Alana Mounce, Executive Director
Alana joined the Nevada State Democratic Party as Executive Director in July 2017. She has extensive experience working on competitive campaigns in battleground states, including Nevada, and a strong background in field organizing. Alana most recently worked as the Deputy National Political Director for former Labor Secretary Tom Perez’s successful campaign for DNC Chair. During the 2016 general election, Alana was the Organizing Director for the Democratic coordinated campaign effort in Colorado. Before that, Alana was the Deputy Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Nevada, overseeing Washoe County through the First in the West caucus. Alana has also worked at the White House during the Obama Administration and on statewide campaigns for Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former Alaska Sen. Mark Begich. She got her start in politics as a Field Organizer in Las Vegas for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
Shelby Wiltz, Caucus Director
Shelby joined the Nevada State Democratic Party as Caucus Director in 2019. She has been working to elect Democrats since 2013. She worked to organize volunteers, turn out voters and manage field programs on more than seven campaigns across the country. In 2018, Shelby moved to Nevada to become the Organizing Director for the State Party’s Coordinated Campaign where she led the organizing effort that saw record turnout in a midterm year and elected a historic number of Democrats up and down the ticket.
Molly Forgey, Communications Director
Molly joined the Nevada State Democratic Party as Communications Director January 2019. She is a native Nevadan who graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.A and M.A. in Communications Studies. She began her career in politics as former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Press Assistant and served most recently as Press Secretary on Jacky Rosen’s successful bid for U.S. Senate. Before entering politics, Molly was a part-time instructor at UNLV teaching the basics of public speaking.
Ethan House, Research Director
Ethan joined the Nevada State Democratic Party as Research Director in January 2019. Before joining the NV Dems, he worked as the Deputy Research Director for Jacky Rosen’s United States Senate campaign. Prior to moving to the battle born state, Ethan worked as a Senior Research Associate for American Bridge 21st Century and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland’s 2016 United States Senate campaign. Ethan is a graduate of Ohio University with a BA in political science.
Sabrina Maki, Operations Manager
Sabrina manages the daily operations for the Nevada State Democratic Party and provides critical support for our staff. Prior to joining the NV Dems, she worked as a Graduate Researcher for the Center of Migration, Demography, and Population Studies and the Political Science Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sabrina has also worked as the Community and Medical Outreach Coordinator for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, and as the Volunteer Coordinator for Get Outdoors Nevada. As a native Nevadan, Sabrina got her start in politics as a fellow for the NV Dems and as a congressional intern for Rep. Dina Titus. Sabrina is currently a graduate student at UNLV studying American politics, with an emphasis on the Nevada Legislature.