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Co-founder / Editorial Development, Brand Director
Kaylen Ralph is The Riveter’s co-founder, editorial development director and brand director. She’s passionate about experimenting with the intersection of lifestyle brands and magazines. She’s also a freelance researcher for The Sager Group. She dreams of a future in which “niche” publications are the new mainstream, thanks to thoughtful and deliberate brand partnerships, ideally fostered by her own publishing house (#dreambig). Born and raised in Rockford, IL, Kaylen currently calls Minneapolis home. You can find her curled up on her blue velvet sofa, glass of red wine (read, rye whiskey on the rocks) in hand, usually with Sex and the City on in the background. She loves hardcover books, agate stone, fur and her two younger sisters (and not necessarily in that order).
Joanna R. Demkiewicz
Co-founder / Editorial Director
Joanna is The Riveter’s editorial director and co-founder. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in May 2013, just two months after co-launching TR with Kaylen. She works as the publicist for Milkweed Editions, an independent press based in Minneapolis, and sometimes freelance researches for The Sager Group, another independent press. When she’s not working, she’s drooling over Jack McCoy circa 1990s Law & Order or casually hiking around Minneapolis’ lakes, i.e. walking. Her favorite writers are Maureen O’Connor, Rebecca Solnit, Sloane Crosley and Taiye Selasi. (Call her Yanna)
Theresa lives in Brooklyn with a tiny and terrifying little black cat and more books, paper and ink than her little apartment can hold. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri two times over where she met K+J. During the day, she works as the graphic designer at Cinereach (a non-profit film production company and foundation). At night, she blogs with her bestie Katie Currid about all things lifestyle (read: cats, crafts and snacks) at Freckle & Fair.
Victoria Campbell is The Riveter‘s Art Director and Photographer. She is a freelance creative and co-founder of Bird Dog Creative Minneapolis. Vic originates from the tiny island known as England and moved overseas two years ago to live with her husband. Alongside her obsession for interior design, she is more often than not posting pictures of her pet pooch, Ralph.
Grace Molteni is a Midwest born and raised designer, illustrator, and self-proclaimed bibliophile, currently calling Chicago home. She believes strongly in a “beer first, always, and only” rule, and is forever seeking the perfect dumpling. For more musings, work, or just to say heyyyy check her out on
Digital Editorial Assistant
Anna Meyer is The Riveter’s Digital Editorial Assistant. She is a Minneapolis native currently pursuing journalism and English at the University of Kansas. You’re most likely to catch her either pulling espresso shots at her morning job as a barista or writing down ideas for stories in her notebook. Follow her on Instagram (@annavmeyer) and stay updated with her work via her personal website.
She’s currently studying journalism and women’s and gender studies at the University of Missouri. When she’s not reading feminist blogs, longform journalism or nonfiction novels, she’s probably looking at photos of cats or dreaming of French baguettes.