Our staff includes former Republican, Democratic, and independent political strategists who are committed to building a new electoral vehicle for independent candidates.
Nick Troiano, Executive Director
Nick Troiano has been involved in the political reform movement for over a decade, including running for U.S. Congress in 2014 as an independent candidate. Nick previously ran a bipartisan fiscal reform advocacy organization called The Can Kicks Back. In 2016, he was named to the "Forbes 30 Under 30" for Law & Policy.
Tyler Fisher, Deputy Director
Tyler brings a diverse background to his jack-of-all-trades role at Unite America. Past experience includes time on campaigns, at think tanks, and leading grassroots organizations. He has degrees in government and economics from George Mason University.
Kelsie Hower, Development Director
Kelsie has worked in fundraising at all levels for Republican candidates, in Colorado and across the country. She most recently was a Principal at Crimson Strategies, an all-inclusive political and non-profit consulting firm.
Mariah Smithey, Chief of Staff
Mariah’s love of US History and politics brought her to Unite America from the world of tech consulting. She brings project management, recruitment, and supervisory experience from both the private and nonprofit sectors. Mariah is a graduate of Northwestern University with degrees in the History of Art and American History.
Matt Enouen, Sr. Operations Manager
Matt brings a business background to Unite America with previous experience in finance, accounting, operations, and business process improvements and implementation. He is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with degrees in Finance as well as Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation.
Mackenzie Beckel, Development Manager
MacKenzie began at Unite America as an intern in June 2017, beginning full time in May 2018. Her past experience includes working in political and non-profit sectors. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder with degrees in Political Science and Business.
Matthew Scoble - VA Political Director
Matt is a native Virginian and attorney with a passion for electoral reform. He has worked for several prominent non-profit organizations during his career focusing on voting rights, civic engagement, and redistricting reform.