Trey Pollard has worked for more than a decade in communications, public relations, and journalism across the country and the world. He has spent the last nine years managing messaging, media relations, crisis communications, and public relations strategy for environmental and public health advocacy organizations. Prior to that experience in the non-profit world, Trey worked for three years as Communications Director for U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky’s 3rd District, where he supported Yarmuth's work as the key messaging liaison to then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi on health care reform. Trey also worked as a reporter for multiple outlets in the U.S. and in South America. Throughout his career, Trey has worked extensively on message development, strategic communications, and political and grassroots advocacy with a focus on renewable energy, economic development, and health care. In his spare time, Trey works as a volunteer English teacher, freelance writer and photographer and community radio DJ. Originally from Richmond, Trey grew up in Georgia and is currently based in Charlottesville, Virginia, arriving by way of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Louisville, Santiago, Chile, and Hartford, Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia.