Tristan assists clients with strategies to address local, state, and federal housing, transportation, and education policy. He has 13 years of local, state, and federal government experience, with a specific focus on Virginia and the District of Columbia, especially the Virginia General Assembly, South Carolina Legislature, and the District of Columbia government. He also has experience as a staffer on the House Budget Committee, former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, and former Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina.
In addition to serving in various local and state roles in Virginia, Tristan served for six years as the district director for Delegate Holmes Norton, serving as a liaison to District Government, Maryland, and Virginia on various issues. He worked for the House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt of South Carolina and most recently as the legislative director for Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina.
In addition to legislative and policy experience, Tristan also served as director of policy for the National Housing Conference. He advocated for ensuring safe, decent and affordable housing on behalf of members, with a strategic focus on increasing equity and equality in housing. Tristan was also the community affairs director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, deputy political director for Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate and the civic engagement organizer for the NAACP, among other positions.
Tristan earned his bachelor’s degree in a political science from Norfolk State University and his master’s in criminal justice administration from Liberty University.