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

Executive Director
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

Special Projects Manager
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

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


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Lizzy Stephan

Deputy Director
Lizzy (at) neweracolorado (dot) org

Lizzy is from Warwick, a small town in the Hudson Valley of New York that has a lot of apple orchards. After being a distant fangirl of New Era for longer than she’ll admit, she joined the team in 2012 and has stuck around ever since–despite a fairly scarring experience giving a canvassing training dressed as a Slizzard. Lizzy spends most of her time buried in spreadsheets for New Era, and the rest of it struggling to keep a handful of cacti alive and to memorize recipes for bean salads.

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



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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

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Jeremy Flood

Denver Organizer
Jeremy (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Jeremy is a New Jersey native and a graduate from Colorado College. When he’s not watching Netflix and eating Chipotle, he spends his time focusing on issues of economic and social justice (& getting way too excited about electoral politics). As a recent transplant from Colorado Springs, he couldn’t be more excited to call his new city home

Passions:Craft IPA’s, biking, burritos, and climbing 14ers.

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Emma Marion 

Boulder Lead Organizer
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

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William Truesdell

High School Voter Registration Organizer
William (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

William was born and raised in the high mountains of Colorado (he knows it’s weird to be from there). After a short career of ski racing, he finished his undergrad degree in History at CU Boulder. If history taught him anything, it’s that the world needs activists to change our social, environmental, and economic woes. Luckily he found New Era so he can be one of those famous activists someday (maybe).

Passions: fall colors, electric cars, Tizzy and the world’s dogs

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Operations Manager

Brittany (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org

Brittany hails from the great state of Montana like most good people we know. She ran a tight ship down at AIDS Athens in Georgia until recently, when the West gave her a call and asked her to move back. Now, she’s an Operations whiz at New Era, a master of all things financial who makes sure this bus runs on time. In her spare time, she’s an expert chef, baker, and arts and crafts maker, and a mama to two little kitties.

Passions: A good spreadsheet, cold desserts (hold the fruit), 3.2% cider, financial audits