As Director of the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, Amanda is working to build momentum for policies that help New Hampshire people make ends meet and be there for their families when they need to be. Prior to joining the campaign, Amanda co-founded the Environmental Health Strategy Center -- a public health advocacy organization based in Maine --and the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, a coalition working to phase out use of persistent chemicals from consumer products in favor of safer alternatives. Additionally, Amanda is a past President of the Maine Public Health Association; accepted the Giraffe Award from the Maine Children’s Alliance for her previous organization’s efforts “sticking their necks out” for Maine kids; and is a board member of the
Director of Campaign Operations
A New Hampshire native and Plymouth State University (PSU) graduate, Cody Jacobsen holds a Bachelor of Science with extensive training in GIS software. While studying at PSU, Cody worked at the Draper and Maynard Museum managing their database and archives.
As Campaign for a Family Friend Economy's Director of Campaign Operations, Cody manages the successful execution of field events and other campaign responsabilities.
Cody's interest in national and local politics began in high school when he served as the Student Representative on the Oyster River School Board. An avid outdoorsmen, Cody is passionate about preserving the beauty of New Hampshire as well as advocating on behalf of economic justice and access to high quality education for everyone.
As Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy's Data Specialist, David ensures our clients have access to the highest quality data and the best tools, technology and expertise to use data wisely. A native of North Carolina and graduate of Virginia’s Roanoke College, David’s interest in politics began in earnest with an internship for North Carolina’s Congressman Heath Shuler. In his free time, David enjoys taking his motorcycle out on long scenic rides.
Director of Communications
Forrest began his career in community organizing in Denver, CO as an organizer with the Blue Bench, inspiring fellow community members to join the fight to end sexual assault. It was in this context that he learned to train, develop, and lead teams of activists as a Canvass Field Manager.
Since then, he has worked as a Field Manager with Grassroots Campaigns and Rocky Mountain PBS in Colorado, and worked as a Canvass Director for WETA PBS in the greater DC area before joining Civix.
Forrest volunteers with several activist groups and enjoys playing the drums in his free time. He is passionate about developing community leaders and giving working families the tools and training needed to express their activism.
Kelsey's background in community organizing and campaigns ranges from managing a field program for a youth-centric nonprofit in Bozeman, Montana to running a state senate campaign here in New Hampshire. Kelsey puts her organizing experience to work on behalf of working Granite State families by building and mobilizing networks of business and community leaders across the state.
A native of New Hampshire and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and International Affairs, Kelsey is passionate about social justice, local politics, and getting outside.