About us

Meet The Team

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

People & Operations
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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.

Noemi Millman

VP of Engineering

Noemi got her start building software for public interest organizations and after a decade in startups (including co-founding two), she's delighted to return to her roots. A lifelong New Yorker, Noemi enjoys long walks on the sidewalk, admiring unusual architectural details, grousing about subway delays and afternoons of karaoke.

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Nathan Olson

Head of People and 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.

Josh Frank

Head of product

Josh started his career in the late '90s as a self-taught design and front-end generalist and has spent the past decade building UX and Product teams. Josh enjoys getting outdoors with his family and their dog and slowly reading sci-fi/fantasy novels while his wife blazes past him. Having grown up a swimmer in land-locked Illinois, he's looking forward to learning to surf in his new home, southern Maine.

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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

Sales lead - 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.

Christian Perry

Senior 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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Tori Middlebrooks

Sales Development representative

Tori's experience is in the higher education annual giving space managing Phonathon and P2P texting. Tori lives in Lakewood, Ohio but is a Steelers fan at heart! In her free time, Tori loves spending time with her English Bulldog, Charlie, exploring the Metropark & finding the best cold brew Cleveland has to offer!

Cat Allen

Marketing Manager

Cat's joined the GetThru 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.

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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).

Max Knutsen

Client success manager

Max got his start at GetThru as a ThruTalk clicker and dialer manager, and later transitioned to the technical support team and is excited to bring his support expertise to the Client Success team. Before GetThru, Max split his time between working at a bookstore and tracking healthcare legislation at the state level. Based in Portland, Maine, when Max isn't working, you'll find him running, reading and spending time with his dog, who is also named Max!

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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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Joel Wietelmann

lead software engineer

Before joining GetThru, Joel was the CTO and co-founder of a software engineering consultancy, and his first paid gig in software development was 17 years ago. When he's not working, Joel likes to pretend that he can play musical instruments. You'll also find him doing something very GetThru - volunteering for local political campaigns.

Milton Mazzarri

Principal 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.

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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.

Koll Johnson

senior 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.

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Angela Kinder

Senior software engineer

Angela brings experience in start-up, fortune 500 and governmental institutions to the GetThru Engineering Team. She's primarily a back-end engineer dedicated to efficient and well-designed code. Angela lives in Halifax, Canada, and outside of work you can find her making and eating food (but avoiding doing dishes) and exploring a new hobby - making maple syrup from trees in her yard!

Troy Martin

Senior software engineer

Troy has been a Rubyist since 2010 and started working with Elixir in 2017. He can say with confidence that he prefers the functional paradigm. Troy is a proud dad to his daughter Emma and an avid outdoorsman.  He also enjoys the occasional lacrosse game.

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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.

Deja Trudeaux

software engineer

Deja used to work as a seamstress and bartender, but she was interested in symbolic logic in college, which sparked her curiosity in coding. She later enrolled in a bootcamp in New Orleans and is excited to be on the engineering team at GetThru. When not working, you can find Deja skating, painting, or playing with her best friend and ferret, Papier-mâché.

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Joanna Sese

software engineer

Before joining GetThru, Joanna was a software engineer in the world of financial tech, a digital organizer on a congressional campaign, an admin in the non-profit sector, and an art conservation apprentice at a couple of museums in Massachusetts. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with her dog Simon and visits her family in California whenever possible.

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Anael Berrouet

software engineer

Anael originally got a degree in astrophysics, but career shifted into software development after graduating from a bootcamp. Prior to joining GetThru, Anael was working in the fintech space in Toronto, and he's excited to bring his Elixir experience to the team. Anael loves to participate in triathlons, enjoys cycling, and is also spending a lot of time outside of work learning to play the drums.

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.

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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.

Jarvis Mishler

Senior devops engineer

Jarvis a former server/bartender that got a crash course in DevOps at a consulting startup and found a passion for automation. He's excited to work with the DevOps team at GetThru to improve our cloud infrastructure, speed release & delivery processes, and automate everything! In his free time, you'll find Jarvis watching horror movies, playing tabletop roleplaying games, and studying linguistic science.

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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

senior 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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Bart Jackson

Quality Assurance Specialist

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

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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

senior 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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Steven Maxwell

senior Technical Support Coordinator

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.

Kim Lane

technical support coordinator

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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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.

Barbara Valencia

technical support coordinator

Coming from a mix of local campaign work and civil rights advocacy work, Barbara's always found their center by dedicating their work to helping others, which led them to join the GetThru team. Originally from Ecuador, Barbara applies a queer indigenous lens to their work and the ways in which they take space. Barbara loves studying people and is constantly aiming to build a creative practice around different mediums (including painting & poetry) and exploring an abolitionist practice in their community.

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DJ Susi

Technical support coordinator

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.

Bilal Chaabi

technical support coordinator

Bilal has worked across many aspects of ThruTalk during his time at GetThru. He originally started as a clicker, and later worked as a list sorter, and joined the Support team full time a few months prior to the 2020 election. Bilal is based in Detroit, MI, and outside of work, you'll find him gaming, bike riding, cooking, and playing sports.

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Heather Giamona

Technical support coordinator

Heather is passionate about providing high quality support. With a background in data analysis and web development, she was excited to begin using her experience as a part of the GetThru support team and assist with users’ technical needs. Based in Monterey, California, you can often find Heather walking trails with her three chihuahuas and reading in her free time.

Grant Peretz

technical support Associate

Grant started at GetThru in 2019 as a ThruTalk clicker. Since then, he's also worked as a dialer manager and part of the oversight team during the 2020 election. Outside of work, Grant loves playing chess and trivia games. Fun fact: Grant is also currently completing a degree in Data Science.

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Rachel Machette

Technical support associate

Rachel brings extensive experience in customer service and a passion for helping people to the Support team. Rachel worked with GetThru for three years as a clicker and had a temporary role with the support team during the height of the election last year. Previously, Rachel worked as a nanny to help raise five children, plus two children of her own, and the thing she loves the most is spending time with family and friends. She's also a fan of gaming, hiking, swimming, and all things outdoors.

Jessica St. Jean

technical support Associate

Jessica has always had a passion for community work and officially started working with local elections in 2017, including the Andrew Gillum for Governor Campaign. She later served as a Field Organizer with NextGen Florida and used GetThru tools to help register 800+ young people for the 2020 election, and is excited to bring that experience to the GetThru support team to help our clients. Jessica loves traveling, random trips to the beach, trying out new small businesses around South Florida and most of all spending time with her family.

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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.

Vickie Willis

Senior Human resources manager

Vickie's HR background is in the creative environment of the music industry, where she worked for small record labels, as well as major global players. She lives in the Nashville area with her husband and when she's not advising and supporting managers and employees, you will find her enjoying time with family members who live across the country, reading fiction, or playing the piano. Her happy place is a waterfall at the end of a scenic hike.

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Leeanne Dongses


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 son, Teddy.

Becky Saylor


Becky has a background in tax as well as small business accounting, and handles a variety of finance-related duties here at GetThru. When she's not crunching the numbers, you'll find Becky gardening and hanging out with her husband and cats.

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Jeaneen Bodie

Billing and Collections Manager

Jeaneen brings an innate talent for quickly building a positive rapport with internal and external stakeholders to the GetThru team, and is a numbers enthusiast who enjoys digging into financial data, tackling new challenges, and finding creative solutions. Jeaneen lives in West Virginia and loves spending time with her family, going to karaoke, and gardening.