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.
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.
Rachel joined Veracity after two years growing the digital program at the Afterschool Alliance, where she led the digital arm of the Alliance’s grassroots advocacy efforts, grew the organization’s social media presence, and trained afterschool education professionals to use digital tools to achieve their organizational goals. Prior to her time at the Afterschool Alliance, Rachel was an associate at Convergence Targeted Communications.
Rachel is a proud native of Central New York and graduated summa cum laude from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in political science. When she’s not at work, she’s usually running, trying to catch up on a dozen different TV shows, or spontaneously booking international flight deals.
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.
Taryn is heading into her senior year as a public relations major at Howard University and is spending this summer as an intern for Veracity. She is interested in acquiring further knowledge about how to make social impacts through digital communications. Taryn has previously worked as a press intern for Senator Franken in his D.C office and has worked as a communications specialist for her school's student association. Hailing from the state of Minnesota, Taryn is midwestern at heart. Although she enjoys living in the fast paced city of D.C, she misses the small town feel from back home. When she isn't busy with school work or pursuing her career in communications, Taryn loves to find new restaurants to try around town. Her goal is to try a new place at least once a week!