Canyon Woodward

Strategist

Canyon was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of rural North Carolina and the North Cascades of Washington. He was the campaign manager for Chloe Maxmin’s successful 2018 and 2020 campaigns, flipping seats in the most rural county in the most rural state in the country. He was previously regional field director for Bernie Sanders 2016 in rural S.C., field director for Jane Hipps for NC Senate in rural NC, and vice chair of the NC District 11 Democrats.

He earned an honors degree in social studies from Harvard College, where the bulk of his education took place outside of the classroom co- coordinating (with Chloe) Divest Harvard, a 70,000+person movement that succeeded in pressuring Harvard to divest its $53 billion endowment from fossil fuels. He is the co-author of Dirt Road Revival: How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends On It. Canyon and Chloe are co-founders of Dirtroad Organizing.

Canyon was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of rural North Carolina and the North Cascades of Washington. He was the campaign manager for Chloe Maxmin’s successful 2018 and 2020 campaigns, flipping seats in the most rural county in the most rural state in the country. He was previously regional field director for Bernie Sanders 2016 in rural S.C., field director for Jane Hipps for NC Senate in rural NC, and vice chair of the NC District 11 Democrats.

He earned an honors degree in social studies from Harvard College, where the bulk of his education took place outside of the classroom co- coordinating (with Chloe) Divest Harvard, a 70,000+person movement that succeeded in pressuring Harvard to divest its $53 billion endowment from fossil fuels. He is the co-author of Dirt Road Revival: How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends On It. Canyon and Chloe are co-founders of Dirtroad Organizing.

Website
www.dirtroadorganizing.org