Team

Mike Sertic, President

Mike Sertic joined The Advocates as president in 2017. Prior to that, he worked at The Morning Star Company’s Self-Management Institute, which promoted an organizational philosophy and structure fundamentally based on values of self-government.  He also worked at the Foundation for Harmony and Prosperity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting principles of human respect. Mike holds a BA in Economics from California State University, Sacramento.  He lives near Foresthill, CA, where he enjoys hiking with his dog Tucker, gardening, and slowly building a homestead.

Jim Babka, Editor-at-large

Jim Babka joined The Advocates in early-2019. He is best-known as the President of Agenda Setters by Downsize DC, where co-authored the Read the Bills Act and One Subject at a Time Act. Jim is also co-creator of the Zero Aggression Project and a Colleague at The Foundation for Harmony & Prosperity. Jim has hosted his own syndicated radio show and guest-hosted others. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of RealCampaignReform.org which took a lawsuit all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Before that, he was the Press Secretary for Harry Browne for President (2000). Jim is a board member both for the Free Speech Legal Defense & Education Fund and People For Liberty. He teaches Tai Chi. He and his wife, Susie, homeschooled their three children, who are now adults.

Hannah Henriksen, Social Media Director

Hannah Henriksen joined The Advocates in late 2020. From the beginning, she knew the vision was something she was passionate about. She has worked on the rebranding of our social media presence. She prides herself in the ability to know when to question things and feels that working with The Advocates has given her a new view on life. She is proud to work alongside her colleagues at The Advocates for Self-Government and ecstatic to build relationships within the libertarian movement. Hannah has her Bachelors of Science from Texas Tech University and Masters of Business Administration from William Jessup University. In her spare time, she works out, crochets, or hangs out with her three german shepherd dogs.

Joanna Blaine

Joanna Blaine joined the Advocates for Self-Government in 2019. Assisting with administration and creative projects, she is honored to support the Advocates while a colleague with The Morning Star Company and Foundation for Harmony and Prosperity in Sacramento.

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