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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 Chicago 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 throwing back espresso shots, planning for her next trip abroad or writing down ideas for stories in her notebook. You can stay updated with her work via her personal website.
Natasha Kallish is an Editorial Assistant for The Riveter. She is a sophomore studying professional journalism, anthropology and psychology at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a Chicago native with a taste for vegan cuisine and an affinity for listening to Frank Ocean at all times of the day.
Online Editorial Intern
Gabby Granada is a Chicago-native writer, activist, and film lover. She is currently pursing an English degree at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. More often than not, Gabby can be found eating Thai food and screaming about women’s issues with her friends. She aspires to write sarcastically for a living, work in film, and save the world from weak, power-hungry men (AKA become Carrie Fisher).
INSTAGRAM @gab_granada | Twitter @ggranada_ |
Ann Mayhew is a book reviewer and editor living in Minneapolis. She works for both the Minnesota Historical Society at two of their sites, the historic James J. Hill House and Historic Fort Snelling, and as the production coordinator for Band of Weirdos/Moss Love, and somehow still finds time to occasionally volunteer for Planned Parenthood. (Coffee helps.) Her book reviews have appeared in BUST, Bitch, Publishers Weekly, the Star Tribune, the Rumpus, and, of course, The Riveter.
Social Media Editor
Ellie Peterson is a Minneapolis native studying retail merchandising and art history at the University of Minnesota. After graduating this spring, you will most likely find her in a local coffee shop with the latest issue of Vogue or listening to her list of growing podcasts and playlists which she can never seem to catch up on.