Our Team

Barry Wyatt

Barry Wyatt has over five decades of success in politics and government. He is a nationally recognized expert in direct voter contact, campaign management, and public affairs. As the principle of Barry Wyatt Associates, his clients have included national, state and dozens of local candidates. The firm also has a strong record of success working with strategic partners and stake holders to develop and promote initiatives that have benefited dozens of California communities.

Barry has served as Chief Consultant and twice as a Chief of Staff in the California State Legislature. He has vast institutional knowledge of the issues, governmental procedures and electoral process at all levels of government.

Barry Wyatt is an expert in crisis management. He has a unique ability to focus and foster productivity among all members of his team.   For his clients, this means results. Barry combines simple messages, effective planning, and meticulous implementation to achieve results for his clients, even against great odds.

In 2015 Mr. Wyatt was honored by Campaigns and Elections Magazine winning gold in 2 categories of the coveted “Reed Awards” for innovated and creative direct mail.

Mr. Wyatt’s experience, organizational skills, and attention to detail are legendary among his colleagues and clients. His political advice is often sought by national, state and local leaders.

Holly Wolting

Director of Operations

Holly Wolting is the Director of Operations for Barry Wyatt Associates. In her role, she works to coordinate the operational efforts of the firm while managing multiple incoming work streams.

Ms. Wolting came to Barry Wyatt Associates after working for a small non-profit based in Sacramento. While working with the non-profit, she was responsible for overseeing fundraising events focused on water conservation in the state of California.

Prior to entering the work force, Ms. Wolting attended California State University, Sacramento where she studied Journalism with an emphasis on Communication Studies.

Ms. Wolting has lived in the greater Sacramento area her entire life and currently resides in Roseville, CA with her two beautiful children. As a long-time resident of the Sacramento Region and loving parent, she is able to apply practical knowledge and understanding to the issues facing our community and great state.

Marriah Dobbins

Executive Assistant

Marriah Dobbins is our oldest continuous employee starting work at Barry Wyatt Associates in 2008. Marriah is the glue that hold us together. Her responsibilities include conducting research, collecting and analyzing data as well as preparing and editing correspondence, communications and presentations documents.

Ms. Dobbins is an avid pet lover she live with her husband and her four 4 legged kids in Sacramento.

Rich Robinson

Associate Senior Consultant

Richard Robinson is President of Robinson Communications, he has had tremendous success throughout California, especially in the Bay Area. His clients include many public officials throughout, with a special emphasis in Silicon Valley. Among these are Former State Senator John Vasconcellos, Assemblyman Rich Gordon, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Pete McHugh. Richard Robinson has given wide-ranging advice in the field of public affairs. He has served as a public policy advisor to the California High Speed Rail Authority, San Francisco Airport, the Santa Clara County Health Department, and the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority.  He has served as a business consultant to many entities including Calpine Corporation, the University of California at Santa Cruz, Sobrato Development, Centex Homes, Shea Homes, and Summerhill Homes. Richard Robinson is an acknowledged expert in strategic planning, public policy development and government relations. He founded Robinson Communications in 1989.

 

Mike Montgomery

Associate Senior Consultant

Mike Montgomery is President of The Montlake Group, LLC and the Executive Director of CALinnovates. Throughout his career, Mike has consulted on political, legal, public policy and new media strategy in addition to fundraising. Notably, Mike served as Northern California Finance Director for Governor Gray Davis and National Finance Director for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. He is passionate about the intersection of technology, politics, the economy, the environment, his wife and his daughter. He is mad skilled at fantasy baseball.