An agile specialist in the high stakes world of politics…That's Ross Guehring, Our Director
With proven experience in a wide array of public affairs and political campaigns, Ross possesses a versatile background in the strategic communications industry.
On every project, Ross brings a relentless work ethic, calm nerves and the ability to deliver well-executed, multifaceted grassroots advocacy strategies. He’s worked with elected officials, candidates for public office, labor representatives and community leaders in their efforts to create coalitions and win hard fought campaigns within the court of public opinion and various levels of government.
Previously, Ross served as Vice President at a public affairs firm in the North Bay where he worked on major projects relating to real estate development, heavy industrial operations, transportation, public safety and other vital matters.
In years prior, he was a Senior Account Executive at a national political communications firm in the Bay Area, where he helped manage national, statewide and local direct mail campaigns for candidates and various organizations.
Ross earned his degree from the prestigious University of Arizona with a Major in Political Science and Minor in Communications. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he’s informed with precious insight into the region’s unique political landscape.
Through kiva.org, all Barbary Coast employees make interest-free microloans to people in need around the world. Ross’ Kiva partner is Chizi Njemo of Samburu, Kenya. With seven children, Chizi and her husband spend a majority of their income on food and school fees. Chizi operates a door-to-door grocery business and will use her loan to purchase sacks of green vegetables, tomatoes and onions to boost sales.