who

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adam erickson

founder, principal

PHONE: 267-315-2713

EMAIL: ADAM@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM

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) on his race for Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Adam had previously worked for Congressman Pallone as his Regional 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 known former Congresswoman, Boyle went on to win decisively in the Primary and is now the current congressman of PA-2.

Along with receiving much national attention for his work with 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 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 as well.

Adam’s passion for public service is not limited to politics. He has worked with many non-profit 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 9th 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.

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lisa lopez

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

PHONE: 215-806-8446

EMAIL: LISA@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM

Lisa was born and raised in North Philly. She has always had an interest in politics from a young age and fondly remembers standing by her mother’s side while she would volunteer at the polls. Lisa has spent the last 20 plus years in the Finance field. In 2019, Lisa found herself frustrated and exhausted with the current state of politics and felt the need to act; she looked to her neighborhood to see where she could start. She decided to jump on the opportunity to assist the campaign for the only Democratic candidate in her City Council District.

Lisa joined members of the local community and worked hand in hand with other lifelong neighbors for the change they knew the Northeast deserves. Lisa’s interest and involvement in politics grew through her experiences on the front line. Lisa’s time on the campaign trail led to her own personal call to action to change career paths. With her two beautiful children now adults, she was able to take that leap and join Princeton Strategies. Her background in Finance, she brings her 20 plus years of experience and outside perspective to the firm as Operations Director.

Lisa lives in the Fox Chase neighborhood and enjoys her time at home with her 3 Siberian Huskies and her children. Her son, a current English Major at CCP, and her daughter, a recent graduate of Moore College of Art. On the weekends she has the pleasure of assisting her daughter with her newly launched and rapidly growing Photobooth business ‘Buddy Blue Photo Booth’.

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goldia kiteck

associate & media manager

PHONE: 913-488-3931

EMAIL: GOLDIA@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM

Goldia grew up in the midwest and attended the Univ. of California – Berkeley after high school. She graduated with a degree in Materials Engineering, was a four year rower at Cal, and has spent eight years working in journalism and graphic design through publications such as The Daily Californian.

Her eclectic background made for a good fit at Princeton Strategies. Goldia played a major role in Joe Hohenstein’s successful State Representative campaign to fip a seat that had been Republican for over three decades. She now is an Associate and Media Manager at Princeton Strategies specializing in design, communications, and creative services. Goldia’s drive comes from a belief that the work we do results in a happier and healthier commonwealth for everyone to take part in.

Goldia enjoys watching Food Network and she enjoys working out and rowing out of Vesper Boat Club on the Schuylkill. She is a quick learner and focuses on being efficient and accurate – no matter if she is sending out campaign updates or rowing a boat.

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demetrius coachman

ACCOUNT MANAGER

PHONE: 248-885-3443

EMAIL: DEMETRIUS@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM

Demetrius began his academic and political journey, majoring in Political Science at Temple University in North Philly, and knocking on doors in NE Philly for Jared Solomon’s historic 2016 campaign. Originally from Michigan, Demetrius values what he learned from internships both on campaigns and in Philadelphia’s City Hall. With a new found perspective, he has taken that energy to nonprofits back home in Metro Detroit, MI and Washington, DC. All these experiences are now being reflected in his position here at Princeton Strategies.

Outside of Princeton Strategies, Demetrius loves to exercise his rhythm through dancing and is currently the Vice President of ‘By Any Means Necessary Dance Company (BAMN)’. In Middle School, Demetrius gained his outlook of community from watching people dance at holiday parties. He noticed how a large number of people on the dance floor, when they know the steps, are much more engaged and enjoyed their time compared to solo acts. Demetrius believes a community in which everyone can be involved and feel included is a community that will flourish and provide opportunity for generations to come.

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miranda copjec

account manager

PHONE: 516-477-1590

EMAIL: MIRANDA@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM

Miranda is a Philly newcomer, originally from Long Island, New York. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Political Science with a focus in Public Policy Studies she moved to PA and worked on a number of races across the state. After joining Princeton Strategies in 2019 Miranda has focused on fundraising and general consulting with a history and love for field-work. Miranda strives to improve the lives of the people around her both professionally and personally.

In her free time, Miranda likes to cook, work out, read and travel. In the fall you can find her cheering on Alabama football (roll tide!). Miranda is extroverted, observant and full of energy. She is always looking for a new adventure and uses her love of communication to constantly learn and take advantage of new opportunities.

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patrick ahern

ACCOUNT MANAGER

PHONE: 215-870-5206

EMAIL: PATRICK@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM

Patrick has been working in Pennsylvania politics since high school when he began volunteering with MoveOn.org in support of John Kerry’s presidential campaign. In 2008 Patrick was accepted into the summer Obama Fellowship Program in Montgomery County. At the close of the summer, he was hired full time as a Field Organizer and he and his team opened the first presidential campaign office in Ambler since 1960 with funds they raised directly from the community.

After the Obama race Patrick worked on several campaigns including George Martin’s Senate Run-Off campaign in Atlanta, GA; the Presidential Inaugural Committee in Washington, D.C., and the Montgomery County’s Judicial Campaign which resulted in the historic election of Lois Murphy, Montco’s first Democratic female Judge on the Court of Common Pleas.

Patrick eventually took a step back from political work in order to earn his degree in Political Science from Temple University. After graduating he found success with a Home Remodeling company, which he owned and operated, and continued to volunteer on campaigns when time would allow. After 7 years Patrick knew his true passion never left politics and re-enter the political world with Princeton Strategies, originally taking a Field Director position with a City Council race in Philadelphia. After the campaign he immediately decided to sign on full time with Princeton, and is currently providing fundraising and organizing advice to clients in Philadelphia and Montgomery County.

Patrick has been happily married since May of 2018. He and his wife, Stefanie, live with their chihuahua, Brownie, in Northern Liberties. In their free time they can be found going for long walks with Brownie, cooking delicious meals at home, and catching comedy shows and concerts in the city.

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victor guillen

junior associate

PHONE: 484-680-1059

EMAIL: VICTOR@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM

Born and raised in Venezuela’s capital city Caracas, Victor came to the states as a recipient of an academic scholarship to major in Political Economy at Eastern University in Radnor. His interest in politics started at the early age of 16 as a pro-democracy activist in Venezuela and member of Voluntad Popular, one of the most vocal opposition parties in the country. Victor’s experience working at non-profits, political parties, and advocacy groups grew into a desire to get involved in the political scene in the Philadelphia area. Senior year of college Victor started as an intern at Princeton Strategies. He immediately became part of the team and after Graduating joined Princeton Strategies once again as an Associate.

Victor has worked on such projects as campaigning to expand access to medical marijuana in PA for people in need. He worked on the fundraising wing of Isaiah Thomas’s successful campaign for Philadelphia City Council and has been involved in work with a number of elected officials through Southeast PA. When Victor is not on the campaign trail he enjoyed both listening to and performing classical and jazz piano.

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joan erickson

FINANCE DIRECTOR

PHONE: 573-645-3568

EMAIL: JOAN@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM

Joan has a great respect for those in public service and loves supporting Princeton Strategies in making a difference making the world a better place for everyone. She had the privilege of phone banking for Barack Obama across the table from Spirit Trickey-Rowan, the daughter of one of the nine students who showed extraordinary courage desegregating Little Rock Central High School.

Joan and her husband both grew up in Air Force families. Philadelphia has always been home base while living in 15 states, Washington DC and in England. She loves to travel and has been to five continents. A memorable childhood experience was lobbying for home rule for the District then exploring the Capitol building and climbing up to see the flag pole on the roof.

what

we do

with our experienced team & multi-pronged approach, we help you get the results you and your campaign need!

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WHERE

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Our clients

Princeton Strategies operates with the philosophy that every race matters and strives to work with our clients every step of the way as they build their campaign operations. With decades of experience in all facets of political campaign management, the professionals at Princeton Strategies aim to guide your political campaign or organization to new heights. We are not just a political consulting firm; we are your team!

Below is a list of some current and past clients

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contact

us

main office

1500 Walnut Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia PA, 19102

montgomery county office

100 W. Main Street, Suite 440
Lansdale PA, 19446

contact us

PHONE: 215-402-7116, FAX: 215-754-4323
EMAIL: CONTACT@PRINCETONSTRATEGIES.COM