Our Staff

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Karyn Coleman - Chief of Staff

Karyn is a native of Des Arc, AR located in the Arkansas Delta. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Organization Management from Philander Smith College and has over ten years of experience in management, budgeting, and operations. Karyn is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Little Rock Alumnae Chapter, where she serves as an undergraduate chapter advisor on the campus of Philander Smith College. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXIII, a member of the Board of Directors for Better Community Development, Inc. and she serves on the City of Little Rock’s Community Housing Advisory Board. She and her husband Kenyen have one son, Kendill.

karyn@arkdems.org

501-374-2361 ext. 2001

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Reed Brewer - Communications Director

Reed was born and raised in Little Rock and graduated from Hendrix College with an English: Film Studies degree. Reed joins the Democratic Party of Arkansas after managing Democrat Paul Spencer’s Second Congressional District Campaign. Previous to this election cycle, Brewer served as the Social Media Coordinator for KTHV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock. While in the newsroom there, he planned coverage of the 2016 general election, 2017 inauguration, 2017 state legislative session, and the 2017 executions in Arkansas, in addition to numerous other events throughout the state.

brewer@arkdems.org

501-374-2361 ext. 2004


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Jacob Kauffman - Deputy Communications Director and Legislative Affairs Coordinator

Jacob has the honor of helping get the good word out about the 2018 elections. His background has been rooted in journalism, primarily covering Arkansas politics. He worked for five years at Arkansas's flagship public radio station and had the privilege of providing reporting to National Public Radio, PBS, BBC Radio, and Arkansas's own Nashville News. Jacob is excited to work for some good Arkansas Democrats.

jacob@arkdems.org

501-374-2361 ext. 2002


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Christina Mullinax - Voter File Manager

Christina was born in Kansas, raised in Oklahoma, Virginia and Texas and has proudly called Arkansas home for the past 25 years. She holds a Sociology degree from the University of Arkansas and cut her teeth as a chapter leader and board member with NOW (National Organization for Women). She worked for Planned Parenthood as the Arkansas Organizer for seven years acquiring loads of knowledge about using VAN – the voter file. Christina is a life-long Episcopalian and a committed Toastmaster. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the natural beauty of Arkansas’ hiking trails, rivers and lakes.

christina@arkdems.org

501-374-2361 ext. 2006


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Jo Carden - Executive Assistant

Jo graduated from the University of Arkansas in May 2018. There, she obtained a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Southern Studies. Prior to employment with the Party, she worked with the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics & Society in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

jo@arkdems.org

501-374-2361 ext. 2003


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Jasmine Nwokedi - Philander Smith College Fellowship

jasmine Nwokedi grew up in Sherwood Arkansas, a small quaint city on the outskirts of Little Rock. She’s currently enrolled at Philander Smith College as a political science major and planing to attend law school and becoming an advocate for prison reform.

In addition to her position at the State Party, she holds a variety of positions including president of the local chapter of my sorority, president of the Political Science club, chief of staff of Junior Class Board, and a Social Justice Institute undergraduate fellow.

jasmine@arkdems.org

501-374-2361

 

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Joshua Hood - High School Fellowship

joshua Hood is currently Senior High School student at Mills University Studies High, where he is a member of FBLA and a participant in Basketball and Golf as extracurricular activities and maintains a 3.0+ GPA.

Joshua has worked with multiple leadership groups, including the A.S.C.E.N.D program, youth ministry leadership with Youth Pastor Justin Bilson, and Foreign Ministry Mission Trips with St. Mark Baptist Church. Joshua has also had work experience in retail and interacting with customers. Joshua manages to balance his busy schedule between working, school, and home responsibilities including his younger sister Sydni, and his two dogs Harley and Rue.

joshua@arkdems.org

501-374-2361