In 2017, Tommy Knepper and Brandon Vidrine, with a combined 25-year career in campaign work and election victories, co-founded In Field Strategies. The company was established to specialize in direct person-to-person contact, recognizing the challenges posed by declining trust in media, decreasing cable TV subscriptions in households, the preference for cell phones over landlines, and the younger generation’s minimal reliance on traditional mailboxes. These shifts have fundamentally changed how supporters can be reliably reached and persuaded.
At In Field Strategies, we excel in providing high-quality outreach personnel. Our team is hired through an in-house agency, undergoes rigorous training in a professional environment, and is supervised by dedicated field and data management teams. Our primary goal is to efficiently deliver your message to your supporters. To ensure top-notch performance, In Field has implemented well-established quality control systems that guarantee our team remains effective, persuasive, and consistently on-message. With our services, your investment will undoubtedly be worth every penny.
Why Choose Us?
Our firm is led by top talent with over 30 years of grassroots experience – we distinguish ourselves by having senior staff deeply engaged in each project from start to finish; a promise we keep to our clients.
We are committed to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct in all that we do. We believe that honesty and integrity inspires trust, which is the cornerstone of our business. All of our staff and knockers are held to the highest standard and all of our vendors are scrutinized to find the best price possible. Our job is to give you clean data for a low price without cutting corners, and we will do just that.
We are committed to getting the job done right the first time; in as thoughtful, effective and efficient a manner as possible. We resolve to thoroughly research, evaluate and collaborate on all of our responsibilities in order to successfully fulfill your needs in a timely and cost-effective manner.
We use our commitment to excellence to maximize returns for all of our clients. We strive for excellence in meeting client expectations by being:
- Honest and engaging in fair business practices. We will always work to save you dollars wherever possible.
- Data Driven. Our team understands that the collection of data is half the battle. Our staff is highly trained to collect information for you and to provide you with daily, weekly, and monthly analysis reports.
- Exclusive. Once we’ve signed a contract with a client, we will not accept partner campaigns within that client’s targeted region without approval from you.
- Accountable. Everyone at In Field Strategies is required to sign an NDA and a contract, which includes a non-compete, that outlines expectations on Day 1 of work. We are here to work for you.
Once we’ve signed a contract with you, we will not accept competing campaigns within the target region without approval from you.
Our unique and fully scalable recruitment and training system allows us to expand rapidly based on your needs, while still guaranteeing a professional canvasser delivers your message at the door.
Everything we do is powered by data. With every service we provide, the integrity of the data we are collecting and the analysis we are providing back to you is our top priority, setting us apart from our competitors. There are no secrets to our success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and dedication to our client’s success.
Our Leadership Team
Prior to starting In Field Strategies, Tommy served as the Pennsylvania State Director for the Republican National Committee in 2016 where he was instrumental in winning the state for the first time in 28 years. In 2014 Tommy was Campaign Manager for Carl DeMaio in California’s 52nd Congressional Race and served as Deputy Campaign Manager for the 2012 Mayors Race in San Diego, California.
Tommy has over 11 years of experience managing campaigns involving large-paid ground operations, worked as a District Director in the California State Assembly, the Director of Intern Recruitment in the City of San Diego District 7 office and recently worked in the Public Liaison Office for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Brandon Vidrine is President and co-founder of In Field Strategies, a national political consulting firm. Prior to starting In Field Strategies, Brandon served as the Pennsylvania Senior Advisor for the Republican National Committee and Vice President of Business Development and Client Services at Causeway Solutions.
Before joining Causeway Solutions, Brandon served as the Director of Data Analytics for the Strategy Department at the Republican National Committee. Brandon was Deputy Regional Political Director for the 2010 RNC Victory operations in the Midwest and Victory Director for the 2008 RNC Victory operations in New Hampshire. Brandon is one of the few political operatives to have successfully made a transition from field programs to a strategic data position and is able to bring both backgrounds to his work with clients to successfully bridge these operations.
Brandon also served as Campaign Manager for the successful election of Mike Strain for Commissioner of Agriculture in Louisiana, 72-Hour Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas, worked in the Office of Public Liaison for the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee, and served as Absentee-Early Vote Director for the 2004 RNC Florida Victory efforts to re-elect Former President George W. Bush.
A graduate of St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, La., Brandon received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in May 2004.
Colby is the Chief Operations Officer of Infield Strategies. She oversees company operations and productivity, building strong and successful teams that ensure staff members thrive and that company goals are met.
She is a leader with a diverse professional background including political recruiting, campaign finance, and private finance consulting. Through her previous professional experience, she has developed an excellent eye for talent, team building, and effective company processes.
Prior to her role as COO, Colby was Director of Human Resources and Recruitment at In Field Strategies. In this role, she ensured compliance with employment laws and regulations and placed thousands of employees in key and impactful positions across the nation.
As a seasoned political finance director, Colby successfully led the financial operations of numerous high-profile campaigns across the nation, raising millions of dollars for her clients. She has been instrumental in expanding donor bases, increasing memberships, and donor participation in several organizations. Her clients include PACS and non-profits, city council, congressional, senate, secretary of state, and gubernatorial races.
Colby is also a private finance consultant and board member for a hedge fund in Silicon Valley, California. She works closely with venture capitalists and investors who specialize in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
Colby holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Diego State University. She currently resides in San Diego, CA.
Robert Barquero is the Senior Accountant for In Field Strategies (IFS) and is responsible for reconciling accounts balances and bank statements, and preparing month-end close procedures. As an accounting professional with more than a decade of experience working with individuals, small and large organizations he has successfully combined excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports.
Prior to joining IFS, Robert was serving a leadership role in the accounting department of a small SBA bank lender. In this role he participated in the ongoing development/establishment of policies and procedures and strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes. Previously, he spent time managing the accounts payable department for a food distribution company maintaining accurate records, researching information, and supervising a team of AP clerks nationally.
Robert received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from San Diego State University and a Master of Accountancy degree in forensic accounting from New England College.
An outsider looking in will tell you he has a passion to serve other people and to increase his professional credentials.
As a recruiter Ariel has experience in staffing nationwide campaigns which include city council, state, and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining IFS, Ariel was serving a leadership role at a non-profit organization based out of the South Bay in San Diego, California.
Tatiana Dos Santos
Tatiana has served as a Project Manager with In Field Strategies since 2018. She has successfully led In Field Strategies team in Pennsylvania 14th District, Arizona 2nd, 8th, 9th District and California 39th& 45th District, resulting in multiple election and initiative victories for IFS clients. Tatiana has a passion for leadership and focuses her efforts in mentoring and managing her grass roots teams, effectively communicating with clients, and ensuring data and personal integrity of those under her charge.
Prior to her time at In Field Strategies, Tatiana served as a project manager and account manager focusing on sponsorship and political fundraising activities for clients, such as Governor Gary Herbert, Attorney General Sean Reyes, Mia Love, Tooele County, and Visit Salt Lake. She also assisted in marketing projects for her clients; Screaming Eagles Football, Utah Warriors Rugby, Intermountain Volleyball Association, Golden Gloves of America Boxing, UCAP, Vanderhall Motorworks, and UCAIR.
Tatiana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the BYU Idaho. Recently, she has become certified in Social Media Marketing (HootSuite Academy) and Google AdWords in attempts to stay current and continue learning in the marketing field.
She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tiffany serves as a recruiter at In Field Strategies and oversees the sourcing, interviewing and hiring processes of candidates. She works in collaboration with team members to support strategic initiatives of organizations IFS supports.
Prior to joining In Field Strategies Tiffany spent 8 years in sales and management. She hired, trained and lead multiple teams to reach their objectives successfully. She is trained in using applicant tracking software and Human Resource databases to screen and interview job candidates. She has a natural empathy towards people and their development and building meaningful rapport.
Tiffany holds a B.S. in Apparel Merchandising and Management with a minor in Marketing Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
She currently resides in San Diego, CA
As a seasoned operations professional, Anna Katherine is responsible for the travel and logistics of IFS staff as they are deployed on projects across the country.
Prior to working with In Field Strategies, Anna Katherine served in multiple roles in the Trump Administration, including in the Office of Presidential Scheduling and as the Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) in the West Wing. In her roles at the White House, Anna Katherine was responsible for overseeing logistics and operations for West Wing events, receiving and hosting presidential guests, and providing support for foreign delegation visits.
Prior to serving the Trump Administration, Anna Katherine worked at the Republican National Committee in Member Services where she was a part of the team that coordinated presidential primary debates, RNC Meetings, and Member hospitality events at the Republican National Convention and Presidential Inauguration.
Anna Katherine is also a consultant for state parties and corporate clients, providing meeting and event management services.
Anna Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
Alex has extensive experience both on political campaigns and in state government. With In Field Strategies, he manages data operations, client reporting, data integrity, and canvasser tracking for all projects nationwide. He is very experienced in data warehousing software such as SQL along with data visualization tools such as Tableau and Microsoft PowerBI.
Prior to joining In Field Strategies, Alex spent 3 years with the Republican National Committee in multiple roles. He was Data Director for the RNC in the battleground state of North Carolina during the 2020 campaign, and next he became the RNC’s Deputy Regional Analytic Director for the Southeast region. In these roles, he became proficient not just in data tools but also working seamlessly and efficiently with myriad stakeholders towards a common goal.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He resides in Durham, North Carolina.
9 years of experience in sales and management.
Experienced with numerous Applicant Tracking Systems in-depth prescreening for hires.
Established solid partnerships with staffing firms for exclusive hiring needs.
Amy serves as a recruiter at In Field Strategies
Amy serves as a recruiter at In Field Strategies where she develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.
Prior to joining IFS, Amy began her professional career managing a major global retail brand. She provided proactive outreach to customers, trained new hires, and set clear expectations for her team to be successful. In this role Amy was able to acquire an impressive skill set that contributes to her role at IFS.
Amy’s ability to learn from others and work in a team-based environment demonstrates leadership and expertise. She currently resides in Reno, Nevada.
Les graduated with a BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves as an Intelligence Specialist, achieving the rank of E-6 during 12 years of service. He ventured into politics, volunteering for both 2008 and 2012 Romney campaigns. Later, Les became a Regional Field Director for the Ohio Republican Party and, following the 2016 election, he was appointed by the Trump Administration as a Regional Advocate for SBA’s Office of Advocacy.
As a Regional Advocate, Les worked with small businesses in a six-state Midwest region, advocating for their concerns regarding burdensome regulations before the federal government. During this time, he also joined In Field Strategies as a Project Manager, overseeing outreach and canvassing work for various political campaigns, including those of a Presidential candidate, two U.S. Senate campaigns, a Governor campaign, and several statewide and county races.
Beyond his professional life, Les is happily married to Crystal Davies and takes immense pride in being a father to 10 children and a grandfather to 20 grandchildren. He actively serves in leadership positions within his local church and currently holds the role of Committee Chair on the Reynoldsburg Ward Boundary Commission in Ohio.
Throughout his journey, Les has remained committed to politics, service, and family, blending his passion for political engagement with a fulfilling personal life.
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