November of 2018 as on of Fireside Campaigns first employees. Since then, she has played a key role in the development of Fireside’s Comms/PR department while leading communications strategy for clients like Run for Something, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, United We Dream, National Vote at Home Institute, Spread the Vote, among many more.

    Prior to moving to D.C., Emily worked as a grassroots organizer in Florida for campaigns and ballot initiatives and provided comms/PR strategy for down-ballot candidates through Ruth’s List FL.

    Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

  • Erika Gulija

    Erika Gulija

    Principal

    Erika joined Fireside Campaigns back in April of 2019 when the firm was still under the old branding of Harta Communications. Having been with the firm since the beginning, she has worked on some of the firm’s most successful TV bookings and print pieces with clients like Yang2020, The Indivisible Project, Black Lives Matter, The Alliance for Youth Action, and Run for Something—among others.

    Prior to joining Fireside Campaigns, Erika interned for the press department on Jared Polis’ winning gubernatorial campaign in Colorado and worked as a community organizer during the 2016 general election and 2018 midterm election. Erika holds degrees in Journalism and International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder with minors in religious studies and Arabic.

  • Hannah Wright

    Hannah Wright

    Junior Associate

    Hannah joined the Fireside communications team in the summer of 2021. Prior to joining Fireside, Hannah organized with the Michigan Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign in Oakland County, which saw record turnout during the 2020 election. She has also interned with Planned Parenthood of Metro. Washington and on Capitol Hill.

    Hannah received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in International Affairs from The George Washington University. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and can quote The Princess Diaries line by line.

  • Jenna Sanders

    Jenna Sanders

    Senior Associate

    Jenna Sanders joins Fireside Campaigns with nearly a decade of public relations experience. Her career spans in-house communications roles for celebrity chefs, wineries, and nonprofit organizations. Jenna has also developed a unique understanding of the media from the other side. She is a published writer who has written a monthly restaurant review column, spotlighted new businesses in Napa Valley, and has dabbled in both historical narratives and investigative journalism.

    Prior to joining Fireside Campaigns, Jenna worked as a community organizer and facilitator of consciousness-raising programs. Her social justice work is largely focused on gender equity, racial justice, and voter mobilization.

    Jenna earned a BA in Literary Journalism from UC Irvine and a MA in History with a focus on the study of race and ethnicity from Cal State Fullerton. Jenna is a fierce advocate for destigmatizing mental health issues– especially in the workplace, and is also a runner, cat lover, community builder, and gluten-free baker.

  • María Gamba

    María Gamba

    Junior Associate

    Prior to joining the team, María graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism. During her time in college, she began conducting personal, in-depth interviews to shine a light on Austin leaders, small businesses, artists, and social movements for a local eco-friendly foundation. Soon after graduating she became interested in taking a more hands-on approach to politics and began her time as a Spanish Field Organizer for Dan Feehan’s campaign for Congress in Minnesota, where she got to work closely with immigrant communities in the rural midwest that are often left out of political conversations. As an immigrant herself, María is deeply driven by the desire to help underserved groups and advance progressive policies.

    In July of 2021, María found her place at Fireside Campaigns as a Junior Communications Associate where she proudly works with Run for Something, Mike Collier for Texas, United We Dream, and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

  • Mike Clement

    Mike Clement

    Junior Associate

    Mike Clement is a junior associate at Fireside Campaigns working to uplift progressive organizations and causes within media and fundraising spheres. He joined Fireside as the firm’s first intern in 2020, eventually joining the digital team full-time and helping raise over $1 million for Democratic candidates through email fundraising during his time in the department. After earning an M.S. in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University in 2022, Mike joined the communications team where he currently serves nonprofit organizations like RUN AAPI and Labor Table.

    Born and raised into a family of city bus drivers in Rhode Island, Mike’s passionate about political issues like labor rights, investment in public transportation and environmental justice. Mike is also an amateur chef, dog rescuer and sports fan.

  • Ned Cooper

    Ned Cooper

    Principal

    Ned Cooper is a senior associate at Fireside Campaigns working with the New Florida Majority, the Center for Secure and Modern Elections, and the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Ned joined Fireside Campaigns under its previous title, Harta Communications, and has worked on a variety of statewide and national clients including the Yang2020 presidential campaign. He serves as the primary press contact for New Florida Majority, and drafts press releases, media advisories, op-eds and talking points. He works with clients to develop their communications and messaging strategies and conducts reporter outreach and press relations on their behalf.

    Prior to joining Fireside Campaigns, Ned worked as an intern in the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. During his time in the Senate, Ned drafted social media content, helped compile press clips and assisted in legislative research projects. He also spent time working in Florida during the 2018 election cycle, working on both Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign and Bill Nelson’s Senate campaign– organizing, training volunteers and knocking on doors.

  • Sam Harazin

    Sam Harazin

    Senior Associate

    Sam Harazin is a passionate communicator focused on building community and creating an equitable world for historically marginalized communities. His clients include United We Dream, Alliance for Youth Action, and Marked by COVID.

    Sam holds degrees in Communications and Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During his time at CU, Sam completed a Public Relations Fellowship with the Colorado Democratic Party during the 2016 general election focusing on getting youth registered and excited about voting. Prior to joining Fireside, Sam worked in higher education where he created community-building communications and supported programs that eliminated barriers for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and low-income students.

    Born in Hawaii and raised in Colorado, Sam’s intense passion for nature and wildlife has him getting lost in the woods or daydreaming about the beach in his free time. He would not be alive today had it not been for ice cream and small dogs.

  • Sarah Cohen
    Sarah Cohen

    Sarah Cohen

    Junior Associate

    Since joining Fireside’s pr and communications team in August 2022, Sarah has worked with a variety of mission-driven organizations to help them meet their external communications and public relations needs.

    She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution from The George Washington University. During her time at GW, Sarah worked with the National Housing Trust, the Borgen Project, Representative Julia Brownley’s D.C. office, and for Fireside Campaigns as a communications intern. Outside of school, Sarah educated and mentored peers with the March for Our Lives and Team Enough’s Youth Lobbying Collective, advocating for Congressional action on research-based approaches to eliminating the epidemic of gun violence.

    Sarah was born and raised in southern California and is very passionate about the West Coast (best coast). Off the clock, you can find Sarah attending hot yoga classes, spinning amateur ceramics on a wheel, constantly adding to her record collection, and escaping the city for nature as often as she can.

  • T'Liyah Nobles

    T'Liyah Nobles

    Junior Associate

    T’Liyah Nobles joined Fireside in June 2022 as a Junior Communications Associate working with Indivisible, Voter Formation Project, and MOVE Texas.

    A native of Georgia, she holds B.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University and an M.A. in Political Communication from The American University.

    Before joining Fireside, T’Liyah worked as a Public Relations Fellow for Rational 360, a full-service public affairs firm. She is passionate about civil rights, social and racial justice, and protecting the right to vote.

Operations

  • Brad Bauman
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    Brad Bauman

    Partner and CEO

    Brad is the former executive director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus where he oversaw its legislative, communications and political operations for over 80 members of Congress. He has also been the communications director for various members of the house and Congressional campaigns.

    Brad has developed communications and PR strategy for electoral and issue campaigns at every level. He’s worked as a Senior Advisor for several Presidential campaigns, for party committees, large progressive organizations, independent expenditure campaigns and labor unions as well as resistance groups and issue advocacy organizations. He has handled some of the most difficult crisis communications problems during the Trump Era and is a trusted voice among Democratic operatives.

    He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Florida International University and an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University.

  • Sakita Douglas

    Sakita Douglas

    HR + Operations Director

    Sakita Douglas is a career Human Resources professional and leader with experience across industries including Construction, Healthcare, High Tech, Oil & Gas, Power/Utilities and non-profit. Sakita has spent her career transforming HR organizations to ultimately align with operational outcomes and improve customer experiences. She is a versatile, fast moving and pragmatic leader recognized for adding value to the success of the business. She brings a refined ability to connect quickly with executive leaders, understand the context of their challenges and work with them to develop strategic and tactical solutions. Most recently, Sakita was the Director of Human Resources with PTW Energy Services in The Woodlands, TX (Houston) and led the HR function across North America. Prior to joining PTW, she was a principal consultant with TMR Solutions Group, a consultancy focused on delivering pragmatic HR and Talent solutions to clients facing immediate challenges within their human capital life cycle.

    Sakita is a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce, where she received a B.A.in Organizational Leadership. She is actively involved in the Houston Food Bank, T-STEM (Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) College Scholarship and Houston SPCA (Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

    A native Houstonian, Sakita is an enthusiastic active member of the greater Houston community and enjoys cooking, travel, dog parks and all things Tex-Mex and BBQ.

  • Malinda Frevert
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    Malinda Frevert

    Managing Director

    Malinda Frevert has over a decade of experience doing digital work for candidates, electoral groups, and advocacy organizations. She began her career organizing farmers and ranchers against the Keystone XL pipeline for BOLD Nebraska, has worked for electoral campaigns in Minnesota and Ohio, ran the email program at EMILY’s List for four years, and was deputy digital director of the DSCC.

    In her five years as a manager, Malinda developed a deep appreciation for process, structure, and good management. She aims to make Fireside a place where great people can do great work. She regularly organizes manager-focused panels to encourage more honest and ethical leadership in the progressive movement.

  • Brianna Cain

    Brianna Cain

    Principal

    I am native from Washington DC. I have worked in Human Resources for 8 years and have experience in Retail, Non-profit, Govcon, and Healthcare. I enjoy all things beauty, including makeup, and skincare. I look forward to working with Fireside and working with the HR team!

Design & Dev

  • Darci Larsen

    Darci Larsen

    Design Director

    Darci joined Fireside in 2020 and brings over 14 years of experience in politics and design. Prior to joining Fireside, she built a thriving boutique design business, Ironic Squid Design Studio, that serviced clients across the country with web, graphic, advertising, print and branding design. She’s done work for House and Senate campaigns; state legislative and mayoral races; activism efforts, IEs, and PACs; business branding; and nonprofit work all the way up to designing for the Biden-Harris presidential race.

    Her work has been seen in the New York Times, Haaretz, many notable minority media publications, and in mailboxes across the country during campaign season.

    Darci earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University. She lives a deeply coffee-centric life in Seattle with her boyfriend, cat, and ever-expanding garden.

Ads

  • Tim Lim

    Tim Lim

    Senior Advisor

    Tim Lim is a leading voice in comprehensive media planning and buying for both politics and brands. Tim most recently served as a Partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI), a full-service marketing agency, as well as the President and Founder of Precision Network, a cutting edge media buying firm.

    Tim founded Precision Network in 2012, which became a multimillion dollar online advertising platform and buying shop under his leadership. Tim is also the founder of Blue Digital Exchange (BDX), a co-founder of Ascend PAC and a board member of Run for Something.

    Previously, Tim was the Director of Partnerships at Change.org and prior to that role ran the Washington, DC office for Grossman Marketing Group led by former DNC Chair Steve Grossman. Tim most recently served on the National Finance Committee of Biden for President as well as for the Biden-Harris Transition. He also served as a founding Co-Chair for Gen44, the young professional arm of President Obama’s re-election campaign and served on the National Finance Committee of the Hillary for America campaign in 2016.

    Tim has been featured on the TODAY Show, the front page of the New York Times, Bloomberg, USA Today, Axios, AdAge, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Daily Beast, AdExchanger, and other outlets. In 2017, he was named to the Politico Playbook Power List.

  • D'Errah Scott

    D'Errah Scott

    Senior Associate

    D’Errah Scott joined Fireside as the first Senior Associate in the newly launched Ads department. Before joining, she served as the Marketing Administrator for Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI). As the department leader, D’Errah designed multi-level marketing plans and collateral materials to support the Business Development department. In addition, she curated integrated marketing strategies to deploy a unified brand image/message across all communication platforms.

    She has mastered the ability to craft corporate events, multi- and cross channel online media content, mass email campaigns, and client support strategies that generate positive brand interactions throughout her career. Ms. Scott earned her Bachelors in Marketing from Louisiana State University in 2020.

  • Topher Williams

    Topher Williams

    Principal

    Topher Williams has more than 12 years of experience building campaigns and advancing the progressive movement. Prior to joining Fireside, Topher lead digital strategy at The National Vote at Home Institute working to expand mail-ballot access.

    Topher also served in key roles on John Hickenlooper’s Presidential and U.S. Senate campaigns as well as with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. They also previously spent time at non-profits across the west including the Montana League of Conservation Voters, Forward Montana, and worked on several successful Montana ballot measures.

    Topher’s is the recipient of Montana’s 25-under-25 award (2015), and the Last Best Speaker Award (2017). They also serve as a board Member at Cobalt Advocates, Colorado’s leading abortion advocacy organization, and as a national trainer at New Leaders Council.

    Topher lives in Lakewood, Colorado with their partner Austin, their cat Lucy Lou, and their dog Freddie.