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President & Founder

Matt Martz, Founder and President of Street Smartz Consulting, has spent the last decade creating award and election winning direct mail for Democratic candidates and caucuses. Most recently, Matt flipped a Republican-held seat in Florida by helping Senate Democrats win their first special election ever and electing Sen. Annette Taddeo.

Matt has spent his career as a direct mail consultant for state house and state senate caucuses and candidates. He helped flip two state legislative chambers to Democrats and defeated Republican incumbents in eight states. His past clients include the Colorado Democratic House Caucus, Indiana Democratic House Caucus, Louisiana Democratic House Caucus, Missouri Democratic House Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Senate Caucus, DLCC-Led IE Campaign for West Virginia Democratic House Caucus and the Virginia Democratic Assembly Caucus.

In addition to his caucus work, Matt was proud to have helped elect Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2015 as well as electing progressive leaders in his home state. In Florida, Matt is proud to have helped elect Sen. Annette Taddeo, Sen. Jeff Clemens, Rep. Sean Shaw, Rep. Reggie Fullwood, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Alachua County Commissioner Lee Pinkoson, Hernando County Commissioner Diane Rowden, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, Pinellas County Commissioner Pat Gerard, Gainesville City Councilman Adrian Hayes Santos, St Petersburg City Councilwoman Lisa Wheeler Brown and Sarasota City Councilwoman Jen Ahearn-Koch.

Matt is a life-long, third generation Floridian who attended the University of Florida for his B.A. in Political Science as well as for graduate-level Political Campaigning courses. Matt lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Becky, and three dogs, Pacey, Hilly and Cheddar.



Head Writer & Founder

Rebecca Martz, Founder and Head Writer, brings her creative concepts and comedic flair to write mail that stands out. She learned how to best amplify the voice of causes she is passionate about through her decade of experience in advertising and public relations for government, non-profit, and campaign organizations.

Rebecca has spent her political career working on the campaign of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; writing and producing mail for Democratic candidates and caucuses around the country; and fighting directly for progressive ideals like women’s reproductive justice and environmental protection. Outside of politics, she worked for Visit Jacksonville's marketing department to promote the city and its local businesses to travelers around the world.

She developed her knack for writing punchy headlines and mail that makes people laugh by performing stand-up and sketch comedy for the last 10 years.

When not writing memorable mail for Democrats around the country, Rebecca spends her time volunteering at the Jacksonville Humane Society. She is almost always talking about or taking pictures of dogs. This probably explains why she and Matt have three at home (and possibly more soon, but don’t tell Matt).



Partner & Account Lead

Recognized as a 2022 Top 150 Most Influential People in Florida Politics, Maya Brown has spent 10 years running candidate and issue-based campaigns up and down the ballot in Florida. A known consensus-builder, she has collaborated with politicians, nonprofit leaders, and community advocates to help solve and effectively communicate some of our state’s most pressing issues. Her legislative and public affairs experience in both Florida’s Capitol and local governments helped shape historic quality of life and criminal justice policy reforms. 


Maya founded and leads MB Strategies; a boutique political and public affairs consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, electoral campaigns, lobbying, and public engagement. She is a frequent news commentator, university guest lecturer, and serves on statewide academic and political panels. 


She earned her Bachelors of Arts from the University of South Florida and a Masters of Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit and Community Development from Florida International University. 

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