Board of Directors

The Badger Project’s Board of Directors come from around the state of Wisconsin and have a wide range of skills and experience.

Nicholas Watt


Nicholas is a Partner at the law firm Kramer, Elkins & Watt in Madison. He graduated from the UW-Madison Law School in 2010. He did his undergraduate work at University of Illinois. Nicholas is a strong defender of the First Amendment. In his previous career, Nicholas served as a political professional on campaigns for candidates of the Democratic Party.

Ryan Christoph


Ryan is a financial institution examiner and a Certified Public Accountant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the UW-Milwaukee. Ryan is a graduate of Waunakee High School.

Mary Raina Haralampopoulos

Raina is a certified Prevention Specialist at the Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the UW-Madison. She graduated from Verona High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Edgewood University in Madison.

John Hollister

John is a software developer in Neenah. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the UW-Madison. He graduated from Ashwaubenon High School.

Benjamin Holt

Benjamin is the Director of Philanthropy for the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center in Milwaukee, which helps people obtain self-sufficiency. He graduated from Madison West High School and then UW-Milwaukee, where he majored in history and minored in political science.

Peter Nordby

Peter is a research specialist with the Health Innovation Program at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor’s in English and Philosophy, and received a Master’s in International Relations from North Carolina State University. He graduated from Stoughton High School. Peter enjoys live music, traveling, hiking and camping, cooking, reading, and basketball.