Meet Our Team
Christian Ulvert is the founder and president of EDGE Communications.
Christian has served on and managed several successful campaigns across the state of Florida, ranging from municipal, state legislative, state’s attorney, issue advocacy and statewide campaigns.
Prior to his launch as a political and media consultant, Christian served the Florida House of Representatives Democratic Caucus as communications director and policy advisor to House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber during his two-year leadership term. His knowledge of strategic communications, public opinion and message development allowed elected officials to effectively deliver their message to statewide media outlets and drive public opinion. His strong verbal communications skills have led Christian to serve as bilingual spokesman of every campaign he has joined.
Christian’s diverse professional background ranges from crisis communications, legislative communications, grass-tops management and outreach, Hispanic public affairs, media buying, campaign management and strategic communications. He is described by top Florida Democrats to be “hardworking, loyal and innovative,” “a very effective advocate,” “extremely ethical and a rare political professional who knows how to get things done in Florida.”
During the 2020 election cycle, Christian was tapped to serve as a senior advisor in Florida to President Joe Biden’s successful presidential campaign. Christian also served as the lead strategist and senior advisor for Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s historic win. In addition to his work on Mayor Levine Cava’s race, Christian led and advised over a dozen successful campaigns during the 2020 election cycle that include the re-election of Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, County Commissioner Eileen Higgins and School Board member Luisa Santos.
Born in Miami with family roots from Nicaragua, Christian graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master’s in public administration and Policy. Today, Christian lives with his husband in Miami Shores.
Kayla vanWieringen has dedicated her career to supporting Democratic candidates and causes. She has worked on campaigns at the presidential, statewide, legislative, and local levels and has advised hundreds of candidates throughout her career.
Most recently, she served as Vice President of Political and Programs at Ruth’s List Florida, the state’s preeminent organization for electing Democratic pro-choice women to office. During her tenure she oversaw the political, program, and training departments and played an integral role in a transformative period of growth for the organization. Kayla also served as the Statewide Youth Outreach Coordinator for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign in Florida and prior to that served as a legislative aide in the Florida House of Representatives. She was born and raised in South Florida and graduated from Florida State University with B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy.
Sergio Rios is a skilled campaign and communications professional with a passion for promoting interest in public affairs and political participation. Having immigrated from Cuba to Miami as a child, Sergio understands firsthand the critical importance of democracy and civic engagement. Since joining Edge Communications in late 2022, Sergio has hit the ground running, with a focus on South Florida campaigns and referendums.
As Campaign and Communications Coordinator, Sergio is responsible for overseeing communications, organizing events and managing volunteers, building relationships with community leaders, and evaluating campaign effectiveness. Sergio holds a B.S. in Political Science from Florida International University and is based in Miami.
Alexandre Monnier brings significant experience in relational organizing, field strategy implementation, and opinion research to his role as a campaign coordinator. Before joining the Edge team, Monnier worked on campaigns across the country to elect candidates to all levels of government, from City Councils to the Presidency. In his most recent role, Alexandre helped to conduct focus groups and surveys for Democratic candidates, groups, and ballot initiatives. He is deeply invested in the lived experiences that incentivize Latino participation in the American political process.
Born in Mexico City, Alexandre moved to Miami when he was young and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from McGill University.
A native of Nicaragua, Maria Kuhn joined EDGE Communications as its second employee, handling the logistical and administrative tangle of running a business. Maria’s commitment to deliver exceptional service and individualized attention to each client makes our team unique. Maria lives up to the company’s trademark name of delivering an edge to each candidate and campaign that works with our team. Maria is a loving wife and devoted mother of two incredible daughters.