Who Runs the Show
A small group of committed individuals who eat, sleep, and drink the New Era (it’s not a healthy diet)…
Steve Fenberg, Chief of Chiefs
Steve (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org
Steve is a founder of New Era Colorado and formed the organization just after graduating from the University of Colorado. He comes to New Era with a background in local politics, labor rights, and environmental policy. Steve sits on various nonprofit boards, including ONE Colorado PAC, INVST Community Studies, and the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable’s Steering Committee. When he isn’t strategizing new ways to engage his generation in conscious democracy, he is usually searching for a way to bring a Big Lebowski or Bob Dylan quote into the conversation of the moment.
Passions: Dark beer, coffee, NPR, political street fights, good films, pink ladies (the delicious apple variety)
Carrie Jackson, Chief of Organizers
Carrie (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Carrie grew up in the northeast and graduated from the University of Vermont. In 2003 she moved to Colorado where she immediately plugged into local politics and human rights work. Carrie has been with New Era since our humble beginnings and has brought our leadership development and voter engagement programs to scale. Her favorite parts of the job are engaging first-time voters, building leaders, and talking shop on ballot measures and local policies.
Passions: Plants, fine cheese and/or Doritos, not planning weddings, hashtags on facebook
Sarah Stadler, Chief of Dollars
Sarah (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org
Sarah arrived in Colorado in 2009 by way of Washington, California, and her home state of Montana. She has worked for several local legislators in the Denver area, and received her Masters in Public Policy from CU-Denver in 2010. Sarah spends most of her time raising sweet scrilla for New Era and planning events, ensuring we always party for a purpose. She somehow thinks everything in the world will only take 30 minutes. And she is always at least 10 degrees colder than everyone else.
Passions: The smell of crayons, happy hour, anything to do with Montana, swing state politics, credit card expiration dates
Molly Fitzpatrick, Chief of Boulder
Boulder 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 a rockstar intern for New Era while working on her Poli Sci degree at CU-Boulder (ask her some time about her infamous fundrager days with the NEC intern crew). We were heartbroken to see her move to DC after graduation, but alas- she has returned to her New Era roots! Molly is now charged with running the 2012 Boulder program, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her back.
Passions: Sherpa’s, Anderson Cooper, dollar wells, the Carousel of Happiness, healthcare policy, abbrevs
Denver Organizing Director
Lizzy (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Lizzy is from Warwick, NY, a small town in the Hudson Valley with a lot of apple orchards. She’s got more hometown pride than maybe anyone ever, but was lured west by Colorado College and Sociology. Environmental issues were her number one at school, but she came up to Denver after graduating to work on all kinds of policy and is excited to organize in the Mile High.
Passions: Fine-tuning her twitter skills, vegetarian food, hiking, the dub-step cat youtube video, the Game of Things
African American Outreach Organizer
Feven (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org
Feven is originally from Ethiopia and graduated from the University of Colorado. She recently joined the New Era team to work on increasing civic engagement and building leaders in the African American youth community in the Denver-Metro area.
Passions: Good food, great books, tea, and languages