Our Team

Tara Terpstra - Tara Terpstra has over 15 years of experience in office administration and management, most recently starting her own administrative consulting company and working for Rep. Hansen Clarke in the U.S. House of Representatives. A native of West Michigan, Tara is also very active in her church. She studied at the University of Michigan and wants to pursue a Masters in Health Management and Policy in the future.
Hansen Clarke - Hansen Clarke is a lawyer, adjunct law professor, and visual artist. He was a member of the U.S. House of     Representatives during the 112th Congress. Hansen also served in the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate.
Tom Choske - A Detroiter, Tom’s career has been focused around helping the city he loves. He is very active in the community, serving as a precinct delegate and on the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Community Advisory Committee. He began his passion for public service by working in the Michigan State House and State Senate as well as in the Lansing office of former U.S. Senator Carl Levin. He also spent time overseas, interning with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Berlin, Germany. Tom then served with Congressman Hansen Clarke’s district staff in the U.S. House of Representatives. He graduated from the James Madison College of Public Policy at Michigan State University and is now pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Michigan.
   Washington Youson Jr. - Washington was born, raised and still resides on the east-side of Detroit, where he has been dedicated to public service and better government since 2005.
His calling to public service began while serving the students of Wayne County Community College District as Student Government President.

After transferring to the University of Detroit-Mercy to study accounting, he served as Legislative Aide and Community Liaison in the Michigan State Senate. In 2010, Washington managed then-State Senator Hansen Clarke’s successful campaign for U.S. Congress. As a result, he was selected to lead Congressman Clarke's congressional transitional team and was later appointed as the Congressman's District Director which made him the second ranking member of Rep. Clarke’s executive staff and one the youngest district directors in the House of Representatives. While serving the residents of Michigan's 13th Congressional District, Washington had a myriad of jobs, managing the budgets and operations across both the District office and in Washington, DC.

In 2013, Washington left the federal government in order to utilize the skills, knowledge, and relationships he had acquired, in an effort to help develop and grow the small business landscape in his beloved city.