The Team

Peter Wight, MPA

Founder & CEO

Peter is the head of this band of misfits trying to make a change in the world.

He believes that with some organizing the average person can have an impact on what goes on in their government and society.

A graduate of Clark University, Pete has a Bachelors in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration.

He live in the Philadelphia with his fiancee and dog.

Matt Schaff, MS

Technology Lead

Matt has a passion for creating technology that empowers people to build a better world.

During the day, he serves as a technology director at VMLY&R, a global creative agency. There, he leads teams of developers to build public-facing software on accounts including Coca-Cola, the YMCA, Wendy’s, and the City of Hope cancer treatment network.

In addition, since early 2020, Matt has volunteered as Director of Engineering for Invisible Hands Deliver, an NYC mutual aid nonprofit born out of the COVID-19 pandemic that has made more than 17,000 deliveries of groceries and pharmaceuticals across the city. Matt also leads Drive Your Ballot, a Philadelphia-based volunteer ride share network for voting access.

Matt holds a master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, and he can normally be found exploring Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with his flat-coated retriever.

Seth Goldstein

Marketing Lead

Seth is charge of the marketing side of Our Public Assembly.

He is the principal creative director and co-founder of Goldstein Media, a digital marketing firm based in suburban Philadelphia.

A podcaster for more than 10 years, Seth has produced and hosted a number of podcasts in the business and digital marketing categories.

He is also former journalist for a number of news outlets in the Philadelphia area and has  lots of connections in the media.

Seth lives in Doylestown, with his wife, 10-year-old son, and Airdoodle.

Ken Thompson Esq

Kenn Thompson

Legal Lead

Ken is in charge of legal. He is a  results-oriented and business-minded legal advisor and advocate with over 25 years of experience helping large and mid-sized companies in various industries manage risk while protecting assets, achieving strategic objectives and leveraging competitive advantages.

He is a former senior corporate legal executive and military lawyer with disciplined, pragmatic approach and focus on efficient delivery of solutions, value and process improvement.

Jack Farrell

John C. Farrell

Community Outreach

John, who goes by Jack,  is an attorney and grants administrator working for a legal aid organization in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

He has J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and a B.A. from St. John’s College, in Annapolis.

Jack’s legal advocacy has touched on subjects of school discipline, criminal justice reform, and on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. 

In his free time, writes about independent film and tabletop games on