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
Originally founded in 2010, 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, Dorian Waller specializes public relations, diversity & inclusion strategy, policy development and change management for high-growth organizations. He has led successful political & marketing campaigns for state and local offices, serving as a campaign advisor and campaign consultant. Dorian has hands-on experience in community & political campaigns. His expertise is in policy development, strategic 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 was appointed by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in 2013 as a Commissioner on the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs. He is also a former Planning Commissioner for the City of Tacoma, and is an American Leadership Forum fellow.
Managing Partner & Lead Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
As a DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) practitioner, consultant, and educator, Keith Blocker is highly respected and much sought-after for his work as an instructional designer and master facilitator. His experience includes partnering with organizations and government entities seeking to promote equity in business practices and decision-making; increase workforce productivity; attract diverse talent to key positions; appeal to global markets; design effective communications strategies for engaging diverse groups and improve workplace culture.
An experienced DEI thought leader and strategic planner with professional experience as an elected official, Keith has successfully designed and initiated results-oriented leadership and workforce development DEI-focused programs, workshops, trainings, dialogues, and discussion processes that encourage cultural competency, awareness and understanding as well as community-building across differences that inspire organizational growth and progress.
Public Relations &
Christian Bell, a graduate of the University of Washington-Tacoma, received her BA in Writing Studies with a double minor in Nonprofit Management and Global Engagement.
Writing is her greatest passion. Before coming to Archway, she served as Digital Strategist for two successful city council and school board campaigns in Tacoma. She also worked as an Opinion Section Editor for the Tacoma Ledger where she assisted writers in generating ideas for articles as well as edited and proofread their work. In 2017, her short story, "The Big Chop" was published in the Tahoma West Literary Journal.
As the Public Relations and Marketing Consultant, she enjoys helping clients develop and sell their best stories. A social media maven, she works with clients to create content that will inform and inspire their target communities.
As managing partner of Archway Consulting Group, Christina Blocker specializes in public relations, 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.
Organizational Policy Consultant
Brandee Blocker Anderson began her career in education, as a Teach for America (TFA) Corps Member in her hometown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Building on her personal experiences attending underserved, racially and socioeconomically segregated public schools, her time as a teacher reinforced her beliefs about the centrality of law and policy in promoting equitable outcomes for disadvantaged communities.
After TFA, Brandee began practicing as a transactional attorney, working for the top two Philadelphia-based international law firms, where her pro bono practice and DEI leadership roles enabled her to further develop her skills as a servant-leader and advocate for vulnerable populations.
Brandee earned a BA in Political Science from Yale University, an MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from Columbia Law School.
Consulting Services include:
- Employee Handbooks
- Policy Research, Drafting and Review
- Anti-Sexual Harassment Training
- Incentive-Driven DEI Strategies
- Culture and Climate Investigations
- Business Research, Memoranda Reports
- Crisis Management and
Public Relations Support