Joshua D. Arnold
Founder & Principal Director
As a lifelong Political enthusiast, Josh became involved in his first political campaign at age 16. Since that time, he went on to earn a Bachelor in Political Science from Kutztown University, studied Public Administration as a Graduate Student at West Chester University and has earned a reputation as an insightful and trustworthy Political and Communications Advisor in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Over the course of his career, Josh has served as a staffer in both The Pennsylvania House of Representatives and The Pennsylvania Senate, as Executive Director of the Republican Committee of Montgomery County, as well as Campaign Manager for numerous House and Senate Races. His experience in those roles served as the inspiration to launch 121 Strategies.
In addition to Josh's experience in the political industry, he has recently expanded to marketing and strategic communications within the tech and real estate industries. He looks forward to bringing the competitive edge from politics to meeting the needs of clients in the private sector.
As a dedicated Philadelphia sports fan and an advocate for fair treatment of shelter animals, in his free-time you can find Josh at a Sixers/Phillies game or walking his trusted companion Owen around their neighborhood in Conshohocken.
Timae N. Nicoletti
Creative Marketing Director
Timae is an experienced Strategic Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of excelling in targeted media within the Real Estate and Political industries. Skilled in many fields, Timae has a hand in all of our Marketing, Creative Design and Photography. Her years of experience in numerous fields brings a unique view into the Strategic Communications side of 121 Strategies.
As a Media and Marketing Strategist in the Real Estate industry for many years, Timae brings an integrative method to effectively maximize reach and promote candidates or private businesses in a powerful manor. Her creative direction is at the heart of every 121 project from inception to completion, our clients have her to thank for the quality of our digital and print projects.
An Alumna of the Antonelli Institute and native of North Philadelphia, Timae enjoys spending her free time with family and friends in the City of Brotherly Love.
John J. Munera
Director of Digital Communications
John Munera is a strategic communications specialist with the tact and tenacity clients can trust. With wide ranging experience in both the public and private sectors, John has the background and skills candidates and officials need to deliver meaningful results when communicating and engaging with the public. John's hands-on approach means that each and every action taken on behalf of clients is tailored to their specific circumstance and audience.
John worked for Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. of Montgomery County in legislative, communications, and political roles over a five-year period before entering private industry. Also, John is the owner and Principal of MIV Communications, LLC., a strategic communications firm specializing in social media management.
In private life, John is a devoted Sixers fan, musician, and avid consumer of podcasts and documentary films. John graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh and holds a BA in political science.
Travis B. Kryder
Director of Business Engagement
Travis is a lifelong resident of Southeast Pennsylvania and a graduate of Ursinus College. He brings over 8 years of legislative experience to 121 through previous work for the Senate of Pennsylvania. During his time with the Senate, Travis served as a Deputy Chief of Staff and District Office Manager to Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. In these roles, he gained valuable experience in the day to day operations of the Senate on both the political and business sides. Travis regularly interacts with senior lobbyists, business entities, government agencies and various elected officials on key legislation issues and government programs/regulations. Additionally, he has served as a trusted aide on several campaigns and has previously worked for The Pennsylvania Senate Republican Campaign Committee.
Travis’s wide range of exposure to both legislative and campaign experiences brings a wealth of knowledge to 121 Strategies. He is creative in formulating specific goals for individual clients and efficiently applies strategic plans for achieving them. Through his ventures, Travis maintains a high level of integrity and takes pride in providing clients with results that they can trust.
In Travis' spare time, when he's not hunting whichever game is in season, you can find him tending to his tree farm with his wife Haley and his two pups, Oatie and Artie.
In July 2017, 121 Strategies was launched as a new platform to bring together the positive aspects of communication strategy from the public and private sectors to improve on client success in both arenas. Through years of crafting messages in both the political and private industries, our team has been able to identify that the cross-over between the public and private sector communications models has incredibly beneficial untapped resources for one another. At 121 Strategies, we bring the competitive edge of orchestrating political campaigns to the private sector and the ingenuity of private business to our political clients. With combined experiences in Political Consulting, Campaign Management, Social Media Marketing, Traditional Media Production and Corporate Communication Strategy, our tactics for implementing effective communications campaigns are as varied as our professional backgrounds. Through our staff and strategic partnerships, we can deliver every facet of effective communication campaigns for political and non-political clients alike. From direct mail to digital micro targeting, fundraising to public relations management and everywhere in between, we have consistently delivered quality on behalf of all those who choose to partner with us.
Since our inception, we have embraced the concept that our clients are our partners, not just our acquaintances. We embrace the responsibility that comes along with taking a personal approach to effectively taking your message to the audience that needs to hear it most. To date our clients have included sitting U.S. Congressmen, numerous State Representatives and Senators, local elected officials, multi-million dollar Real Estate Organizations and leading edge interstate tech businesses. The 121 team recognizes that every one of these campaigns is vastly different, and our approach to achieving each goal is tailor made to that individual client. We believe strongly that victory is a collaborative effort, with all sides taking stock in our stated goals and working together towards a common purpose. Whether it's through products or policy, our clients are striving to make a positive difference in the lives of others, and we are striving to enhance their ability to do so. Taking an innovative approach to helping policy makers and business owners have a positive impact on their community is our passion, what’s yours?
“The team at 121 represents what is needed most in the modern political arena; ingenuity, integrity and insightfulness. The dedication they have to their craft is commendable, and their passion for our political process is evident through the quality of their work. Travis, John and Josh have over a decade of combined political and legislative advisement to me while I was in my role as Senator in the General Assembly. The impact they had on my success during that time was immeasurable”
– John C. Rafferty, Jr, Pennsylvania State Senator (2002-2018)
Senate Transportation Chairman (2010-2018)
"Timae's influence on my success in recent years cannot be overstated, she is truly an incredible talent. For years she has spearheaded our marketing strategy, creative design, photography and provided my team with the game plan necessary to take our influence to the next level. Her work while at 121 Strategies has only grown more impressive, and their team has consistently improved on my ability to maximize communications impact with key demographics."
- Jaqueline Hillgrube, Member of Global Luxury Million Dollar Guild. Bucks Happening List Real Estate Agent of the year Winner (2018, 2019)
“Without question, Josh was one my closest and most trusted political advisors during my run as State Rep and Chairman of Montgomery County Republican Committee. He approaches every job with great integrity, great political smarts and deep humility. All clients, both political and private sector, are in good hands under his devoted leadership.”
- Mike Vereb, Pennsylvania State Representative (2006-2016)
Chairman MCRC (2013-2015) PA House Majority Secretary (2010-2014)
"As a small business owner, the determination of my firm's direction and priorities can be greatly impacted by who I chose to do business with. I'm proud to collaborate with the team at 121 to produce substantive, meaningful results and cultivate personal relationships with our shared clients."
- Colleen Weldon, Principal Phoenix Fundraising Partners LLC
"The team at 121 has an entirely novel mindset to the strategic communications industry, one that should serve as a benchmark across the board moving forward. Their in-depth experiences in numerous professional settings and collaborative approach to problem solving truly provides their clients with 360 degree solutions in a 180 degree industry. I look forward to continuing our innovative collaborations moving forward."
- Anthony Wright, President & CEO, Greenline Business Group
“When I was considering my run for County Commissioner, the first call I made was the 121 Strategies. Josh’s political instincts are second to none and he has put together an impressive team as a result. The group at 121 brings a fresh perspective to the ever-changing game of politics, having them on my side throughout my run for office has been invaluable.”