Christine Brewer, Principal Lobbyist

Christine Brewer is the Principal She specializes in representing clients in matters that affect them before the Washington State Legislature, the executive branch and state agencies.

Prior to starting on her own, Christine was the Director of Government Affairs for two of the largest state agencies in Washington State: Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Labor and Industries as well as lobbying for the Associated General Contractors of Washington.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Central Washington University, and lives in Olympia with her husband, who owns a commercial water construction business as well as large storage facility, and five children. Christine and her family are very active in their community and are major donors to the Hands' on Children's Museum in Olympia, Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County, St. Martins University, and the the Olympia School District Education Foundation.

Christine is also a member of the Association of Washington Business, serves on the state of Washington Paid Family Leave Advisory Committee representing employer interests and is the past-president for the Olympia Hand's on Children's Museum. 

  • Over 20 years' experience in Washington governmental affairs 
  • Prior Director of Government Affairs
  • Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries 
  • Lobbyist, Associated General Contractors of Washington 
  • BA, Political Science, Central Washington University 
  • Member: Washington Paid Family Leave 
  • Advisory Committee, Association of Washington Business Governmental Affairs Council

Kris Tefft, J.D., Counsel

Kris is a seasoned Attorney and association executive with a practice focused on state-level legislative and regulatory lobbying activities.

With over 20 years of experience in Washington governmental affairs, Kris has clerked at the Washington Supreme Court, practiced as a private litigator, served as in-house General Counsel and Legal Affairs Director for the Association of Washington Business, and has served as Executive Director of the Washington Self-Insurers Association for more than eight years.

  • Over 20 years' experience in Washington governmental affairs
  • Executive Director, Washington Self-Insurers Association
  • Prior General Counsel & Government Affairs Director, Association of Washington Business
  • JD, Notre Dame Law School, BA, Seattle University
  • Former Washington Supreme Court Law Clerk
  • Service includes appointments to official state advisory committees for Workers' Compensation, Employment Law, and Unemployment Insurance