NWP was founded in 2001 by Christian Sinderman. Working with a great team and outstanding clients, we've grown over the past 15 years to the be the most successful political and strategic communications firm in the Northwest.
A native of Michigan, Christian moved to Washington State in 1998 to coordinate statewide field and Get-Out-The-Vote activities, transitioning by 1999 to helping recruit and later direct U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell's upset victory in 2000.
An incurable generalist (some would say unfocused), Christian works with candidates, issue campaigns, policy challenges, crisis communications... pretty much anything where he can apply his energy and experience.
Christian lives in Seattle with his family and a variety of pets. When not working, Christian enjoys coaching middle school sports, travel, soccer, photography and live music. He has a degree in Sociology and an M.S. in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan. (Go Blue!)
Erin joined NWP nearly a decade ago from her native California, where she worked for the successful re-election campaign of Senator Barbara Boxer, as well as issue and ballot measure campaigns.
At NWP, Erin's increasingly large portfolio includes serving as a lead for complex issue and initiative campaigns, working with candidates on planning, budget and strategic execution, and overseeing direct mail and online production work.
Erin lives in Seattle with her family, and a cat. Outside the office, Erin volunteers with vulnerable children, and enjoys travelling-- typically to beaches. She has a degree from UCSD.
Derek joined Northwest Passage after 6 years as Deputy Director for the House Democratic Campaign Committee, three cycles as a campaign manager on both statewide and local ballot measures, and Communication Specialist for the Democratic Caucus in Olympia.
Our lead on legislative and other candidate campaigns, Derek is experienced in drafting and implementing campaign and field plans, fundraising, managing budgets, conducting campaign research, developing media strategy and grassroots organizing.
A lifelong Washington resident, when Derek isn’t campaigning he is often out traveling the world with his backpack and Lonely Planet guide. He is a graduate of Western Washington University with degrees in both Political Science and Communications.
An experienced candidate and initiative campaign manager, issue advocate and former Political Director for U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Stephanie splits her time between NWP and Civic Ventures, a local progressive policy think tank.
Stephanie served as a Deputy manager on the 2014 I-594 campaign to expand firearm background checks and remains deeply engaged in gun violence reduction efforts. She works with NWP on initiative and issue campaigns, and provides strategic skills in messaging, management and budget oversight.
A native Washingtonian and proud WSU Cougar, Steph and her husband live in West Seattle. Outside the office, she is often found at Sounders matches, with friends, or walking her extremely cute dog Finn.
Caroline has developed and implemented online engagement and digital marketing plans for socially-conscious startups in Seattle and New York. At NWP, Caroline translates her digital marketing expertise to political campaigns and causes at a time when political advertising and advocacy is moving online at an unprecedented rate.
Caroline has also worked as a political reporter in Olympia, Washington and Juneau, Alaska, covering everything from energy policy to the minimum wage. As a journalist, Caroline brings a deep understanding of policy and messaging to complement her experience in marketing.When she’s not working, Caroline enjoys visiting her parents (and her dog) in Montana and tasting all of the food Seattle has to offer.
Caroline graduated from Seattle University and completed coursework at General Assembly.