Highly energetic, results-driven field organizer and operative with strong exposure to significant campaigning and issues-support for causes related to natural resources management, social justice and progressive priorities. Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Talented in gathering, analyzing and defining campaign and grass-roots support needs to understand operations, set community engagement goals and exceed performance expectations. Ready, willing and eager to learn and contribute.
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, December 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA
Field Organizer, 09/2016 to 11/2016 Democratic Party of Montana – 345 W. Front St., Missoula, MT
Coordinated high impact efforts for the successful campaigns of Steve Bullock (Governor) and Denise Juneau for U.S. Congress.
Functioned effectively as a team leader and coordinated critical Get Out The Vote strategies.
Personally recruited [Number] volunteers to accelerate and energize voter contact that resulted in [Number]% increase [in registrations/volunteers/other metric].
Drafted [Number] [strategy/analyses/volunteer script content] and reports each [week/month] based on analysis and interpretations of campaign feedback.
Exceeded weekly voter contact goals using phonebanking, door to door canvassing, and
Trained, coordinated and supervised [other field organizers and] volunteers at the direction of the campaigns, resulting in multiple shift commitments that helped make a positive difference in election results.
Supported the campaign lead strategists by providing feedback on voter exchanges and tactical analyses.
Maintained knowledge of campaign territory, voter interests, and other best practices using VoteBuilder data and targeted messaging to inform voters and prompt their registration and turnout.
Intern, 09/2013 to 12/2013 Office of the Honorable Jon Tester – Washington, DC
Developed a grasp of the complexity of tension between local, state and federal control of natural resources and public lands management, and wildlife conservation in the west.
Researched and drafted memoranda on key constituent and conservation issues, including the impact of sequestration on regions of Montana highly dependent on federal services and the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybee populations.
Built relationships with staff, constituents, budget and administrative teams and other personnel; carefully observed the legislative process, the art of speechwriting, and political strategy.
Refined research, analytical and writing skills for briefing high level officials, with attention paid to accuracy and brevity.
Attended briefings and hearings and provided written summaries to Sen.Tester and staff. On occasion, briefed the Senator and legislative staff, providing conclusions and recommendations for action upon request.
Fielded constituent questions and concerns by phone and ensuring that they were recorded for potential action in the Constituent Management System.
Drafted constituent correspondence and tracked cases for follow-up when appropriate.
Provided Capitol tours to guests and constituents.
Intern, 06/2012 to 07/2012 Office of the Honorable Jon Tester – Missoula, MT
Grappled with thorny issues presented by constituents in need of assistance, including support in the form of correspondence and support from Sen. Tester before federal and state organizations.
Attended and represented the office of Sen. Tester at community events
Forged longstanding relationship with the Senator's public and media relations team to begin understanding the functions and challenges of national public office, facing often contentious issues and constituent interests.
Volunteer, 01/2012 to 11/2012 Tim Kaine for Senate – Richmond, VA
Performed hospitality and event support to welcome guests and donors to campaign and fundraising events.
Carried out phone banking and canvassing duties to support campaign.
Volunteer, 06/2012 to 07/2012 Forward Montana – Missoula, MT
Made significant voter contact throughout Forward Montana region.
Solicited voter ideas and engagement.
Implemented Get Out The Vote strategies, including registering voters.
Canvassed voters in key areas to present issues, hear and receive feedback.
Provided feedback on canvassing experience to Forward Montana.
Lead Content Editor, 05/2015 to 10/2015 Amicitia, Inc – Richmond, VA
Provided creative editing and consultation on game mechanics and story elements to ensure coherence and a logical interface.
Managed project elements as directed by company founders.
Sales Associate, 02/2015 to 09/2016 Floor & Décor – Henrico, VA
Managed and arranged inventory to achieve highest revenue in company's largest department.
Drove $775,000 in sales over 17 months.
Assisted clients with project concept development and design, including materials selection and customer support during installation.
Ensured high quality customer experience for optimum sales potential; maintained growing customer base to secure repeat business.
Stand-up comedy; storytelling; detail-painting miniature figures for gaming, display, and sale; running; trail-hiking; swimming; study of the role of politics throughout history; contemporary politics