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 the University of Illinois. Nicholas is a strong defender of the First Amendment. In his previous career, he 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 UW-Milwaukee. Ryan is a graduate of Waunakee High School.

Maura Dasho

Maura grew up in the near-westside neighborhoods of Madison. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Madison. She is most interested in issues concerning the Great Lakes. Maura currently resides in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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 UW-Madison. She graduated from Verona High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Edgewood University in Madison.

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 degree 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.