Meet Our Team

We Know Nevada So You Don't Have To

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Mendy Elliott | Co-Founder

Mendy Elliott has an extensive career in Community, Corporate and Government Relations. She was most recently with the State of Nevada began when she was appointed by Governor Jim Gibbons to serve as Director of Business and Industry in 2007, a post she held until July 2008 when the Governor promoted her to the serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff.

Peter Krueger | Co-Founder

Over the past 22 years, Mr. Krueger has developed relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle, has worked effectively with administrations and regulatory agencies in Nevada. He has navigated numerous leadership changes in the Legislature and the Governor's office.

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Nick Vander Poel

Nick Vander Poel graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics after growing up in Northern Nevada. Nick began his professional career on Capitol Hill in 2003 interning for a Nevada Congressman he was next selected to work for a Nevada U.S. Senator. Nick returned to Nevada accepting a position in a Congressional district office.

Miranda Hoover

Miranda Hoover, MPA, joined Capitol Partners in 2018. She studied at UNR where she earned a Masters of Public Administration specializing in Healthcare Policy and Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Community Health Sciences specializing in Public Health with an emphasis in Dietetics, Geriatrics and Behavioral Health.

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Manuel Mederos

Manuel brings to Capitol Partners years of community engagement. For the past sixteen years Manuel has focused his energy on empowering youth and is an advocate of the arts and education. Manuel served as an executive board member for four years in both The Education Alliance of Washoe County and Join Together Northern Nevada; an organization that builds successful partnerships to create healthy, drug free communities.

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