The CNP is staffed entirely by volunteers.  Meet some of our members.

Theo Slater

Theo Slater, Chair

Theo is an attorney who lives and works in Sacramento. He joined the CNP out of his desire to build a party focused on building a better future for California – not serving the interests of big donors. He is committed to building an organization that can serve and represent California’s diverse communities.

Sarah Farrell

Sarah Farrell, Vice-Chair

Sarah was born and raised here in California and is a true California girl! Sarah is a paralegal and lives in the North Bay region of the Bay Area with her husband and 4 dogs. Like many other members she joined the CNP after the 2016 Presidential election. Sarah knows California is better than this and understand that the majority of Californian’s values do not align with what is going on in Washington D.C. Sarah wants to work to make sure all Californian’s voices are heard!

Amber Buchholz

Amber Buchholz, Secretary

Amber Buchholz is a sixth generation Californian who has lived in several corners of this great nation. She is passionate about defending California Values and protecting our uncommonly beautiful environment. A lifelong activist, Amber has volunteered as a patient escort at Planned Parenthood, served as an election monitor to ensure access to polling stations, and volunteered in a refugee camp in the summer of 2016, to support victims of America’s endless “War on Terror”.

Lyra Porcasi

Lyra Porcasi, Treasurer

Lyra is a Math and Science teacher of 20 years, novelist, environmental chemistry researcher, and a minister of the Universal Life Church. She was born in Los Angeles, a third-generation California native of Italian and Polish descent. She currently lives in the suburbs north of LA, raising two daughters and three cats. Having previously been registered as independent, she became a member of the California National Party immediately upon discovering the potential for future secession, after the demonstration of unadulterated fraud that was the 2016 election.


Rosemary Lemmis and Anthony Goldsmith, LA Co-Chairs
Sean Danbury, Orange County Chair
Brett Pike, Sacramento and Yolo County Chair
Cynkay Morningsong, Sonoma County chair
Graham Balch, Marin County Chair
Ken Brucker, San Diego County Chair
Michael Loebs, San Francisco and San Mateo County Chair
Manuel Carrasco, Placer and Nevada Counties Regional Chair
David Gregory, Glenn, Colusa, Butte, and Tehama Counties Regional Lead
Felix Martin, Fresno and Madera Counties Regional Lead
Maxyne Tanha, San Bernardino Regional Chair
Amber Buchholz, Jefferson Regional Chair


Mike Mendez, Chair of Hispanic Network
Sarah Farrell, Women’s Caucus Chair
Sean Forbes, Communications Director
Betsy Avilla, Social Media Director
Manuel Carrasco, Director of Voter Registration
Maxyne Tanha, Volunteer Director
Harris Mowbray, CNP Youth Caucus Chair
Ruth Dragicevich, IT Director and Webmaster
John Owens, Technical Consultant and Server Admin