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Tawny Kilpper

Tawny Kilpper, a creative strategist and committed advocate of conservative values, has recently taken on the Middle School Program Director role at Young America’s Foundation. Her mission is to inspire and instill conservative values in young learners nationwide. With over two decades of professional experience spanning various sectors, Tawny brings a wealth of knowledge to […]

Rayna Laakso

Rayna Laakso serves as the event coordinator at YAF’s Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara. In this position, she facilitates the planning and the execution of events at the Center and Rancho del Cielo. Rayna is originally from Montana and graduated summa cum laude from Rocky Mountain College (RMC) in Billings, Montana, in 2022. She […]

Micah Salazar

Micah grew up in a conservative family in Orange County, and originally wanted to pursue a career in firefighting. In high school he started working for Lorrain Lim catering who caters all of the Reagan Ranch lunches and Round Table events. While catering a YAF High School Conference lunch at the Ranch, he spoke with […]

Kody McLain

Kody McLain joined Young America’s Foundation as an assistant curator at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California. Growing up in Simi Valley, California, home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, sparked his interest in history, the Conservative Movement, and the museum field. Kody obtained his BA in history from Westmont College, focusing on […]

Matt Cutler

Matt joined Young America’s Foundation in January 2022 as a senior development officer at the Reagan Ranch Center. Prior to joining YAF, Cutler served for six years as the director of development at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy (SPP). In this role, he worked closely with the dean and other senior leadership to […]

Veronica Nguyen, Reagan Ranch Intern

Veronica Nguyen is a sophomore at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where she is majoring in Political Science and Business/Economics. In high school, Veronica attended several Young America’s Foundation conferences which strengthened her conservative ideologies and interest in societal and governmental issues. While at Westmont College, she became President of a conservative club where […]

Mary Wishing

Mary is a rising junior at Grove City College, studying political science with minors in economics and sociology. She first came to know about Young America’s Foundation through her professor, Dr. Paul Kengor, who is also a longtime YAF ally and frequent speaker. Mary grew up in a conservative home but her schooling lacked a sufficient […]

Adam Ochs

Adam Ochs currently serves as a member of our Reagan Ranch Center staff in Santa Barbara. He grew up in a conservative family in Northern California. After looking for an organization to grow his conservative values, he discovered YAF. He first got involved as a student attending our conferences in high school, and like most […]

Vera Markov

Vera grew up in the former USSR where she and her family were regularly oppressed for their conservative and Christian beliefs.  She left Ukraine to obtain a degree in nursing in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she also met her husband. They moved to the United States in 1992 in an effort to leave behind the […]

Madison Habersetzer

As conference director at the Reagan Ranch Center, Madison Habersetzer is responsible for outreach to students on the West Coast. She helps equip students with the resources and skills they need to effectively defend conservative values on campus and to inspire more students to stand up for freedom! Madison is originally from Washington State and […]

Brent Kilpper

Brent has been tasked with managing the physical resources at the Reagan Ranch and the Reagan Ranch Center.  He is excited to be a part of the Young America’s Foundation team and looks forward to ensuring that the Foundation’s vision is well served through its properties. Brent brings twenty plus years experience in the design […]

Andrew Coffin

Andrew is a vice president of Young America’s Foundation and the director of the Reagan Ranch Center.  Beginning his service with the Foundation more than 24 years ago, Andrew is the longest serving team member at the Reagan Ranch.  Andrew has been active in every facet of the Reagan Ranch project: student outreach programs (including […]

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