Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
– Barack Obama
Since 2016, Archway Consulting Group has helped organize, strategize and successfully advocate for initiatives that have transformed lives such as Tacoma Creates -Washington State's first cultural access program. Archway's work on historic campaigns to bridge the divide between underrepresented communities and political leadership has helped elect leaders like Enrique Leon to Tacoma School Board, Keith Blocker to Tacoma City Council, Karl Williams to Pierce County District Court Judge, and Melanie Morgan to Washington State House of Representatives for the 29th Legislative District. Archway's passion for community building has expanded through our work with Climate Solutions, Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
Archway Consulting Group works at the intersection of electoral politics and community building with candidates and organizations across the country seeking sustainable, transformative change.
As managing partner of Archway Consulting Group, Christina Blocker specializes in diversity & inclusion strategy, talent development, and change management for high-growth organizations. She combines an extensive marketing & communications background from the political sector with expertise in organizational behavior and data analytics from her studies in psychology to build cultural infrastructure that supports, amplifies, and sustains impact.
In Christina’s free time, she proudly serves as a Trustee at Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Washington. Appointed by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in 2016, she is the first African-American female appointed to serve since the college’s founding. Christina is also President of the national African American Community College Trustees Association. She is the mother of two amazing little boys and the proud wife of Tacoma's Deputy Mayor, Keith Blocker.
Born in Cincinnati, OH, and raised around the country due to his father's military service, Dorian began his work in state and local political campaigns at a young age. He has led successful campaigns for state and local office, serving as a campaign manager and in the role of campaign consultant. Dorian has hands-on experience in political campaigns. His expertise is in communications, organizing, voter targeting, strategic planning, independent expenditure design, issue advocacy and community outreach.
Dorian earned an MPA in Public Policy and BA in Political Science from Evergreen State College. He is also a former Planning Commissioner for the City of Tacoma, a gubernatorial appointed commissioner and an American Leadership Forum fellow.
Managing Partner & Lead Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Keith Blocker was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon moving to Washington State, Keith was diagnosed as legally blind with a form of macular degeneration. Keith was determined to overcome the challenges of living with a disability, which led him to become a community organizer to address issues around equity and inclusion in his community. Keith recognized the importance of influencing policy and policy-making, after working on various political campaigns. With the desire to make a difference in his community, he launched a successful campaign for political office.
Keith brings over 10 years of experience in leadership development and specializes in diversity training, leadership workshops and team building. Keith earned a BA., in Communication Studies from the University of Puget Sound, he is also an American Leadership Forum Senior fellow.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant
Growing up in Texas as a woman who identifies as lesbian, Dr. Cindy Caldwell experienced the horrific effects of sexism and homophobia. This fueled her desire to educate people about the issues surrounding those that are Queer, as well as those experiencing homelessness, poverty, a disability or all of these experiences.
Dr. Caldwell received her PhD in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her education in mythology led her to study the various cultures of the world and the systems that govern them. This stimulated her curiosity into the systemic forces of racism, sexism, homophobia and other biased behaviors, but more importantly her desire to reduce the impact of these behaviors. Her passion for learning and the need to make a difference in the world led her to become a certified Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainer.