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Aubrey Blankenship

Director of Communications



Aubrey Blankenship is the Director of Communications for American Majority. She has a background in writing and editing, social media marketing, public speaking and grassroots activism.

Aubrey graduated with highest honors with her bachelor’s degree in Journalism followed by her master’s in Media Communications. She published a master’s thesis analyzing how the news media frames political news. Aubrey has worked as editor-in-chief for an online magazine that examines politics and culture for young professionals and content writer and editor for a legal defense firm. From 2009-2011 she taught public speaking and communications classes to over 200 college students.

Her grassroots experience includes leading a campus organization with the goal of educating students on grassroots activism and policy issues. She led GOTV teams across the country, supervising hundreds of volunteers on key campaigns including Bush/Cheney in 2004 and candidates for the Florida House (2004), US Congress in Illinois (2006) and Virginia House and Senate (2008-2010).

 

Carolyn Bolton

Director of Operations


Carolyn Bolton is director of operations for American Majority, having segued from a career in journalism that started while a student at Geneva College, where she wrote a weekly column for her student newspaper. After graduating cum laude in December of 2009, she interned for the National Journalism Center and The Washington Times. Shortly thereafter, she completed a four-month journalism fellowship at the Santa Barbara News-Press, followed by a job as a print reporter for the daily newspaper.

She returned in 2012 to the East Coast, where she worked in human resources for defense contractor General Dynamics before accepting a job as executive administrative coordinator and content editor for Cox Media Group in Washington, D.C. 

From politicians to entertainers, she has had the pleasure of interviewing a number of public figures, including business mogul Kathy Ireland and award-winning actor James Franco but — having led numerous national, state and local grassroots GOTV efforts in high school — she is excited to use her expertise to drive people to the polls in an effort to counter the dysfunction she witnessed firsthand as a reporter. Email her at carolyn@americanmajority.org.

 

Ryan Tait

Development Manager


Ryan Tait is the Development Manager for American Majority.

Prior to joining American Majority, he was on the development staff at Americans United for Life. Working through the Koch Internship Program, Ryan was a development and journalism intern for Radio America and the American Veterans Center.

A fifth generation Florida native, he holds a degree in Political Science and has worked on multiple campaigns in Florida’s crucial I-4 corridor including Daniel Webster for Congress and the local chapter of President Bush’s 2004 campaign.

An avid college football fan and political junkie, Ryan lives in Northern Virginia and complains about the state income tax.

 

Jaoni Wood

New Leaders Project Director


Jaoni has been with American Majority since 2008, first as the Director of Administration in the National Office, and she is now managing the organization’s New Leaders Project. Previously, she taught seventh and eighth grade history, and worked in office administration. A graduate of Liberty University, Jaoni studied history and government, interned at the White House during the Bush Administration and began volunteering for political campaigns and organizations as a teen. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons, following the Washington Nationals and Redskins, and holding onto hope for a championship someday.

Wisconsin


 

Kayla Gabrielse

Kayla Gabrielse

Field Staffer of American Majority Wisconsin



Kayla Gabrielse is the Field Staffer for American Majority, Wisconsin. Prior to her current position, Kayla has led efforts for the American Majority Action Sheboygan County Branch. She organized GOTV efforts, volunteers, and phone banks across the county. She was also leader of the “Youth Committee” for Sheboygan Liberty Coalition, her local Tea Party. She has managed the Sheboygan Tea Party, coordinated “sidewalk rally” events, and co-founded a grassroots organization. She has experience helping the Republican Party Headquarters in her neighborhood, and coordinated phone banks for local elections in her own home.

Kayla attended college to pursue a degree in Special Education. Shortly after attending college for some time, she realized Education was not the field for her, but went on to speak in front of groups on the challenges of being a conservative in a liberal college.

Kayla was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, and lived in the Everglades before moving to Wisconsin. She now resides in Sheboygan; where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Golden Retriever.

 

Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis

American Majority Wisconsin Campus Director


Scott Ellis is the Campus Director for American Majority Wisconsin. Prior to his current position, Scott volunteered for conservative candidates and in spring 2013 Scott studied with the American Studies Program and interned for Senator Ron Johnson in D.C. Scott continued his time with the Senator as the paid intern in the Milwaukee office.

Scott attended Olivet Nazarene University and graduate in December 2013 with a political science degree. He was a member of the political science club, Capitol Hill Gang, as well as Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society. His ultimate claim to fame was being the school mascot, Toby Tiger while he attended college.

Scott was born in Topeka, KS and moved to Wisconsin in 2004. He now resides in Wales, WI in the Kettle Moraine area.