Vote Climate Team

Karyn Strickler, Founder & President

Karyn Strickler is founder & president of Vote Climate U.S. PAC.  She has executive-level experience leading successful issue advocacy, congressional, U.S. Senate and ballot measure campaigns. Under Karyn’s leadership as executive director, MD NARAL made history...

Mary Gill, Treasurer

Mary Gill is the treasurer of Vote Climate U.S. PAC and has worked as an issue and electoral campaign expert in the southern United States from 1980–2001, specializing in media, grassroots organizing, fundraising and organizational development. She most recently...

Jake Assael, Advisor & Lead Researcher

Jake Assael is a lead researcher for Vote Climate U.S. PAC. He is currently a Public Policy Advisor for Warwick Group Consultants. He has extensive experience in government, consulting, and the non-profit sector. Jake has previously worked with the Environmental...

Trevor Wilson, Senior Phone Bank Supervisor

Trevor Wilson is a senior phone bank supervisor for Vote Climate U.S PAC. He is currently a sales associate for Marriott International. He has held operational positions in travel and tourism and has had been able to travel to Europe and Asia. Trevor is working...

Mark Dann, Advisor

Mark Dann, the former treasurer and advisor to Vote Climate U.S. PAC, is an expert on voter targeting, fundraising, grassroots mobilization and message development in the U.S. and internationally.  Mark’s career has been at the intersection of public policy, strategic...

Kwame E. Bidi, Advisor

Kwame E. Bidi is an advisor to Vote Climate U.S. PAC. He recently received his Master's Degree from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He specializes in the entire facet of the project cycle: needs assessment, planning,...

Dave Finnigan, Advisor

Dave Finnigan is an advisor to Vote Climate U.S. PAC and a social entrepreneur. From 1966-1976 he served as Information, Education and Communication consultant to the family planning programs of South Korea and Taiwan helping them bring average family size down from...

Joy Towles Ezell, Advisor

Joy Towles Ezell is an advisor to Vote Climate U.S. PAC. and an environmental activist and community organizer. She is the founder of several, local environmental groups including:  HOPE (Help Our Polluted Environment); Friends of the Fenholloway River and TRUE...

Paul Corbit Brown, Advisor

Paul Corbit Brown is the President and Chair of the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting the Mountains, water and People of West Virginia. He is a photographer and educator, passionately committed to producing images that further...

David Miller, Advisor

David Miller is an advisor to Vote Climate U.S. PAC and an expert on the science behind climate change. He follows the science from the published work of many climate scientists and translates it into the real-world effects in the physical, political, environmental,...

Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D., Advisor

Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D. is a digital & social media strategist, professor & thought leader. He is Director of  Digital Research at Lake Research Partners and Principal Lead of the Digital and Social Media Strategy practice at turner4D. He is a contributing writer...

Andrew Harper, Producer and Director

Andrew Harper is the producer and director of Vote Climate U.S. PAC’s Holy BLEEP Mabel ad campaign, President of 60iMedia and award winning producer/director. His clients include: Department of the Interior, United Planning Organization, Defenders of Wildlife, The...

Ross Stansfield, Co-producer and Director of Photography

Ross Stansfield is the co-producer and director of photography for Vote Climate U.S. PAC’s Holy BLEEP Mabel ad campaign and has 30 year of experience in the film and photo industry. Since 1990, Ross has acted as a director, producer, director of photography and...

Sam Lichtman, Assistant Director

Sam Lichtman is assistant director of the Holy BLEEP Mabel ad campaign for Vote Climate U.S. PAC. He directed, produced, filmed and edited the Vote Climate U.S. PAC, Indiegogo campaign video. He was a Dean's Fellow and MFA graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA....

Angel Clemons, Videography

Angel Clemons is a combat veteran who retired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Army. He has eight years of teaching experience and has served as a Radio Disc Jockey during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Chief Videographer and Segment Producer for a Television Station...

Sean Sonnenburg

Sean Sonnenburg is a camera operator and filmmaker from Washington, DC. He works on everything including Documentaries, Narrative films, and Commercial work. He enjoys playing the bassoon and listening to audio book autobiographies.

Marla Allard

Marla Allard stars as Mabel in Vote Climate U.S. PAC’s Holy BLEEP Mabel ads. She is the creator, producer and host of “Relatively Speaking,” an award winning family issues talk show, originated at Montgomery Community Media. Marla also performs in the Shakespeare...

Tony Hacsi

Tony Hacsi stars as Manny in Vote Climate U.S. PAC’s Holy BLEEP Mabel ads.Anthony Hacsi has acted in various theaters in the DC area. He created the role of Rupert in John Feffer's "The Pundit," which played the 2012 DC and NYC fringe festivals. Other favorite roles...