Our Team

Matt Scharfstein – Founder and Executive Director

Matt Scharfstein is the Founder and Executive Director of The Loyal Opposition. Matt volunteered with Hillary for America during the 2016 Presidential campaign and became active in the Resistance after the election, founding The Loyal Opposition to encourage civic activism.

Raised in New York City, Matt first became interested in politics as a teenager volunteering for the Bloomberg for Mayor Campaign. He received a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he remained active in political issues.

Before founding The Loyal Opposition, Matt worked in legal marketing, corporate public relations and as a finance entrepreneur. He is also a certified scuba instructor.


Nick DeCaro – Director of Strategy and Resources

Nick DeCaro is the Director of Strategy and Resources at The Loyal Opposition. He is an entrepreneur and small business owner with experience in the building industry and project management.

His focus with The Loyal Opposition is on building and supporting best practices for constituent actions, both at the federal and state level.

Nick’s educational background is in communications and cultural studies and he spent several years doing field research abroad. Before joining The Loyal Opposition, Nick was involved in community volunteering with an emphasis on elder care. Nick is a lifetime resident of the west coast with a passion for the outdoors.