Matthew has fifteen years of experience in project management, process improvement, and business analysis. He has built a career around always being the person to find ways to do things smarter while leveraging technology for what it was intended for. The ease of communication and the ability to work effectively within your organization. This approach has allowed employers to streamline many of their operations. Thus allowing organizations the ability to find the necessary time for side projects that could be vital to the organizations long term goals. In addition, allowing colleagues to balance their home and work life more effectively. Something that we all are having a hard time finding in today’s modern work environment.
Matthew currently works at The Institute of Internal Auditors as a Project Manager and Business Analyst and is the Treasurer of the Rainbow SemDems. He has served on his Homeowners Association Board of Directors for six years, was a Fellow for Hillary for America Campaign, and served for 3 years as Vice President of the Rainbow Democrats.
Jared Vincent Walker Sr.
Jared Vincent Walker Sr. has been a member of the Rainbow Democrats since 2020.
A Father, Husband, Son, Brother, and Friend. He’s a Florida native, relocating back to Orlando in 2015.
His career path has always been service driven and he wants to bring that experience to his new role in the organization.
Jared has led customer service teams throughout the East Coast, both in the retail and the interior design industry, Crate & Barrel NYC, Jonathan Adler NYC, and Williams-Sonoma Florida, to list a few.
Jared’s currently employed at a local based commercial interior design firm, with a nationwide client base.
He would have never thought that he would be driven and obligated to join the fight for democracy in our country. Witnessing the gridlock and the inability to serve the people in our Local, State and Federal institutions, has forced him to vacate the sidelines and join the ranks of the many who have paved the roads to a more perfect union.
He looks forward to applying his vast experience to the role of the Rainbow Democrat Treasurer.
Robin is an intrepid young activist fighting for LGBTQ+ rights across Florida. She dove into politics as a volunteer captain on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for President. Unabashedly progressive, she moved to taking on righteous fights in her community, joining the Rainbow Democrats, Young Democrats of Orange County (YDOC), and the Orange County Democratic Party (OCDEC) to do so. In addition to holding the positions of Secretary and Membership Committee Chair of the Rainbow Democrats, Robin is the Alternate Regional Director for Region 4 of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, Precinct Committee Woman for Precinct 409 with the OCDEC, and an admin for Florida Organizers for Democratic Progress (FODP).
Robin grew up in Crestview, FL, before moving to Gainesville in 2011, where she attended the University of Florida and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Robin currently lives in Orlando, and works as an engineer in weather and lightning detection at Kennedy Space Center, in support of the Artemis Program.
Before moving to Florida, Margo lived in Virginia. Margo did work on environmental issues including Wild and Scenic Rivers legislation, supporting the designation of New River in W. Va. as Wild and Scenic River, opposing the Hampton Roads Power Plant construction on the Chesapeake Bay, and participating in numerous other local conservation efforts.
Margo’s main political journey started a number of years after moving to Orlando when she worked on the Gore campaign in 2000. Since then, she has worked at some level in every presidential campaign and many other local campaigns.
Margo has helped to build visibility and grassroots by sponsoring booths in every Pride Parade for nine (9) years sometimes hosting and manning multiple Democratic and candidate booths. She has also organized and manned booths at several Gay Days Expos and at other Lake Eola festivals. These activities always included voter registration efforts resulting in the registration of hundreds of people.
In 2007 she and her husband, Jack, were founding members of Greater Orlando Team Hillary (GOTH) which was a grassroots organization supporting Hillary Clinton for President. After her primary loss in 2008, they threw their support Barrack Obama and worked on both of his campaigns.
She kept GOTH alive and reinvigorated it in 2013 when it was rumored that Hillary would make another run for President. She built this grassroots group into an organization of over 1200 people.
While building GOTH, she also became founding members of Ready for Hillary Super PAC and worked with the Super PAC to build grassroots support until Hillary officially announced her candidacy.
Once Hillary announced that she was running, the Primary season began and Margo was appointed as a member of the Hillary for America Florida Leadership Council. The Florida Leadership Council served as the in-state leadership for the campaign, amplifying the campaign’s national voice to Florida families, aiding the campaign with rapid response, organization building, grassroots organizing events, recruiting volunteer leaders, and identifying leaders for the Get-Out-The-Vote activities.
She ran the Central Florida Primary effort for Hillary Clinton from April 2015 to March 2016. Margo was appointed Central Florida Regional Lead responsible for nine (9) counties in Central Florida. They organized, opened, and manned the Hillary for America Primary Office at the International Painters and Allied Trades union hall. Margo and Jack also hosted several fundraisers for Hillary during the primary becoming official “Hillraisers”.
During both the primary and general election seasons, they hosted numerous watch parties either at their house or at The Hammered Lamb for every debate and other major campaign events. While these were focused on Hillary, they always included and introduced other local Democratic candidates and luminaries and gave them an opportunity to speak thus exposing them to a wider community.
Margo was appointed by the Hillary Clinton campaign to be Delegate-At-Large at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
After the Primary was over, she continued to support the Clinton campaign throughout the entire post-primary season – supporting the FDP, rallying grassroots for events, organizing volunteers, and supporting numerous events. During this time and in support of many events, Margo was the Assistant to Central Florida Press Secretary and the Assistant to Advance Team for Motorcade support.
In addition to their political activism, Margo and Jack are also active in the local community in other ways. With others, they have done fundraisers for local charities including St. Francis House (a shelter for homeless men with HIV/AIDS), Hope and Help, The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, the Harvey Milk Foundation, and for several local theater groups. They have been recognized six times by the Watermark’s annual Wave Awards as “Greatest Straight Allies for the Central Florida GLBT Community”.