Jason L. Gohlke: Bio

Gohlke-Jason Jason L. Gohlke is an experienced communications and design professional with a commitment to progressive politics and positive social change. He is currently Communications Manager at Pacific Forest Trust, where he manages publications, digital fundraising and advocacy, social media, and the organization’s website, among other responsibilities.

In the run-up to the 2016 general election, he served as New Media Director at The Next Generation (TNG), an award-winning political consulting firm in Oakland, California. In the fast-paced campaign consulting environment at TNG, he worked on ten campaigns simultaneously, writing successful fundraising emails, conceptualizing, executing, and managing online advertising campaigns, and designing websites and printed materials.

For nearly fourteen years, he was on the staff of the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), where he had a wide range of responsibilities in graphic design, technology, writing, editing, and project management. He also served as a General Partner for the Brainwash Drive-in/Bike-in/Walk-in Movie Festival from 2004-2011.

Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Jason was Web Designer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He also canvassed for the environment door to door in sub-zero temperatures in the Twin Cities, which was a singular experience.

A native of Wisconsin, Jason graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in Political Science and Art (with a concentration in Graphic Design). He is a fan of baseball, power pop, and travel. He lives in San Francisco with his awesome wife Dawn and two delightful cats, Boris and Marley.

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