and Senior Associate
M. Brooks, President of Evergreen Associates,
has been associated with governmental,
legislative and political issues practically
his entire life. He grew up in
the Seattle area, attended local public
and private schools, and completed undergraduate
and graduate studies in Political Science
and Latin American Studies at the University
of Washington in Seattle. During
that time, Bob also worked regularly
in the Washington State Legislature
in Olympia as a page and bill clerk.
1976, he served as campaign coordinator
for the initial Congressional campaign
of Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA). The campaign
was successful, and Mr. Brooks moved
to Washington, D.C. to serve as Administrative
Assistant and Chief of Staff to Congressman
Dicks. He served in this position for
the first six years of Mr. Dicks’ incumbency,
which lasted until his retirement in 2012. Congressman Dicks’ 18 terms were the most ever served by a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Washington.
Brooks left Congressman Dicks’ office
in 1982 to establish Evergreen Associates,
a government relations and constituent
representation firm in Washington, D.C.
For over thirty years he has provided
government affairs guidance to numerous
clients in his position at Evergreen
Associates. Bob’s federal liaison
techniques are well-honed, and he has
helped his clients realize countless
Brooks is available and ready to serve
your needs in our nation’s capital.
Kern was raised near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
From an early age she maintained a keen
interest in the Dairy State’s political
pulse. While studying at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, Teresa majored
in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology
and also earned a Certificate in European
Studies. During this time she also studied
abroad for a summer in Bonn, Germany,
gaining additional perspective in governmental
and international affairs.
returned to the Milwaukee area to pursue
her Juris Doctor (JD) at Marquette University,
where she focused on international affairs.
She again had the opportunity to study
in Europe, this time at University College
London. Upon her return to the United
States, she began to concentrate her
interests in the field of advocacy,
and she increased her participation
in groups that reflected this desire.
She served as Secretary and President
of Marquette’s International Law Society
and was an integral member of the Public
Interest Law Society.
her law school graduation in May 2007,
Ms. Kern moved to Washington, DC to
seek an advocacy position. Her search
brought her to Evergreen Associates,
where she currently manages the Housing,
Global and Domestic Health, Science and
Her legal background and legislative
acumen bolster her ability to analyze
the intricacies of various legislation
affecting technological and scientific
developments, and she utilizes these
skills every day as our Legislative
Counsel. Teresa is a member in good
standing of the Wisconsin State Bar
Powers was born in Frankfurt, Germany
to parents proudly serving in the United
States Army, continuing a long-standing
family tradition of military service.
After living briefly in New Jersey,
the Powers family settled in Springfield,
Virginia, just outside of Washington,
Powers graduated from George Mason University
in Fairfax, Virginia, with a Bachelor
of Arts in Government and International
Politics in June 2007. She earned a
spot on both the National Dean’s List
and the GMU Dean’s List in four consecutive
semesters while maintaining membership
in Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political
Science Honor Society. Her accomplishments
gained Amanda a scholarship to study
in Berlin as part of GMU’s Center of
joined the firm in February 2006 as
a student intern and was retained as
a part time associate. In January 2007,
she became our executive associate.
She acts as military liaison, provides
legislative research, and manages special
projects. Amanda also serves as company’s
assistance in our nation’s capital?
Call Amanda Powers at Evergreen Associates.
Loeffler was raised in the small farming
community of Fairfield, just south of
Spokane, in the heart of Washington’s
Inland Empire. After high school, Joe
relocated to Seattle to attend the University
of Washington. He graduated in 2006
with his undergraduate degree in political
science and communications. Over the
course of his studies, Joe spent time
as an intern in the Office of Senator
Patty Murray and also completed an international
relations program focusing on Greek/Albanian
relations at the University of Ioannina
in northern Greece.
graduation Joe served as staff assistant
on the Obama/Biden Campaign and worked
on the public affairs team at Edelman
Public Relations in Seattle. He ultimately
longed to be closer to the national
political and government arena; and
moved to Washington, D.C. in 2009.
leaving Seattle, Joe has attained valuable
experience working with a wide variety
of clients at two government affairs
firms. A keen interest in certain issues,
including those concerning the Pacific
Northwest, drew Joe to Evergreen Associates
in the Spring of 2011. He now serves
as a Legislative Associate, focusing
on several key federal issue areas:
education, Native Americans, impact
aid, health, military families, and
other general areas.
hobbies include college basketball,
foreign travel, and marine aquatics.
He is an active member of the D.C. Chapter
of the University of Washington Alumni
Association and currently serves as
a Board Member of the Washington State
Our newest Evergreen intern, Aris Hart, was born in Durham, North Carolina, home of great collegiate athletic teams and the world famous Research Triangle. He attended and graduated from Durham Academy, a prestigious elementary and secondary school with a rich culture of progressive education, diversity, and achievement. While at Durham Academy, Aris was captain of the nationally recognized debate team, and the fifth-ranked debater in the entire state of North Carolina. He was also able to earn his third degree black belt in Taekwondo, a highly disciplined martial art, which he has taught for more than eight years.
While preparing to continue his studies at the university level, Aris worked as a volunteer tutor for the acclaimed Augustine Literacy Project in Durham. There he helped disadvantaged second graders develop reading and comprehension skills diminished by shrinking public education funding.
Aris was admitted to The American University in Washington, D.C., in September, 2013. His major areas of study are Political Science and Criminal Justice, with a projected graduation date of May, 2017. He is scheduled to complete his internship here at Evergreen Associates in May, 2014. Aris expects to hone his legislative research skills here, and become an expert in the development of federal budgets. He anticipates returning to the Tarheel State and using his education expertise, acquired from hands-on experience at this internship, to help change public policy concerning education.
Aris Hart’s internship is off to a great start, and our clients are already benefitting from his enthusiasm, discipline, and research abilities. We look forward to one of our best internships from this capable young man.
Adriana Camacho is our Winter-Spring 2014 International Intern from the Prestigious Washington Center’s Mexican Governors’ Internship Program. She brings with her one of the most unique backgrounds of any student intern in Evergreen Associates’ 32 history.
Adriana Camacho is an engineer by education, having earned several certificates and degrees in engineering, most recently from the Universidad Tecnológica de San Juan del Río in the state of Querétaro, México. She was born in Querétaro and raised in San Juan del Río, where she attended public schools, excelling in military band, folk music, and sciences.
She was accepted by Universidad Tecnológica after a rigorous admissions process in 2009. After a mere two years she had earned a technical degree in mechatronics based on her work with Bertha O. de Osete Foundation, which produces specialty wheelchairs for persons with disabilities. Not content with just charity work, while there she conducted an exhaustive study of the wheelchair production process, vastly increasing the organization’s productivity by streamlining the process.
In July 2012 Adriana was awarded a scholarship to study abroad in France, at the internationally acclaimed IUT Belfort-Montbélliard in Belfort, France. Learning French came easily, and in 2012 she completed an internship at PSA-Peugeot in Paris. At Peugeot she developed a new electrical-electronic vehicle wiring system, earning yet another professional degree in Vehicles, Electronics, and Automation Management.
That year Ms. Camacho returned to the more familiar surroundings of San Juan del Río, México, where, after an astonishing second place finish in the XVI National y VI International MiniRobotic Competition, in 2013 she earned her Bachelor’s degree with high honors in Mechatronics Engineering. Her project: automating the dome in one of the buildings at The Universidad Tecnológica.
Shortly after commencing her graduate engineering studies last year, Adriana entered the Querétaro state competition for the coveted Governor’s Washington Center internship program in Washington D.C. Not surprisingly, she placed atop the applicants, and was awarded the appointment. She started at Evergreen Associates in conjunction with this program in January 2014. As expected, she is off to a great start here.
When Adriana completes her work at Evergreen in May, she will return to Mexico to further pursue her master’s degree in engineering. Her thesis will develop a project entitled “GPS Metropol”, designed to vastly improve public transportation in Querétaro City, and she will present it to her government. This time, however, she will have the additional advantage of experience in advocacy. She should be able to integrate the all-important implementation feature of government partnership and participation into her discussion.
For our clients her technical background presents Evergreen Associates with an entirely new dimension for intern activities.