The DemCast Team


DemCast is a growing team of grassroots activists, writers, artists & thinkers. We’re trying to build this initiative so that anyone can find a way to meaningfully plug in. Click the links below to learn about available volunteer and staff positions!

Volunteer Positions
Staff Positions

Key Team Members

Nick Knudsen

Executive Director

Nick is a Portland, Oregon-based writer, activist and troublemaker (#GoodTrouble). He worked as a grassroots digital organizer during the 2018 midterm cycle and is creator and editor of the activist site DemWritePress. With a Masters in Policy and 15-year background in non-profit management, program administration, coalition-building & resource development, Nick is proud and ready to lead the DemCast movement. He believes strongly in the importance of civic engagement & collective impact. @DemWrite on Twitter.

Lori Coleman

Director of Digital Strategy

After the candidacy of Donald Trump, Lori became an outspoken activist against racism, inequality, and corruption in government. Lori has a proven record of teaching activists to mobilize their collective advocacy to support the fundamentals of Democracy. Lori has over 30 years of experience as a healthcare provider and advocate, with an emphasis in adult education and management of diverse teams in multi-site locations. She resides in Tennessee with her husband and 2 children.

Julie Frontera

Graphics Manager

Julie is a Detroit area native and lifelong artist, passionate about art, history, poetry, social and political issues. She expresses her activism best via visuals and has found that making graphics for political statements is a good way to channel her frustrations and express her hopes. Several years ago, she met Nick and a great collaborative effort took shape when she was able to add imagery to his words and co-create DemWritePress. Formerly a hospice nurse, she now juggles her day job, online store and family, with an intense dedication to restoring some peace and sanity to America. @frontera_julie on Twitter.

Dr. Lisa Galarneau

UI/UX & Site Manager

Dr. Lisa Galarneau is a lifelong Democrat, activist, social scientist, and UX/design technologist with over 25 years of experience in the tech and creative industries. She is also a US Army veteran and former media studies professor with specialties in propaganda and information warfare.  Since 2016 she has been heavily involved in Resistance and Blue Wave efforts, as well as international human rights activism. She has written extensively on the perilous times we find ourselves in and future directions for keeping our world safe and prosperous.  She is a Northern California native living in Seattle, Washington. @lisaga on Twitter.