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Momentum Campaigns

Who We Are


Your Dedicated Digital Team

We’ve raised millions for Democratic campaigns 
and causes across the United States

Momentum Campaigns is a proud Latinx and woman owned and operated digital fundraising agency for Democratic campaigns and organizations.

We propel digital fundraising programs forward by utilizing your unique voice, story, and messaging goals to persuade grassroots supporters to invest in you.


Founding Partners

Our Leadership Team

Jessica Lara

Partner

Jessica Lara

Jessica Lara is a Partner at Momentum Campaigns.

In the 2020 Cycle, Jessica was Deputy Digital Director on the Steve Bullock for Senate campaign. She helped lead the online fundraising strategy to raise historic amounts online — over $30 million raised. Before joining the Bullock campaign, Jessica led the online fundraising program as Digital Director for a DCCC Frontline campaign. In this role, she led the ad, social, SMS, and email strategy, raising nearly $1 million in online donations.

In the 2018 cycle, she worked as a Digital Strategist at Mothership Strategies, where she led email strategy for multiple House & Gubernatorial candidates and PACs, that collectively raised over $2 million, including the Arizona gubernatorial race and the Congressional Black Caucus PAC.

Jessica was born & raised in Arizona, and is a graduate of Arizona State University. When she’s not raising money online, Jess likes visiting her favorite Arizona coffee shops, spoiling her dog Kermit, and telling everyone about how much she loves Arizona.

Kevin Massey

Partner

Kevin Massey

Kevin Massey is a Partner at Momentum Campaigns. He has spent the last decade in Democratic politics running top-tier national fundraising programs.

During the 2020 Cycle, he worked as the Deputy Email Director at the DSCC, where Kevin supported a record-breaking digital fundraising operation that raised over $100 million for the party committee in their successful effort to flip the Senate. Before that, Kevin was a Regional Digital Director at the DCCC, acting as an advisor on digital strategy and as a liaison to digital programs for Frontline and Red-to-Blue Democratic House races in the Northeast region.

In the 2018 cycle, he worked as a Managing Digital Strategist at Mothership Strategies, where he managed 12 campaigns’ fundraising operations at the state and federal levels. In that role, he coordinated digital programs that collectively raised over $14 million, including two high-profile Congressional Special Elections in OH-12 and AZ-08, raising $5.3 million and $2.7 million respectively.

Kevin is a proud native of California’s Inland Empire and a graduate of the University of California, Riverside. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. When he is not working, Kevin enjoys practicing guitar as loudly as tolerable, playing chess, and watching science fiction movies.

Meet the Team

Our Staff

Jeff Hamilton

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Hamilton

Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer at Momentum Campaigns. Prior to joining the team, he worked at Zinc Collective, DigiDems, and Blue Leadership Collaborative, helping lead key initiatives with a focus on technology and leadership talent in Democratic campaigns.

When he’s not sending invoices, recruiting new talent, or obsessing over internal systems, he’ll either be begging his coworkers to post more pet pictures to Slack, or you’ll find him somewhere outdoors, especially when it’s raining.

A life-long Californian, Jeff finally fulfilled his goal of moving north to Seattle this year with his Rhodesian Ridgeback pup, and together they have been enjoying every opportunity to go camping, hiking, or swimming in the area.

Elizabeth Falino

Principal

Elizabeth Falino

Liz is a Principal at Momentum Campaigns. She began working in the world of Digital Fundraising in the 2018 cycle and never looked back! She thinks nothing beats the rush of watching a wave of ActBlue donations come in after sending an email you wrote! She grew up in Pennsylvania, lived in Louisiana for 8 years, and is now located in the DC area. She has a B.S. from Tulane University and an M.P.S. from the George Washington University. When she’s not raising money for Democrats, she loves hanging out with her dogs, binging murder documentaries, and firing off sarcastic tweets.

Trevor Tartaglia

Senior Digital Fundraising Strategist

Trevor Tartaglia

Trevor is a Senior Digital Fundraising Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. Previously, they worked at Mothership Strategies, where they raised millions to help get Democrats to the polls in 2018 and 2020. Trevor earned his B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, while interning at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and volunteering for local political campaigns. He now resides in Chicago, where he loves to play piano, go on bike rides, and hang out with his beautiful cat Nala.

Cristina Buckingham

Senior Digital Fundraising Strategist

Cristina Buckingham

Cristina is a Senior Digital Fundraising Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. She joins our team from Mothership Strategies, where she spent the 2020 cycle raising millions for Democratic clients and leading one of the firm’s largest SMS programs. Before entering the political fundraising world, you could find her on the Hill interning with three different Congresswomen from her home state of Washington. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2020 with a B.A. in Political Science. When she isn’t crafting the next email to hit your inbox, you can find her traveling the coast, rooting for Gonzaga basketball, or showing photos of her labradoodle to anyone who will listen.

Purva Goel

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Purva Goel

Purva is a Digital Fundraising Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. Previously, she has worked at political firms like Veracity Media and EStreet where she built up a strong copywriting and fundraising background. Purva also has a breadth of political experience with stints on the Hill, local campaigns, a labor union, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and more. While a Minnesotan at heart, she graduated from UW-Madison (go Badgers!) in 2017 and in her free time enjoys reading, writing, painting, and whatever is trending on Netflix.

Sophia O'Neal

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Sophia O'Neal

Sophia is a Digital Fundraising Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. She got her start in politics with College Democrats and led two local campaigns in Oregon — helping elect Alex Diaz Rios, one of the youngest Latinx people to hold public office in Oregon history. Most recently, Sophia was a field organizer in Billings, Montana with the Steve Bullock for Senate campaign. She received her B.A. in Politics and Government at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and is the first in her family to graduate college. Outside of work, Sophia loves to crochet, listens to many of the latest pop culture podcasts, and is always ready to talk about Taylor Swift.

Kenan Dority

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Kenan Dority

​​Kenan is a Digital Fundraising Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. Before joining Momentum Campaigns, he worked with Mothership Strategies through the 2020 cycle and raised millions for gun violence prevention. While Kenan currently resides in Washington, DC, he studied political science at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. In his free time, you can catch him playing in one of DC’s many social sports leagues, hunting for the best drunken noodles, or binging classic anime series.

Emily Roe

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Emily Roe

Emily is a Digital Fundraising Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. Before joining us, she worked for several elected officials and nonprofits dedicated to increasing female representation in public office and promoting accessible and affordable health care. She has a BS in Communication from Boston University, and was born and raised in the DC area. Emily is passionate about the intersection of media, storytelling, and politics. On the weekends you can find her baking vegan challahs, biking by the monuments, making her homemade hot sauce “Female Rage”, or taking selfies with her cat.

Danny O'Leary

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Danny O'Leary

Danny is a Digital Fundraising Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. Before joining Momentum, he spent time on several political campaigns across various disciplines, including organizing, political, finance, and most recently, campaign manager for a state senate race in New Hampshire. As a campaign manager, Danny was responsible for all facets of the Tom Sherman for State Senate campaign but quickly found his passion in online fundraising. Online fundraising marries two foundational passions of his: creative writing and helping to elect Democrats up-and-down the ballot. Danny has been hooked on online fundraising since ActBlue contributions began to roll in on Senator Sherman’s first fundraising email.

Danny was born and raised in New Hampshire but now resides in Washington, DC. In his free time, you can find him cuddling with his dog, Fern, boring people as he talks about his love of baseball, or in the kitchen cooking, pickling, or tinkering with his latest fermentation recipe.

Emily Rosen

Digital Fundraising Strategist

Emily Rosen

Emily Rosen is a Digital Fundraising Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. Previously, she worked on the Governor’s race in Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship with the Democratic National Committee. She received her B.A. in Media and Professional Communications from the University of Pittsburgh. In her free time, you might find her walking her dog, trying new coffee shops, or scrolling through Twitter and sending memes to her friends.

Jacob Rasmussen

Advertising Operations Strategist

Jacob Rasmussen

Jacob is an Advertising Operations Strategist at Momentum Campaigns. Prior to joining the team, He spent three years working in digital advertising for both New Blue Interactive and DSPolitical. At both firms Jacob managed and oversaw millions of dollars worth of advertising for Democratic candidates and causes across the country. Jacob lives in Washington, DC, but is a native of Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Journalism and Political Science. When Jacob is not obsessively checking ads manager for stats updates, He can be found debating the superiority of Kansas City BBQ, cheering on various Kansas City/Missouri sports teams, and finding new ways to nurse his growing caffeine addiction.

Angelica Tsvetkov

Social Media Fundraising Associate

Angelica Tsvetkov

Angelica is a Social Media Fundraising Associate at Momentum Campaigns. Before joining Momentum, she worked on several Democratic campaigns across Virginia in the fields of finance, digital organizing, and community organizing, and interned for the Democratic Party of Virginia. In 2021, Angelica graduated with a BA in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Outside of work, she loves to make art, read, explore the outdoors, try out new recipes, and hang out with her cat “Luna.”

Claire Akins

Digital Fundraising Associate

Claire Akins

Claire is a Digital Fundraising Associate at Momentum Campaigns. Claire got her start in politics as an intern for Jon Ossoff’s Congressional campaign and worked on several other races before joining Momentum, including as Social Media Manager for the first Latina District Attorney elected in Georgia. In 2020, Claire graduated with a BA in Advertising from the University of Georgia, combining her love of writing with her passion for Democratic politics. Outside of work, you can find her baking, rooting for Atlanta sports teams, or playing with her pug, Pickles.

Kal Tedder

Digital Fundraising Associate

Kal Tedder

Kal is a Digital Fundraising Associate at Momentum Campaigns. They got started in politics working on local Democratic campaigns in Florida, and went on to run for office themself in 2018. Prior to joining the team, Kal worked as a call time manager and copywriter for various candidates and as the Development Director for College Democrats of America. Kal recently graduated with a BS in Environmental Science and a BA in Political Science from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Outside of work, they love to hike, drink too much coffee, and cuddle their cat.

Kayla Powers

Digital Graphic Designer

Kayla Powers

Kayla is a Digital Graphic Designer at Momentum Campaigns. Before joining our team, she was a graphic design fellow at the United Nations Foundation for Girl Up where she created content for programs geared toward empowering young women around the world with skills in organizing, advocacy, fundraising, and communication. Kayla attended Rollins College and graduated in 2017 with a BA in International Business. She currently lives in Winter Park, FL where she spends her time caring for her houseplants, attempting to cook, and searching for thrifty home decorations.

Warner Ransone

Digital Graphic Design Fellow

Warner Ransone

Warner is a digital graphic designer at Momentum Campaigns. Before joining the team, he worked freelance designing logos, landing pages, and ads for clients online and completed an internship at a luxury kitchen appliance brand expanding out of China. He finished his M.A. in Mass Communications at the University of Florida in 2021. When he’s not creating graphics on Photoshop, Warner bakes French Macarons and practices Mandarin in his hometown, Orlando, Florida.

Mara Kabir

Digital Fundraising Fellow

Mara Kabir

Mara is the Digital Fundraising Fellow at Momentum Campaigns. She got her start in politics at a young age by organizing for different local causes. Recently, Mara earned her B.B.A. in Finance, during which she interned for several nonprofits and volunteered for local political campaigns. Prior to joining Momentum, she worked for Judge Lina Hidalgo in developing progressive policies for Harris County and helped organize for Sima Ladjevardian’s congressional run. While a Minnesotan at heart, she now resides in Houston. When she is not answering emails and drinking coffee, she loves to read by the pool, go to concerts, volunteer and hike.