Meet Our Team​

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Kevin Nicholson​

Volunteer President & CEO

Kevin serves as the volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp., while also continuing to work in the private sector. He is a father of three, businessman, and combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps (Iraq: 2007; Afghanistan: 2008-2009). Kevin – a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2018 – created No Better Friend Corp. and ran for office for the same reason he joined the Marine Corps while America was at war: because America is worth fighting for. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kevin’s path to conservatism is not typical. He served as the national president of the College Democrats of America in 1999/2000, didn’t like what he saw inside the Democrat Party, and decided to take a different path. He went on to run his college newspaper, worked as a cowboy in Wyoming, got married, joined the Marines, had children, attended graduate school, and now works in business. Kevin met his wife Jessie while attending the University of Minnesota, where he received a Bachelor of Arts. After serving as a Marine from 2004-2009, Kevin attended Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business (MBA) and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (MPA). When combat tours and higher education were done, he and Jessie chose to return to Wisconsin to raise their family.

Jessie serves as the Vice President and Special Advisor for No Better Friend Corp. on a volunteer basis. Jessie is a mother of three and small business owner. Despite being named a “Right Woman to Watch” by RightWisconsin, she prefers to stay out of the spotlight, and instead volunteers her talents to further the conservative movement. Her previous professional experience includes communications work as a presidential appointee in the George W. Bush Administration, and for Governor Tim Pawlenty, a state legislative Republican caucus, and a nuclear energy company. She ran a Republican state legislative caucus’s campaign efforts for an election cycle, and has been involved at all levels of campaigns – both as staff and a volunteer, and at the local, state, and national levels. Governor Scott Walker appointed her to the Wisconsin Women’s Council in 2013. Although she grew up in Minnesota, she realized her marriage and friendships with her neighbors were more important than an argument over the Packers, and therefore has embraced the age-old Wisconsin mantra of #GoPackGo.


Jessie Nicholson​

Vice President and Special Advisor​


Adam Chewning​

Chief Financial and Operating Officer​

Adam is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer for No Better Friend Corp. Prior to joining NBF, Adam was the Chief Operating Officer of the Nicholson for Senate Campaign and spent over 12 years as an investment banker for high growth companies in the technology and healthcare industries. Adam holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Darryl’s adult life has been devoted to service. While a member of the Marine Corps Reserve (2002-2011), he served two combat tours in Iraq, in addition to a training deployment to Mexico. He was elected as a City of Sheboygan Alderman (2011-2016) and served as the Council Vice President. In 2013, he joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard, where he was later commissioned as an officer, and currently serves as a Field Artillery Officer. Darryl has also served as the District Director for a Wisconsin State Senator and as a Senior Coordinator for the Kohler Company Hospitality Division. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he remains an active member of his community – and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Leda, and their two daughters.


Darryl Carlson​

Executive Director​


Chris Lawrence​

Program Director​

Chris Lawrence is a Program Director at No Better Friend Corp. Prior to NBF, he worked in the Wisconsin Legislature for Sen. Duey Stroebel where he oversaw all incoming communications, managed the senator’s schedule, and handled all constituent inquires. Chris has an extensive background in community organizing, event planning, and volunteer recruitment. He worked at Americans for Prosperity (AFP) from 2014-2017 where he started as a part-time canvasser and grew into the Senior Field Director, managing all AFP operations in Milwaukee County and overseeing part-time staff. While at AFP, he worked on some of the most successful issue campaigns in Wisconsin, including Right to Work, repeal of the prevailing wage, the REINS Act, and other pro-taxpayer reforms. Chris has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Carlton Huffman is a Program Director at No Better Friend. He previously served as the Strategic Initiatives Director for Wisconsin Trump Victory, and as Grassroots Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. A native of North Carolina, Carlton has worked on a number of successful congressional and US Senate campaigns prior to making Wisconsin his home. He is a resident of Menomonee Falls with his wife Jessica and son Drake.


Carlton Huffman

Program Director​


Courtney Mullen​

Communications Director​

Courtney joined No Better Friend Corp. after four years as a political appointee in the Trump Administration at the White House and the Department of Energy.  At the White House, Courtney worked directly for three different directors of the Office of Presidential Personnel, helping them oversee the hiring of 4,000+ political appointees across the federal government. At DOE, she worked as a staffer for the Deputy Secretary of Energy.  During the 2016 election cycle, she worked at the political data firm, the Data Trust, supporting conservative campaigns at the congressional, senatorial, and presidential level.  Courtney grew up in Green Bay and started her career in her home state with roles at Americans for Prosperity, on Governor Scott Walker’s presidential campaign, and at a state government affairs firm.  Courtney is the proud daughter of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sue has been involved in Republican politics since 1974 as a grassroots activist and she has worked on numerous local, state, and national campaigns.  Sue served as a political appointee in the Reagan Administration at the Department of Agriculture, working directly with the Secretary of Agriculture, and for the Administrator for Food and Nutrition Services.  She also served in the legislative branch as a Chief of Staff and Office Manager to three members of Congress.  For 12 years, she worked for the Free Congress Foundation teaching campaigns schools and doing field work for various campaigns.  In 1992, she lectured throughout the Soviet Union for the Krieble Institute on the United States legislative branch.  In 1996, she was elected President of the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women (WFRW).  She went on to be elected to the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) Board of Directors - as Member at Large, 3rd Vice President, 2nd Vice President, and 1st Vice President. In 2009, Sue was elected President of NFRW, where she helped increase membership in 33 states. In 2016, Sue served on the Board for Women for Trump in Wisconsin as the lead media contact, and in 2020, she worked with the Wisconsin Trump Victory team as the Women's Engagement Director.

Sue has served as a Fox News commentator, as a trainer in Nigeria for the International Republican Institute (IRI), and has traveled to Israel with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). She received the Alan Bovey Award and Terry Kohler Award from the Republican Party of Wisconsin for her hard work and support over the years, and she currently serves as President of the Republican Women of Southeast Wisconsin.

Sue has two daughters, two grandchildren, and is a Racine native who currently resides in Kenosha.

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Sue Lynch

Community Liaison

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