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 (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)
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 (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
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
Denver Lead Organizer
Keara (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
After being one of the first of New Era’s Democracy Fellows, Keara could not wait to come back and work for New Era (debatably because of the wifi speed and the bagels). She hails from the Dirty Jerz where she caught the activism bug early on, and graduated from a teeny-tiny school called Hamilton College with a degree in Government. She couldn’t stay away from the Rockies for too long, though, and is back to take some names and rock some boats as the lead organizer in our Denver office (metaphorically, of course).
Passions: Game of Thrones, Internet culture, summertime, changing the status quo, and adorable baby animals.
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, education reform, and Beyonce
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
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.
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