Congressional Western Caucus
Jeff Small - Senior Advisor/Executive Director of the Congressional Western Caucus
Jeff Small is the Executive Director of the Congressional Western Caucus and a Senior Advisor in Congressman Gosar’s personal office. He previously served as Legislative Director in Chairman Gosar’s personal office, managing his Natural Resources Committee, Appropriations, Rules, Immigration and Border Security portfolios for three years. Jeff has worked for several other Western Caucus Members including caucus Vice-Chairman Scott Tipton and caucus members Ken Buck and Mike Coffman. Jeff played college football and graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado where he grew up hunting and fishing. Jeff and his wife Kristie attend St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill. They had their first baby, Kadence, in December of 2016.
Tanner Hanson - Legislative Assistant/Press Secretary for the Congressional Western Caucus
Tanner is a 2016 graduate of Reed College, a private liberal arts college located in Portland, OR. There, he majored in history of philosophy with an emphasis on psychoanalytic studies. While at Reed he served on the student-run Judicial Board, including sitting as its chair for the 2015-16 academic year. Tanner interned for Congressman Gosar in the summer of 2016 before returning as his Staff Assistant in 2017, and now works on policy and press for the Congressional Western Caucus. Though he knows the West Coast is better than the East, he loves working on natural resource and public lands issues for the Congressman—even if that means living in DC for most of the year. A native of Washington State, Tanner enjoys cycling, playing squash, hiking and reading.
Gold Canyon Office
Penny Pew - District Director
A 5th generation Arizonan with ranching/farming background, Penny lived in Gilbert until 1998 before moving to Apache County. She worked as Apache County Elections Director for nearly five years, establishing a voter outreach education program for the large Native American population. In 2006, Penny was honored to present congressional testimony on the merits of this program, as well as assisting the State of Alaska Elections Department in establishing a program for their Native Alaskans. She entered federal service in 2006 as District Director for Congressman Renzi before moving to northeast Texas to work with Congressman Louie Gohmert. In 2010 Penny returned to Arizona and has been honored to serve as District Director & Intergovernmental Affairs for Congressman Gosar ever since helping constituents navigate ‘Red Tape’ and government bureaucracy. Married forty years to husband Leo-her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to five children, ‘bonus’ military son and 25 grandkids; currently resides in Pinal County.
Sean Johnson - Veteran Outreach Coordinator
Sean is originally from Houston Texas and moved to Arizona in the 90’s when his father was transferred for work. Sean attended Arizona State University where he majored in Exercise Science and Kinesiology and minored in Psychology before doing 10 years in the Marine Corps. He was medically retired in 2012 at which time Sean came to work for Congressman Gosar. Sean took a brief hiatus to go back to school where he earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from University of Phoenix and is now currently working on a Masters in Education at ASU. On top of working veteran cases for Congressman Gosar, Sean is a full-time police officer, a high school substitute teacher, a gymnastics coach and a proud father to his 7-year-old son.
Teresa Martinez - Director of Hispanic Outreach and Coalitions
Teresa Martinez works part-time in Congressman Gosar's Gold Canyon office as the Director of Coalitions and Hispanic Outreach Coordinator. She joined the office in January of 2014 and also works part-time for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Teresa enjoys traveling and has visited every county in Arizona as well as almost 95% of the towns and cities, including Native American Reservations. She hopes to visit every town and city in the entire State at least once. Teresa began her career in public service in 2004 while working for Congressman Rick Renzi. She was born and raised in Arizona and is a mother to a 15-year-old son. She is a big fan of the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns.
Julie Brown - Office Manager and Constituent Services
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Julie moved to Prescott, AZ in 1999 where she worked as a paralegal for the next eleven years. Julie joined Congressman Gosar’s team in January of 2011 where she proudly serves as Office Manager and Caseworker in his Prescott District Office. Julie enjoys putting her past experience as a paralegal to work as she helps the Constituents of Congressional District 4 work through their issues with all of our Federal Agencies. In her time away from the office, Julie enjoys many outdoor activities and spends as much time as she can with her family. Julie is the proud mother of two boys.
Jeff Timm - Constituent Services Caseworker
Jeff was born in Omaha, NE and moved to Tucson, AZ when he was 2 years old. He lived in Tucson until graduating high school. Jeff joined the Navy right out of high school and spent the next 20 years serving his country and seeing the world, retiring in September 2008 as a Chief Petty Officer. Following service, he moved to Prescott, AZ and went to Yavapai College graduating with a degree in Business Management. He then went to work in April 2010 for the Veterans of the great State of Arizona, working for the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, assisting Veterans in navigating the claims process with the Veterans Administration. Jeff enjoys assisting the constituents of Arizona’s 4th Congressional District in accessing their government agencies. He is married to Kristine, his high school sweetheart, to which he has been married for 28 years. Jeff has four children and three grandchildren. When not working, he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family.