Philip Blumel – President
A volunteer and contributor, Philip has worked with USTL since the early 1990s when, as a college student, he collected signatures to put term limits measures on ballots across the country. As campaign manager, Phil successfully led the 2002 effort to limit the terms of Palm Beach County Commissioners to eight years in office. That campaign collected more than 60,000 signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Voters approved the initiative with 70% of the vote.
Blumel earned his masters in economics from the University of Florida. He lives in South Florida with his wife, Julie, and two kids, Johnny and Georgia. He is a certified financial planner with Raymond James working out of their downtown West Palm Beach office. Contact Philip at email@example.com.
Nick Tomboulides – Executive Director
Nick Tomboulides serves as Executive Director of U.S. Term Limits. Under his leadership, USTL launched the Term Limits Convention, a campaign to obtain a congressional term limits amendment via the state-directed convention. Nick also serves as a policy adviser with a national think tank and is on the board of directors for a local political caucus in Florida.
Nick is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in economics. He resides Florida with his family. Contact Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Tillman - National Field Director
For more than a decade, Scott has worked outside the system to bring real reform to local and state government. With thirteen years of grassroots experience, Scott has a proven record of accomplishment identifying and training local leaders and supporting them to effect real change in government policy. Specializing in petition drives, Scott has successfully led and advised local and statewide activist organizations through the initiative and referendum process.
Scott has served as National Field Director for the Liberty Initiative Fund, a Regional Manager with the Illinois Policy Institute, and an Alliance Manager with the Sam Adams Alliance. Scott has directed petition and earned media campaigns in more than a dozen states. Scott resides in Michigan with his wife, Katie. Contact Scott at email@example.com.
Jeff Tillman - Deputy Field Director
Jeff Tillman has spent most of his career in the logistics field. He owned and managed a fleet of household movers specializing in servicing Lutheran congregations. More recently, Jeff has assisted with ballot initiative campaigns in several states. He serves as U.S. Term Limits' Deputy Field Director helping to manage ground team operations and securing U.S. Term Limit pledge signatures from candidates and representatives.
Jeff resides in west Michigan with Anne, his wife of 40 years. Contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org@termlimits.com.
Stacey Selleck - Digital Director
Stacey Selleck serves as Digital Director for USTL managing outreach and advocacy via social media and direct digital communications. A graduate of Rutgers University, and currently pursing a Master of Science degree in Marketing at the University of South Florida, Selleck started her career in print purchasing and marketing at KPMG in Manhattan. As a corporate trainer, she taught business applications, graphic design, and web development at Rutgers and the University of South Florida. Stacey spent several years as a national hospice software implementation specialist and co-wrote an electronic medical records clinical application.
As a consultant for various organizations, she served as a state Legislative Review Chair and a communications specialist for a grassroots firm that successfully worked to pass the Term Limits Article V memorial in Florida. Selleck also served as New Mexico State Director for the 2016 Gary Johnson Presidential campaign. She resides in Florida with her family. Contact Stacey at email@example.com.
Donna Velasco - Deputy Digital Director
Donna Velasco serves as Deputy Digital Director for U.S. Term Limits. A graduate of Ramapo College with a degree in Business Administration and Management, Donna worked in marketing and communications at KPMG headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey for more than 10 years. There she coordinated many projects in print production and helped design advertising pieces for their branch offices nationwide.
Among her other responsibilities while there, she managed purchasing of corporate training and marketing print materials. Donna resides in northern New Jersey with her family. Contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Spraggins - Digital Specialist
Jason Spraggins is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University. He earned a degree in History and Applied Business Communication. He has experience as a legislative intern for a state representative in Michigan. Additionally, Jason has worked for local nonprofit political organizations in Grand Rapids.
Currently, he serves as a Digital Specialist. Jason assists in social media outreach and digital communications. Contact Jason at email@example.com.
Ashley Bennett - Executive Assistant
Ashley has spent the past five years working in the realm of higher education, supporting students in leadership roles such as Student Government Association and fraternity and sorority life. With a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Eastern Connecticut State University, and experience with state legislatures, she has decided to shift gears in her career to serve as Executive Assistant to Nick Tomboulides.
In her spare time, Ashley loves to cook, support local bakeries, and spend the day at Disney World. She resides in Florida with her family. Contact Ashley at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ken Quinn - Northern Regional Director
Ken Quinn became involved in grassroots activism in 2010 when he worked for a congressional and gubernatorial campaign in the state of Maine. He became very active in Maine politics where he was elected to a number of positions at the county level. Quinn joined the Article V effort in 2013, working with grassroots activists and legislators in the northeast advocating for the states to exercise their constitutional authority under Article V.
Ken lives with his family in Maine enjoying life in the Lakes Region. Contact Ken at email@example.com. Ken's region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
Ken Clark - Southeast Regional Director
Ken Clark has been active in politics for more than 29 years, starting as a volunteer for Reagan’s re-election campaign in college. He has worked on numerous gubernatorial, senate, congressional, and presidential campaigns as well as ballot initiatives, and legislative lobbying. Ken has spent the last ten years motivating, recruiting and training volunteers in grassroots activism.
A former radio talk show host for more than five years on Grass Roots Radio Colorado, 560 KLZ, Clark worked as Colorado Field Director with FreedomWorks, Vice-Chair of a Denver County political party, Chair of First Committee of Correspondence Colorado (an Article V group founded by Professor Rob Natleson), and Co-chair of the Article V Project. Clark is a graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies and earned a Finance Degree from the University of Wyoming. He resides with his family in South Carolina. Contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron Hooper - Western Regional Director
Ron has extensive experience building venture backed technology companies and serving on Boards of Directors. As the founder and co-founder of both domestic and international companies, Ron understands the significance of strategic vision and executive leadership. He has also demonstrated effective consultative business development most recently as a member of Cisco Systems’s Business Transformation Architecture Group consulting practice.
He has been responsible for creating the business plan, go to market strategy and investor funding of several technology companies including Biztel/Dialnet, Avirnex Communications Group and Litescape Technologies.
Ron Hooper is a graduate of Baptist University, an active speaker and panelist for various technology events including VoiceCon (Enterprise Connect), Cisco Partner Summit, Network Interop, IPComm and others. He is active with children’s causes including alumni vice-chairman and director of Marin Advocates for Children - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC).
Ron resides in Arizona will his family. Contact Ron at email@example.com.
Rand E. Tanner - Leadership Development Director, Western Region
Rand is a 31-year Navy veteran who climbed the ranks from enlisted to Commander, Commanding Officer, and has truly traveled the world. Upon retirement, he successfully worked as a Retirement Planning Specialist for Morgan Stanley in Reno, NV prior to retiring in Orange County, California.
As a planner, organizer and mentor, Rand works with the California Term Limits Leaders as well as other State Directors in the Western Region to replicate ideas that work and avoid pitfalls that inhibit progress. His favorite quote is from Tim Tebow (Athlete/Motivational Speaker), "You know what happens when you do nothing? Nothing!"
Married to Cindy Bale Tanner, he is an avid tennis player, an “adequate” golfer, an active member of his church, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Rand believes in serving for the greater good. Contact Rand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aikane Belez - Western Volunteer Development Manager
Aikane Belez serves as the Volunteer Development Manager, having previously volunteered for US Term Limits as the Media Director for California. His passion for term limits and background in social media propel him in his position. Aikane will focus on volunteer education, engagement and retention, while continuing to support the Digital team. He holds a Master’s of Science in Education from Old Dominion University and has worked in healthcare, social media, and real estate.
He currently resides in Los Angeles. Contact Aikane at email@example.com.
Shanna Chamblee - Legislative Director
Shanna Chamblee serves as Legislative Director for U.S. Term Limits. She began her political endeavors as an activist in Alabama. Shanna has been the Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for an Alabama political organization since 2014.
As a member of her county political Executive Committee, Shanna serves on the Outreach and Event Planning sub-Committee. In 2014, she became known as the Defender of Private Property Rights for her leadership role in a local petition initiative. Shanna has served as both a volunteer and as a paid staffer on many political campaigns, and serves as elected President of her local Community Center.
Shanna’s mission in life is to leave a Legacy of Liberty for her 11 children that she and her husband raise and home-educate at their homestead farm in beautiful rural Alabama. Contact Shanna at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Byron Shehee - Grassroots Specialist
Byron has worked in politics for over a decade. Immediately upon receiving his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Alabama, he began his career working for a congressman as a Legislative Correspondent and was shortly promoted to Legislative Assistant. Soon after the financial collapse of 2008, however, he moved from Washington D.C. to his home state of Alabama. Upon moving back to the Southeast, Byron actively worked in, managed, or consulted political races in both Alabama and Georgia.
With a thorough understanding of policy and “politics,” Byron now looks to utilize his knowledge and experience to help bring about good policy that will have lasting, positive effects on the nation.
Contact Byron at email@example.com.
Ann Passino -Grassroots Specialist
Ann received an undergraduate degree in history with graduate degrees in management and leadership. Most recently she received an Education Specialist degree from Oakland University. Her background in the education field varies from teaching students, adult training in best practices, and working as a consultant.
She has taught history courses at the community college level, sparking the relevancy of learning about every era in history. Additionally, she has collaborated with advocacy groups for educational funding at the state level through bipartisan leadership.
She resides in Michigan with her family. Contact Ann at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Les Chamblee - Grassroots Specialist
Les is an Alabama native who spent his formative years being raised in Louisiana. He has a background in sales, ran a successful family business, and worked as a real estate agent. Les and his wife, Shanna (USTL's Legislative Director), raise and home-educate their eleven children at their homestead farm in Alabama and on the road as they travel for the important mission of restoring a citizen legislature. Contact Les at Les@termlimits.com.
Rachel Kessler - Indiana State Director
Rachel graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where she gained a deep understanding and appreciation of the law through some of the leading experts in the field, with the US Capitol and Supreme Court as a backdrop. She was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney in a large city, where she was responsibile for prosecuting hundreds of cases in the specialized Domestic Violence Court. She has also worked outside the legal profession in both the for profit and not for profit sectors, gaining experience in policy development, curriculum development, and training.
In 2015, Rachel became involved in the Article V effort. She has held several volunteer leadership positions at the state level at another Article V organization including Administration & Services Director and Education & Training Director. While serving in the latter position, Rachel developed and delivered an original training program for all state leaders. In 2018, she signed on as a volunteer for US Term Limits, and has assisted with organizing volunteers in West Virginia and Kentucky.
Originally hailing from the suburbs of New York City, Rachel currently lives in Indiana and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Aaron Dukette - Kentucky and West Virginia State Director
Aaron Dukette formerly fought in the Article V movement in various leadership roles for another effort, including State Director. A New England native, he spent 13 years in Colorado along the Front Range before settling in London, Kentucky for a better life and to be closer to family.
Formerly an educator and administrator in the charter school movement, Aaron also taught courses in logic and ethics for Ashford University. He formerly served in various school administration roles including a two-year stint as Upper School Principal at Vanguard Classical School in Aurora, CO. Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with his dog "Doe." Contact Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Olivi - Arizona State Director
Mr. Olivi was a computer programmer and networking engineer for most of his career. He worked on computers from mainframes to personal computers and networking, including the Internet. He holds a Masters degree from DePaul University, Chicago and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois. He taught for DePaul University and Elmhurst college in Illinois.
Mr. Olivi owned and operated The Olive Tap, a gourmet food store in Downers Grove, Illinois. He was active in the community as a member of the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of directors of the Downtown Downers Grove Management Association. He was also on the board of directors of the Indian Boundary YMCA in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Mr Olivi has volunteered for many organization including the American Red Cross, the Civil Air Patrol and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). He was elected Finance Officer of Airbase Arizona CAF in 2019. Jim resides in Arizona with his wife. Contact Jim at email@example.com.
Bridget Dandaraw-Seritt - Colorado State Director
Bridget Dandaraw-Seritt is co-founder of Canna-Patient Resource Connection (CPRC), a bipartisan education and outreach organization that designs science-based cannabis education for beginners and advocates, creates marketing content for advocates, all while working to improve community support for moderate to severe patients.
Ms. Dandaraw-Seritt is an author who contributes to several publications including Yahoo, Life, Cannabis Culture, and The Mighty. She has advised on patient advocacy policy since 2014, working with regulatory agencies to understand policy impacts on patients. Additionally, she works as a non-partisan political consultant, has served on several local and state workgroups and presents at multiple industry events and conferences. Contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Olson - Georgia State Director
Jim Olson has been involved with Article V grassroots at local levels for decades. Now semi-retired, he devotes more efforts to the vital mission of USTL. A U.S. Navy veteran, Jim later worked over a decade in electronics manufacturing, test, repair, and customer support. Over the last two decades, he worked as a telecommunications technician.
Jim resides in northeast Georgia in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains near the Appalachian Trail. Contact Jim at email@example.com.
Edward R. Humphreys - Idaho State Director
Ed is thrilled to serve as the Idaho State Director for U.S. Term Limits. Although a relative newcomer into the political world, Ed makes up for the shortage of years with unstoppable energy and drive. In a single year he went from having no political experience to winning a series of elections that landed him a seat as an executive for the Idaho Political Party. Ed has organized grassroots efforts to impact and shape Southwest Idaho while working full-time as a Financial Advisor. He has a Masters in Finance and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis. As someone who loves a challenge, Ed is cut out for the work of advancing the cause of U.S. Term Limits. Ed resides with his wife and 2-year old son in Idaho. Contact Ed at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael O'Dell - Maryland State Director
Michael has volunteered as a legislative liaison for an Article V Convention group for the past three years. His team was successful in getting resolution sponsors in both chambers in Annapolis.
O'Dell served in the Navy and worked with the Army for many years. After leaving the service, he became a supervisor with General Motors. He is currently employed by the Department of Defense in Maryland. Michael's passion is driven by his desire to create a better future for his grandchildren. He looks forward to having you volunteer to help get the USTL's term limits resolution passed in Maryland this legislative session. Contact Michael at email@example.com.
Robert "Jason" Vaillancourt - New Mexico State Director
Robert "Jason" Vaillancourt has 25 years of experience with the American Fire Protection Group as Fire Protection Sales Manager. Formerly, he served as a State Grassroots Director for the Americans for Prosperity and served as a Vice Chair for the Libertarian Party of New Mexico.
Vaillancourt has spent the last 5 years advocating policy at all levels of government including hundreds of thousands of phone calls and doors knocked, to city council, county commission, legislative and senate hearings, to lobbying the Governor and state legislators.
In his role as New Mexico State Director, Jason's strategy is to recruit district coordinators to organize volunteers, collect petitions, legislator pledges, and plan events. He looks forward to developing actionable plans to raise support for term limits throughout the state. Jason resides in New Mexico with his wife Francine and his son. Contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian Phillips - Utah State Director
Ian is a former officer in the Air Force where he flew F-16s and F-117s, accumulating more than 900 combat hours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Serbia and Korea. Ian’s commitment to term limits solidified while assigned to the Pentagon, where he worked regularly with congressional delegations on the budget. He was also a Presidential Advance Agent, working with White House staff, press corps and campaign staff to facilitate political events domestically and internationally.
Phillips earned a degree in economics from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Now retired from the military, he is currently an adjunct professor at Weber State University as well as an airline pilot. Ian resides in Utah where he devotes his free time to his two sons and civic activism. Contact Ian at email@example.com.
Kimberly McFarland - Tennessee State Director
Kimberly McFarland retired from the U.S. Navy in 2005 where she was a master-at-arms (surface warfare), an expert in law enforcement, weapons, physical security, anti-terrorism, military working dog handling, and a kennel master. Upon retirement, she was instrumental in starting the first civilian contract guard security force for the Naval Support Activity Mid-South Millington, TN. She moved on to Chemring Group PLC, Kilgore Flares in Toone, Tennessee for 7 years where she served as Facility Security Officer. There she was responsible for all of the security requirements on the 500 acre Government Contracting Facility, including physical security, ATF requirements for explosive storage and handling, security clearances, access control, and information security and systems. McFarland obtained and maintained the highest possible security ratings for the facility per the Department of Defense's requirements.
After working for the U.S. government for 30 years, she branched out on her own operating a
successful professional dog grooming, training, and boarding establishment. She retired from that August 2019 and is now excited to serve as Tennessee state director for U.S. Term Limits. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dana George - Washington State Director
Dana George serves as a Western Washington state director for U.S. Term Limits. He is a retired network analyst with degrees in computer science and business information systems.
He is a former volunteer with American Cancer Society and former president of the Anacortes Lions Club. A passionate supporter of term limits, he began an online group and collected more than 500 signatures supporting term limits. George expanded the group to coordinating term limits events locally.
Dana lives in Anacortes with his wife (a passionate environmentalist) and their family. Contact Dana at email@example.com.
Chris Keener - Oklahoma State Director
Chris Keener is a retired Army Staff Sergeant who has more than 20 years’ experience in the logistical field. He is currently the Sales Manager for Merrifield Office Supply in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He has two deployments to Afghanistan under his belt having established logistics expertise in everything from transportation to purchasing.
Chris will be directing the grassroots leadership teams who will engage volunteers and work to create opportunities for candidates and legislators to sign the term limits convention pledge as a key part of the overall strategy.
Contact Chris at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Chancellor - Oregon State Director
Nicole Chancellor has spent the last ten years as a small business consultant and nonprofit administrator. She earned a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Humboldt State University where she served as assistant professor and as a tutor. Her professional experience includes managing US Naval barracks, bank branches, nonprofits and real estate. She also has experience as a K-12 substitute teacher, classroom volunteer and copywriter. Nicole has one daughter and currently resides in Bend, Oregon.
Contact Nicole at: email@example.com.
Duke Decter - Podcast Producer - "No Uncertain Terms"
Duke has a 20-year history as a producer in music and television and is the former producer of the "Proving Ground" podcast as mentioned in TIME and Rolling Stone magazine. Well-versed in all aspects of audio & video production, Duke also created both the USTL logo and the current logo for our "No Uncertain Terms" podcast, which he produces and edits in coordination with USTL President Philip Blumel.
Contact Duke at firstname.lastname@example.org.