Who Runs the Show

A small group of committed individuals who eat, sleep, and drink the New Era (it’s not a healthy diet) …



Andrea Stojsavljevic

Data Manager
Andrea (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Andrea is originally from the sports mecca of Cleveland, Ohio (where dreams come true). She graduated from Wright State University in 2013 with degrees in Gender Studies and Psychology. Upon graduation, she ventured out to Boulder, Colorado to start working as an AmeriCorps, and slowly but surely was engulfed into the world of New Era. She’s excited to put her smarts and attention to detail to work as the Data Manager. 

Passions: cold brew coffee, husky puppies, ice cream, hand hugs

 

 

Blair Stapp

Communications Manager
Blair (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Blair hails from the Appalachian foothills of Huntsville, Alabama—a city known for its NASA base. Blair attended Space Camp at a young age and has been fascinated by the cosmos ever since. After sporadically doing design and volunteer work for New Era over the past few years, they joined the crew in 2016. Blair has a background in branding and sustainability and enjoys pushing pixels for progress.

Passions: public radio, camper restoration, documentaries, Notorious RBG, intersectional justice, LGBTQ+ event organizing, and ambient lighting

 

 

Charley Olena

Advocacy Director
Charley (at) neweracolorado (dot) org

Charley was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, which instilled in her a deep love for losing sports teams and chicken wings.  After graduating from Colby College, Charley spent the next four years training organizers to run and win environmental campaigns with Green Corps and its partner organizations.  She’s joining the New Era team to dig in on issue work around climate change, economic justice, election access and abortion rights.  When she’s not working to engage young people in New Era’s issue work, you can find Charley at the Denver Curling Club or brunch.

Passions: stopping climate change, The Buffalo Bills, curling, cheeses, bloody marys 

 

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Emma Marion

Deputy Organizing Director
Emma (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Emma grew up in Boulder, CO playing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and hugging the occasional tree. She majored in International Studies and Spanish at CSU, where her itching travel bug led her to Spain for a year. She’s got a passion for grassroots organizing and fell in love with New Era as a Northern Organizer in 2014. She’s a real boss in the field and is fired up to get down and dirty as the Boulder Lead Organizer.

Passions: her dog, procrastibaking (baking as a form of procrastination), election access, politifact, Steve Inskeep, a fat stack of voter reg forms, the container store

 

 

Hector Salamanca Arroyo

Denver Program Manager
Hector (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Hector escaped the corn and pigs of Iowa, a state known for deep frying everything at the Iowa State Fair. Hector graduated from Drake University, and has been involved in politics since 2012, with a personal focus on working with Latinx immigrants and youth. When Hector isn’t working, he is out hiking mountains and finding trails.

Passions: Film photography, fishing, taco trucks, exploring Colorado, Jake the Dog

 

 

Jacque Grimsley

Operations Manager
Jacque (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Jacque grew up in southern California, but pretty much considers herself a Coloradan by now. She is a former intern and studied political science and sociology at CU Boulder. She discovered a liking for finance and numbers at her first gig after college, and now she’s ready to combine the two as the Operations Manager at New Era! In her spare time, she can be found hanging with her cat (Kitty), forcing herself to run, and brunching. 

Passions: Paying too much for coffee, watching 30 Rock (over & over), and finding things to do outside

 

 

Lizzy Stephan

Executive Director
Lizzy (at) neweracolorado (dot) org

Lizzy started out simply as a distant superfan of New Era for longer than she’d admit, volunteering to knock doors and register voters from time to time while a student at Colorado College. She officially joined the team in 2012 as an organizer, moving on to serve as New Era’s Organizing Director, and then Deputy Director before stepping into the Executive Director role. Lizzy is the mastermind behind taking our work to a new scale, while making what we do more strategic, data-driven, and systematized. She spends a good amount of her time buried in spreadsheets for New Era, managing our program staff, planning statewide voter mobilization efforts, and the rest of it struggling to keep a handful of cacti alive. Lizzy is originally from Warwick, a small town in the Hudson Valley of New York that has a lot of apple orchards.

Passions: Sociology, election access, iced Americanos and half-sour pickles

 

 

Molly Fitzpatrick

Organizing Director
Molly (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Molly is from the south and says y’all a whole lot. Her relationship with New Era goes way back- Molly was an intern for New Era while working on her Political Science degree at CU-Boulder. When she’s not busy pretending to be a vegetarian, you can find her trying to work through her never-ending Instapaper list, talking about women’s issues, or eating a cheeseburger.

Passions: Taboo, chocolate, and brewing Kombucha

 

 

Sally Anderson

Development Coordinator
Sally (at) neweracolorado (dot) org

Originally from North Carolina, Sally came across New Era when she made her way out west to study International Affairs and Community Studies at CU-Boulder. She’s been inspired by New Era ever since, and is looking forward to turning that passion into serious dollars as the Development Coordinator. When she’s not raising the Benjamins for New Era, you can find Sally hiking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado and eating pizza.

Passions: Amplifying the youth voice, fried foods, educational equity, and Beyonce

 

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Taylor Holden

Development Director
Taylor (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Taylor is a Texas Hill Country native who studied Political Science at St. Edward’s University in Austin. During and after college, she put thousands of miles on her car while running field operations across 17 counties, then spent the next several years running a major county operation that focused on empowerment campaigning, voter education and turnout, election protection, and fundraising. She’s here at New Era to raise some serious dolla dolla bills, y’all, and she’s so excited to call Denver home.

Passions: Missy Elliott, Scrabble, dancing with abandon, making democracy accessible, and whiskey