About us

Meet The Team

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

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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.

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Nathan Olson

Director of operations

Nathan found his passion for advocacy and civic engagement through his early work in organizing and campaigns. He has held leadership roles in a variety of spaces, including serving as Executive Director of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and designing national operations and field programs at Obama for America. Nathan is based in San Francisco where you'll find him running in parks and baking all the treats.

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.

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Leeanne Dongses

Operations Manager

Leeanne takes care of all things admin and operations 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.

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Sam Briggs

Senior sales manager- politics & advocacy

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.

Rachel Cleary

Senior Sales Manager - Education & Nonprofits

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!).

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Jill Simkin

Senior Sales manager- politics & advocacy

Jill has worked on 6+ different campaigns and 2 state parties across the country and is currently based out of DC. She has also worked with national organizations and consulted on progressive data and targeting strategy. In her free time, Jill is usually watching hockey, knitting or crocheting, and finding excuses to borrow other people's dogs.

Joanna Williams

Senior Sales Manager - Politics & advocacy

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.

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Fred Curtis

Sales manager- politics & advocacy

Fred has worked on democratic and progressive campaigns for nearly a decade. Fred truly enjoys long walks on the beach, running, imagining he's playing for Arsenal in a North London Derby, and reading and writing. Fun fact: Fred has also worked as a public school teacher in New Orleans where he taught ELA to sixth graders.

Christian Perry

Sales Manager- Education & Nonprofits

Christian has worked across the nonprofit sector, and cares deeply about the issues of education inequality and arts advocacy. He is thrilled to bring that experience to his work with GetThru's education and nonprofit clients. In his free time, Christian enjoys getting outdoors, producing music, and rooting for his hometown DC sports teams.

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Cat Allen

Sales Associate- Politics & Advocacy

Cat's joined the GetThru Sales Team to merge her professional background in advertising and brand strategy with her personal passion of organizing for progressive causes and candidates. Cat is based in Memphis, TN, and when she isn't organizing around local and state issues, she's raising one pretty exceptional daughter, cooking, painting, and petting all the dogs.

JD Yates

Senior Client Success Manager

JD has built client success and support processes for a variety of startups, and he came to GetThru to create amazing customer experiences that help propel progressive causes to victory. JD is a self-identified science and tech nerd with an affinity for physics, gaming, and bingeing anything sci-fi. When he needs to get away, he visits the animals on his family's alpaca ranch (Serenity and Sweet Confection pictured here).

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Markose Butler

Client Success Manager

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

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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

Lead 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.

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Matt Enlow

Principal 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.

Milton Mazzarri

Principal Developer

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.

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Feather Knee

senior software engineer

Feather most recently worked at NVIDIA and is excited to solve problems and build solutions on the developer team at GetThru. Feather lives in California and loves gardening and being outdoors with her partner and two chihuahua "special blend" dogs, Blue & Josie.

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.

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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.

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AJ Dexter

Head of DevOps & Security

AJ has spent the last two decades crafting strategic software security centered initiatives within the banking and payments space. Bringing his skills full-circle, he's building a cutting edge DevSecOps program for GetThru. AJ and his wife are proud parents to four adopted pets. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors climbing, skiing, taking photographs, and the road trips to get him there.

Scott Millard

Senior devops engineer

Scott has 20+ years of experience writing and supporting custom built applications, and is excited to build processes for fast, secure, and stable product deployments at GetThru. Scott lives in Orlando and is interested in all things aviation - humans weren’t meant to stay on the ground! When he's not thinking about flying, Scott enjoys basking in the Florida sun, taking cruises, and exercising with his outdoor bootcamp.

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Toni Susi

Product Manager

Toni was a ThruText power user before they joined the GetThru Team. They are passionate about LGBTQ rights, economic justice, and making college tuition affordable. They are happily based in Western Mass.

Adam White

Product Manager

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.

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Emily Neigel

Lead 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 Steamboat Springs, CO, and on the weekends you'll find her spending time in the mountains, drawing and snuggling with her two Great Danes, Daphne & Churchill.

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Abby Bateman

Support Lead

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.

Lindsey Kelly

Support Lead

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.

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Eric Spears

lead Dialer Manager

Eric brings years of progressive campaign organizing experience to his role leading the Dialer Manager team. When he’s not working, you’ll find Eric making music on synthesizer and drums, traveling, and exploring the beautiful hiking near his home in Berkeley, CA.

Brian Kuboi

Technical Support coordinator

Brian started using GetThru products as a volunteer during the 2018 election season, and cares deeply about making sure GetThru users have the best support experience possible. When Brian isn't answering tickets, you'll find him enjoying California's warm weather, playing tennis, coaching classes and giving one-on-one lessons.

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Kiah Yancy

Technical Support Coordinator

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.

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Bart Jackson

Technical support associate

Bart has worked in Information Technology for over 12 years and when he learned about GetThru, he fell in love with company’s story and knew this was a place he wanted to be. When he’s not working, Bart and his wife travel to gaming and Sci-fi conventions all over the U.S, DragonCon is a favorite. Bart also enjoys volunteering with gaming companies to teach the latest tabletop and board games to convention attendees

Steven Maxwell

technical support Associate

Steven has worked in technical support in the electronic trading and eCommerce space and is excited to apply what he’s learned to provide support to GetThru users. Steven was born and raised in Chicago, and recently relocated to Portland, Oregon with his wife. After work you’ll find Steven playing sports, hiking, cooking ramen and hanging with his dog, Luna.

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DJ Susi

Technical support associate

DJ originally joined the GetThru team as a Dialer Manager for ThruTalk and is excited to have made the transition to the support team. DJ lives in South Florida with his fiancé Morgan and their cat Tig, where he gives drum lessons and drums in a metal band as a hobby. Fun fact: in a past life DJ worked as a ‘BounceHouse Guy’ and brought splashes of joy to many Floridians in the form of 25+ foot high inflatable water slides.