More than just a website design shop, Mandate Media helps political campaigns and nonprofit organizations use technology to motivate their supporters -- to create dialogue, take action, and make a meaningful contribution to the cause. Mandate Media's core competency lives at the intersection between political strategy and internet technology.
Kari Chisholm, president of Mandate Media, is an experienced campaign staffer, media strategist, political consultant, and interactive web developer. Since 2001, Kari has worked with nearly 300 campaigns in over two dozen states.
Before Mandate Media, Kari was on the staff of Darlene Hooley's first Congressional campaign in 1996 and managed David Bragdon's campaign for the Metro Council in 1998. Kari was also the volunteer board chair of X-PAC, a 1000-member nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit that motivated young people to get involved in politics in Oregon. During a hiatus from politics, Kari was the creative director for new media at Lewis & Clark College. He became a nationally-recognized speaker -- teaching hundreds of higher-ed professionals how to strategically use new media to communicate with a new generation of college-bound students.
Finally, Kari Chisholm is considered one of the nation's leading experts on the voting procedures for college football's Heisman Trophy -- accurately predicting the winner twelve years in a row.
Kari graduated in political science from the University of Southern California in 1995. He is a member of the National Writers Union - UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Carrie Wynkoop is a founding partner and our CFO. She makes sure all things financial run smoothly and focuses on long-term planning and strategy at Mandate Media.
Carrie is also the founder of Cellar 503, an Oregon wine club that celebrates and shares the diversity of small-production Oregon wines. In her spare time, she volunteers with a variety of nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on children's education and health care.
Vice President, Design + Technology
Meaghan Lamarre is an experienced strategist and technologist and is the first line of defense for Mandate Media's clients. Whether it's help sending an email to supporters or fixing a typo on a website, Meaghan is the go-to gal. Meaghan also coordinates the operations of Mandate Media's Washington, D.C. office.
Prior to joining Mandate Media, Meaghan was a Strategy Architect at EchoDitto, an internet communications firm founded by members of Howard Dean's internet team. While at EchoDitto, Meaghan had the opportunity to advise several large advocacy organizations and socially-responsible businesses on their creative and effective online initiatives. Before that, Meaghan managed the internet communications program for the National Organization for Women.
Vice President, Operations + Program Management
Suvi Chisholm keeps the trains running on time. She manages people and process to ensure that we’re maximizing service to clients. For four years, she managed our list-building program and has a tight focus on performance.
Suvi has a masters degree in criminology and criminal justice from Portland State, as well as undergraduate degrees in psychology and social science. Suvi is a professional competitive Scottish Highland dancer, has performed for Queen Elizabeth II, and has competed throughout the USA, Canada, and Scotland.
Senior Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy
A renaissance man and a strategist, Craig Dorfman joins us after stints as a high school teacher (English and Math), published author, carpenter, and project manager. He brings a little bit of each to his work, listening carefully and writing content that resonates.
Craig is the author of the New York Times children's bestseller I Knew You Could and the music biography Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story. A New Jersey native, Craig earned an English degree from Haverford and a master's degree in education from Harvard University. Outside the office, Craig designs and builds furniture, takes long walks in nature with his family, and searches for the perfect pop song.
Chelsie Kinney works to ensure that Kari and the entire team have what they need in order to perform at their best. Having spent several years assisting various executives in the nonprofit, fundraising, and engineering sectors, Chelsie prides herself on fostering a fun and productive office environment.
She is a long-time resident of the beautiful Pacific Northwest and graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies and theatre arts. In her spare time, Chelsie enjoys pursuing amateur photography and is also active in the local professional theatre community as an actor and costume designer.
Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy
Ben DuPree is a strategist working on our clients’ digital programs. He was part of our team in 2012 and 2013. Previously, he served on the communications staff for Jeff Merkley's historic 2008 Senate race, and in 2010 was deputy campaign manager for Senator Ron Wyden. He's also worked with the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian.
Away from politics, Ben is a short fiction writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. He lives with his wife and young daughter in Portland. In his spare time, he likes riding bicycles, reading good books, studying the Japanese language, enjoying nature, petting cats, and cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Strategist, Digital Advertising
Julie Taylor-Gomia is a digital advertising strategist, using paid media to build big audiences that will happily engage with our clients. Passionate about progressive politics, she brings deep experience in retail digital strategy and e-commerce to our work. With a focus on targeted segmentation and high-quality traffic, she enjoys finding and leveraging the overlap across unique audiences.
Originally from Coastal Virginia, Julie is a collector of collections, with a wide variety of treasure shelves and boxes. One of her favorite things about Portland is the community support and appreciation for reused material and vintage finds.
Saba Saleem works at the intersection of process and product, ensuring timely delivery and quality assurance for our clients' social media, emails, and website updates. Saba comes to Mandate Media with experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, working on policy, content, and cross-cultural relations. Born in Pakistan, Saba moved to southeast Portland with her family at the age of eight. Saba graduated from Portland State, studied abroad at Universidad Pontifica de Salamanca and completed an internship with Maxmedia in Dublin.
Coming from a family of public service, Saba has worked with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and Multnomah County, and has volunteered with Multnomah County Libraries, Start Making A Reader Today (SMART), Adventist Health, and Student Leaders for Service (SLS). In her free time, Saba enjoys traveling, writing, dancing, eating, and enjoying the great Pacific Northwest.
Callie Rice Wine
Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy
Callie Rice Wine is a strategist working on our clients' digital programs. Previously, she managed a global outreach program for the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, with a particular emphasis on responsible digital marketing and and anti-drunk driving programs in emerging economies. In the wake of the 2016 election, Callie founded the political engagement start-up CouchActivism.org.
At Lewis & Clark College, Callie became passionate about constitutional law, civil liberties, criminal justice reform, and corporate social responsibility. Callie grew up in Orange County, California and is always in search of a great documentary, sunshine, and the perfect boba tea.
Andrew Holik works at the intersection of process and product, ensuring timely delivery and quality assurance for our clients' digital advertising, emails, social media, and website updates. Most recently, he was a PR and social media specialist at the Smithsonian. Before that, he worked in Senator Bill Nelson's communications shop and at the DCCC.
He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Miami and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Away from work, Andrew is a trivia buff, an outdoor enthusiast, and a sports fan. A native of our nation's capital, he is a devout masochist for Wizards basketball.