Sean Sinclair


Provides two decades of experience overseeing diverse multimillion-dollar political, independent and issue advocacy campaigns. Leveraging that experience, Sean brings a unique perspective to offer the highest-quality services to his clients. Sinclair Strategies produces award-winning direct mail for clients at every level – from nationwide organizations to local city council elections. The firm also provides a wide range of services, including general consulting, strategic analysis, and macro and micro targeting for use in key field, media and other communication strategies.

Prior to founding Sinclair Strategies, Sean served as Campaign Manager for multiple successful statewide efforts, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s re-election in 2004 and former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski’s open-seat victory in 2002. He also managed former California Congresswoman Jane Harman’s successful challenger campaign in 2000.

Mr. Sinclair graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in international business and currently lives in Needham, MA, with his wife and three daughters.

Miguel Elias


Brings over 15 years of experience crafting unique and award-winning designs. He creates high-impact graphics with precise visual cues, which allows Sinclair Strategies to provide its clients with creative pieces that not only look great, but convey a focused message. His portfolio extends to nationwide organizations; federal, state and local candidates; universities; national brands; corporations; and individuals. Miguel’s understanding of poll results, strategies and design trends gives him the ability to create unique mail that is tailored to each individual client.

Miguel Elias lives in Portland with his wife and two daughters. He attended Portland State University, where he studied business administration with a focus in marketing.

Shauna Shindler Ballo


Has provided media relations, message development and strategic advice for progressive causes and candidates for nearly two decades. As a member of the endangered species of Kansas Democrats, Shauna has a particular soft spot for political underdogs, but has had the honor to work for winning organizations like Service Employees International Union, the Oregon House Democrats, and Basic Rights Oregon. Shauna works with Sinclair Strategies clients to develop and deliver content that resonates with voters and wins elections. Shauna attended the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Portland State University.

She currently lives in Portland with her husband, daughter and an assortment of pets and backyard chickens.