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Meet the people dedicated to sustainability in journalism

Our Team

Industry Experts At Your Service

  • Abbey helps Hub members build and maintain audience strategies. Prior to joining the Hub, Abbey worked as an audience editor at Outside magazine and in local news in Washington, D.C. and Vermont.
  • Agustín Biancardi assists the technical and business development teams by providing technical support to customers and developing new products. Prior to joining the Hub, he received a bachelor’s degree in Business, Organizations & Society with a minor in Computer Science from Franklin & Marshall College.
  • Anne Marie helps the Hub team with prospecting and project management. For more than six years she worked for various Kentucky nonprofits doing community engagement and development work, and she arrived at the Hub via a nonprofit newsroom in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Ashley consults on audience and membership strategies for Hub newsrooms. Prior to joining the Hub, Ashley led the Quartz audience team and digital growth initiatives at Inc. magazine.
  • Benjamin works on user-facing and server side systems, ensuring the Hub's services are well architected, tested, and documented. He has over a decade of experience helping education, social media, and public health organizations innovate and bring new products and experiences to life.
  • Chris works on the user-facing aspects of the web applications that power the Hub’s services, ensuring they’re functionally robust, appealing, and accessible. He brings more than a decade of experience as a web developer in the education field to his work here.
  • Daniel develops software, improves processes and helps to set technology direction for the News Revenue Hub. Daniel joined the News Revenue Hub from the Texas Tribune where he served as Chief Technology and Security Officer. In previous roles he worked at Mutual Mobile, The University of Texas at Austin, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Evan leads Hub efforts to help newsrooms build and refine audience and membership strategies. Prior to joining the Hub, Evan worked as a senior audience editor at Slate. He has more than six years’ experience working in non-profit news.
  • Graham leads the Customer Success team and works to ensure newsrooms are getting the most out of their services with the Hub. Previously, Graham was the managing editor for the San Antonio Report where she directed editorial strategy and oversaw unprecedented year-over-year audience growth. Graham is also a member of the Online News Association (ONA)’s board of directors.
  • JT has over ten years of experience in project and program management and has functioned as scrum master, product owner, and agile coach on development teams mainly in the e-commerce space. At the Hub, he works with product and technical teams to streamline process and deliver value.
  • Lizzy helps drive business outcomes at the Hub by contributing to knowledge management, company operations and user research and evaluation. She previously worked as a reporter covering state government and policy in Pennsylvania.
  • Mac helps onboard new clients onto the Hub’s tech stack and supports the project management team with service deliverables. Prior to joining the Hub, she worked as a freelance digital producer and received her master’s in media studies from The New School.
  • Mary founded the News Revenue Hub in 2016 to help news organizations achieve greater financial sustainability. Prior to founding the Hub, Mary was the Publisher/COO of Voice of San Diego. During her seven-year tenure, she spearheaded the creation of VOSD’s membership program and grew the organization’s annual revenue by nearly $1 million.
  • Mikaela consults on audience and membership strategies for newsrooms. Previously, she worked in two journalism innovation labs, as a senior editor and project manager for Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and as a project manager and audience data and research strategist for Gannett/USA Today Network.
  • Nikki helps the Hub’s project management team by providing clients with software support as well as audience building strategies. She previously worked as the Director of Marketing and Communications at a nonprofit in Atlanta, GA that served children and young adults with special needs and learning differences.
  • Pia consults on audience and membership strategies for newsrooms. She was previously the senior digital producer at Wired, where she also reported on AI, data privacy, and education tech.
  • Rachel is our user defender! She thoughtfully applies user experience and interface design principles to research, execution, and implementation of our products. She brings experience from advertising, marketing, and tech spaces to enhance the users interactions and experiences with our brand, products, and services.
  • Sarah oversees the organization's strategies for serving the public good by capacity-building in newsrooms. Before joining the Hub, Sarah was the senior director of development at Vox, working across editorial strategy and all business lines; she has worked at Hearst, PR Newswire, and local agencies and nonprofits; and was formerly a documentary writer/producer focused on local narratives of ecological and cultural need in Northeast Florida.
  • Sophie leads product strategy for the Hub's technology and data offerings in service of rebuilding the news industry to be more equitable and community-driven. She was previously the senior newsroom growth expert on the Hub's consulting team, working with newsrooms on audience growth and high-level data analysis. Prior to the Hub, she worked at Google as a product strategist for news and ranking, and at The Washington Post in a variety of news analytics and audience roles.
  • Tristan oversees the Hub's Product, Consulting, and Success teams. At the Hub, Tristan has previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and VP of Technology. Prior to the Hub, Tristan served as lead technologist at Voice of San Diego and ran programs in digital media and user experience at University of California, San Diego.
  • Will helps Hub members develop and execute their membership strategies. Before joining the Hub, he did everything from editing to writing to fundraising at Washington City Paper in D.C.

Board of Directors

  • Corey Lynn Fayman has been involved in the field of instructional and interactive design for over twenty-five years, working on projects for The U.S. Army, TAG Heuer, Ford, Maxwell Technologies, National University, Vivendi, and others. As head of the multimedia department at, he designed and helped develop dozens of projects, including the first just-in-time production of audio and interactive CDs. He has designed and taught more than twenty interactive design courses at UCSD Extension, SDSU and The Art Institute of California. A former musician and sound designer for the world-famous Old Globe Theatre, he now consults and supports various non-profit organizations in the San Diego area. He is the author of four published mystery novels, the most recent of which, Ballast Point Breakdown, won the Best-in-Show Geisel Award at the 2021 San Diego Book Awards. Mr. Fayman holds a B.A. in English, with a specialization in creative writing, from UCLA, and an M.A. in Educational Technology from San Diego State University.
  • John Jakovich is the Chief Innovation Officer for the Tessitura Network, a non-profit software company that provides the leading CRM platform for arts & cultural organizations. John has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior technology leader working with the arts industry's largest nonprofits and most recognizable brands. Previously, he held leadership positions at SofTrek Corporation and Jacobson Consulting Applications providing a variety of software and services to non-profit organizations. John lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.
  • Eric is the Managing Director and Chief Strategic Officer at the marketing firm, NextLevel Thinking. For more than two decades, Eric has helped organizations develop strategic marketing plans.
  • Sisi Wei is Co-Executive Director at OpenNews, which supports a community of practitioners and leaders in journalism/tech working to transform newsrooms into being more equitable, inclusive and collaborative. Before joining OpenNews, Sisi was the Assistant Managing Editor at ProPublica, where she edited and managed news apps, graphics, visual investigations and large, interdisciplinary projects.
  • Steph Yiu is the Chief Customer Officer at WordPress VIP, which helps large enterprises and media organizations adopt WordPress, an open source platform. Her work centers on helping organizations build scalable customer retention strategies. Prior to WordPress VIP, Steph worked at America’s Test Kitchen and the Chicago Tribune where she created new avenues of audience engagement.
Our Story

Woman Founded and Led

CEO and founder Mary Walter-Brown is a trailblazer in digital news and a leading advocate for community-funded journalism.

The Hub's Origin Story
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Building a company and an industry with DEIB in mind

The Hub strives to be a force for good. We stand against racism, inequity, and injustice in journalism and the world.

Learn More About DEIB at the Hub

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