Our Team

All officers are elected annually at the December membership meeting of the Marin County Young Democrats.

Erika Rosales-Shelfo, President

Erika Rosales-Shelfo is the current President of MCYD. She is a resident of Tiburon and current law school student. She works for a local immigration law firm serving the underserved communities in Marin County. She is a passionate Latina who enjoys volunteering with the Canal Alliance and teaching English to ESL adult learners to bridge the language gap. She is a Rotary member who enjoys working with diverse backgrounds in her community, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

Doug Sides, Director of Membership

Doug Sides is the Director of Membership for 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.

Loughlin Browne, Political Director

Loughlin Browne has been on the Executive Committee for the last two years. This year she is the Political Director. Loughlin is a senior at Redwood High School and currently lives in Corte Madera. In 2019, Loughlin was awarded the Heart of Marin Volunteer of the Year award for her outstanding service in the community. She also serves on the Marin County Youth Commission. In her spare time, she plays and listens to music, works on her school newspaper, and spends time with her friends and family.  

Laurel Druke, Treasurer & Chief Administrator

Laurel Druke is the longest-serving MCYD board member.  She's been a member of MCYD since 2010. She lives in San Rafael and is a Dominican University of CA alumna. Go Penguins! She works as the Operations and Development Manager for Beyond Differences, a nonprofit focused on ending social isolation in middle schools nationwide and creating a sense of belonging for every student. She is very passionate about her work and as an activist for housing, homelessness, and women's issues. In her spare time, she loves to volunteer with local campaigns, spend time with her family and fur-nephew Archie, take walks with friends, go wine tasting, cycle, meet new people, and get creative with paint and scrapbooking.  

Photo by Eli Beckman

Our mission is to amplify young Democratic voices, mobilize awareness through sustainable action, and build a genuine leadership pipeline in the region. We work on projects, such as voter registration and education, affordable housing, and homeless rehabilitation. 

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