Daniel Luepker, Co-Founder, CEO and COO
Daniel Luepker is the CEO and COO of Hard Lens Media. Daniel also works as a cameraman, editor, marketer, and radio personality for the company. Before starting Hard Lens Media, Daniel was a member of Wolf-PAC Illinois which successfully passed an article 5 amendment calling for the end of money in politics via a constitutional convention. He also joined College Works Painting where he outsold over 3000 of his competitors during a two-month period. After experimenting with another media startup, Daniel co-founded Hard Lens Media.
Paul DuPont, Reporter
A Chicago Transplant from Michigan, Paul has worked in the Technology industry for the last 10 years and has more recently become politically vocal. Paul is a peace advocate, concerned about America's foreign policy positions, climate change, wealth and income inequality and issues of social justice.
Kit Cabello Co-Founder, VP and Communications
Kit Cabello is a native resident of the Chicago and served two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the United States Marine Corps. After, serving faithfully for four years he was honorably discharged and decided to further his education at Northeastern Illinois University. He graduated Cum Laude, became member of the political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha, majored in political science and minored in news media and communication. Throughout his five years attending Northeastern Illinois University Kit believes that a well-informed populace that understands its political system and a free independent media is necessary for a functioning Republic. It should be noted that Kit also stands against money in politics namely the disastrous Supreme Court ruling Citizen’s United. In 2014 Kit and a team of political organizers from Wolf-PAC helped pass a resolution (SJR-42) calling to get money out of politics in the Illinois State House and Senate. This action also resulted in Illinois also being recognized by Congress as the first state calling for an Article 5 convention.
Yasmin Ahmad, Digital Marketing Manager
Yasmin was born and raised on the Southwest side of Chicago; obtained her bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She became more politically aware through her years in undergrad.
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Rebecca Marra, Reporter
Rebecca is a Natural Catastrophe Pricing Analyst in the insurance industry. She interned with Meteorologist Tom Skilling at WGN while studying meteorology at Northern Illinois University. She is also a part of The Climate Reality Project, Al Gore's non-profit organization with the mission to create a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity everywhere. Rebecca is passionate about spreading awareness on the socio-economic impacts of climate change along with topics such as green policy & infrastructure, environmental justice, government corruption, income inequailty, and health care accessibility.