Founded in 2016, Tidemore originated from a belief that good candidates and causes often lost not from lack of merit, but from a gap in resources and quality of service. The firm built its reputation by challenging the status quo, finding ways to win even when observers wrote a project off as a lost cause, and adapting an expansive suite of services into a one-stop-shop that allowed for greater efficiency and more cohesive strategy.
Tidemore’s team provides a diversity of experience and track records of success that you can count on to deliver for you time and again. Our partners and associates showcase backgrounds that span state, local, and federal government, legal practice, nonprofits, consulting firms, and leadership within the Democratic Party. With decades of combined professional experience, we’re well-positioned to deliver the strategy and execution your project demands.
As a former Brand Ambassador, Rekea Williams understands the value of creating and maintaining a favorable public image. She demonstrates years of experience in strategic marketing, content creation, and relationship building in her current role of Public Affairs Associate. An innate problem solver, Rekea has the proven ability to meet difficult goals and perform well under pressure. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, collecting vinyl records, and embroidery. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from Goucher College in International Relations, with plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Ben Groff is a public affairs consultant with more than five years of experience advising campaigns, public officials, and businesses who need a strategic edge. He specializes in government relations, media strategy, and policy development, but he’s most passionate about implementing well-designed plans. A graduate of Paul Smith’s College of the Adirondacks and Maryland Law, he’s not afraid to take the road less traveled or make a stand against difficult odds. Past efforts include Bill Henry’s successful bid for Baltimore City Comptroller, re-electing City Councilman Ryan Dorsey, and passing ballot questions creating Baltimore’s Office of the Inspector General and Baltimore County’s public campaign financing program.
Ashiah Parker is a longtime resident of the Sandtown neighborhood in Central West Baltimore, and is committed to making her neighborhood and Baltimore City a better place. Her work at Tidemore includes ensuring the firm’s policy and politics line up with the values of our community. She also brings extensive experience in 501(c)(3) management as well as financial oversight and compliance for government spending. Her executive, coalition building, and project management skills are a vital asset to Tidemore’s advocacy and electoral campaigns. Ms. Parker holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and lives with her two children, Aaliyah and Jeremiah and her partner, Keith.
A product of the University of Maryland School of Law, Ben takes pride in centering his work on forward-looking public policy and crafting persuasive, targeted communication campaigns across traditional and digital media platforms. A former Executive Director of the Maryland Democratic Party, he led reforms that continue to shape Party operations such as its year round organizing staff, small dollar donor program, and complete rebrand of collateral. Since Tidemore’s founding in 2016, Ben’s helped guide 12 candidates to office for the first time or elevate to higher office. He takes special joy in advising electeds, candidates, and causes facing principle-driven uphill battles. His client portfolio includes statewide and national advocacy organizations focused on implementing progressive solutions to wealth disparity, public health challenges, and the myriad issues stemming from land use.