Cliff served as National Youth Director for Rand Paul's 2016 Presidential Campaign Committee. He managed "Students for Rand" and mobilized 500 chapters nationwide. Prior to the campaign, Cliff worked as the YAL Northeast Regional Director. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Class of 2014, with a B.A. in Education and a B.S. in Theatre Arts.
Lauren Elizabeth Evans
Director of Events
Lauren is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a BA in Radio and Television Production. She is a Florida native, who loves sunshine and UCF football. Lauren’s interest in public policy was inherited from her mother but her passion for liberty was sparked through campus activism with her YAL chapter at UCF. Lauren has held multiple roles at YAL -- intern, Florida State Chair, Central Regional Director, Video Productions Manager, and Director of Events. Before joining the YAL team full time, Lauren worked as the Audio Visual Production Assistant for the Cato Institute.
National Field Director
Ty first got involved with YAL when he founded the Central Michigan University chapter, where he attended. Ty later became Michigan State Chair with YAL and supported the network of chapters in the state of Michigan and helped found several chapters. Ty later joined Students For Liberty's Campus Coordinator program and participated in SFL's inaugural Professional Advancement Fellowship as a Data Associate. He is the Project Director for SFL's Liberty in North Korea activism initiative and is active in humanitarian efforts to rescue North Korean refugees.
Kyle HanlinKyle is a native North Carolinian and an avid sports fan, particularly NC State football and basketball. Before joining YAL, he served as the Senior Development Officer at the Nevada Policy Research Institute in Las Vegas where he grew their operations budget by more than 30%. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in political science and a concentration in economics. Kyle was taught U.S. History from a liberal professor in high school and decided then to spend his life advancing free-market solutions and limited government.
Director of Development
Derek graduated from North Carolina State University in 2012, where he earned a degree in political science with a concentration in American politics. Derek helped co-found and co-lead the YAL chapter at NC State, where their first big event was to host Congressman Ron Paul, garnering a crowd of 1,200. During his time at NC State, Derek helped roll back an unconstitutional speech code that earned him attention from the local press, and he made an appearance on the John Stossel show for his efforts. Beyond politics, Derek is a self-described nerd and huge Star Wars fan.
Director of Free Speech
CJ served as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for Rand Paul's 2016 Presidential Campaign and worked exclusively with National Youth Director Cliff Maloney, Jr. to start Rand Paul's Barbershop Chat events. Prior to the campaign, CJ worked as Director of Programs for The Gloucester Institute a leadership training organization for minority youth leaders in Virginia. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an alumnus, CJ has a B.A. in Political Science & a minor in Dramatic Arts. CJ is a native of Detroit, MI and has dedicated himself to taking the message of Freedom & Liberty to every community in America.
Director of Communications
Matthew Boyer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he first got involved with YAL. At Rutgers Matthew studied political science and German, and received s great deal of publicity for his activism on campus. He became the New Jersey State Chair, and was recognized as the Northeast State Chair of the Year in 2015. Matthew was also a contributor to The Daily Targum and The College Fix. Matthew is a Pennsylvania native who enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and trying new food.
Southeast Regional Director
Lydia joined her YAL chapter at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as an undiscovered libertarian. She assisted the group with event programming organizing several tabling events and multiple trips to conferences/conventions. As a State Chair she worked diligently to strengthen the network in her state and even developed the first Wisconsin YAL Leadership Forum. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, painting, and binge watching Netflix.
Northeast Regional Director
Garett derives from the Great Lake State of Michigan, and is an avid Detroit sports fan. He founded his own chapter at Northern Michigan University, and his love for liberty soared. He became a Michigan State Chair for YAL, along with with becoming a State Coordinator with Students for Rand. With SFR, he created a massive network in the state of Michigan, which helped secure a win for Rand Paul at the Mackinac Straw Poll. Garett transferred to Grand Valley State University, where he was a double major in Political Science and Nonprofit/Public Administration, with an emphasis on local economic development.
West Regional Director
Erin is a New Hampshire native. She moved to Montana in 2014, where she attended Montana State University in Bozeman. Through school, she worked as a veterinary technician and volunteered at wildlife sanctuaries, working with animals ranging from dogs and cats to wolves and Grizzly Bears. She began her education in Liberty by attending Liberty pubs and volunteering within the movement. From there, she became the Montana State Coordinator for Students for Rand Paul, starting several chapters throughout Montana and Wyoming. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading and cooking.
Midwest Regional Director
Matt served as the Office Manager for Rand Paul's 2016 Presidential Campaign in Des Moines, Iowa. In this role, he mobilized and managed hundreds of volunteers in a campaign that made over 1.2 million phone calls. Previously, he interned at a foreign policy NGO in Washington, DC as well as the Irish Government in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from The State University of New York at Cortland in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Central Regional Director
Ian studied Political Science at the University of Missouri - Columbia where he was President of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter. He led the chapter to new heights, achieving numerous instances of National Media coverage for their activism on campus. Ian also founded Mizzou’s Students for Rand chapter before he became the Missouri State Coordinator for Students for Rand, eventually working in the Iowa Campaign Headquarters as an Outreach Coordinator, and as Youth Director on the Tim Neville for Senate Campaign.
Field Program Associate
Jason is originally from the state of Arkansas and his favorite hobby is trout fishing. He has a passion for identifying new leaders for the liberty movement. He began his political involvement in September of 2015 and has been very busy since. Jason was formerly an Account Executive for mxHero, State Coordinator for Students for Rand, and State Chair for Young Americans for Liberty.