About Us

Veracity Media is a diverse team of talented specialists. Each of us brings our own unique set of expertise to the projects we work on.

Ryan Morgan

Founder

Ryan 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 Yousafzai'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. 

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Marne Pike

CEO

Marne is Veracity's CEO, and leads the Veracity team's work to help elect Democrats, with an emphasis on supporting diverse candidates in the party. Marne hails from New York's North Country, and before diving into the world of politics, worked at international development agencies abroad. She also serves on the board of  Eleanor’s Legacy, which works to increase women’s participation in New York Democratic politics, the Women Under Forty PAC, and advises organizations working to find and implement strategies to elect more women to public office.

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Maïca Pichler

Director Of Advertising And Nonprofit Strategy

Maïca is happiest when she finds a way to make the complex causes that drive her accessible to anyone. She also loves puns. On great days these intersect.  Maïca’s experience includes brand marketing, digital advertising, events management, copywriting, public relations, campaign organizing, and public policy. Prior to joining Veracity, Maïca was a Marketing Communications Assistant at EnerNOC, where she was able to bring many of these skills together to promote energy efficiency and savings.  Maïca is a proud Bostonian who holds a BA in Political Science and Communication Studies from Northeastern University. At NU, Maïca served as president of the Northeastern University College Democrats and was often found on the field with the Valkyries Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team.

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Chelsea Coatney

Director Of Account Operations

Previously, Chelsea was the Digital Director for Generation Progress, the Millennial engagement arm of the Center for American Progress, where she implemented digital programs to engage, activate, and inform America’s largest, most progressive, and most diverse generation. As part of the Generation Progress communications team, she also helped launch the It’s On Us campaign in partnership with the Obama White House and managed its digital strategy as the campaign grew to have a presence on over 500 college campuses nationwide. Prior to joining Generation Progress, Chelsea worked in public media at the “PBS NewsHour,” WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” and the University of Illinois’ WILL-TV. Chelsea grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Hayley Drapkin

Head Of Operations + People

Hayley grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Politics. During undergrad Hayley worked on various campaigns, most recently as the web developer for Jared Polis’ campaign for governor of Colorado. When she is not working, Hayley enjoys playing lacrosse, watching movies and discovering fun new restaurants.

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Jacob Geers

Director Of Account Strategy

A proud Ohio State alum, Jacob has over a half decade of digital experience spanning across tech, media, non-profits, & political campaigns. He spent the 2018 cycle at a digital firm specializing in running email and ad programs for red state Dems. In 2019, he joined Veracity and coached some of our buzziest US House, Senate, and PAC accounts — winning a Reed Award in the process. When not endlessly refreshing ActBlue, Jacob can be found at the gym, watching true crime documentaries, or making friends with the cats in his neighborhood.

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Nate Victor

Web Developer

Nate, Veracity's developer and avid technologist, has been in web and software development for over 5 years. He was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Biology. His interests include keeping pace with the ever-evolving technological landscape and outdoors activities such as snowboarding and backpacking.

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Jenna Wirkus

Graphic Designer

Jenna joined Veracity after doing digital with the Randy Bryce campaign in 2018. Proud Wisconsinite and UW-Madison Journalism alumna, Jenna believes in using the Internet for good. Graphic design and memes can go a long way if we’re smart and honest when building them. She was a rodeo queen in another life, but now she’s passionate about helping her team go all in for progressive causes. In her free time, you can catch her rooting for the Packers, blasting Dolly’s classics, and teaching herself songs on guitar.

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Mariel Brown-Fallon

Senior Digital Strategist

Mariel (they/them or she/her) is a passionate progressive, award-winning email writer, and TikToker in-training. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont, they jumped head-first into politics as an organizer with Bernie 2016. Following the 2016 cycle, Mariel spent three years at Change Media Group as a Digital Strategist helping Democrats and advocacy organizations navigate the digital space, raise money online, and bring home wins for their organizations. Offline, Mariel loves to ride their motorbike, take the dogs to the park, drink coffee, and see live music.

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Cody Brant

Senior Digital Strategist
Cody is joining Veracity Media as a Senior Digital Strategist after working his way up in the digital field starting as an intern. He has led multiple high-profile digital campaigns, including helping to elect Maine's first female Governor Janet Mills and winning key races that helped Democrats take back Congress. Born in the Midwest with roots in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Cody is a city boy at heart and has since lived in Chicago, Denver and Washington D.C. 
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Kyra Rogan

Senior Digital Strategist
Kyra joined the Veracity team after spending three years working in client services at Chapman Cubine Allen + Hussey. During her time there, she worked on multi-channel fundraising programs for high-profile political campaigns and advocacy organizations including AARP, Elizabeth Warren for President, the Democratic Governors Association, and more. Prior to CCAH, Kyra earned her bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Public Relations from The Pennsylvania State University. In her free time, Kyra enjoys cooking, hiking, exploring all that D.C. has to offer, and spending time with her young pup, Chiquita.
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Mary Imgrund

Senior Digital Strategist
Mary is an award-winning, internationally published writer with a keen eye for digital and political strategy coming to Veracity with four years of digital experience. She earned her master's degree from American University in Political Communication, where she did original research into alt-right radicalization online. Through her diverse background, he's raised millions for progressive candidates and organizations through targeted email and ad campaigns and launched successful persuasion and social campaigns. Outside Veracity, she's an essayist, activist and artist. 
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Brianna Massey

Digital Advertising Strategist

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brianna earned a degree in political science and journalism from the George Washington University. During undergrad, Brianna served as a Digital Media intern for a Congressman and had experiences working for several publications in Michigan. In her free time, Brianna can be found scouring Yelp for the next best DC restaurant or finding new ways to incorporate greek yogurt into recipes. 

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Meg Connors

Digital Strategist
Meg (she/her/hers) joined Veracity after a super fun and challenging cycle in the Buckeye State. At the Ohio Democratic Party, Meg ran a statewide digital operation that supported candidates up and down the ballot, including now-Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner. Originally from Virginia, Meg loves her Hokies *almost* as much as she loves electing Democrats. When Meg isn't working or doom-scrolling, she's giving endless attention to her miniature Schnauzer. 
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Alex Peña

Digital Advertising Strategist
As a D.C. area native, Alex always had politics in his backyard. After studying journalism and political science at Boston University, he came back home to get involved in progressive causes. During the 2020 cycle he helped run digital ads for numerous clients and was even a part of the Latino Paid Media team for the Biden-Harris campaign. After work is done for the day Alex likes to play Dungeons & Dragons, catch up on whatever book he's reading, and spoil his cat Honey. 
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Marsh Palin

Digital Strategist
Marsh is Digital Strategist at Veracity Media. Prior to joining Veracity, he worked in communications at Precision Strategies, advising and executing media strategy for national progressive and corporate leaders. A Vermont native, he graduated with a degree in Public Administration from George Mason University in 2018. Outside of work, he enjoys baking, hiking, and eating around D.C.  
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Rachel Maltz

Digital Strategist
Originally from Austin, Rachel graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Business Administration and a Masters in Communication Data Science. Prior to Veracity, she worked on several progressive campaigns and spent the last year at a digital strategy firm in DC. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys reading with her tea in hand, taking care of her plants, and exploring the city.
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Morgan Booker

Jr. Digital Strategist

Morgan joins us at Veracity after previously working as a Digital Strategist with the DCCC for the 2020 Election Cycle. She is a 2020 graduate of the University of Akron, with a degree in Political Science, with a focus in Criminal Justice. Morgan likes to spend her free time catching up on black feminist literature with her dog, Appa, watching football or softball, or on the joysticks playing her favorite video game.

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Jenny Xu

Jr. Digital Strategist

A dedicated political creative and native New Yorker, Jenny (she/her) joins Veracity after graduating from Georgetown University with a major in Government and minors in History and Art. For the 2018 midterm election, she co-founded a super PAC to turn out the progressive youth vote. She can be found painting in her art studio or at the gym — usually blasting classic rock or disco.

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Adam Frank

Jr. Digital Strategist
Adam (he/him) joins Veracity after graduating cum laude from American University with a B.A. in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government. During undergrad, he interned across the digital space and gained experience in email, text, digital ads, and more. Adam has worked with clients up and down the ballot — from local races to presidential campaigns — as well as unions, nonprofits, and other organizations. He enjoys finding creative ways to communicate complex issues and give people the understanding they need to make informed decisions. When not working or on Twitter, you can find Adam cooking, walking through nature, or exploring the city with friends.
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Nadia Douglas

Digital Strategy Assistant

A Texas native temporarily based in DC, Nadia (she/her) is currently concentrating in Government with a focus in Data Science and a Secondary in Sociology from Harvard University. On campus, she has served in leadership for the Harvard College Democrats, where as Service Director she organized over 300 of her peers in contacting their local and state representatives regarding racial injustice in their local communities. Currently, she serves as co-chair of the Fellows and Study Groups program (FSG) within the Harvard Institute of Politics, which connects undergraduates to world leaders in an intimate mentorship setting. In her free time, she's binging Law and Order: SVU, attempting to train for a half-marathon, and reading her mom's latest book recommendation at a new coffee shop

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Anna Flaherty

Digital Strategy Assistant
Anna (she/her/hers) is a proud Massachusetts native attending Boston College majoring in Political Science with a minor in Marketing. Before joining Veracity, Anna has worked in digital on state-wide races in Massachusetts and with a PAC serving grassroots activist organizations. Outside of work, you can find Anna cooking, plant parenting or at the gym.
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