Our Staff and Board of Directors

Staff

We strive to be full-time awesome on part-time pay, and we couldn’t do it without an incredible team of volunteers.

Vince Perfetto

Vince Perfetto

Executive Director

Vince has led or directly contributed to every major marketing effort from the Free State Project since 2010. His vision and energy make big projects more realistic. For more about Vince, check out his personal blog, which is primarily about his travels.

Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez

Moving Coordinator

Chris has been busy working for the FSP since 2012. Having moved to New Hampshire in 2004, she uses her knowledge of the state and the liberty community to help visitors and movers network and build new lives here.

Board of Directors

These dedicated volunteers are exerting their fullest practical effort for a freer world.

Carla Gericke

Carla Gericke

Carla was born in South Africa and immigrated to California in 1996, after winning a green card in the lottery. She is a “recovering attorney” who practiced law as in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley before redirecting her efforts to liberty activism and writing. In 2008, Carla moved with her husband, former FSP board member Louis Calitz, and their dog, Nellie, from New York City to New Hampshire. More than 15 people showed up during a Nor’easter blizzard to help unload their truck. In 2009 and 2010, Carla organized the Porcupine Freedom Festival, which grew significantly during this period. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking, and keeping public officials accountable. She won a groundbreaking First Circuit Court of Appeals case affirming the right to film police officers during a traffic stop. Carla served as president of the Free State Project from March 2011 to March 1, 2016.

Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy discovered the ideas of voluntarism gradually, but would credit Friedman and Huemer as making the strongest cases. Jeremy is the founder and CEO of LBRY.io, a New Hampshire-based blockchain company that produces and maintains a decentralized content sharing and publishing protocol. He moved to New Hampshire in 2015 with his partner Rachel Goldsmith, who is Executive Director of the FSP. They live with their son in East Manchester.

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is a retired computer engineer and political activist.  After graduating with his third degree from MIT in 1986 he worked as a professor of computer engineering at UC Santa Cruz for four years, then as a computer engineering manager. Dan and his wife, Carol, by then both retired, learned of the Free State Project and moved to New Hampshire in 2005, eventually settling in Epsom.  They are active angel investors (over 20 start-ups) and long-time members of the NHGOP state committee.  Dan served six years in the NH House on the Finance Committee and Carol is entering her 12th year in the House.  Dan is also on the boards of Granite State Taxpayers and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance.  He’s a member of Epsom’s planning board, the president of the MIT Club of NH, and (with Wayne Burt) the current NH state bridge champion.

Seamus Casey

Seamus Casey

Seamus is an accomplished software engineer who originally moved to New Hampshire for the thriving tech sector, but soon discovered the added bonus of the “Live Free Or Die” state; that the people and life were/are far different to Massachusetts. Back in 2012, Seamus worked with Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty, developing a deep interest in hands-on activism and the tools needed to make activists more effective. He volunteered with the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance (NHLA), launching a cutting-edge app, GenCourtMobile, used daily by NH liberty activists and legislators. This effort earned him the NHLA’s 2016 Activist of the Year award (and later their 2020 Liberty Vanguard award). Seamus continued to build on these successes by getting involved with the Strafford County Republican Committee, where he now serves as Chairman, thus also serving on the Executive Board of the NHGOP.  Seamus has also been a longtime volunteer for Get Involved PAC, serves as the NH Chairman for the American Kratom Association’s Kratom Consumer Council, and has led multiple legislative efforts to defend kratom freedom in NH. While Seamus did not originally move for the Free State Project, once he learned of our mission, he chose to stay and fight for Liberty in Our Lifetime. Seamus joined the Free State Project board in October, 2020.

The board operates within the FSP Bylaws. Meeting Minutes since 2013 can be viewed here. Older minutes are available to view upon request.

Non-Board Positions

These dedicated volunteers work hard to keep our organization running smoothly.

 Steve Villee

Steve Villee

Treasurer

Steve moved to New Hampshire from New York City in December 2003, just two months after the Free State Project announced that New Hampshire had been selected. He is a software engineer who enjoys hiking, yoga, and traveling to see solar eclipses. He also serves as treasurer of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance.