Adam Erickson uses his experience in managing, field-work, and fundraising to give political campaigns a winning structure that produces high level results. Before starting Princeton Strategies, LLC, Adam worked on a number of political races throughout NY, NJ, MD, PA, & VA. In 2014 he worked for Congressman Frank Pallone’s (NJ-6) in his race for Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Adam had previously worked for Congressman Pallone as his Regional Field Director for Pallone’s campaign for US Senate in 2013. After that primary, Adam moved to PA to manage, then State Representative, Brendan Boyle’s Campaign for Congress. Although it was reported that Boyle was down in the polls by over 30 points to a very well know former Congresswoman, Boyle went on to win decisively in the Primary and is now the current congressman of PA-13.
Along with receiving much national attention for his work for Congressman Boyle, Congressman Frank Pallone, and Congressman Charles Rangel, Adam received an award for #1 Grassroots Campaign in the Nation from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee’s as the Campaign Manager for a special election State Assembly race in New Jersey in 2012. He understands the need for professional level campaigns not just for federal office, but at the state, county, and municipal level.
Along with campaigns, Adam has a passion for non-profits. He has worked with many organizations on creating a fundraising strategy. In 2011 he was on the steering committee that opened Agape Health Clinic in rural Pratt, KS. Now in its 5th year, the structure and financial plan Adam helped to create has made this 501C3 a vital part of the community, providing monthly free health care for uninsured individuals. After working with community leaders and healthcare providers to open the clinic, he was voted onto the Board of Directors and served for one term.
With a proven track record of successful planning and execution, along with dedication and experience in campaigning, Adam provides oversight and structure to ensure clients have a campaign they are proud of and a campaign that wins.
Sharan has a strong interest in using economics and statistics to foster social change. In the Fall of 2016, she participated in an on-campus internship with the Philadelphia Branch of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She focused her final research on analyzing the validity of the model minority myth from an objective, data-driven standpoint as well as a subjective, poll-based perspective.
After volunteering on Jared Solomon’s successful campaign Sharan took a roll during the summer as the Community Relations Coordinator, during which she focused on constituent issues and community outreach.
In her spare time, Sharan enjoys exploring Philadelphia and the variety of food and culture the city has to offer. When not in the city, she prefers to spend her time outdoors or at the beach.
Chief Field Strategist
Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, Collin is the Senior Associate at Princeton Strategies LLC and the chief field strategist for the firm. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Writing.
Collin’s career in field politics began well before he went to college when his father took him canvassing for Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. He received his true education in local politics as an undergrad at Gettysburg. Mentored by veteran political operative Tim Diehl and Democratic Chairman Roger Lund, Collin learned the ropes of field politics while still a student, eventually working his way up to Field Director of a state-level race in his senior year. He further served as President and Secretary of the Gettysburg College Democrats and College Liaison to the Adams County (PA) Democratic Committee. Collin is also a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
Upon graduating from Gettysburg, Collin hit the campaign trail, working in different staff positions for political campaigns in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, New Jersey, and his home state of Pennsylvania. He first met and worked with Adam Erickson on a campaign in New Jersey, where they demonstrated instant chemistry as a campaign team and became close friends.
Following that race, the chairwoman of the Somerset County (NJ) Democratic Committee selected him to be the committee’s Executive Director, a position he proudly served for three years. He managed the day-to-day operations of the political organization, worked with campaigns ranging from the municipal to federal levels, and helped municipal party leaders build their local organizations across the county.
Collin also spent some time in Washington D.C. working with the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) and Murphy Putnam Media LLC, then the consulting firm of Democratic ad guru Mark Putnam, his political idol. He was also named the first ever winner of the AAPC Foundation’s Alan Locke Memorial Scholarship Award.
Outside of politics, Collin enjoys cooking a wide array of foods, sampling diverse cuisines at local restaurants, riding roller coasters, traveling, and rooting for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. He also plays several sports recreationally including baseball/softball, hockey, volleyball, and dodgeball. He currently resides in King of Prussia with his girlfriend Amanda and cat Mooshu.
CHIEF of FUNDRAISING
A lifelong learner, Zack has been business savvy since he first started a neighborhood pizza shop out of his mother’s kitchen when he was in the fourth grade.
Since then, Zack has gained experience in a range of fields. During the spring of 2016 he served as campaign manager for Jared Solomon’s campaign in which they defeated the longest serving State Representative in Pennsylvania’s history. Zack remains a close aide to Representative Solomon and was instrumental in his transition team.
As a Senior Associate at Princeton Strategies, a millennial run political consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Baltimore and Washington, Zack continues to consult on both local and federal campaigns along with foundations and progressive organizations. He also serves on the board of directors of the Isaiah Thomas & Chris Woods foundation, a non profit that mentors at-risk youth from grade school to college. Social justice and equality are issues Zack cares deeply about.
Outside of his professional life, Zack enjoys a diverse array of activities. He is an avid amateur musician, enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the both urban and rural landscapes, usually on foot. Zack is observant and calculating, always on the lookout for new opportunities to improve himself and those around him. His relentless work ethic has allowed him to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded to him so far with the motto “If you’re going to do something, do it right.”