SF Usual Suspects

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Barbary Coast Consulting
38 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
our phone: (415) FOG-0000
our fax: (415) 655-7497

Our Editors

Alia Al-Sharif
With a background including psychology, public affairs, and – yes – even performing arts, Alia has a keen understanding of how people think and move. When she’s not working tirelessly for causes she cares about, you can find Alia watching SFGovTV (seriously, she does this), catching every musical that sweeps through the bay, or trolling the city for vegan friendly goods.

Alex Clemens
Alex misses the late 1990s, when he’d update Suspects with the aid of a Commodore 64 and plenty of espresso.  (Nowadays, he uses his iPad 7 and intravenous Ensure.)

Rosie Dilger
A former campaign operative with a history of championing women’s rights and those good old fashioned San Francisco Values, Rosie brings an insider perspective to city politics. When she’s not doing outreach in the community or assisting her clients, she enjoys riding her bike, practicing yoga, cooking and exploring The City and all it has to offer.

Jesse Feldman
Always a little bit too happy and slightly snarky, Jesse loves to share his amusement with the City by the Bay. When he isn’t waxing poetic about San Francisco, you can find Jesse spotting up for jumpers at Dolores Park, waiting outside the Regency to see Lil’ B the BasedGod (TYBG), or lost somewhere in Las Vegas.

Ross Guehring
Born and raised in the mean streets of Marin County, Ross appreciates the unique political landscape of the Bay Area. When he’s not helping his clients achieve their goals, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and occasionally searching for his lost golf ball at a local course.

Taylor Jordan
With the pragmatism of a (non-practicing) attorney and  the creativity of a classically-trained musician, Taylor brings a unique perspective to Barbary Coast Consulting. When he’s not helping guide his clients through the frothy world of San Francisco politics, Taylor can be found either walking his pit bull around the Castro or frantically practicing for an upcoming concert.

Jaime Rossi
Like many former 4th grade teachers, Jaime has a keen understanding of San Francisco politics. An avid squash player, he also enjoys reading, traveling, and singing karaoke.

Amber Shipley
Back in San Francisco after nearly a decade as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., Amber is excited to bring her creative ideas and savvy communications skills to the wild west of Bay Area politics.  Outside of her love for progressive issues and campaigns, Amber is an avid gardener and loves brewing and drinking beer.

Alexis Smith
Alexis is a native of the Bay Area and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Her interest in San Francisco politics is second only to her passion for Hollywood gossip (okay, being a mom to daughters Storey and Sibley ranks high on the list as well). In the infrequent instance that Alexis finds herself with some free time, she enjoys trolling local flea markets and watching the UFC.