Ryan, Veracity's CEO, is a political strategist and full-stack web developer. Ryan built the website for Hillary Clinton's book Hard Choices, and has consulted for Airbnb, the Aspen Institute, Malala Youszafi's non-profit, 350.org, Representatives Beyer, Lujan, Matsui, and Senator Cory Booker, among others. He has served as a senior advisor on several prominent campaigns, from Ro Khanna's disruptive run for Congress, to Sandra Fluke's campaign for State Senate, to Greg Orman's scrappy Senate campaign--where he both got the campaign national attention through polling strategy, and raised $250,000 online.
Ryan is fluent in front-end website design, full-stack website development, social media strategy (where he made the fourth most liked Facebook post in history), online advertising, voter modeling, and everything in between.
When not holding down the fort at Veracity, Ryan is probably running or making bad jokes.
Marne, Veracity's COO & Senior Digital Strategist, hails from New York's North Country. After working with international development agencies abroad and on political campaigns here in the U.S. Marne joined Veracity to lead the digital strategy for campaigns and non-profits that she’s passionate about. Beyond helping hold down the fort at Veracity, Marne’s focus is on getting more women elected to public office by advising and leading the digital campaign efforts of women candidates, PACs, and organizations fighting to get more women elected.
Mike Brophy joins Veracity Media as Creative Director after a short stint working as a freelance designer and videographer. In 2012 he worked on the Obama For America digital team in Ohio, which jump started his interest in the political and non-profit worlds. He recently received degrees in audio and video production from Indiana University, and in 2014 expanded his design, video, photography and political organizing skills on a senate race in Iowa. Mike loves the melding of all things technical and creative, and the challenge of applying these in aesthetically pleasing, and logical ways. Originally from outside of Philadelphia, he is excited to now call DC his home.
Doug has nearly a decade of experience organizing, advocating, and fundraising online for electoral campaigns, unions, and nonprofits. Most recently, he served as Digital Organizing Director for Hillary for Pennsylvania, where he trained hundreds of organizers to use social media, email, and SMS to boost volunteer and voter turnout. Doug built the social media program at Working America, where he also led digital skills trainings for the AFL-CIO, AFT, Netroots Nation, and the New Organizing Institute. Outside of work, Doug sings with the Congressional Chorus and organizes locally with Jews United for Justice. He grew up outside Boston and graduated from Tufts University.
PJ first joined the Veraci-team as a Digital Strategy Assistant, and before that worked as a youth services program coordinator for the Army Reserve. PJ is an alum of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fellowship program, and has volunteered on campaigns at both the Senate and Presidential levels.
A Bronx, NY native and graduate of Syracuse University, PJ is interested in the ways political campaigns and advocacy initiatives engage target audiences in the digital space.
Michele is finishing up her MA in strategic communication at American University and comes to Veracity after working in the international development and global health space for the past few years. She is particularly interested in nonprofit and advocacy communication and is passionate about using communication to facilitate positive change around social and political issues. Michele is currently a graduate fellow with AU’s Center for Media & Social Impact, and through her work there, she’s developed a deep interest in using storytelling and narratives to create change. Although she’s a DC/Northern Virginia native, Michele has a serious case of wanderlust after living abroad for a year (life goal: visit all 50 states and all 7 continents!). In her spare time, she loves to try out new recipes and DIY projects, unwind with some video games, and explore our Nation’s capital.