Contributors

This page is all about the people that make the National Association for the Self-Employed as well as the many businesses it helps each day as great as it is.

To each and every contributor, we say Thank You!

Sarah Daren

Sarah Daren

Consultant. Researcher.

With a Bachelor's in Health Science along with an MBA, Sarah Daren has a wealth of knowledge within both the health and business sectors. Her expertise in professional development and scaling has led Sarah to be a consultant for a number of startup businesses and entrepreneurs.


Eric Weisbrot

Eric Weisbrot

Chief Marketing Officer

Eric Weisbrot is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry under several different roles within the company, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog.


Susan Ranford

Susan Ranford

Content Specialist

Susan Ranford is an expert on career coaching, business advice, and workplace rights. She has written for New York Jobs, IAmWire, and ZipJob. In her blogging and writing, she seeks to shed light on issues related to employment, business, and finance to help others understand different industries and find the right job fit for them.


Michael Klazema

Michael Klazema

VP Product Management & Online Marketing

Michael Klazema has been developing products for background checks and improving online customer experiences in the employment screening industry since 2009. He is the lead author and editor for backgroundchecks.com. He lives in Dallas, TX with his family and enjoys the rich culinary histories of various old and new world countries.


Katie Vlietstra

Katie Vlietstra

Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs

As Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs, I work to explain how actions on Capitol Hill can impact the self-employed. I love D.C. and have made my home in Capitol Hill, where I live with my husband and black Labrador, Coltrane. We love playing volleyball and softball on the National Mall.