Meet the Staff

Ashley Bauman, Press Secretary
 Ashley joined the DPVA in August of 2011. She got her start in politics during John Kerry's 2004 Presidential race in Florida and went on to work multiple statewide races in the state as well as President Barack Obama's successful Presidential, which landed him 27 electoral votes in Florida alone. Most recently Ashley worked as Florida Press Secretary for Organizing for America, a special project of the Democratic National Committee. Originally from Naples, FL, Ashley is a graduate from University of Florida and a die hard Florida Gator fan. 
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Brenner Tobe,  IT, Data and Analytics  Brenner has been working to help elect Democrats for the past 20 years.  Having served as the State IT Advisor for the DNC, Brenner came to Virginia in 2001 to implement one of the first statewide online voter files in the country for Mark Warner’s campaign. Since then, he has continued to bring new, innovative and technological tools to help our candidates meet the changing demands of today’s campaigns.   Brenner lives in Richmond with his wife Kelly, and daughters Caroline, Isabelle, and Annika.
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Monica Wiley, Staff Administrator
 Monica began her career in Politics as a Political Outreach Organizer for the 2008 Coordinated Campaign. She was the only paid Organizer with a disAbility.  After the campaign, Miss Wiley served as Field Organizer with President Obama’s grassroots organization, Organizing for America in the Greater Richmond Area. Miss Wiley served as President of the disAbility Issues Caucus (2010-2012). Miss Wiley loves to shop and travel. Miss Wiley is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Sara Mason, Digital Director Sara officially joined the DPVA in March 2014. Sara volunteered her graphic design & communication skills during the 2013 Gubernatorial race for the DPVA, as well as as the Inauguration of Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe. Sara was born and raised in Rockbridge County, VA, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University from the Creative Advertising program and has won recognition from multiple organizations for her work. 

Tyler Anderson, Finance Director Tyler joined the DPVA in December 2013. He began his career in politics as Field Organizer for the President's re-election campaign in Wisconsin. He served as Northern Virginia Regional Finance Director during the McAuliffe for Governor campaign and then as the Deputy Finance Director for the Govenor's Inaugural committee. Tyler is an Arlington, VA native and attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Brill O'Brien, Party Services Director Brill has been working in the political department of the DPVA since 2012, having previously worked on campaigns with local committees throughout Northern Virginia. Brill has worked for 3 decades in the South on local, state and congressional campaigns and the Save Everglades campaign in FL. Brill resides in Richmond, enjoys a good cup of coffee, enjoys reading the Sunday edition of the New York Times and playing chess.

Thomas Buneo, Chief Operating Officer Tom joined the DPVA in February 2014. A New York native, Tom completed his Masters of Public Policy at George Mason University in 2013 and spent two years working at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Tom is an Arlington, VA resident who likes to go running and travel.