SGPA Leadership

Stacy Mott

Founder & President, Board of Directors
Founder of Smart Girl Politics, Stacy is the organization's President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In her role as President, Stacy develops and implements strategies that help the organization achieve their mission to engage, educate, and empower conservative women to get involved in the political process. Using her previous experience in marketing and management, she helps guide the brand and recognition of Smart Girl Politics. Prior to starting Smart Girl Politics, Stacy was a Regional Human Resource Manager for a division of Toys R Us. She worked in the field of Human Resources and Management for ten years before deciding to have children and stay home. She was born and raised in a small steel mill town in West Virginia and is a graduate of West Virginia University. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband Matt, and three wonderful children.


Teri Christoph

Co-Founder, Board of Directors
Teri Christoph is co-founder and vice president of Smart Girl Politics. She is host of Smart Girl Nation, an Internet radio show heard on every Wednesday at 10PM ET. Teri has a B.A. in government and politics from The University of Maryland at College Park. Before her work with Smart Girl Politics, she worked for the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and PUMA Systems, Inc., a defense contractor. She also has volunteered on local and national political campaigns, most recently serving on the Women’s Steering Committee for the Bob McDonnell for Governor campaign.


Kristen Hawley

Director of Operations
Kristen graduated from the University of Michigan, earning her B.S. with a concentration in Ecology and a double minor in Field Biology & Geography. Despite her scientific background, politics is her true passion. Kristen has always been on the conservative end of the political spectrum. However, after the election in 2008, a day when conservatives around the country were still in mourning, she found a new motivation to change the direction of her country and threw herself into online activism. Soon after that she discovered SGP, and knew it was an organization that would connect her with other conservative women who were as ready for action as she was. She livesin Michigan with her husband and daughter.


Rebecca Wales

Board of Directors
Rebecca began in politics as a high school intern in a liberal Congressman’s district office, then helped to mobilize community activists at a national not-for-profit during college in Washington DC, as she left her liberal days behind. She has worked in government affairs, focusing on Defense, Homeland, and telecom issues. Rebecca joined the 2008 presidential cycle as Rudy Giuliani's Director of Administration and Deputy National Coalitions Director, then as McCain-Palin’s Deputy National Youth Director. She has been a regular contributor on Fox News, has testified before Congress, and has been seen and heard nationwide on TV, radio, print, and online on behalf of SGP. She is currently a senior public relations executive in Washington, DC for a global communications firm, and is the happily married mom of three young girls.


Tami Nantz

National Director of New Media
Tami Nantz is the founder of Moms 4 Sarah Palin, a political blog launched during the 2008 presidential campaign. In October 2008, an article written by Florida Sun Sentinal's Anthony Mann examined the role of alternative social media in politics and featured Moms 4 Sarah Palin, garnering it national attention. As a result, CNN featured Tami and her blog on Anderson Cooper 360, as well as the Campbell Brown Show. Tami and her political writing also gained mention in Leslie Sanchez's excellent book You've Come a Long Way, Maybe. A writer and political activist engaged in conservative issues primarily through social media, Tami is currently working to motivate as many conservative women as possible to jump into the arena, get involved, and make a true difference in their communities. A graduate of Bob Jones University, Tami lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and daughter.


Michelle Moore

Director of Technology
Michelle Moore is a political activist, sometimes radio host, blogger and original founding leader of Smart Girl Politics and St. Louis Tea Party. Michelle can be heard Thursday mornings hosting "The Patriot Enclave" with Brian Nieves on 1350 AM and was the only female fill-in ever for The Dana Show on 97.1 News Talk. Michelle has appeared on "Fox and Friends" and "America's Newsroom", both on Fox News Network and "The Dylan Ratigan Show" on MSNBC. Michelle blogs at often expressing herself in a brash, direct way. She has been called a bully and a meanie, both of which are probably true. When Michelle is not stirring it up, she is a professional geek and mother to two teenage daughters.


Jennifer Leslie

National Director for the States
Jennifer studied at both the University of Texas and the University of Houston and graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science. After graduation, Jennifer worked in recruiting and health care financial management, both in consulting and in managed care contracting at major hospitals in Houston, Louisiana, Chicago and North Carolina. After taking a hiatus from professional employment to raise a family, Jennifer has been extensively involved in military family and school volunteer programs including Family Readiness Group Leader, PTO Vice President, PTO event chair, Junior Achievement Volunteer and Tutoring Resource Center Volunteer Tutor. In April of 2009, Jennifer became the involved with Smart Girl Politics where she started as the Southern Arizona District Coordinator and became the Arizona State Coordinator. During her time in Arizona, SGP organized at Border Clean-Up in Honor of Robert Krentz in Naco, Arizona. She was also the Executive Director for the SGP Sponsored '100 Mile Hump' fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. After the tragic shootings in Tucson on January 8, 2011, SGP leaders in Southern Arizona worked with several other community groups to organize a Show of Strength to protect the victims' families from potential funeral picketers from Westboro Baptist. SGP Tucson has sponsored Voter Registration tables at various community events and has networked with other groups in Southern Arizona to create a strong network of conservatism in the community. In addition to Smart Girl Politics, Jennifer has worked on campaigns in Arizona for both a congressional and a senate candidate. Since becoming a military wife, she has lived in North Carolina, Key West, Arizona, and is currently in Texas. She is the mother of two elementary aged children.



Shannon Mann

Assistant Director of New Media
Shannon is a former aide in the GA Governor's Office and joined SGP in 2010 as a District Coordinator for Georgia SGP.  She is the editor of In the Gap blog, and New Media Coordinator for SGPA and Smart Girl Nation.  A graduate Georgia State University with BA in Journalism-Public Relations, she and her husband own their own business just outside of Atlanta.


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commented 2012-04-13 18:31:05 -0400 · Flag
Michelle Malkin alerted me to the power of SGP in her column today. Congratulations to you all for taking the fight to the left and their propaganda slurs about the so-called Republican war on women. I support you wholeheartedly.
published this page in Who We Are 2012-03-05 16:39:34 -0500
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