Rooted in principles of equity and inclusion, Archway Consulting Group is a full service strategy consulting firm. With more than 15 years of community-based work, Archway Consulting Group is highly recognized for their ability to address the unique needs of its clientele while providing strategic support . Whether you're running for political office, a small business owner, or an organization, we bring extensive experience and professionalism to each client and customize our support to their individual needs and concerns.
Christina Blocker, Managing Partner / Political Consultant
Christina’s passion for building equitable communities drives her commitment to her work. After working within the mental health field for 7 years -along with her studies in the field of psychology, Christina decided to utilize her skills within the political sphere. In 2015, Christina worked hard to get her husband, Keith Blocker, elected to Tacoma City Council despite a highly competitive 7-person primary election. In 2018, Christina served as campaign manager for the successful ‘Tacoma Creates’ initiative campaign - Washington’s first cultural access program, which voters approved. Due to these historic elections, she has been recognized for her ability to translate political platforms in authentic ways that resonate with voters. In addition to her political expertise, Christina also specializes in fundraising, digital strategy, and community development/outreach. She currently serves as Vice-Chair for Bates Technical College’s Board of Trustees and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hilltop Action Coalition. Christina is the mom of two amazing sons -KJ and Idris.
Managing Partner / Political Consultant
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 the Evergreen State College, he is also a Planning Commissioner, a gubernatorial appointed commissioner and an American Leadership Forum fellow.
Managing Partner / Diversity & 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.
Dr. Cindy Caldwell
Diversity & 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 things.
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.