Who We Are
Dauntless Communications is a digital communications and public affairs agency with offices in Roseville, CA and Reno, NV.
We have experience working with a diverse group of clients. We work with small businesses, churches, nonprofits and political campaigns and help them achieve their goals. We’re known for our work ethic, responsiveness and commitment to excellence.
Eric Eisenhammer - Founder & CEO
Eric is talented in community outreach to diverse coalitions, web development and email and social network marketing and is knowledgeable on a number of public policy issues including jobs, taxes and energy.
He has over a decade of experience working on numerous statewide and local political campaigns. In 2009, Eric coordinated the opposition to Proposition 1A, a proposed $16 billion tax increase, on behalf of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Although the grassroots taxpayer effort was outspent 20-1, Prop. 1A was voted down by an overwhelming 2-1 margin. Eric also is founder of the Coalition of Energy Users.
Eric holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State University and a Bachelor’s in Business from California State University, Northridge.
Favorite Quote: Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. – Ferris Bueller
Cole Azare - Dauntless Nevada President
Cole Azare moved to Las Vegas Nevada after living with his family in England during the 1980s. He joined the US Navy in 2000 and served aboard the USS Boxer as a Junior Non-Commissioned Officer. In 2006, Cole left the Navy and returned to Nevada and in 2009, studied for a degree in both political science and international affairs at the University of Nevada-Reno.
He was recruited to take on the State Assembly campaign of Devon Mathis in Tulare County, CA in 2014. There, he turned a failing campaign that was outspent and outgunned by a significant margin into a winning one. Following the election, Cole became the transitional Chief of Staff to the new Assemblyman.
In late 2015, Cole returned to Nevada to take part in his home state’s presidential campaign and started his own firm in March, following the closure of the Donald Trump for President office in Reno. Cole’s fundamental philosophy is that by building bridges, even the most arduous tasks can be accomplished.
Favorite Quote: You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain. -Miyamoto Musashi
Mike McCrone - Director of Technology
Mike leads Dauntless’ tech efforts. When creating a digital strategy for a client, he is an instrumental cog in bringing that strategy to life. Whether it’s designing websites, helping with social media, or setting up email marketing campaigns, Mike’s creative mark is definitely left on the process. He has worked for a wide array of clients, from political campaigns to small businesses to non-profits.
Mike graduated from California State University, Channel Islands in 2014. He earned a B.A. in History and a Minor in Computer Game Design & Development. His goal was to work as a creative designer on video games, but he caught the political bug when he joined College Republicans in his senior year. Mike is always looking to stay up to date on innovations in the technological landscape and aspires to use those innovations to help businesses and political campaigns accomplish their goals.
Favorite Quote: Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. – George Patton
David Cushman - Director of Policy
David brings to the Dauntless team a passion for history and politics, nurtured by a deep-rooted commitment to public service. A lifelong resident of the Central Valley, David’s family owned and operated a small business for much of his youth, providing him with insight on the intricacies of bureaucratic intrusion into the free market. Witnessing his family’s struggle with running a small business fueled David’s firm belief that businesses and individuals operate best with as little government interference as possible.
He has been involved in conservative causes consistently since his youth, when he served as Vice President of the Manteca High School Young Conservatives. In college, David also served as Treasurer of the Stanislaus State College Republicans, and as President of the Manteca Tea Party Patriots. In 2016, David ran for City Council in Manteca, CA, becoming the youngest candidate for that office in the city’s history. He currently volunteers with the Manteca Kiwanis Club, and serves as Vice President of the San Joaquin Conservative Republicans.
David graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science. He and his wife Genevie currently reside in Manteca.
Favorite Quote: Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. – Ronald Reagan
Mason Daniels - Policy Analyst
Mason currently attends Sacramento State University as a double major in Government and Economics. He is Chairman of the Sacramento State College Republicans and President of the Student Economic Association. He has always been interested policy and politics and has volunteered and many campaigns across the state.
Favorite Quote: Darkness cannot drive out Darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Mike Valdez - Policy Analyst
Mike recently graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Anthropology and minor in Public Affairs. During his time at UCLA, he took on numerous leadership roles in various organizations; notably, Vice President of his fraternity and Director of Operations for the school’s only student-run, pediatric cancer organization.
Mike’s passion for free-market principles and minimal centralized government began in high school but truly came to fruition in college, where he witnessed firsthand the bureaucracy and wastefulness of unchecked government institutions.
After taking some time off from school and gaining work experience, Mike plans to apply for graduate programs in law and public policy (preferably both). When not working, Mike enjoys improving his golf game and fixing his ever-broken Jeep.
Favorite Quote: Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden
Toby Qualls - Communications Analyst
Toby is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara holding a B.A. in English and professional editing. He is one for the long slog; he was a top-10 California cross-country runner, he earned valedictorian of Placer High School, he worked two jobs throughout college, and he graduated as an author with a completed romance/sci-fi novel in his hands. He is concurrently earning education credentials; laboring through the publication industry; and providing the know-how, creativity, and attention it takes to be a Dauntless employee. Toby’s innovation is evident in everything he touches, and his non-stop work ethic ensures that his business productions are top-notch.
Favorite Quote: Say something wise and your name will live forever. – Anonymous