2020 GYR Chapter of the Year!
Harrison is a Buckhead native and a proud 2012 Westminster graduate. He majored in computer science at Harvard with a minor in Classical Civilizations. He was on the varsity fencing team and served as design editor for the Harvard Crimson newspaper.
Following college, he moved on to the start up world in Silicon Valley. Beginning at the Series C cyber threat intelligence startup Anomali, Harrison learned his trade of Sales Engineering in the field of cyber security.
Motivated by a job opportunity, Harrison moved home to Atlanta coinciding with the onset of the pandemic. The events of 2020 compelled him to actively contribute to the conservative cause. He currently works at Google as a customer engineer.
Jamie is a personal injury attorney at Law & Moran, and a proud Buckhead product. She attended Westminster from 2002-2013 and the University of Southern California from 2013-2016, where she graduated cum laude with a bachelors in Psychology and a minor in French. During her time at Westminster and USC, she swam competitively for Dynamo Swim Club and qualified for Olympic Trials. After college, she went to Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. During law school, she worked at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and conducted preliminary hearings, keeping criminals in jail until their trial dates. She also served as a mediator for the underserved in Los Angeles.
After graduating Loyola Law School, Jamie returned home to Atlanta and studied for both the California and Georgia bar exams, passing both. Prior to working at Law & Moran, she clerked for the Honorable Timothy C. Batten, Sr., Chief Judge of the Northern District of Georgia. She is excited to make Buckhead great again!
Anthony "Rek" LeCounte has worked and volunteered in the liberty movement for nearly his entire adult life. While living in Northern Virginia, he worked in communications for the American Legislative Exchange Council and the Institute for Justice and previously served on the board of the DC Chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans. He studied Political Science at Yale and earned his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in 2021, after which, he and his husband Alex, who graduated from UVA Law School, moved to Atlanta. While living in Charlottesville, Rek and Alex were married in a ceremony officiated by their congressman, Denver Riggleman of Virginia's 5th district, after volunteering for his election campaign during the contentious 2018 cycle. It marked the first time an incumbent Republican congressman had ever officiated a same-sex wedding. Rek now works for Google, where he manages engagement with right-of-center content creators on YouTube.
After growing up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Hunter attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics. As a leader in the Buckhead community, he currently serves as Vice President for the Buckhead Business Association, Chairman for the Young Bucks Professional Organization, Board Member for Buckhead Young Republicans and is an active member of the Buckhead Club. In addition to his community involvement, Hunter is a former Division I football player, an Eagle Scout and the founder of Live Action Capital, an Atlanta based live sports and entertainment investment company.
Zack started his leadership journey working in the metro-Atlanta area as a police officer and SWAT Operator. After seven years serving his local community, he transitioned to the role of an Infantry Leader in the U.S. Army and continued to serve during a combat deployment to Afghanistan and locally with the Georgia National Guard.
In between time away with the military, Zack has been able to build six businesses ranging from a security consulting firm, a domestic violence awareness non-profit, to an international dance competition he and his business partner grew to over 150 countries in the first year of operation. Zack is also set to release his first book this November, titled "The Legacy of Love: a Journey of Self-Mastery.'
Growing up in both Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles, California, Josh is a proud Republican with a background in business, policy, and leadership. Currently, Josh is a Strategic Enterprise Accounts sales representative for Snowflake Inc. He attended Texas A&M from 2018-2022 for a Masters in Public Service Administration with a minor in Russian and a concentration in Homeland Security and International Affairs.
During his time at Texas A&M, Josh was a prominent campus leader: serving as the Legislative Relations Chair, 3-year Student Senator, SBP Candidate, 4-year IFC VP, and held leadership on numerous honors societies and philanthropic organizations.
Josh has a background in both the entertainment industry as an award-winning actor for companies such as Disney, Sony, and Warner Bros. and policy experience working for Congressman Pete Sessions in both his District Office and D.C. Office as well as Public Law Enforcement entities such as TABC.
Carly Hockenberry is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst, special educator, and consultant to schools worldwide. Carly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and the Florida Institute of Technology. Since 2010, she has focused on treating pediatric patients who struggle with language acquisition and challenging behavior. Carly comes to us from Miami where she advocated for pro-Israel policy, lobbied for pediatric behavior analysis services, and was an active member of the Young Jewish Conservatives. Carly, along with her puppies Ari and Oskar, now call Atlanta home and is looking forward to her increased involvement with Buckhead Young Republicans.
Sam Kravitz hasn't been in politics long, but did spend around 6 months with the Herschel Walker campaign where he got experience with field events and event planning. Although he enjoyed his time there, he found his true home in media. Sam helped launch the media team at his school where they were able to get 800 followers within 3 days of launching. He is now a director of this team and he works each and everyday to find ways to make those social media accounts better. He is happy he can now apply his skills in another way. There's a lot of work to be done, but he's glad that BYR has faith in him, and cannot wait to make the club the best possible club it can be.
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