Alex Howard - Vice Presidential Handler - Alex completed his undergraduate degree at American University and has a law degree from Pace Law School. Before joining the Stein campaign, Alex worked as a litigation attorney in New York and on Colin Beaven's Congressional campaign in New York's 8th District.
Ali Thebert - Online Fundraising Specialist - Ali first joined with the Green Party in 2010 helping state legislative candidate Jeremy Karpen win 35% of the vote. In her free time, she's out in the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula or fighting the mining renaissance threatening the area.
Amanda Lazzari - Materials Manager - Amanda is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison who has worked on a number of environmental grassroots campaigns. She loves travel, cooking, politics, and anything that gets her outside.
Ben Manski - Campaign Manager - Ben joined the Greens in 1990 at the age of 16. He has served as co-chair of the Green Party of the U.S., National Director of the Campus Greens, Midwest Field Director of Nader 2000, and Organizing Director of Progressive Dane, and has run for office twice, winning 49.8% in 1996 (Dane County Board) and 31% in a 4-way legislative race in 2010. Manski has a doctorate in law and a BA in sociology from Wisconsin. He is the founder of the Liberty Tree Foundation and co-founder of Move to Amend.
Cabo Granato - Campus and Youth Organizer - Cabo is a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a BA in Political Science from oRutgers University, where he recently served as president of the student body. He was the founding chairperson of the New Jersey United Students (NJUS) and remains a member of the NJUS Board.
Carl Gibson - Fair Debates Organizer - Carl is a co-founder of U.S. Uncut, a grassroots movement that tied corporate tax dodging to budget cuts in the months leading up to Occupy Wall Street. He is featured in the Sundance 2012 film We're Not Broke, and is a freelance contributor for Reader Supported News, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, Cagle Post and Michael Moore's blog.
Chris Neverman - Phonebank Manager - Chris graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 before getting involved with the Greens in this election cycle. Chris worked on petition drives across the country, and then moved to Madison to run the campaign's phonebank operations.
Chuck Iver - Labor Organizer - Chuck is a labor activist in New York City. He has worked on organizing campaigns in the Longshoremen's union and the Teamsters. He was an early, leading activist in United Students Against Sweatshops as well as the Books Not Bombs student strikes.
David Schwab - Community Network Organizer - David graduated from Williams College in 2008 with a degree in Political Science and Russian. Before joining the Jill Stein for President campaign, he worked as an online organizer for GreenChange.org, and as a translator and teacher of English as a foreign language. Aside from Green politics, he loves music, cooking, travel, the outdoors, and a good game of ping-pong.
Erika Wolf - Associate Campaign Manager for Field - Erika is a community organizer, peer educator, and public advocate on issues such as corporate globalization, food security, sanitation as a human right, participatory democracy, public higher education, police brutality, and the wars. As a Wisconsinite who organized in the occupied State Capitol, she believes that we all have the individual power and responsibility to take action and move this world from human wrongs to human rights.
Glenn Turner & Shayna Samuels - Media Relations - Glenn and Shayna are the principals of Ripple Strategies, a boutique PR firm specializing in communications services for nonprofits, foundations and socially responsible businesses. Ripple's clients regularly appear in high-profile television, print and online media outlets featuring well-trained spokespeople and carefully crafted messages.
Janelle Sorensen - Social Media Specialist - Janelle is a seasoned communications consultant with over 10 years experience working on advocacy campaigns across traditional and new media platforms. She's passionate about creating a better world; sits on the Advisory Board for Healthy Child Healthy World and the Board of Directors of Pesticide Action Network; and is nearing completion of her Master's Degree with a focus on leadership and social change.
Kate Davidson - Presidential Handler - Kate received her undergraduate degree from the University of Detroit Mercy with a major in Religious Studies and is currently working on her Masters degree in Religion at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She started her work on Social Justice issues working with LGTBQ youth on the Louisville Youth Group Board of Directors.
Matt Kozlowski - Information Director - Matt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in Political Science. Matt got his start in politics organizing students at UW-Madison around the issues of hunger and homelessness, higher education affordability, and environmental protection.
Rick Tvedt - Bookkeeper - Rick is a CPA practicing in Madison, Wisconsin and specializing in non-profit financial management. He is a talented musician and founder of the Madison Area Music Association and its popular annual MAMA Awards.
Shamako Noble - Racial and Economic Justice Organizer - Shamko has been involved with organizations like Hip Hop Congress, the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, the Women's Economic Agenda Project, The Umojafest P.E.A.C.E. Center and Silicon Valley De-Bug, among others. He is a also an emcee and producer on a record label called RonDavoux Records.
Tara Colon - Spanish Language Outreach - Tara is a formerly homeless youth and formally homeless mother. She is a member of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and one of the founder's of the national Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.
Tia Nowack - Associate Campaign Manager for Operations - Tia is a recent graduate of the UW-Madison. She was a leader in the resistance to the racist admissions agenda of the Center for Equal Opportunity and led student walkouts to protest Governor Walker's anti-union, anti-education agenda.
Thanks also to June Brashares (Field), Michael Martez Johnson (Social Media), Thi Le (Ballot Access), Direct Democracy Unlimited and Northwoods Advertising for their services to the campaign at critical points this past year.
And a profound thank you to John Andrews (Senior Advisor), Mark Dunlea (Climate Taskforce), Howie Hawkins (Labor Taskforce), Gloria Mattera (Media Relations), Sarah Manski (Media Relations), and Isabel Espinal, Steve Herrick, and Martin Alvarado (Translation) for filling in as unpaid volunteers in key staff roles throughout the campaign.