Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Colorado
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State Director  Ernesto Apreza

(announced July 17, 2020)  Communications director to Seattle Mayor Durkan, Jan.-July 2020.  Nevada state director on Kamala Harris for the People, Apr.-Dec. 2019.  Public relations manager (rapid response), North American transportation for Amazon, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2019.  Fellow at the Institute for a Democratic Future, Jan.-June 2018.  Freelance artist at The George Washington, University, Jan. 2016-Apr. 2017.  Colorado deputy communications director/regional press secretary on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  PR specialist for Amazon in Seattle, WA, May 2015-June 2016.  Consultant to La Gloria Market, Inc., Dec. 2014-May 2015.  Latino organizing, regional field director and deputy press secretary on Battleground Texas, May-Nov 2014.  State outreach director for Students First in Columbus, OH, Jan. 2013-May 2014.  East Las Vegas field organizer and spokesperson on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Internships in the White House Office of Public Engagement and with Sen. Patty Murray (WA).  B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 2011.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Jennie Peek-Dunstone

(announced July 17, 2020)  President of Alpine Public Affairs from July 2013.  Executive director at AFT Colorado, Apr. 2011-June 2013.  Executive director at the Colorado Democratic Party, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Executive director of the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund, June 2007-Dec. 2009.  Deputy communications director of Colorado State Senate Democrats, Jan.-June 2007.  Campaign manager on Riesberg for State House (CO), Nov. 2005-Nov. 2006.  Bachelor's degree in public policy and political science from University of Denver.  twitter

Strategic Advisor  Khadija Katherine Haynes

(announced July 17, 2020)  "Political and community navigation strategist, thought partner," from July 2009.  Deputy political director on Mike Bloomberg's campaign in Colorado.  Candidate for State Senate in District 33 in 2016.  Principal at K-Solutions, a political consulting, lobbying and public relations firm.  Chief of staff in the Colorado Senate, 2006-09.  Majority policy director in the General Assembly, 2005-06.  Director of operations in Gov. Roy Romer's administration.  Denver native.

Deputy State Director  Ben Tobias

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Colorado organizing director on Warren for President.  Organizing director on Cary Kennedy for Governor (CO), Oct. 2017-2018.  Project manager at Terra Strategies, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Researcher for the Colorado Democratic Party, Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Deputy field director for the Colorado Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2014.  Research associate at IRN Inc. in Denver, Feb.-Apr. 2014.  Regional organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mar.-Oct. 2013.  Deputy field director on Vote Yes Linn County (IA), Jan.-Mar. 2013.  Regional field director in Las Vegas on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer on We are Wisconsin, Feb.-June 2012.  Campaign manager on Rusk for Dane County Board, Dec. 2011-Apr. 2012. Legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jan. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Campaign manager on Phair for Council (Madison), Dec. 2010-Apr. 2011.  Campaign manager on Friends of Brett Hulsey, Mar.-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012; earlier studied at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  twitter

Political Director  Analysse Escobar

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Comes to the campaign from position as deputy community engagement director for Gov. Jared Polis from Jan. 2019.  Trips and surrogates director for the Colorado Democratic Party, Sept.-Dec. 2018.  Field representative for U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX), July 2017-Aug. 2018.  Campaign manager on Melissa for San Antonio City Council District 6, Jan.-Jun. 2017.  Regional organizing director in Fort Collins for the Colorado Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer in Las Vegas on Hillary for America Nevada caucus campaign, Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016.  Caregiver in San Antonio, May-Nov. 2015.  Vice president of business administration for the National Hispanic Institute, May 208-Nov 2015.  M.B.A. in management from Our Lady of the Lake University, 2014; bachelor's degree in communication and public relations from The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2008.  twitter

Communications Director  Vanessa Harmoush

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Communications director at Rocky Mountain Values from July 2019.  Deputy communications director for the Colorado House Majority, Dec. 2018-July 2019.  Associate director of digital communications for the State Innovation Exchange, June 2016-Aug. 2018.  B.S. in broadcast journalism from University of Colorado at Boulder, 2015.  twitter

Press Secretary  Sally Tucker

(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 8, 2020)  On leave from position as communications director to U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse; started in that role in Jan. 2019.  Communications director on Susan Wild for Congress, Sept.-Dec. 2018.  Broadcast coordinator (Dec. 2017-Aug. 2018), radio coordinator (Jan.-Dec. 2017) and special assistant to the press team (July 2015-Dec. 2016) at the Center for American Progress.  B.A. in political science and history from The George Washington University, 2015.

Deputy Press Secretary for Spanish Media   Paula Vargas

(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 8, 2020)  Owner and creative director at Creative Visions in Denver from Jan. 2014.  Senior communications specialist for Slate Communications, serving as director of communications for the City of Castle Pines, Oct. 2019-Nov. 2020.  Independent reporter for Viva Colorado, Nov. 2013-May 2015.  On-air reporter for KRDO AM/FM/TV in Colorado Springs, July-Dec. 2013.  Senior assignment news editor and contributing web producer at KDVR/KWGN in Denver, May 2011-July 2013.  Freelance reporter for Viva Colorado, Feb.-Apr. 2011.  Senior assignment news editor/video journalist for 7News - - Azteca Colorado - KMGH-TV, 2005-10.  Managing assignment desk editor for Univision, July 2005-May 2006.  B.A. in journalism from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Special Projects and Trips Director  Sarah Moss

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Consultant at Sarah Moss, Inc. from July 2018.  Contractor on advance, event production, scheduling, trip directing and trip desking for The Markham Group since 2009.  Project manager, trainer and coach at Undaunted Ventures from July 2018.  Strategic programs and government affairs manager for the Denver Fire Department, June 2013-July 2018.  Advance volunteer (site/press) for the White House, 2009-Jan. 2017.  National advance team (site) on Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  President and executive director of the inaugural committee for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, May-July 2015.  Lead advance, travel scheduling, and special assistant to Attorney General Eric H. Holder, July 2012-May 2013.  President and owner of Sarah Moss, Inc. from Aug. 2008-July 2012.  Interim marketing and communications manager for Downtown Denver Partnership, Nov. 2011-May. 2012.  Executive director of the inaugural committee for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, June-July 2011.  National advance team (site) on Obama for America, July 2007-Nov. 2008.  Consultant with The Sullivan Group (Denver), Dec. 2007-Aug. 2008.  Communications specialist in the Office of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, Sept. 2005-Nov. 2007.  Grassroots communications director on Rutt Bridges for Governor (CO), 2005.  Field on Cover the Uninsured Week in Denver, 2004-05.  National advance team (site/crowd on Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Campaign manager on Ed Moss for Mayor (Westminster (CO), 2003.  Account assistant at GMMB, 2002-03.  M.P.A. from University of Colorado Denver; B.A in public communication from American University. twitter

Coordinated Campaign

Director  Cyrus Schick

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Organizing director on Beto for America Iowa caucus campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2019.  Coordinated Campaign director for the Missouri Democratic Party, 2018.  Virginia field director for Let America Vote, May-Nov. 2017.  Field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Statewide deputy field director on Koster for Missouri, Mar.-Sept. 2016.  Regional GOTV director in Portsmouth, NH on Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016.  GOTV director for Tennessee Democratic Party in the Nashville mayoral runoff, Aug-Sept. 2015.  Field director on Freeman for Mayor (of Nashville), Dec. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Regional field director for the Michigan Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Quinn for New York, May-Sept. 2013.  Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer on Eric Stewart for Congress (TN), May-Sept. 2012.  Degree in political communication from The George Washington University.  twitter

Deputy Director  Luke Tonat

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Organizing director on Warren for President Nevada caucus campaign.  Field director (Aug.-Nov. 2018) and deputy field director (Feb.-Aug. 2018) for the Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Field director for Lift Up Houston PAC, May-Nov. 2017.  Regional field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer on Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate (MD), July 2015-April 2016.  Graduate of the College of Wooster, 2015.

Coalitions Director  Bianka Emerson

(announced July 17, 2020)  Founder (2018) of The Emerson Group (TEG) Consulting LLC.  Founder (2019) of Political DirectHer.  Constituency outreach director for Mike Bloomberg’s campaign in Colorado, Jan.-Mar. 2020. GOTV director/campaign coordinator on Mayor Michael Hancock's re-election campaign, Feb.-June 2019.  Deputy political director on Jared Polis' campaign for governor, May 2018-Feb. 2019.  Health care analyst II, Jan.-Apr. 2018.  J.D. from Arizona Summit Law School, 2016; M.A. in social sciences (2004) and B.A. in history (2001) from Southern University.  Denver native.

Youth Vote Director  Katie Wallace

(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 8, 2020)  On leave from position as legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse; started in that role in Jan. 2019.  Field director on Joe Neguse for Congress, Dec. 2017-Dec. 2018.  Campaign manager on Deb Gardner for Boulder County Commissioner, July-Nov. 2016; campaign  manager on Singer for House District 11, June-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Goldhamer for Colorado State House, Nov. 2014-June 2016.  Legislative aide to State Rep. Mike Foote, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2016.  Finance director on Joe Neguse for Colorado, May-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on State Rep. Mike Foote's re-election campaign, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer for Erie and Lafayette, CO on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012.  Corps member in Los Angeles for City Year, Aug. 2010-May 2011.  Bachelor's degree in women's studies from University of Colorado Boulder, 2018; associate's degree in women's studies from Front Range Community College, 2016.

Women's Vote Director  Danielle Young-Kombo

(Aug. 2020; announced Sept. 8, 2020)  During the CO presidential primary founded Black Women for Joe Biden.  Contract recruiter for Denver Health from Nov. 2019.  Contract branch recruiter for Integrated Healthcare Staffing, Sept.-Nov. 2019.  Contract executive sourcing specialist for Davita Medical Group, Dec. 2018-Mar. 2019.  Democratic nominee for Colorado State House District 45 in 2018, garnering 37.6% of the vote.  Contract talent acquisition specialist fr CPI Card Group, Apr.-Aug. 2018.  Primary care clinic lead supervisor (June 2017-Mar. 2018), physician recruitment coordinator (Dec. 2014-June 2017) and coordinator (Aug. 2013-Dec. 2014) for Centura Health.  Events coordinator for Health TeamWorks, Sept. 2010-July 2013.  Bachelor's degree in health care administration/non-profit management from Colorado State University-Global Campus, 2019.

Organizing Director  Nick Marroletti

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Regional organizing director for March states on Warren for President, Jan.-Mar. 2020.  Iowa organizing director on Steve Bullock for President, Apr.-Dec. 2019.  Organizing director for Connecticut Democrats, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Organizing lead on friends of Chris Murphy, Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Regional organizing director in Wilmington for the North Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Wyoming, digital lead in Kansas (Feb.-Apr. 2016) and organizer in DeWitt, Iowa (Oct. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America.  B.A. in American studies and political narrative from New York University, 2015.  twitter

Mobilization Director  Karla Galvan

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Colorado mobilization director (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Iowa digital programs manager (June 2019-Feb. 2020) on Warren for President.  Voter contact coordinator (Jan. 2018-Feb. 2019) and executive assistant to the executive director (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) at the DCCC.  Creative assistant at 76 Words, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Cal State Long Beach, 2016.  twitter

Deputy Director of Digital Organizing for Communities  Jasmine Rodriguez

(Aug. 2020)  Student at Florida International University from 2017.  Volunteer manager for New Florida Majority, June-Aug. 2020.  Broward voter engagement director for Democracy For All, Feb.-May 2020.  Miami-Dade embedded organizer (Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020) and team lead (Aug.-Oct. 2019) for Florida Immigrant Coalition.  Field manager for Center for Popular Democracy, Jan.-Apr. 2019.

Deputy Director of Digital Organizing for Distributed  Katie Whittington

(Aug. 2020)  Digital training manager in Florida for Organizing Together 2020.  National distributed organizer on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  New Hampshire digital organizing director on Gillibrand 2020, June-Sept. 2019.  Recount deputy sector director for the DSCC, Nov. 2018.  Deputy organizing director for Connecticut Democrats, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Regional organizing director in Hillsborough Co. on Philip Levine for Governor (FL), July-Aug. 2018.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Central Florida.

Digital Associate  Desmond Conwright

(Sept. 2020)  Student in political science and government at San Francisco State University.

Data Director  Alexandra (Alex) Abrahams

(June 2020)  Michigan GOTV data lead (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Iowa deputy data director (June 2019-Feb. 2020) on Warren for President.  Associate (Aug. 2018-May 2019) and intern (June-Aug. 2018) at Precision Strategies.  Took a semester off from Harvard to intern in the data analytics department on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  A.B. in computer science from Harvard University, 2018; B.A. in philosophy, politics and economics from University of Oxford, 2015.

Deputy Data Director  Adam Greenspan

(Aug. 2020)  Senior software engineer (Mar.-June 2020) and software engineer (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2020) at NGP VAN.  Deputy data director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Front end software developer for BetterTrader in Israel, June-Aug. 2017.  Part time software engineer at NGP VAN, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University, 2017.

Deputy Data Director  Harrison Bronfeld

(July 2020)  Part of the Iowa data and analytics team on Warren for President, June 2019-Feb. 2020.  B.S. in theoretical computer science from Stanford University, 2020.

Deputy Data Director  Nathaniel Romero

(July 2020)  Field organizer in Ames, Iowa on Warren for President.  Field organizer on Lauren Baer for Congress (FL), May-Nov. 2018.  Paralegal, global investigations for GE, July 2017-May 2018.  B.A. in English from Yale University, 2017.

Data Associates  Ben Saldich, Nora Dell, Debbi Ly

Digital Tools Manager - Political Technology Specialist for DigiDems  Scott Diffin

(June 2020)  Campaign analyst at Callahan, June 2019-June 2020.  Digital director on Radinovich for Congress (MN), Aug.-Nov. 2018.  B.S. in computer engineering from The University of Kansas, 2018. 


Operations Director  Andrew Beisel

(May 2020)  Partner, self-employed at COnavIT, June 2017-May 2020.  Compliance analyst on Hickenlooper 2020, Mar.-Sept. 2019.  Information systems coordinator for The Civic Canopy, Nov. 2014-June 2017.  Campaign finance compliance at T Moore Compliance, Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Assistant to the director at Colorado Commits to Kids, July-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Colorado at Boulder, 2013.

Operations Director, GOTV  Kelsey Odom

(Sept. 2020)  Director of political affairs and PAC for the Consumer Technology Association, June 2018-Sept. 2020.  Senior associate at Korn Ferry, Oct. 2017-June 2018.  Senior organizing and voter mobilization volunteer on the NC Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Summer associate at Goldman Sachs, June-Aug. 2016.  Senior associate at Kieloch Consulting, Feb. 2010-June 2015.  Associate at The Frost Group, Jan. 2009-Feb. 2010.  M.B.A. from UNC at Chapel Hill, 2017; B.A. in political science from Georgia Southern University, 2008.

Deputy Operations Director  Josh May

(Aug. 2020)  Chief of staff to Illinois State Rep. Bob Morgan, Jan. 2019-Aug. 2020.  Constituent services representative (Oct. 2017-Feb. 2018) and staff assistant (Jan.-Sept. 2017) to U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (IL).

Voter Activation Director  Daniel Aschkinasi

(Oct. 2020)  Principal at Civic Centered Consulting LLC from Sept. 2018.  Account strategist at Superior Blue, Sept.-Nov. 2020.  Campaign manager on Matt Maillaro for DA (CO), Mar. 2019-June 2020.  Campaign manager on Michael Dougherty for Boulder County DA, Mar.-July 2018.  Campaign manager on Michael Dougherty for Attorney General, July 2017-Mar. 2018.  Political outreach director on For Denver's Kids: Yes on 3A & 3B, July-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Beth McCann for Denver DA, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Campaign coordinator on Denver College Matters-Yes on 2A.  Associate at the Colorado Democratic Party, Aug. 2013-July 2014.  Finance assistant on Hickenlooper for Colorado, Apr.-Dec. 2013.  Field organizer in Douglas Co. on Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science and history from University of Vermont, 2012.

Voter Activation Regional Directors  Victoria Bontempi, Joshua Calianos, Adelaide Conway, Luiz Dos Santos, Sehila Lieder, Max Long, Gabe Ofiesh, Nicholas Schwartz, Katie Stewart


Voter Protection Director  Andrew Wood

(announced Sept. 8, 2020)  General counsel for Colorado Legislative Strategies from Nov. 2019.  Policy director for the Colorado House Majority, Jan.-Nov. 2019.  Director of voter protection for the Colorado Democratic Party, Aug. 2018-Nov. 2019.  Attorney at Pearson and Paris, P.C., Mar. 2017-Aug. 2018.  Deputy voter protection director for the Colorado Democratic Party, July-Dec. 2016.  Attorney and political fellow on Bennet for Colorado, Jan.-July 2016.  Deputy district attorney in the 14th Judicial District, Nov.. 2014-Dec. 2015.  J.D. from University of Colorado Strum College of Law, 2014; B.S. in psychology, business from Texas A&M University, 2009.


GOTV Director  Aaron Fagley

(July 2020)  Regional organizing director in SE Iowa on Beto for America, Apr.-Nov. 2019.  Deputy field director for Middle Tennessee on Bredesen for U.S. Senate/Tennessee Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2018.  Regional field director for Lift Up Houston PAC (ballot initiatives supported by Mayor Sylvester Turner), June-Nov. 2017.  Assistant canvass director for Environment Washington, Feb.-May 2017.  Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Executive recruiter (Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016) and operations center staff (Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015) for United Recruiters in Murfreesboro, TN.  Project coordinator at XM Solutions, May 2013-Nov. 2014.  B.S. in criminal justice administration (pre-law) from Middle Tennessee University, 2014.

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Chairwoman  Morgan L. Carroll

(elected Mar. 11, 2017, re-elected Mar. 9, 2019)  Democratic nominee for Congress in CO-6, losing to Rep. Mike Coffman.  State Senate Minority Leader in 2015 and President of the Senate, Oct. 2013-2014.  Elected to the State Senate District 29 in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.  Elected to Colorado State House District 36 in 2004 and re-elected in 2006.  J.D. from University of Colorado, 2000; B.A. in psychology from University of Colorado, 1996.  twitter

Executive Director  Halisi Vinson

(May 2019)  Business consultant at A New Dawn Public Affairs from Sept. 2019.  Executive director of the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, Dec. 2015-May 2016.  Candidate for Denver City Council District 4 in 2015.  Marketing and brand manager at Quiznos, Sept. 2008-Sept. 2009.  Project manager at Meritage Funds, Aug. 2003-Sept. 2008.  Manager of administration at The Seff Group, Jan. 2001-Aug. 2003.  Business development and operations at Solid Rock Entertainment, Apr. 1997-Sept. 2000.  M.B.A. from Babson College; B.A. in communications from Loyola Marymount University.  twitter

Statewide Field Director  Tyler McDermott

Communications Advisor  Eli Rosen

Communications Director  David Pourshoushtari  twitter

Volunteer Coordinator  Karin Asensio

Technology Director  Bruce Norikane

Finance Director  Parker Fiske

Compliance Director  Jamie Elkins

Administrative Assistant  Erica Pike