Our Team

Hilltop’s partners and principals have developed and refined their skills on high-profile political campaigns and in the highest levels of municipal, state and federal governments. We are a coast-to-coast team that is ready to help you win.

Washington, DC

Hilltop’s Washington office is led by founding partner Nick Baldick and includes a team of seasoned public affairs professionals. Our partners have managed some of the largest issue campaigns in history and have been at the center of Washington’s most high-profile debates.


Hilltop’s practice in Southern California is led by Courtni Pugh. A veteran of California politics, Pugh has helped lead advocacy efforts for some of Southern California’s largest organizations and causes.
323-607-2727 - Phone


In Colorado, Hilltop’s practice is led by Craig Hughes. Hughes is one of the pre-eminent strategists and managers of political and issue campaigns in the country. Called “one of the five most influential Democrats in Colorado” by Campaigns and Elections magazine, Hughes has been involved in the design and management of dozens of high-level issue and candidate campaigns throughout the United States.
1700 Lincoln St.
Floor 17
Denver, CO 80203
720-608-0365 - Phone


Barrett Kaiser leads a team of seasoned campaign and public affairs professionals in offering campaign management, ad production and placement, public relations, issue advocacy, and grassroots organizing services. Named one of America’s top “Influencers” by Campaigns & Elections Magazine, Kaiser draws on more than 20 years of political experience, including nearly 11 years as a top advisor to former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to China Max Baucus.
406-534-9666 - Phone


6675 S Tenaya Way Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89113
702-266-7721 - Phone

New York

Hilltop's New York office guided the historic election and re-election of Mayor Bill de Blasio and is a driving force in city, state and national politics.
32 Court St.
Suite 2109
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Hilltop's Pennsylvania office is led by veteran campaign managers Jane Slusser and Brendan McPhillips. Slusser and McPhillips are a powerhouse team whose individual achievements include guiding the successful campaigns of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Senator John Fetterman.
50 S 16th Street
Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2516


In Washington, Hilltop’s practice is led by Dayna Lurie Parramore. Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Dayna brings 10 years of Pacific Northwest political experience to Hilltop.

Team Members

925 4th Ave Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104
425-241-8153 - Phone
206-770-6210 - Fax