Meet the Team
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Igor Volsky is co-founder and the Executive Director of Guns Down America and author of “Guns Down: How To Defeat The NRA And Build A Safer Future With Fewer Guns.” Igor has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, and CNBC television, and he has been a guest on many radio shows. In 2011, Forbes named Igor one of their top “30 under 30” in Law & Policy. Igor previously served as the Deputy Director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and as Vice President at the Center for American Progress.
Chief of Staff
Zak Kozberg is the Chief of Staff at Guns Down America. Ohio born and bred, Zak has worked on several campaigns for progressive candidates and causes, including Senator Sherrod Brown’s 2012 re-election campaign. He has also served as Scheduling Director to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly and as Deputy Director at the Pittsburgh Film Office, working to attract major film and television production to Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Shannon left Florida for Atlanta, Georgia after graduating from the University of Central Florida and began a career in non-profit. After holding development roles with the Alzheimer’s Association and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, she took a new role with the Georgia Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Spending the bulk of her career at the Foundation, Shannon managed Foundation donor relationships, volunteer development, and the Georgia Chapter’s premier fundraising events.
Clayton grew up in Maine, where he started his career producing videos that highlighted the local opioid epidemic and rehabilitation programs funded by the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office. From there, he transitioned into social media and email marketing and has spent the better part of the last decade creating engaging web content.