About Mahonia Public Affairs
Mahonia Public Affairs was founded by Debbie Dorris Koreski and Taylor Sarman, who bring creativity, humor and intentionality to everything they do. With a combined 30+ years of experience working at the Oregon State Capitol, the Mahonia Public Affairs team is uniquely positioned to navigate the legislative process from start to finish.
Our philosophy is simple — we bring our knowledge and skills to the table to help our clients shine. We believe that lobbying should be a collaborative, educational process, and we promote our clients every step of the way. We love representing our clients and advocating for their goals, but we do our best work when we help our clients advance their own reputations and relationships throughout Oregon.
Meet Our Partners
Debbie Dorris Koreski
Strategic Planning and Political Consulting · State Appropriations and Capital Construction Projects · Legislative Advocacy
"I love thinking strategically — where others see chaos and resistance, I see possibilities and potential."
Legislative Advocacy · Policy Planning, Strategy and Implementation · Association Management and Coordination
"I am always up for a challenge — I love finding creative and collaborative solutions to complex problems."
Meet Our Team
Strategic Communication · Public Relations and Public Affairs · Legislative Advocacy
"I am passionate about quality, compelling communication — I believe words have the power to shape our world."
Campaign and Coalition Management · Community Engagement · Legislative Advocacy
"I love empowering people to use their voice, stand up for their values, and advocate for the changes they want to see."
Policy and Research · Government Relations · Legislative Advocacy
“I care about finding solutions that take every voice into account — I think that together, no problem is too big to tackle."
Operations Management · Scheduling · Event Planning and Administrative Support
"I love helping things stay organized and on time — whether it's making lists or implementing process improvements, I enjoy making life easier for everyone."
Human Resources Consulting · Nonprofit and Association Management · Contracts and Billing
"I've spent decades creating common-sense systems that make workplaces more efficient and enjoyable — I take pride in helping workers accomplish their goals."