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Grow Strategic Solutions

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Owner and CEO


I believe that details and values matter and often those are hard to think about when we are simply responding to the ever-present threats that seem to keep coming. That’s where I come in, let me help you think about those details so you can keep your head in the game, and your values front and center.


With over 20 years of experience in the progressive movement, Alison has a proven track record of excellence and rigor, adherence to values-based planning, and commitment to support rising leadership within our movement. Alison has served in leadership roles on coordinated campaigns, with state parties, on presidential and candidate campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, non-profits, and in the federal government.

Alison’s work has given her an opportunity to lead in all aspects of the work – from field organizing in states like Virginia, Missouri, and Nevada; to organizational leadership running a state party and a 501(c)3 organization; to leading political organizing for the Obama 2008 presidential campaign in Nevada, and in the Obama White House as Western Political Director; to Managing Director at the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center – the only progressive organization dedicated to ballot measures. This work has led to a desire to continue to support leaders across the movement – no one can do it alone and Alison’s expertise can help leaders to grow not only their organizations, but also their own leadership.

A native of Minnesota, Alison lives in Washington, DC with her husband and 2 kids.



I aspire to be a helper in all ways. What I love about what I do is that I get to help people and organizations across the progressive movement grow and thrive. I love working with GAIN Power because of the direct impact this platform can have on people’s lives – we must support the people who power this movement, and I feel honored to help make that happen.