Our Team

ACM Strategies is a team of digital organizers and strategists that specialize in helping progressive leaders and organizations win uphill battles.

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Blair Brettschneider

Senior Digital Strategist (she/her)

What gets her out of bed in the morning: An iced coffee, good kayaking weather, the NYTimes Spelling Bee, new recipes, and getting people excited to take action in their community.

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Lauren Henson

Director of Client Services (she/her)

What gets her out of bed in the morning: Creating a better and more just world, southern organizers and activists, thrifting, and colorful French cookware.

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Alesa Mackool 

Founder and President (she/her)

What gets her out of bed in the morning: Turning people into activists, good PNW coffee, and weekend hikes with her family. Occasionally, jet noise.

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Erin McGrath

Senior Digital Strategist (she/her)

What gets her out of bed in the morning: Inspiring others to get involved in their community, her espresso machine, and exploring new places. But usually, her energetic dog, Ryder.

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Ben Testani

Social Media Strategist (he/him)

What gets him out of bed in the morning: Two alarms, making a difference in his community, oat milk lattes, and clearing his Twitter notifications.

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Angela Porter

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (she/her)

What gets her out of bed in the morning: Working toward important progressive changes, boba tea, pasta, and realizing she forgot to water her houseplants.

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Nicole Varma

Operations Specialist (she/her)

What gets her out of bed in the morning: Other than her passion for helping others, usually one of her three children or two dogs.