Brian VanRiper


Brian is the Principal and founder of Method Campaign services, Southern California’s leading grassroots solutions shop. Launching Method in 2010 to offer the highest quality field campaigns possible, Method has become the industry leader in the space.

Brian has worked on everything from national presidential campaigns and issue advocacy efforts to local ballot measure efforts and most everything in between. Working across a wide swath of issues and efforts, and with a very large number of consultants and teams across California, Brian either has the best solutions readily available or knows who the best source is to find the most efficient answers possible.

Brian is often asked by press for insights into matters, and has spoken on panels for the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). Brian and his family reside in Hollywood. Brian grew up in Massachusetts and moved to California while serving in the Marine Corps until 2004.


Helen Hwang


Helen is a Los Angeles native with a passion for campaigns. She has the privilege of building campaign strategies for a number of local and state campaigns, which also include independent expenditures, school board races, land use and ballot measures. She has managed campaign teams of 10-80+ personnel, while also providing invaluable client management and services. She strongly believes in civic engagement at all levels and holds it in high regard.

Helen is a member of the Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council, Sierra Club Political Committee, Los Angeles Young Democrats, Board Member - Korean American Democratic Committee and Board Member - CA Women's List.

Helen currently lives in Koreatown, one of LA's rapidly growing neighborhoods. In her spare time she enjoys frequenting museums and traveling.