OUR STORY

Seeing a need from campaigns, advocacy groups and consultants for young, energetic students and professionals, in 2016 MPC was formed.

Our team consists of seasoned campaign operatives, political party officers, public relations and media specialists, public policy leaders and grassroots organizers. 

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TEAM

JACOB MELINE

ANALYST

Fundraising & Development

Jacob is a Utah native who has become increasingly involved in politics and political philosophy as he has furthered his education at Utah Valley University.


He has worked with multiple municipal governments to organize events and has experience in fundraising, youth education, mentoring and campaigning.


He is a current undergraduate student working towards his bachelors in psychology at Utah Valley University. 


With the very little free time Jacob he has you can find him with his family or his nose in a book. 

ADAM BROWN

ANALYST

Operative Recruitment I Campaign Organizing & Management

A Salt Lake City native, Adam is currently in his senior year at the University of Utah finishing a double major in Political Science and International Studies.


Adam has been involved with various political campaigns on the state and federal level as well as working in both the Legislative and Executive branches in Washington D.C. most recently assigned to the White House, working with the Vice President's team.

He is also the former Vice Chairman for the Utah Federation of College Republicans.

In his free time, Adam enjoys running, reading, and finding new ways to promote his principles and values.

JOSHUA MEYER

ANALYST

Joshua Meyer is currently studying Business Economics at the University of Utah.


Originally from southern California, he has spent years working on congressional campaigns for Diane Harkey and Brian Maryott. 


Since moving to Utah, Josh has been active in College Republicans at the University of Utah and is currently serving as Chairman for the Utah Federation of College Republicans.


In his free time, Josh enjoys waterskiing and watching Utes Football.

ABDIEL VAZQUEZ

ASSOCIATE

 

Operative Recruitment I Campaign Organizing & Management

Abdiel Vazquez is a proud American-Mexican that believes in contributing to his community and helping to improve people's lives though public policy.


He is a graduate of Weber State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science. During his time at Weber State, he was involved in many organizations including the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Weber State Student Government Association, the American Democracy Project, and many others.


He is currently the Chairman for the Utah Young Republicans where he has led the organization in fundraising and recruitment. He plans to pursue a Master's of Public Policy this fall.


In his spare time, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams such as the New York Giants, New York Yankees, Utah Jazz, and Real Madrid dominate! 

BRYAN VALDIVIESO

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Graphic Design

Bryan was born and raised in Southern California – however, he feels right at home in the Great State of Utah. Serving in the political sector became his personal calling after working for a branch within the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., in 2017.

 

Currently, he is a professional graphic designer and has worked for various special interest groups, grassroots organizations, non-profits, and several political campaigns within the federal, state, and local level. He believes that being politically active and motivated is one of the best ways to look beyond ourselves to see what is possible for others.

 

During his free time, you can find him camping, kayaking or on a date with his significant other, Christine – where they both paint the town University of Utah red!

CHRISTIAN MICKELSEN

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Data & SEO

Born and raised in Utah, Christian has been involved in nearly every level government who enjoys finding solutions to problems.  He has worked in both Utah and Washington, DC, and is excited to see what Utah and the country have to offer in the future.

He has worked on and helped manage both local and federal races in Utah, as well as working for the state legislature, the US Senate, a research nonprofit, and an advocacy group within the state. 

Previously, Christian was the executive director for the College Republicans of Utah, helping serve the members of the board and the organization meet their goals and purposes.

He holds an Honors Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science, a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics, a minor in Campaign Management, and a Master’s in Finance.  He looks forward to continuing policy research and analysis, and is considering a doctorate sometime in the future.

Christian enjoys a good movie or book, and is excited to be able to fish and play golf again.

JOHN BINGHAM

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Progressive Strategies

John is a New Jersey native. After several years of working in New Jersey, he moved to Washington D.C. to work in government analytics and nuclear security. 


He has worked and volunteered for several issue-based, local, and state campaigns in New Jersey. His notable roles include serving as the National Political Director for the Youth Caucus of the Democratic National Committee, serving on the New Jersey State Democratic Party's Youth Committee, and serving as the Lead for DNC operations in New Jersey for the 2018 "Resistance Summer" program. 


He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and labor studies from Rutgers University and plans to pursue post-graduate education.


In his spare time, you can find him listening to a podcast or watching the NBA.

TY SEYMOUR

SENIOR ASSOCIATE


Strategic Communications I Digital & Social Media

Ty is a proud Connecticut native who has been involved in Republican politics and policy for several years.

He has worked and volunteered for several state and local campaigns in Connecticut as well as nationally. He has made media appearances on local television, radio, and national media discussing Connecticut politics, the GOP, and youth engagement. Ty has also provided campaign strategy, earned media and organized volunteers at the grassroots level for various campaigns and organizations.


In addition to previously leading the state's College Republicans as State Chairman, he has served as the College Republican National Committee's Northeast Regional Vice-Chair and currently serves as National Treasurer to the College Republican National Committee.

He holds a Bachelors in Political Science and History from Southern Connecticut State University and plans to pursue post-graduate education.

In his free time, he travels whenever he can and you can usually find him watching, yelling, and tweeting about tennis.

GRAYSON MASSEY

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Fundraising & Development I External Affairs

Grayson is a lifelong politico and avid entrepreneur who is proud to call Utah home. After spending several years in D.C.  he returned to Utah to complete his education. 

He has worked and helped to manage several campaigns on the federal, state and local level as well as helping to consult and advise on matters of public policy. In addition to leading fundraising, grassroots organizing and recruitment for various groups and causes, he has also worked with various stakeholders for several years in procuring earned media, managing public relations and creating digital/social campaigns. He has worked with a variety of clients including PAC's, nonprofit's, small business's and several political entities over the past seven years before launching MPC in 2016.

In addition to previously leading the state's College Republicans as State Chairman, he is the current National Committeeman for the Utah Young Republicans. 


He holds a bachelor's degree in Finance & International Business from Westminster College. He is a current graduate student in the University of Utah’s Masters of Finance program. Upon completion of his graduate degree, he intends to further his postgraduate education by pursuing a Masters in Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

In his limited free time you can find him on the golf course trying to improve his handicap.

 
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