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Our Team

We 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. Our core competency lives at the intersection between political strategy and internet technology.

Kari Chisholm

President

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

Since 2001, Kari has worked with nearly 300 campaigns in 31 states. He has served as a senior advisor on digital strategies for Members of Congress and US Senators, and is an active participant in the Political Digital Working Group at the University of Chicago's 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.

Carrie Wynkoop

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Carrie WynkoopCarrie 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.

Meaghan Lamarre

Vice President, Design + Technology

Meaghan LamarreMeaghan 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.

Suvi Chisholm

Vice President, Data Operations

Suvi ChisholmSuvi 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.

Craig Dorfman

Vice President, Strategy

Craig DorfmanA 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. 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.

Tessa Sainz

Strategist, Digital Advertising

Tessa SainzTessa Sainz helps design, write, and manage digital advertising for our clients. Coming to us from the apparel and footwear industry, she's worked as a designer, product developer, project manager, and even done some PR over the years. She has the uncanny ability to name most every collegiate mascot.

She's a graphic design graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She's originally from Michigan, but has lived in eight states – a result of both having a parent in the Air Force as a kid and trying to avoid living in a snowy climate as an adult. She'll watch nearly any sport, try to befriend any animal, and can routinely be found skating or officiating with the Rose City Rollers.

Jessica McBride

Junior Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Jessica McBrideAs a junior strategist, Jessica McBride supports our clients’ digital programs. Before coming to Mandate Media, Jessica was an elementary school teacher who helped organize teachers to engage in legislative advocacy and school board campaigns.

A homegrown Oregonian, Jessica has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Portland State and a bachelor’s degree in education from Boston University. Jessica loves hiking, running, and spending time with her cats, Scotty and Bernie.

Alex Fallman

Junior Strategist, Campaigns + Advocacy

Alex FallmanAlex joins our team as a Junior Strategist. Before coming aboard, Alex was a community organizer and served a four-year term on his hometown's city council. He did all this while earning a Bachelor's degree in political science from Humboldt State University (go Jacks!).

Alex is from Crescent City, California. He moved to Portland in December 2020. Alex loves city life and can often be found enjoying himself in Portland's social spaces. Alex also loves movies and can't wait to hear what your favorite flick is!

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