WHO WE ARE
We are an experienced team of political operatives who know that successful campaigns are defined by the ability to connect with voters and persuade them to act. With combined experience in political and public affairs campaigns across the US, Blitz Canvassing will take your issue to the next level.
Chavis Nourse – Project Manager
Since joining Blitz, Chavis has served as a helping hand on a variety of campaigns throughout the country. His efforts predominantly focused on grassroots efforts (signature collection and door-to-door canvassing). He has had many different roles in his time at Blitz, from being a project manager to quality control management. Chavis currently resides in Colorado where he was born and raised.
Dawn Nieland – Senior Project Manager
As a Senior Project Manager with Blitz Canvassing Dawn oversees both canvassing and signature collection efforts across the country. She has been instrumental in operating door-to-door canvassing projects in multiple states, including our most recent victories in Florida. She joined Blitz in 2014 as a local canvasser in Colorado. At the time she was studying Elementary Education in pursuit of becoming a Public-School Educator, but shortly after joining our team a passion for politics emerged and she’s continued her journey into the industry since. She has traveled the country with Blitz Canvassing hyper-focused on delivering results for our clients. Dawn is a Colorado Native from Colorado Springs and still resides there today with her family. When she is not managing campaign efforts, she is enjoying all the beauty Colorado has to offer, from snowboarding in the high country to fishing in the Arkansas River.
Ky Oday – Operations Manager
Ky joined the Blitz team in 2022. Since then he has supported the team with current operating systems and created new systems to support both our employees and clients achieve their goals. In Ky's previous career as a mortgage loan officer for the last 15 years, Ky communicated with applicants, sellers, buyers, their real estate agents, and financial institutions. Ky graduated from Grand Junction High School, attended Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in public relations and a minor in marketing.
Matthew Rhineberger – Sr. Project Manager
Matthew Rhineberger is a Floridian born and raised. He attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Matthew started as a paid canvasser for local house and school board races in 2014. He then worked his way up through multiple consulting firms to become a Project Manager and Regional Manager over the past few years. In his free time, he gives back as a local sports coach and volunteers in the community.
Michele Haedrich – Senior Project Manager
Michele Haedrich has been with the Blitz Canvassing family since 2011 working her way up to her current position as Project Manager. She has managed community outreach projects for Presidential candidates, Super PACs, US Congressional and Senate races, Governor races as well as ballot initiatives. She serves in all aspects of community engagement and education. Michele spent her first 15 years as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and moved into the community affairs and campaigns programs in 2009. She served as Finance Director for a US Senate candidate, US Congress candidate and Governor’s campaigns both in and out of Colorado. Michele also spent 2 years as an aide to 2 State Representatives during 2 legislative sessions. She then moved into public advocacy and community engagement in 2011 when she came to work for Blitz Canvassing. Her last 5 years in the Blitz Canvassing family has been devoted to managing teams of people who focus on person to person contact with the community to educate and engage them in elections, ballot initiatives, and community issues.
Owen Clough – Project Manager
Owen Clough is originally from New Jersey, where he attended The College of New Jersey before moving to Colorado to join the Blitz team. He previously interned working on campaigns, public policy, and for a congressman. Since joining Blitz, he has worked on numerous campaigns throughout the country, focused on the logistics and project management side. Owen enjoys centering his outside life around motorsport and spending time at his lake house in the Adirondacks
Trevor Donarski – President
Trevor Donarski leads the door-to-door canvass and signature collection efforts for Blitz Canvassing. Starting in 2014 as a signature collector himself, Donarski now oversees these day-to-day operations. In the past four years Trevor has had the opportunity to lead multiple teams across the country working for various Super PAC’s and committees. He has worked on everything from local municipal elections to the 2016 Presidential Race along with several statewide ballot measures. In 2018, Donarski oversaw multiple projects that collectively knocked on over one million doors. More recently, he managed a statewide signature collection effort, which broke the state record for the most signatures submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State. Growing up in Powell, Wyoming Trevor moved to Colorado to wrestle and attend school at Colorado Mesa University. Upon graduation, he immediately started his work with Blitz Canvassing. When campaign season slows down, Trevor enjoys spending his time outdoors with his wife Cadence and Golden Retriever, Tigger.