Our team.

 Our Editorial Board.

 

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Stacie Gordon | Founder & Co-Editor-in-Chief

Stacie Gordon is a life-long Republican and former campaign staffer, born and raised in Richmond, VA. While attending Virginia Tech, she majored in Political Science and was a member of the College Republicans. She became involved in Virginia politics after interning in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office under Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and has since worked on several political campaigns throughout the state. In between election cycles, she served as a legislative aide in the Virginia House of Delegates during sessions of the

General Assembly. In 2012, she was a communications staffer on former Governor George Allen’s U.S. Senate campaign. She later witnessed the detrimental effects of the Affordable Care Act firsthand while working in the medical field, strengthening her determination to wage the fight against irresponsible big government policies. In 2016, Stacie joined several Millennial Republican activists from throughout Virginia in founding the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC (“MAC-PAC”) and serves as its Vice Chairman. Stacie currently works as a Human Resources professional for a family-owned business in Richmond.

Email: Stacie@millennialascent.com

Follow Stacie on Twitter: @sdgordon

 


 Savannah Rozier | Founder & Co-Editor-in-Chief

Savannah Rozier is a Republican activist and former campaign staffer from Cumberland County, VA. She began her political career as an intern on Bob McDonnell’s 2009 gubernatorial campaign and his subsequential inaugural committee. She later interned in Delegate T. Scott Garrett’s legislative office before joining Governor George Allen’s campaign for U.S. Senate in 2012 as a communications assistant. After attending J. Sergeant Reynolds, Savannah transferred to Virginia Tech where she earned her B.A. in Communications. After college, Savannah worked for the Henrico Department of Social Services.

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Savannah is a resident of Henrico County and currently works as an Emergency Dispatcher for Chesterfield County. Savannah is also one of the founding members of the Millennial Advocacy Council (“MAC-PAC”) and serves as its Communications Director.

Email: Savannah@millennialascent.com

Twitter: @SavyRoz


 

 

Beck Stanley | Senior Editor, Local Government

At 24, Councilman Beck Stanley became the youngest elected official in his hometown of Bedford, Virginia. Since graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 2013, he has worked as an independent agent for Bankers Insurance.

Writing part-time for Millennial Ascent and Style Weekly, he believes strongly in our generation’s responsibility to stand firm, stand up, and stand for America’s future – not its past. In his free time, he enjoys golf, fly-fishing, reading, and spending time with his fiancé and their chocolate lab, Mosby.


Alex Lemieux | Managing Editor

Alex Lemieux was born and raised among the mountains of northwest Virginia in the town of Winchester. He set his sight south to Hampden-Sydney College where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and an appreciation for the antiquities. Afterwards, Alex set off for Richmond to live the big city life and settle down in the Fan District where he can often be seen at your local waterhole. Currently, Alex is a freelance writer who contributes to numerous publications on the subjects of political philosophy, astronomy, earth science, and millennial dating.

 


Our Regular Contributors.

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Jacob Neff | Regular Contributor

6th Congressional District Representative to the College Republican Federation of Virginia and Chairman of the Bridgewater College Republicans, Jacob Neff is a proud Christian, American, Virginian, and Conservative living and attending classes in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Jacob is also the creator and host of Millennial Ascent’s regular podcast, “The Millennial Report.”

Follow Jacob on Twitter: @jneff_96


John Hernandez | Regular Contributor

John is currently finishing up his 3rd year at the University of Virginia where he is majoring in history. He is proud to call Bristol, VA his hometown, where he grew up on a farm. While his mother was raised in Appalachia, his father was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. John enjoys writing about history, politics, economics and his emotional trauma induced during UVA’s football season. His favorite conservative minds include Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, and Dinesh D’Souza. John is a Christian Conservative who believes that small government and economic freedom are the best way to help “the least of these” (Matthew 25:45).

On “The World Report with John Hernandez,” John keeps Millennial Ascent’s readers up-to-date on international news stories that the mainstream media fails to cover.

Follow John on Twitter: @herndez26

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Peter Finocchio | Regular Contributor
Peter Finocchio is a 2014 graduate of the University of Virginia and considers himself an adopted Virginian. During his college years, he stood out as a campaign volunteer and a leader in College Republicans, holding several officer positions in the College Republican Federation of Virginia and eventually serving as Chairman of the UVA chapter. After college, Peter participated in a Christian fellows program at McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA. Peter still attends McLean Presbyterian and volunteers with its high school youth ministry. Since graduating, Peter has worked  on eight campaigns in Virginia and beyond-

including serving as Communications Director on Craig Parisot’s delegate campaign, a field consultant for Jeb 2016, and campaign manager of Carter Smith for Norfolk School Board. Peter currently works at the National Republican Senatorial Committee and enjoys knocking doors for Congresswoman Barbara Comstock on weekends. Peter loves dogs and has made a point to take doorknocking selfies with friendly canines and share them with unique hashtags he creates for each campaign he has worked on (e.g. #PawsforParisot, #BarkforBush, #CaninesforCarter, #BarkforBarbara).

Peter is a self-described Jack Kemp Republican and is passionate about conservative solutions to poverty, particularly the expansion of school choice and welfare reform that empowers individuals. Peter is a conservative because he believes that conservative policy solutions are best able to cultivate human flourishing for all Americans.

Follow Peter on Twitter: @PeterAFinocchio


Mark Gordon | Regular Contributor

Mark Gordon is a Richmond, VA naive and 2014 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he studied Political Science and Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with friends, playing video games and attending comic conventions. He is currently working as an IT Specialist at Wells Fargo.

Mark credits his sister Stacie for teaching him everything he knows about life and politics and for being his role model.

… he should know better than to let his sister write his bio. 😉


Owen Haughton | Regular Contributor

Owen Haughton is a student at Thomas Nelson in Hampton, Virginia where he is studying Political Science. Owen recently founded his campus chapter of the College Republicans and serves as its chairman. During the 2016 Presidential primaries, he organized a Students for Rubio chapter as well. Owen has worked on various campaigns including Pat Woodbury’s reelection bid for council, has knocked over 2,000 doors for Del. David Yancey, made hundreds of calls for Marco Rubio, and also worked for Suzanne Obenshain’s bid for RNC Committeewoman, and numerous other races. In addition to working on many campaigns, Owen acts as a political consultant to multiple candidates running for elected office.

Owen is very passionate about the work he does on the peninsula in Virginia, and is committed to continuing his efforts in helping get Conservatives elected to office.


Sara Allison | Regular Contributor

Sara is a member of the Chesterfield County Republican committee, local GOP activist, and has worked on several local campaigns in the central Virginia region.

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Alex Moree | Regular Contributor

Alex is a graduate of the University of Virginia, having majored in Foreign Affairs and Russian & East European Studies.  He has worked as an English teacher in Nepal and as a democracy promoter in the Kyrgyz Republic.  He has designed democracy building programs in Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Sri Lanka.  He writes, because he is disenchanted with the rampant partisanship in American media, the dominance of “elite opinion” and the lack of an intellectually rigorous classical liberal ideology to face the growing forces of populism and socialism.  He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he consults for political campaigns for Virginia state office.  He can be reached at alexander@thedecembrist.com.