Who Runs the Show
A small group of committed individuals who eat, sleep, and drink the New Era…
Civic Engagement Program Manager
Adrian (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Adrian was born and raised in Colorado and loves exploring the beautiful nature the state has to offer. He first learned about New Era while studying at the University of Denver (DU) where he studied International Studies and Sociology. Adrian is passionate about making sure young people have equitable access to participating in our democracy — and in his free time enjoys hiking, dancing, and painting.
Passions: comprehensive immigration reform, international travel, hot wings, LGBT equity.
Western Slope Organizer
AnnaMarie (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
AnnaMarie is a Boulderite who has been passionate about civic engagement since working on her first campaign when she was 14. After studying Politics and Film at Whitman College Walla Walla, Washington AnnaMarie has returned to Colorado to co-lead the Western Slope team and get to know Durango a little better. Her grandma told her she “has to register every young person to vote this year” so she’s going to try her best!
Passions: Comic books, video blogs, creating media that promotes empathy, and toffee nut lattes.
Anna (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Anna considers herself a Coloradan, although she spent most of her childhood growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate of CU Boulder with a dual degree in history and anthropology, as well as a leadership studies minor. She fell for New Era when she was an intern in the summer of 2016, and we haven’t been able to get rid of her since! When she’s not asking people if they are registered to vote at their current address, Anna is probably drinking wine with her roommate, playing ultimate frisbee, binging Netflix, or dreaming about her next hostel-hopping backpacking trip halfway across the world.
Passions: Learning from her community, promoting election access, snuggling her cats, and sipping Earl Grey tea.
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
Devin (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Devin is a proud, born-and-raised Coloradan. At age 18, she registered to vote with New Era and got hooked. She’s been active in the organization ever since, hanging around as a volunteer and fellow. She recently graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management, focused on Recreation and Tourism. When Devin is not stacking VR forms she can be found laying in the sun, wading in a river or grabbing beers with friends and family. Devin is thrilled to be a part of New Era again, and to attend as many community events as possible!
Passions: bluegrass music, fly fishing (admittingly has only caught one fish), and a super healthy earth
Denver Lead Organizer
Emily (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Emily is a recent Denver transplant, originally coming from the land of all things crazy: Florida. She studied Political Science and International Studies at the University of South Florida. Post college, she started working on campaigns and voter engagement initiatives and never looked back. When not on the grind for democracy, you can find her painting, sampling IPAs, taking a nap, or attending a live show for a band you’ve probably never heard of.
Passions: wearing as much denim as possible, art, live music, craft beer, intersectional feminism, traveling, and watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine… again.
Boulder Program Manager
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 Program 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
Northern Lead Organizer
Erika (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Erika grew up by the ocean in Southampton, New York, but she wandered out to the Colorado mountains four years ago and never left. She is a graduate from CU Boulder with a dual degree in international affairs and journalism and minors in Arabic and religious studies. Erika previously interned with various political parties, candidates, and organizations, making this her fifth campaign experience. She’s very excited to now join the New Era team and continue her passion for expanding voter participation and education among young people. When she’s not registering voters or knocking doors, you can find her watching Bob’s Burgers for the tenth time, cooking pasta in her kitchen, taste testing everything at the farmer’s market, or traveling around Croatia, where her family is from!
Passions: Voter education/ participation, defending our planet, traveling the world, learning new languages, and quoting the Office.
Denver Field Organizer
Greg (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Greg is originally from Boston and San Francisco and is a recent CU Boulder graduate who studied Sociology, Communications, and LGBTQ studies. Greg first interned with New Era in Boulder in the summer of 2017 and gained so much valuable experience that he felt obligated to become a Field Organizer in Denver after graduation. When not out in the field registering voters, you can find Greg hiking, dancing at Red Rocks, or tossing a Frisbee around in the park.
Passions: LGBTQ equality, protecting our planet, traveling, concerts, and going on spontaneous adventures.
Hannah (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Hannah considers herself a Coloradan having moved to Boulder when she was six. She graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in history and chemistry then went out to explore the world. After living in China for a year, she was drawn back to Colorado and discovered a love of operations and is currently pursuing an MBA so she can be even better at getting things done. She loves working at New Era so she can combine her love of progressive politics and operations. When not working, she’s studying, reading, cooking, and eating.
Passions: project management, traveling, feminism, books, and big words. Also food.
Kane (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Kane is a self-professed librarian nerd from the burbs of Denver. Previous to their tenure as Data Manager here, Kane earned a B.A. in psych from Seattle Pacific University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver. They have spent a majority of their professional time working with youth and are continually blown away by the creativity and vision of young folks.
Passions: traveling, cooking, reading, dancing, lovin’ on Denver
Keiko (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Keiko hails from Portsmouth, Virginia (also known as the hometown of Missy Elliot) and it reflects in her energy. They’re currently halfway through their Masters of Social Work from University of Denver, and she has her degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech.
Passions: queer and trans punk scenes, zines, video games, and unicorn aesthetics
Fort Collins Organizer
Lana (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Born and raised in the suburbs outside Seattle, Lana moved to Colorado and immediately fell in love. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a dual degree in history and political science with a minor in leadership studies. Aiming to be an embodiment of “you gotta walk the walk if you’re gonna talk the talk”, Lana previously interned for different campaigns and elected leaders in the Colorado community. Now with New Era, she’s excited to help the young people of Northern Colorado get involved in politics.
Passions: Running, rugby, crime television shows, Twitter, voter participation
Lauren (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Lauren is a Colorado local and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at CU Boulder. She got her start at New Era as an intern in 2017 and kept coming back as a volunteer after getting hooked. When she’s not registering voters, you can find Lauren at concerts, exploring Denver, or shaming people for using plastic straws.
Passions: Environmental justice, music, tacos, dogs
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
Larson (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Larson grew up in both North Carolina and Colorado and misses the ocean. He recently graduated from Colorado State University with a major in political science and a very predictable minor in philosophy. He participated in many political student groups and activist organizations before coming to New Era. As an organizer, Larson hopes to connect communities, engage young people in the democratic process, and help marginalized peoples gain a voice in politics. Away from the field, Larson can be found reading, making music, and wandering around Colorado’s many parks, looking lost.
Passions: Democracy, DIY music scenes, critical theory, voter engagement, abandoned houses at the end of the road, the grease-stained paperback abandoned at the light rail station.
Logan (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Logan was born and raised in Texas, and then in a dramatic and impromptu life decision, picked up and moved to Fort Collins in 2016. He hasn’t looked back since, and now happily calls Colorado home. In his downtime, he loves hiking Horsetooth, biking around Old Town, and finding the best craft beers in town. Being a transmasculine person, Logan enjoys finding ways to push the boundaries of LGBTQ+ acceptance, and educating people when he can.
Lead Boulder Organizer
Makaila (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Makaila is a Chicagoland local who fell in love with the Mountains. She graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in strategic communications and a minor in community leadership studies. She has worked on and off with New Era since interning in 2016 and has done work in reproductive justice, environmental justice, immigration & border work, and economic justice. Outside of organizing work, she is probably eating pancakes or exploring a new brewery.
Passions: Photography, skiing, singing, breakfast for dinner
Michael (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Michael is a proud Virginian (at-large) who grew up in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He studied English and Environmental Policy at UVA before Colorado pulled him away to begin advocating for stronger national environmental protections. This work plugged him into the wonderful world of progressive politics, leading him down a rabbit hole that landed him at New Era. When not working to move Colorado forward, he writes, reads, hikes, and sleeps.
Passions: backpacking, short stories, conservation, pixar movies, 90s rap, foxhounds
Denver Organizing Manager
Morgan (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org
Morgan was born and raised in Colorado, loves reading, eating mac and cheese, and discussing the latest political headlines. She started volunteering with New Era in 2014 while studying Political Science and Women’s Studies at CSU. She enjoys working to dismantle systems of power and oppression by striving to make our democracy more equitable.
Passions: Multiracial Feminism, pizza, reality TV, and going to bed early
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
Natalie (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org
Natalie is a recent Denver transplant—she grew up in Wichita and Taipei, and spent the last six years in Chicagoland. After earning a degree in sociology and urban studies from Wheaton College, she stuck around to manage their development and student philanthropy programs. When she’s not asking people to give money to New Era, you can find Natalie meeting future friends (no one is a stranger), exploring new cities, or texting her friends about their local elections.
Passions: social theory, finding dirt cheap flights, sitcoms, and beating people at Munchkin.
Teelin (at) NewEraColorado (dot) org
Despite having never skied or snowboarded, Teelin is a Colorado local who did most of her growing into adulthood in Colorado Springs. An eminently practical woman, Teelin chose to study philosophy at Colorado College which set her on a winding career path after graduation. So far, this path has included nonprofit work, involvement in local politics, teaching in Colombia, and has finally led to New Era! When not organizing, Teelin enjoys playing outside, being unnecessarily academic, and spending quality time with NPR.
Passions: Gardening and urban design, Martin Heidegger and decolonial philosophy, Colorado beer, the Vikings, and big words
Victoria (at) neweracolorado (dot) org
Victoria was born in southern California but, after moving around a bunch, her family settled in the northwest suburbs outside of Chicago. After she completed her internship with New Era during the summer of 2016, she worked as an Organizing Fellow in the fall of 2016. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Advocacy Manager, she graduated from CU Boulder with a double major in Psychology and Ethnic Studies. When she isn’t working, she’s either catching up on her favorite TV shows or lounging in the sun (weather permitting).
Passions: Beyoncé, analyzing pop culture, Black Lives Matter, intersectional feminism