DCYRs

2019-2020

DC Young Republicans

Executive Board


Robert A. Sinners Chairman   Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Robert experienced politics at a young age. His first introduction came at the age of 3, when President George H.W. Bush stopped into town on a “Whistlestop” tour.  He got his start in Columbia, South Carolina, while in college and graduate school. There, he interned at the State House, worked at a nationally recognized digital firm Push Digital, and worked with the South Carolina Republican Party.  Shortly after graduating, he moved to Washington D.C. and hasn’t looked back. He interned on Capitol Hill, and in his free time has deployed, volunteered, or worked for over 30 candidates in 14 states. He is also a former board member of the District of Columbia Republican Committee, and was elected Delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. Most recently, he worked for the federal government, and in research. He currently works for a Republican-centered trade association.  When not at meetings, Robert can be found on the lawn of a live music venue, backpacking on a trail, or in his kitchen testing out his latest recipe. Passport stamps are a must.

Robert A. Sinners
Chairman

Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Robert experienced politics at a young age. His first introduction came at the age of 3, when President George H.W. Bush stopped into town on a “Whistlestop” tour.

He got his start in Columbia, South Carolina, while in college and graduate school. There, he interned at the State House, worked at a nationally recognized digital firm Push Digital, and worked with the South Carolina Republican Party.

Shortly after graduating, he moved to Washington D.C. and hasn’t looked back. He interned on Capitol Hill, and in his free time has deployed, volunteered, or worked for over 30 candidates in 14 states. He is also a former board member of the District of Columbia Republican Committee, and was elected Delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. Most recently, he worked for the federal government, and in research. He currently works for a Republican-centered trade association.

When not at meetings, Robert can be found on the lawn of a live music venue, backpacking on a trail, or in his kitchen testing out his latest recipe. Passport stamps are a must.

Damian Arias Executive Vice Chair   Damian Arias is a graduate from the University of West Florida where he studied political science and communications. He first started in the political arena as an intern for Florida State Representative Clay Ingram (R-FL01). He would later do fieldwork on the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign.  After the presidential campaign, he was offered an internship in the highly competitive Leadership Institute program as a social media intern. After his internship, he was hired on as a Lead Digital Copywriter for the 2016 election cycle at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). In this role, he was responsible for writing all the digital copy with a focus on email fundraising.  After the 2016 election, Damian was promoted to Digital Strategist for the 2018 cycle. Together with the Deputy Digital Director, he helped develop and execute a national fundraising digital strategy that broke every fundraising record from previous cycles.  In addition, he worked with multiple Republican congressional campaigns to launch and organize their own email marketing program.

Damian Arias
Executive Vice Chair

Damian Arias is a graduate from the University of West Florida where he studied political science and communications. He first started in the political arena as an intern for Florida State Representative Clay Ingram (R-FL01). He would later do fieldwork on the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign.

After the presidential campaign, he was offered an internship in the highly competitive Leadership Institute program as a social media intern. After his internship, he was hired on as a Lead Digital Copywriter for the 2016 election cycle at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). In this role, he was responsible for writing all the digital copy with a focus on email fundraising.

After the 2016 election, Damian was promoted to Digital Strategist for the 2018 cycle. Together with the Deputy Digital Director, he helped develop and execute a national fundraising digital strategy that broke every fundraising record from previous cycles.

In addition, he worked with multiple Republican congressional campaigns to launch and organize their own email marketing program.


Daniel Anderson National Committeeman   An Arizona native, Daniel Anderson moved to the Nation's Capital in March of 2017 with a focus on advancing conservative ideals both on and off the clock. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and an avid Arizona Diamondbacks fan. He continues to cheer on his Arizona Wildcats and Diamondbacks regardless of the time difference. He also enjoys hunting, quality time at the rifle range and aspiring to one day play on the PGA Tour. He is proud to have been involved in the DCYR’s and as National Committeeman, seeks to spread the opportunity to others that the organization has offered him. This impact has been profound and he truly cherishes the life long memories he has made in his home away from home. When not enjoying sports or the outdoors, Dan is an avid History buff, you can find him in the library reading about the powerful women and men that sacrificed so much to help this most precious Union succeed.

Daniel Anderson
National Committeeman

An Arizona native, Daniel Anderson moved to the Nation's Capital in March of 2017 with a focus on advancing conservative ideals both on and off the clock. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and an avid Arizona Diamondbacks fan. He continues to cheer on his Arizona Wildcats and Diamondbacks regardless of the time difference. He also enjoys hunting, quality time at the rifle range and aspiring to one day play on the PGA Tour. He is proud to have been involved in the DCYR’s and as National Committeeman, seeks to spread the opportunity to others that the organization has offered him. This impact has been profound and he truly cherishes the life long memories he has made in his home away from home. When not enjoying sports or the outdoors, Dan is an avid History buff, you can find him in the library reading about the powerful women and men that sacrificed so much to help this most precious Union succeed.

 
Jen Stello   National Committeewoman   Jen Stello is a nine-year DC resident and eight-year DC Young Republican as well as DC Republican Committee member who has been working hard to turn DC a little bit more purple since moving into the District from Virginia.  She is a member of the League of Republican Women for the District of Columbia and was recently elected Membership Vice Chair for the organization. She is former Ward 1 Chair for the DCGOP and has previously held numerous offices for the DCYRs including Chairman, Executive Vice Chair, and Vice Chair for Events.  Jen works in Logan Circle for a small business managing the day-to-day operations for both private and government contracts and spends any free time not working or politicking, on the softball field. She is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and grew up in Fredericksburg, VA where she often visits to see her proud Republican Mother & Sister plus future Republican Niece.

Jen Stello
National Committeewoman

Jen Stello is a nine-year DC resident and eight-year DC Young Republican as well as DC Republican Committee member who has been working hard to turn DC a little bit more purple since moving into the District from Virginia.

She is a member of the League of Republican Women for the District of Columbia and was recently elected Membership Vice Chair for the organization. She is former Ward 1 Chair for the DCGOP and has previously held numerous offices for the DCYRs including Chairman, Executive Vice Chair, and Vice Chair for Events.

Jen works in Logan Circle for a small business managing the day-to-day operations for both private and government contracts and spends any free time not working or politicking, on the softball field. She is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and grew up in Fredericksburg, VA where she often visits to see her proud Republican Mother & Sister plus future Republican Niece.

Michelle Holt-Sebreny Vice Chair of Communications     Michelle grew up in the D.C. area and has been an active member of the DCYRs since 2013. She has contributed to many deployments and other efforts with the DCYRs over the years, and is honored to be a member of the leadership team for such a great and important organization.  Michelle graduated from Allegheny College with her degree in Political Science, Chinese Studies, and Asian Studies, and loves her work as a defense contractor.  In her free time, ask Michelle anything about the ocean, Led Zeppelin, piano, computer graphics, and all the memes.

Michelle Holt-Sebreny
Vice Chair of Communications

Michelle grew up in the D.C. area and has been an active member of the DCYRs since 2013. She has contributed to many deployments and other efforts with the DCYRs over the years, and is honored to be a member of the leadership team for such a great and important organization.

Michelle graduated from Allegheny College with her degree in Political Science, Chinese Studies, and Asian Studies, and loves her work as a defense contractor.

In her free time, ask Michelle anything about the ocean, Led Zeppelin, piano, computer graphics, and all the memes.

Isabella Debono   Vice Chair of Events

Isabella Debono
Vice Chair of Events

Elaina Bryan-Johnson Vice Chair of Finance   Elaina Bryan-Johnson is the Vice Chair of Finance for the DC Young Republicans, previously serving as Special Events Coordinator.  Elaina relocated to Washington, DC in 2014 from Nevada with a passion for work in government procurement and budgeting, and a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Business Administration.  Elaina has been involved with the DCYRs for the past four years and enjoys assisting with community service volunteer activities, organizing fundraisers, and dedicating her time to the organization's financial stability.  Outside of work, Elaina enjoys volunteering, skiing, snorkeling, cooking, travel, sushi, bike riding, and painting.

Elaina Bryan-Johnson
Vice Chair of Finance

Elaina Bryan-Johnson is the Vice Chair of Finance for the DC Young Republicans, previously serving as Special Events Coordinator.

Elaina relocated to Washington, DC in 2014 from Nevada with a passion for work in government procurement and budgeting, and a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Business Administration.

Elaina has been involved with the DCYRs for the past four years and enjoys assisting with community service volunteer activities, organizing fundraisers, and dedicating her time to the organization's financial stability.

Outside of work, Elaina enjoys volunteering, skiing, snorkeling, cooking, travel, sushi, bike riding, and painting.

Maria Giannopoulos Vice Chair of Membership   Maria Giannopoulos is the bubbly Membership Chair of the DC Young Republicans, who previously served as Vice Chair of Events and as Executive Vice Chair.  Before arriving in DC, Maria served as the Senior Class President and Student Body Vice President of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. While there, her experiences included a summer in London with the British House of Commons, a spring internship at Walt Disney World, and work with Fox News in New York.  Upon moving to DC, Maria worked at i360, a political data firm on their digital team. Also, she served as the Social Media Director for United States Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.  Outside of work, Maria also enjoys indoor cycling at Flywheel, the occasional Wednesday live band karaoke session, and eating all types of cheese. Feel free to shoot her a message or say Hi when you see her!

Maria Giannopoulos
Vice Chair of Membership

Maria Giannopoulos is the bubbly Membership Chair of the DC Young Republicans, who previously served as Vice Chair of Events and as Executive Vice Chair.

Before arriving in DC, Maria served as the Senior Class President and Student Body Vice President of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. While there, her experiences included a summer in London with the British House of Commons, a spring internship at Walt Disney World, and work with Fox News in New York.

Upon moving to DC, Maria worked at i360, a political data firm on their digital team. Also, she served as the Social Media Director for United States Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.

Outside of work, Maria also enjoys indoor cycling at Flywheel, the occasional Wednesday live band karaoke session, and eating all types of cheese. Feel free to shoot her a message or say Hi when you see her!

Robert "Rob" Towner Vice Chair of Political Activities   Rob Towner has been a member of the DCYRs since 2012, actively participating in campaign deployments, community projects, and Republican outreach in the greater Washington area. Rob is an IT Contractor in Washington, DC and enjoys reading Maps, giving better directions than Google Maps, and has a knack for all things Canada.

Robert "Rob" Towner
Vice Chair of Political Activities

Rob Towner has been a member of the DCYRs since 2012, actively participating in campaign deployments, community projects, and Republican outreach in the greater Washington area. Rob is an IT Contractor in Washington, DC and enjoys reading Maps, giving better directions than Google Maps, and has a knack for all things Canada.