Who Trains

Emerge California Trainers

Emerge California trainers are comprised of a premiere team of the most sought after campaign consultants, advisors and staff in the state. 
Many of them have been involved in some of the most successful campaign and initiatives we’ve seen in recent election cycles.

They come from backgrounds that span over fundraising, direct mail, field strategy, communications, press management and campaign messaging. They have won everything from school board races to U.S. Senate races, ballot measure campaigns to gubernatorial races.

Interested in Training?
Email: trainers@emergeca.org

A sample of past and present trainers include:

  • Delaine Eastin, Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Shawnda Westly, Executive Director, California Democratic Party
  • Christine Pelosi, Attorney, Author & Activist
  • Catherine Lew, The Lew Edwards Group
  • Christina Harbridge, Allegory Training, Inc.
  • Lisa Lyon, Principal, Savvy ink.
  • Sarah Granger, Founder, PublicEdge
  • Steve Olson, Trilogy Interactive
  • Chase Mohney, Trilogy Interactive
  • Lois Kazakoff, Depty Editorial Editor, The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Dan Bornstein, Columnist & Editorial Writer, The Bay Area News Group
  • Jennifer Webber, Jennifer Webber Public Affairs
  • Shari Rubin-Rick, Principle, Integrated Fundraising
  • Laurie Earp, Principal, Earp Events
  • Annie Eagan, Fundraising Consultant and Coalition Development
  • Caroline Lucas, Political Organizer, SEIU Local 1000
  • Mark Leach, President IBEW, Local 617
  • Tony Alexander, Political Director UFCW Local 5
  • Jona Olsson, Director, Cultural Bridges to Justice, Chief, Latir Vol Fire Dept.
  • Robin Swanson, Founder, Swanson Communications
  • Amber Maltbie, Attorney at Law
  • Larry Eason, Founder, DotOrgPower
  • Susan Rose, Former Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors
  • Samson Wong, Asian Week
  • Muthoni Wambu Kraal, EMILY’s List
  • Johanna Silva Waki, Hope Road Consulting
  • Erica Walters, Terris, Barnes & Walters
  • Jordan Curley, Kaufman Campaign
  • Elka Looks, DoubleDutch
  • Fatimah Simmons, IGNITE
  • Alma Hernandez, SEIU
  • Betty Ann Downing, California Political Law Inc.
  • Rose Kalpolscynski, Principal, Rose K. Consulting
  • Hon. Eric Bauman, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • LA City Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Nury Martinez
  • Former LA Controller Wendy Greuel
  • Shawnda Westly, California Democratic Party
  • Brian Adams, Trusted Messenger Marketing
  • David Graham-Caso, Communications Director, Office of LA Councilmember Mike Bonin
  • Sean Rossall, Vice President, Crisis Communications, Cerrell Associates, Inc.
  • Connie Llanos, Communications Director & Strategic Advisor, Office of LA Councilmember Curren Dr. Price Jr.

If you’re interested in becoming a trainer, please email at trainers@emergeca.org.