about us

Meet The Team

Get to know us and why we love working at GetThru.


Daniel Souweine

ceo & Founder

Daniel ran the national texting program on the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign. He came away so impressed with P2P texting that he started his own company! Before Bernie, Daniel was a co-founder of Citizen Engagement Lab, an incubator for online organizing projects. He lives in Oakland, CA, with his partner Emily and their daughter Sasha.

Jon Warnow

vp of sales & client success

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, Jon has been using technology to promote social change for over a decade, including as a co-founder of 350.org, a global movement for action on climate change, and as a distributed organizer for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Jane Barker


Jane was born and raised in England, and came to America in her early twenties. Over the past couple of decades she’s handled finance for nonprofit organizations in the youth, homelessness, environmental, and social justice spheres.  In her spare time she loves to dance & listen to live music, explore & photograph the great outdoors, and participate in amateur motorsports.

Leeanne Dongses

executive assistant

Leeanne takes care of all things admin at GetThru and works to ensure a smooth behind-the-scenes operation. Outside of work, she loves serving in her local church in Alameda, CA, and spending time with her family, especially her 5-year-old son, Teddy.

Sam Briggs

Senior sales manager

From New Jersey to California and almost everywhere between, Sam has an extensive organizing background, including leadership roles with Justice Democrats, NextGen Climate, and the Bernie 2016 campaign, where he was the dialer director. At GetThru, Sam focuses on our ThruTalk clients in politics and advocacy. He lives in Ohio with his wife Ashley and their two children, Max and Isabel.

Joanna Williams

Sales Manager - Politics

Joanna has dedicated her career to politics, advocacy, and driving change. Based out of Baltimore, MD, you can catch her writing, cooking South Indian food, and cheering for her favorite NBA team, the Trail Blazers.

Rachel Cleary

Sales Manager - Education

Before GetThru, Rachel spent years in higher education and non-profit fundraising. She now brings that experience to our education clients, where she provides strategic support and sales expertise. Outside of work, you can find her listening to Broadway musicals, making pasta from scratch, or hanging out with her dog, Sadie (sometimes all at the same time!).

Markose Butler

Client success associate

Based out of Austin, TX, Markose is a true nerd at heart and enjoys all things gaming and trivia. As GetThru's Client Success Associate, he does exactly what his title says, training and supporting clients so they can get the most out of ThruText and ThruTalk.

Matt Enlow

lead back end engineer

Matt was born and raised in Wyoming, and still spends time there when he’s not chasing the seasons for good climbing and backcountry skiing in British Columbia and Utah. Before GetThru, he worked on a variety of projects in ecommerce, smart grid, and the Internet of Things.

Trace Helms

Lead front end engineer

Trace lives in Denver where he can find sanity in the fresh mountain air with his partner Katie and dog Baron. He's built web applications for over 7 years and is currently focusing on crafting beautiful and easy-to-use frontends.

James Smith

principal software engineer

James is a self taught software developer that has spent over 15 years building software solutions in a variety of industries. He is excited to work with Elixir and Erlang at GetThru to help mission driven customers reach their audiences. Outside of work you can find James carving spoons, playing the fiddle and banjo or spending time with his family and dog who due to design constraints and bashfulness was cropped out of this photo.

Milton Mazzarri

Senior software engineer

Originally from Venezuela, Milton now lives in Houston, TX where he spends his free time playing tennis, biking, and sharing quality time with his family. At GetThru, he uses his years of Elixir experience to improve our backend systems.

Laura Smith

software engineer

Always up for solving any challenge that comes her way, Laura works as a software engineer at GetThru. When she's not coding, you can find her baking and painting. Laura lives in Kansas City, MO with her husband.

Koll Johnson

software engineer

Koll focuses on improving the backend systems of GetThru's products, ensuring they are stable for all of our clients no matter how many texts/dials are being sent. Outside of work he likes to run, write poetry, and help local conservation efforts like prairie restoration.

Jim Brewer

software engineer

Jim has spent his entire career in software development with a particular soft spot for user experience. He brings all those skills to our tech team as a front end developer. After work, you’ll likely find Jim still by a computer, audio mixing at church, or spending time with his family in Rochester, NY.

Emily Neigel

Senior Product Designer

Emily leads design at GetThru and is passionate about creating user-centered solutions for all of our clients. Outside of work she loves running, singing in the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and kickin' it with her cats, Walter & Pixel.

Bre McCallum

Product designer

Bre got into design because of a deep love for art and creativity, and gets immense satisfaction from making beautiful and easy to use online experiences. Bre is based out of Salt Lake City, and on the weekends you'll find her spending time in the mountains, drawing and snuggling with her two Great Danes, Daphne & Churchill

David Conrad, CISSP

principal cloud & security architect

David and his family can usually be found outside enjoying everything the scenic Pacific Northwest has to offer. At GetThru, he draws on his extensive experience in app development, architecture, and security to ensure the tools our clients use are resilient and secure.

Toni Susi

Technical support lead

Toni was a ThruText power user at Our Oregon before she joined the GetThru Team. She is passionate about LGBTQ rights, economic justice, and making college tuition affordable, and is now happily based in Western Mass.

Abby Bateman

Senior technical support coordinator

Passionate about voter outreach and helping others get involved in the political process, Abby is active in San Diego, CA local progressive politics. When she's not busy leading our team of Dialer Mangers and Monitors, you can often find her at a Padres game, watching documentaries or hanging out with her cat, Jackie.

Adam White

TEchnical support coordinator

Adam is all about accessible technology and quality assurance for GetThru users as he works on our Support team. Away from his computer, he enjoys volunteering with local campaigns in his city of Memphis, TN and taking his cat Noodles on long walks to sniff bushes.

Lindsey Kelly

technical support coordinator

Fun fact: Before Lindsey started with GetThru, she was a practicing nurse with an interest in the fight for universal healthcare. She now brings that same level of care as she supports GetThru users. Based out of beautiful upstate New York, you can find her outside spending time with her dogs and chickens.

Kiah Yancy

Technical support associate

Kiah is dedicated to providing users with a top tier experience for every interaction they have with GetThru Support. When she's not at work she likes to play video games on her Xbox, write content for her blogs, and cook almost anything you can think of from scratch.

Kim Lane

technical support Associate

A Long Islander with a penchant for providing rock star technical support, Kim ditched Fortune 500 life to join GetThru's mission driven team. Outside of work, you'll find Kim spending time with her two sons, walking her dog Maggie or traveling with her partner, Chris. Kim is particularly proud of helping her youngest son, who is on the autism spectrum, to channel his inner superhero daily.