Executive Board

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Residence: Milwaukee County
Education: University of Minnesota – B.A., Journalism & Political Science 
Occupation: Digital Marketing, IES Abroad 
Political involvement: Vice Chair, Wisconsin Young Republicans; Director of Communications, Wisconsin Young Republicans; Field Director, Republican Party of Wisconsin; Communications Specialist, Minnesota House of Representatives Republican Caucus; Intern, Minnesota State Senate for Senator Ted Daley; Intern, Republican Party of Minnesota; Public Relations Intern, Fianna Fáil (Dublin, Ireland); College Republican; Campaign Volunteer in 2004, 2006, and 2008
About me: I'm a self-described political geek. I love music, pop culture, classic films, watching sports, and reading anything I can get my hands on. If you ever need to find me your best bet would be to look for me in a coffee shop or any local music venue. I also love writing, digital marketing, and social media.



Nik Rettinger, Vice Chair

Residence: Waukesha County
Education: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee – B.A., Political Science, History & International Studies
Occupation: Research Assistant & Policy Advisor, Wisconsin State Assembly
Political involvement: Vice Chairman & Public Relations, Republican Party of Waukesha County; Legislative Assistant, Wisconsin State Assembly; Chairman, Conservative Young Professionals of Waukesha County; Campaign Manager; State Senate & County Board; Intern, US Senator Ron Johnson; Intern, Republican Party of Wisconsin; Chairman, UW-Waukesha College Republicans; President, UW-Milwaukee & UW-Waukesha Student Governments
About me: I enjoy ultimate Frisbee, camping, watching action/sci-fi movies (#TeamMarvel #CaptainAmerica), reading, board and card games (Settlers Anyone?), and spending time with family and close friends. I also love supporting local business like coffee shops, bars, and restaurants in the Waukesha area!


Christinaimage.jpgChristina Nelson, Secretary

Residence: Milwaukee County
B.A. in Biochemistry
Legislative Assistant





Samantha_C_200x150.jpgSamantha Connor, Treasurer

Residence: Milwaukee County
Marquette University – B.A., Political Science and Governmental-Corporate Relations 
Occupation: Student at Marquette Law School
Political involvement: Event and Co-Sponsor Liaison, MULS Federalist Society;  Former Chair, Executive Director, and Event and Research Coordinator of MU College Republicans; Former House of Representatives Intern for Representative Thomas Petri; Volunteer for numerous political campaigns  


Lindsay_200x150.jpgLindsay Muenchow, National Committeewoman

Residence: Winnebago County
Carthage College - B.A., Marketing
Brand Deployment Analyst, Kimberly-Clark
Political involvement: Chair, Carthage College Republicans, 3 years (Vice chair before that); Intern, Lieutenant Gov Kleefisch; Communications Intern, Republican National  Committee; Former board member, Racine GOP (Secretary) & Kenosha GOP; Regional Vice Chair, College Republicans of Wisconsin; Campaign volunteer; Chair, Racine/Kenosha YRS; National committeewoman, YRS; Intern, Senator Frank Lasee
Hobbies: Golf, non-profit work (organ donation), reading & writing, spending time with family, romantic comedies, traveling, coffee


Cameron_200x150.jpgCameron Clark, National Committeeman

Residence: Winnebago County
Carthage College - B.A., Political Science
Industrial Sales
Political involvement: 2-1/2 years for Congressman Ryan in Kenosha constituent service center; Founding board member CYP Waukesha; Former Vice Chair Racine/Kenosha YRs; Former Racine County GOP board member
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, playing with nieces and nephews, DIY home improvement and car repair




Jeremy Carpenter, Social Media Editor-in-Chief

Residence: Waukesha County
Occupation: Research Assistant in Wisconsin State Assembly
Political Involvement: Member of the Waukesha County Republican Party, volunteered on several state assembly and senate races, worked for Ted Cruz PAC in 2016 primary season.
Hobbies: Playing guitar, finding unique local coffee shops.





Fred Karsten, Finance Director
Residence: Dodge County
Education: Milwaukee School of Engineering, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Political Involvement: Chairman, Dodge & Fond du Lac County Young Republicans, Member, Dodge County GOP, College Republicans, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, campaign volunteer
Personal Life: Spending time with family, church involvement, hunting, fishing, gardening




Tom.jpgTom Lind, Web Development Director

Residence: Milwaukee County
Education: B.A. of Business; double major in Marketing, and Public Administration
Occupation: Software Consulting
Political Involvement: Volunteer for political campaigns; Member (former) of Waukesha County Republicans; Republican Party of Milwaukee County
Hobbies: Outdoor Enthusiast (Hunting, Fishing, ATV'ing, Kayaking - you name it); Spending time with family; Brewer and Packer games; Training Cooper (my black lab puppy); Exploring Milwaukee