Third Century Solutions

The Team


Bridget Barton

Bridget Barton is a principal at the public affairs company, Third Century Solutions.

In 1997 Barton founded BrainstormNW.  From 1997-2009, Bridget Barton served as editor, business manager and part owner of the magazine. During its 12-year run, the magazine earned its tagline, “BrainstormNW – the magazine for Northwest decision makers.”

Prior to her move into publishing, Barton was a free lance writer and columnist, contributing to local, statewide and national media. From 1994-96, Barton worked as a policy analyst, specializing in education policy, for Cascade Policy Institute. Barton has been a frequent guest on numerous talk radio and TV programs. Barton has also worked on a number of successful regional and statewide candidate and ballot measure campaigns.

Barton attended Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.



Jim Pasero

Jim Pasero is a principal at the public affairs company, Third Century Solutions. 

He is also a co-host of KXL’s (FM 101.1) top rated weekend political commentary show, “Kremer, Abrams and Pasero.” 

From 1997-2009, Pasero served as publisher and part owner of BrainstormNW. From 2006-2008, Pasero was also the Northwest correspondent for Travel and Leisure Golf magazine, an American Express publication.

In the mid 1980s, Pasero served as a professional staff member on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee. In 1989-1990, Pasero worked as speechwriter for U.S. Sen Dave Durenberger. During that time, Pasero also staffed the Pepper Commission, a blue ribbon congressional commission on health care policy.  In 1992, Pasero became director of speechwriting for the Republican National Committee during that year’s presidential campaign.

From 2008-2010, Pasero also appeared as a regular panelist on Comcast’s NBA Portland Trailblazer post-game show, “Talking Ball.”

Pasero graduated from the University of Oregon and holds a graduate degree in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.