Home | Menu
MANDATE MEDIAdigital strategy for people changing the world

Our Team

Our experienced strategists help political campaigns and nonprofit organizations use technology to motivate their supporters – to create dialogue, take action, and make a meaningful contribution to the cause.

Meaghan Lamarre

Partner | Chief of Operations and Technology

Meaghan LamarreMeaghan Lamarre has more than fifteen years of experience in digital communications strategy, tools and technology. She is our lead technologist – designing and building websites, training our clients on our tools and best practices in cybersecurity, and troubleshooting our clients' technical challenges.

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. Meaghan got her start in the world of online politics at the National Organization for Women, which brought her to DC, where she remains and provides East Coast coverage on training and tech support.

When away from her computer, Meaghan can be found running long distances, visiting breweries, and enjoying live music – sometimes all in the same day!

Craig Dorfman

Partner | Chief of Strategy and Development

Craig DorfmanA renaissance man and a strategist, Craig joined Mandate after stints as a high school teacher (English and Math), published author, carpenter, DEI facilitator, and project manager. He brings a little bit of each to his work, listening carefully and writing content that resonates and mobilizes audiences to action.

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. Born and raised in New Jersey, 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.

Callie Wine

Managing Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Callie Wine Callie Wine is an experienced digital strategist who's passionate about mobilizing voters for progressive candidates and causes. At Mandate, she focuses on building and implementing sustainable email strategies; and creating authentic, engaging, unique, and effective content for our clients.

Callie is always in search of ways to tire out her Aussie-mix puppy, a great documentary, sunshine, the perfect boba tea, and new SUP spots.

Devon Brown

Senior Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Devon Brown Devon Brown has been excited by campaigns ever since volunteering for Barack Obama as a high school student in advance of Utah's 2008 presidential primary. He has always been fascinated by the power of storytelling in politics, and he joins Mandate with more than eight years of experience in digital storytelling for progressive causes and Democratic campaigns. Whether they're running for Congress, Attorney General, Secretary of State, or Mayor, Devon loves discovering the unique voices of candidates – and blending creativity with hard data to achieve results from them.

In his free time, you can usually find Devon running, playing the guitar, trying to write a screenplay, or at a mid-sized concert venue in the D.C. area.

Mark Koehler

Senior Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Mark Koehler Mark Koehler is an expert digital strategist and client executive from Chicago, IL, who got his start in politics in the 2018 cycle working for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Since then, he’s been working on campaigns of all sizes from mayoral and House races to gubernatorial and Senate races. Using authentic storytelling, creative targeting, and out-of-the-box ideas he’s raised millions to elect bold leaders like Gretchen Whitmer and Janet Mills.

When he’s not in the online world, you can find him trying every restaurant in Chicago, traveling the globe, and listening to music (definitely Beyoncé).

Isaiah Rodriguez

Senior Digital Strategist, Ads + Acquisitions

Isaiah RodriguezIsaiah Rodriguez is a digital strategist and a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to digital tools. Isaiah began getting involved in politics locally in 2019, working as a field organizer in his hometown of Houston, TX. After the 2020 elections, Isaiah began shifting his focus towards digital strategy, to help progressive campaigns and movements grow their digital infrastructure and bring more people into the political fold. Isaiah is an alum of Arena Academy and Movement School, and managed federal, statewide, and local-level digital campaigns as a Digital Ads Strategist at Run The World Digital. Outside of the digital space, Isaiah enjoys going to concerts, taking road trips set to pop music playlists, and spending time with his cat, Pluto.

Jordan Hunt

Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Jordan HuntJordan Hunt is a strategist with a background in fundraising and communications who's worked for some great progressive candidates and organizations, including Jessica Cisneros for Congress, AFL-CIO, Danica Roem for Virginia House of Delegates, and the Missouri Democratic Party, amongst others. She is thrilled to be joining Mandate Media to help raise money online for candidates and groups fighting the good fight!

Born and raised in the Midwest, she has a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and enjoys traveling, happy hours, and live music.

Hunter Davies

Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Hunter DaviesHunter Davies is a talented digital strategist who has worked in politics since 2020 when he started working on state house races in Utah. After the 2020 cycle, Hunter was the Director of Redistricting for the Utah Democratic Party and helped fight against partisan gerrymandering. In 2022, he worked on the Evan McMullin for US Senate campaign.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Hunter recently moved back to the Portland area. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Brigham Young University. Hunter enjoys traveling with his wife, hiking, and spending time with their two cats.

Alvin Gunnion

Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Alvin GunnionAlvin is a digital strategist based in New York. His previous experience includes work for the Young Democrats of America, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, and Senator Ed Markey. A dedicated, deliberate writer, he loves the process of finding just the right words – to amplify a client's voice, to make a punch line punchier, or to express our highest ideals.

Outside of the office, Alvin spends his time biking, finding new music, sharpening his skills as a cook, and being disappointed by his various sports teams.

Bri Khan

Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Bri KhanBri Khan is a digital strategist with experience in a wide variety of digital tools and techniques. Passionate about progressive candidates and causes, she began her advocacy work in 2019 with Ann Ravel’s Senate Campaign, and has helped campaigns and movements navigate the digital space ever since. At Mandate, Bri focuses on building sustainable email strategies that help our clients reach the right people.

When she’s not in the office, Bri can be found curled up with a book, enjoying the latest movies, making jewelry, or looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie in San Jose, California.

Erma Swartz

Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Erma SwartzBased in Denver, Colorado, Strategist Erma Swartz is driven by a passion for climate justice that ignited during her teenage years and continued through university. She has dedicated her expertise to supporting progressive and democratic candidates and organizations, including Planned Parenthood and Progressive Senate and House candidates. Erma's contributions extend to political copywriting for candidates at all levels nationwide and serving as a policy and data analyst in the green energy sector. She is also a graphic designer and artist and founded a sustainable art collective. With a background in International Affairs and data science, Erma brings a wealth of experience to her role at Mandate.

Erma infuses creativity into every aspect of her work, believing in the power of creative collaboration and kindness to drive change. In her free time, you can find Erma backpacking in the mountains, making ceramics, or nurturing her extensive plant collection.

Lauren Mei Calora

Associate Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Lauren Mei Calora Lauren Mei Calora is an Associate Strategist based in Portland, Oregon. Lauren Mei jumped into the world of government and politics as an intern at the Department of State: Office of the Chief of Protocol where she helped plan and execute visits for foreign dignitaries with the United States. She is incredibly excited to be part of the Mandate Media team to support candidates aiming to help people.

Lauren Mei was born and raised in Oregon, secured her B.A. from Boston University, and spent her final semester of undergrad as an exchange student at the University of Copenhagen. In her free time Lauren Mei loves traveling, is an avid foodie, and accumulating random pop culture knowledge in her head.

Kari Chisholm


Kari ChisholmKari Chisholm is an experienced campaign staffer, media strategist, political consultant, and interactive web developer.

Since 2001, Kari has worked with over 300 campaigns in 32 states. He has served as a senior advisor on digital strategies for Members of Congress and US Senators, and has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Chicago, teaching a graduate level course in digital media policy and politics at the Harris School of Public Policy.

Outside of politics, Kari has a national reputation as a leading expert on the voting procedures for college football's Heisman Trophy -- accurately predicting the winner twelve years in a row. With his wife, Carrie, he is the co-owner of Cellar 503, an Oregon wine club.

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. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and son.