Foundation Mission:
To preserve and maintain the historically significant buildings and structures on Whittaker Chambers’ beloved Pipe Creek Farm as a National Historic Landmark, so designated by President Ronald Reagan and the National Park Service, as well as to promote public awareness of Whittaker Chambers the noted author, family man, farmer, man of faith and “Witness” to the Cold War times he lived in.

About Us:
The Foundation was started by a group of individuals who share John Chambers vision of preserving his fathers farm as a living memorial to the memory of Whittaker Chambers. The Foundation was started on July 4th 2007 as a non profit 501(c)3 under the incorporation laws of the state of Virginia. The Foundation is a volunteer organization with no paid staff.

Our plan is to raise funds to repair and maintain the historical buildings and structures on Pipe Creek Farm so as to preserve the farm just as it was when Whittaker Chambers farmed it. Additionally, the Foundation organizes Farm Worker Volunteers to help with repair projects on the farm. We also, in cooperation with John Chambers, assist in showing the farm to visitors and setting up a library to display Whittaker Chambers written works and the Chambers family collection.

The officers and their biographies are listed below.

Mauricio Tamargo, Esq.
Foundation President
Mauricio J. Tamargo is a partner at the law firm Poblete Tamargo, LLP, in Washington DC.
Previously Mr. Tamargo was Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission at the Department of Justice from 2002 to 2010. Before that he served as the staff Director for the International Operations and Human Rights Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee, and Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, for whom he had earlier served as her Legislative Director. Prior to his work in those positions, he served as Staff Director and Counsel for two other Subcommittees of the House International Relations Committee, the Subcommittee on Africa and the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tamargo served as Administrative Assistant to then-Florida State Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and as Staff Assistant to Senator Paula Hawkins. During law school, he also served as a law clerk to the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.
Born in Cuba, Mr. Tamargo came to the United States with his family when he was four years old. Mr. Tamargo holds a BA in history from the University of Miami and a JD from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He is a member of the Florida, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Supreme Court Bars. He also is a member of the Federalist Society, the Cuban American Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Hispanic Bar Association.
Jason Poblete, Esq.
Foundation Vice President
Jason I. Poblete is a practicing Attorney in the Washington, DC offices of Reed Smith, LLP. His practice focuses on Government Contracts, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Compliance, and International Trade.
Jason worked on Capitol Hill with former Ways & Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) in several capacities and was named several times "One of Fifty Most Influential Staffers on Capitol Hill" by Roll Call newspaper. Prior to his work on Capitol Hill he worked at the Republican National Committee while Haley Barbour served as Chairman of the GOP. Jason has been active in Republican Party politics for more than twenty years and has attended several Republican National Conventions since 1992.
He is a member of the ABA National Security Law Section, the Federalist Society, the University Club, the National Eagle Scout Association, and the John Carroll Society of Washington, DC.

Patrick Shaughness,
CPA Treasurer

Patrick is responsible for helping with compliance with filing and reporting requirements. He is a Tax Law Specialist with the federal government and previously served as Tax Manager for a public accounting firm, serving many nonprofit clients with accounting, auditing and tax planning and compliance services.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Colorado, a Master’s degree in Taxation from Southeastern University and has advanced training in state and local taxation at the University of Wisconsin Deloitte Center for Multistate Taxation.
Between 1999 and 2003 he served as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Vice President and Acting President for the Palisades Citizens Association in Washington, DC.
Tod Hull,
Foundation Secretary
Tod Hull is president of MarCon Consulting, LLC., a federal relations lobbying firm specializing in the natural resources and energy arenas. Tod also served as the Executive Director of the National Park Hospitality Association, a small trade group representing the concessions industry and businesses operating within the U.S. National Parks. Previous to this position, he gained considerable experience on Capitol Hill working 6 years for the House Resources Committee as both a professional staff member and then as staff director for the Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands. He also spent an additional 2 years on Capitol Hill as special assistant to the House International Relation's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation.
Previous to his work on the Hill, Tod owned a small environmental consulting firm in Flagstaff, Arizona focusing on natural resource use on federal lands, including cattle grazing, mining, and timber production with specialized expertise on the Endangered Species Act. Tod has extensive knowledge of public land use and the major federal land management agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and the National Park Service.
Tod is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and also is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer having served in Guatemala for two years working in their national forestry program. He resides in Vienna, Virginia and in his spare time, he enjoys first edition book collecting.
Terry Campo, Esq.
Foundation General Counsel
Terry T. Campo is a private attorney admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the courts of the District of Columbia and of the State of Illinois. He also serves as President and founder of the YR Alumni Network, Inc., a charitable and educational foundation based in Washington, D.C. as well as now serving as Treasurer and a Director of the Illinois Policy Institute, which he founded in 2002 to provide research and analysis on matters of public policy at the state level.
Campo held several positions in the Reagan Administration and in the Reagan and Bush Presidential Campaigns. He completed government service as the General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs for the independent federal agency, ACTION, its White House Liaison and Representative to the President's Council on Private Sector Initiatives. Prior to becoming General Counsel of the independent agency, Campo also served as the Special Assistant and chief of staff for the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy, where he served as the principal counsel to the 1987 Energy Security Study. From 1983 to 1985, Campo served as a Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where his principal client was Senator. Charles Grassley's (R-IA), whom he advised on all matters related to anti-trust, Constitutional law and Civil Rights, and National Security and Terrorism. Campo later as the General Counsel to the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure prior to joining the Reagan Administration.
Campo served as National Chairman of the Young Republicans from 1989 to 1991, where he led the organization into training of young political leaders from the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe and Latin America. At the end of his term as Young Republican Chairman, Campo organized a White House Conference founding the youth division of the International Young Democrat(ic) Union, to expand the training of young political leaders, and served as its Treasurer.
As an outgrowth of these efforts, Campo was one the first Americans to train democracy-activists in the former Soviet Union, beginning in 1992. He was the author of the Kriebel Institute’s manual on election procedures and ballot security for the Russian Federation Elections in 1994, and personally trained several hundred democracy-activists throughout the Soviet Union beginning in 1994. Campo also served as an election observer in the 1990s in Guatemala, Azerbaijan and Moldova. In 1999, Campo combined his interest in democracy-training of the former Communist-block and his substantive knowledge of energy issues, by designing and implementing an energy sector privatization project for the former Soviet Republic of Georgia which directed humanitarian assistance funds toward providing home heating assistance to the country’s poverty-population. He later designed and implemented a similar program for the Republic of Moldova. In 2001-2002, Campo conducted a review of U.S. State Department Humanitarian Assistance Programs throughout the former Soviet Union, and presented more than 100 recommendations for program changes.
Campo returned to Illinois to practice law in 1991 and was a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in the 20th District of Illinois in 1994, the seat once held by Abraham Lincoln. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Springfield and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago. He now resides in Arlington, VA.

Niklas Warren
Digital Content Director

Niklas Warren works in marketing communications, and has a background in strategic communication, including social media strategy, branding, campaign planning and etc. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Niklas has previously served in the White House under President George W. Bush and also at the US Department of Justice, serving under two different Attorneys General. He has a background in political technology from his time with the Leadership Institute, and also campus activism during his undergraduate years involved with the Young Americas Foundation and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He has also been a guest on CSPAN’s signature program, The Washington Journal, and his writings have appeared in Human Events.
Niklas is an advid outdoorsman and enjoys alpine climbing, hiking and other outdoors activities. He earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University, and his graduate degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Oregon. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
The witness is gone; the testimony will stand.
- Arthur Koestler