“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’”
– Margaret Mead
Tim Miller (He/Him)
Senior Campaign Advisor for Veterans Affairs and Student Outreach Director
Miller is a West Point graduate, Veteran of two combat tours, political activist, and grassroots organizer. Above all, He is an experienced leader, focused on expanding equality, equity, and restoring the power of our representative democracy to the hands of ALL American people.
During his career, he deployed once as Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General of Ground Forces in Iraq, and again as Communications Director for the Special Operations Task Force – Syria. Through these experiences, Miller began to understand what it meant to be an American at home and abroad.
Irie Ewers (She/Her)
Senior Campaign Advisor for Sustainable Jobs and Environmental Affairs.
Irie is a Communication & Environmental Impact Manager with a knack for integrating systems thinking and product stewardship into organizational development. As a Human Impact Ecologist, She examines the relationship between our organizational processes, products, and the local environment – both built and natural. After evaluating impact, She helps engineer better product processes, interactions, and adaptations. Understanding the movement of materials and energy through ecosystems is just as important for organizations that similarly exist as complex and interconnected systems.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Drek Shepard (He/Him)
Senior Campaign Advisor for Communications and Husband to Tim Shepard
Drek grew up in West Tennessee near the Missouri Bootheel. He followed in both his parent’s footsteps and he became an ordained minister. Drek is passionate about solving hunger here in America, he’s a co-founder of the Need to Feed initiative in Dallas which provides meals and health services to the homeless community.
He became very active in the activist community during the Black Lives Matter movement’s rise. He is passionate about public service, determined to bring accountable leadership to help us return to representative democracy and to help heal our divisions as we lean in to loving each other.
Jeremiah Toole (He/Him)
Senior Campaign Advisor for Grassroots Initiatives
Jeremiah is the son of a pastor and a high school teacher who moved to Kearney, MO in the fifth grade. His new classmate, Tim Gaull (now Shepard), welcomed him, and they became fast friends. As they grew up, their faith and shared values kept them united. They longed to see their communities become more like the upside-down Kingdom Jesus described – a place where the last are first, where all people have value, and where none are in need. This led Jeremiah to follow a ministry path during the previous 14 years, where he’s specialized in team-building, leadership development, music, and technology. He’s glad to support his best friend’s campaign for the US Senate.
Ajay Desai (He/Him)
Senior Campaign Advisor for Technology
In the pursuit of entrepreneurship, Ajay started an IT business with a friend in high school, sold it, paid for college, and worked a full time/full course load at early cloud/telecom startups.
Ajay believes in our collective ability to git, fork, and commit to our future. He has spent the last decade //building, influencing, auditing, and evangelizing democratized software innovation and entrepreneurship across Silicon Valley, Texas, America, and globally. Ajay met Tim through the StartupBus network, where he has run 4 cohorts of graduating entrepreneurs and startup employees powering our future economies.
Kaveh Eslampour (He/Him)
Senior Campaign Advisor Foreign Policy and Immigration
Kaveh is the youngest son of an Iranian immigrant father and Irish-American mother. His experiences in the Middle East led him to a MA in International Relations from NYU, which instilled a deep love of the pacifying force of democracy.
Kaveh works for an investment management and research firm. His work as a photographer was recently featured in New York Magazine’s Scenes From Your Pandemic Series. He proudly supports Tim’s campaign to redefine America’s indispensable role in the world championing democracy on his way to the U.S. Senate.
Missouri’s Grassroots Platform to Win
Restore Democracy, Reform Capitalism, and Invest in our Future.
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