Leadership

Matt Braynard, Executive Director

Matt Braynard is the former Director of Data and Strategy for the Trump campaign. He drafted and executed the strategy of targeting low-propensity voters who had a high affinity for President Trump. He is the president of Braynard Group, a political and digital strategy firm. He has worked for over one hundred federal, state and municipal candidates, and many national advocacy organizations and non-profits. He previously worked on messaging and survey research for Frank Luntz, was a senior redistricting and election administration analyst at Election Data Services, and served for three election cycles in the Republican National Committee’s Political Analysis department. Prior to joining the RNC in 1996, Matt was a field coordinator for Buchanan for President.

After the 2020 General Election, Matt founded and led the Voter Integrity Project to discover illegal ballots and other election anomalies.

 

Ian Camacho, Research Director

During the aftermath of the 2020 General Election, Ian Camacho co-led several hundred volunteers to investigate various claims of voter fraud. The group discovered thousands of P.O. Boxes disguised as apartments, suites, and units. With the help of Matt Braynard, these finds made their way into SCOTUS filings and briefings. Prior to that and with no idea of what would happen, Ian repaired machines, wrote basic training and technical manuals as a subcontractor at Smartmatic in Los Angeles, while writing and editing for Total Seminars. Previously, Capital One acquired his patent application designed to combat bank fraud and increase accountability. Ian brings his humor and passion in writing, researching, and project management to Look Ahead America with the aim of restoring voter integrity and trust in our institutions.

 

Caroline Craze, National Field Director

Caroline Craze, a recent Auburn University graduate, brings her skills in data and management to LAA. She is looking forward to helping Americans have faith in the integrity of their elections at all levels of government. She has a passion for working to implement America First initiatives. When she’s not organizing the 2,000+ volunteers of Look Ahead America, she’s most likely with her dog, Harley.

 

Kimmie Gonzalez, Director of Government Affairs

Kimmie’s background is planning and organizing. She has spent much of her career supporting Soldiers and their families in the Department of Family Programs with the Department of Defense. As an Army wife, she has also filled numerous volunteer roles serving the military community. She is passionate about saving this great country that many have paid the ultimate sacrifice for. She’s a mystery buff and if she’s not snuggled up with her pups, Ruby and Buddy, you’ll find her at the beach soaking up the sights, sounds, and sunshine.

 

Julie Fisher, State Operations Coordinator

Julie Fisher is from a very conservative farming family in Montana but it wasn’t until working as a volunteer for Donald J. Trump for President 2016 that she found her passion for activism for the future of our Republic. She became a Precinct and State Committeeman, receiving an award for Outstanding Precinct Committeeman 2020 and worked as a Field Organizer for Trump Victory, Deputy State Director for AZ51 Voter Project, and assists Ken Bennett, Senate Liaison, with the Maricopa County Election 2020 Audit.

 

Diane Swierenga, Administration Coordinator

After many years of visiting Arizona, Diane and her husband Dean decided to make Arizona their home in 2018. Diane was a volunteer for the 2020 Trump Presidential Victory Campaign in Maricopa County. She also worked on conservative causes and campaigns when she lived in Washington state. Her family enjoys traveling around the United States and the wonderful outdoor lifestyle that living in Arizona affords.

 

John Restuccia, Maricopa North Field Director

John Restuccia started politics at the age of 15 and hasn’t stopped since.He has worked on over 20 campaigns ranging from every position of campaign manager to treasurer to volunteer! The last year he worked as a private consultant with John Restuccia Consulting which helped candidates plan their campaign strategies. He also previously served as the Grassroots Administrator for the Conservative Leadership Institute in Washington DC. He graduated from Binghamton University this year with a bachelors in Political Science. On his rare days off he enjoys building robot models or catching up on political philosophy.

 

Trevor Liedtke, AZ East Field Director

Trevor Liedtke was born and raised in Washington State, and is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in State and Local Policy. While attending GCU, Trevor fell in love with the state of Arizona, and became determined to stay. He has worked on seven political campaigns before joining the Look Ahead Arizona Team. These include Debbie Lesko’s campaign in the 2017 special election, Governor Doug Ducey’s 2018 re-election campaign, and Congressman Michael McCaul’s re-election campaign.

 

Dreama King, Maricopa North Deputy Field Director

Dreama King has been researching politics since high school to find what she agrees with and what everyone is talking about. Putting America first has always been her belief. What’s best for the citizens of America and our constitution. Since high school she’s been involved with the community from Police Explorers to Teen Court to help the community. Dreama also has won the “Explorer of the Year” award in 2017 for helping a young lady across the country by organizing with different police departments. In 2020 she got involved with politics in the community and was on a campaign team for a running senator.

 

Sergio Sampaio, Maricopa North Deputy Field Director

Sergio Sampaio considers himself to be a politically minded individual that always seeks positive change in the culture around him. He is a first generation American and feels he truly understands the gifts this country has to offer. Sergio’s main goal has always been to inspire others and pursue endeavors that lead to a better nation, and as a result, a better world. Together with Look Ahead Arizona these goals are achievable, and he is truly grateful to work with an organization that values America First ideals.

 

Rosalie Stafford, Yuma Field Director

Trained as a Humanities professor, Rosalie Stafford worked with the US Navy as a civilian shipboard instructor, serving in the Desert Storm theater and, later, on various deployed Navy ships and stateside bases. Fond memories include teaching on warships without the benefit of books or a blackboard or even chairs — class members sitting on ammo boxes, notebooks on their knees. Through these experiences, she learned how to develop and teach entire college courses without the luxury of textbooks, blackboards, or internet. A writer (history, popular science, murder mysteries) and publisher, she is a proponent of the simple life, living close to Nature, God’s Creation. Living under a Constitutional Republic offers people the most opportunity to live a creative life, the kind of life she believes our Creator intended for us.