Kolby is a communications operative with diverse experience in the non-profit, public, and private sectors. His work at STG focuses on developing smart and effective communications and media engagement strategies for progressive campaigns, cutting edge political tech firms, and public lands advocacy groups.
He began his career in the Teach For America Corps as a fifth grade teacher at one of the largest public elementary schools in the Northeast. After his time in the classroom, he joined the research team at Gerson Lehrman Group in Austin, assisting top creative agencies and social enterprises with their most complex strategic challenges. Before coming to STG, Kolby worked for U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA).
A native Texan, Kolby holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin. As a student, he participated in President Barack Obama's “100,000 Strong Initiative” as a U.S. Fellow at Beijing Foreign Studies University in China.