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Our Team


Summer Cassel (she/her), President

Summer was born and raised in Marin County, and has been a resident of West Marin for most of her life. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, she returned to Marin to work for State Senator Mike McGuire. She joined Marin Young Dems to promote other young voices and work to get other young Dems elected. As president for 2024, she would like to contribute to the 2024 election in a meaningful way, and work to increase the clubs visibility throughout Marin County.

Doug Sides (he/him), Treasurer

Doug Sides is the Treasurer of the Marin County Young Democrats. He wanted to join the Executive Committee because he has found it to be such a wonderful group of friends in MCYD and he wanted to repay that by serving. He was born in Southern California and has lived in Novato for the last 4 years.  He has lived all over the West working on conservation and land management projects with the BLM, NPS, and USFWS. Now he works as an arborist, assisting with PG&E’s vegetation management programs.


Brylee Flores (they/them), Director of Membership

To be updated as of 22 May 2024

Zachary Griggy (he/him), Co-Political Director

Zachary Griggy is a co-Political Director for Marin County Young Democrats. A lifelong resident of Marin County, he has been interested in local politics since he started attending Novato school board meetings at age 15. Shortly after graduating from high school, he became involved in local redistricting to try to fight for fair representation for local communities, drawing the adopted maps for several Marin school boards and serving as the youngest member of Marin County’s Redistricting Ad Hoc Working Group. Griggy recently graduated summa cum laude from UC Irvine and was one of 240 U.S. finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in 2023. As co-Political Director, Griggy looks forward to bringing his passion for protecting our democracy, good governance, and advancing issues important to young people to Marin County Young Democrats’ mission.

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Ryan Brogger (she/her), Co-Political Director

Hey, I'm Ryan Brogger, a co-political director at MCYD. As a junior at Tamalpais High School and a long-time resident of Mill Valley, I'm dedicated to increasing engagement in local politics across Marin County. By empowering our community in our local elections, we can make Marin voices heard!

Skylar Collins (he/him), Communications Director

Skylar Collins' duties include drafting and reporting statements and maintaining the website. He currently works in the legal and behavioral health fields and will be attending graduate school in counseling psychology in the fall of 2024. In his spare time, Sky is active in climate and housing efforts, enjoys improv comedy and meditation, and is an occasional actor and stage manager.

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Photo by Eli Beckman

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