Meet The Team
Andrew Nachison joined NCRC in 2017. He’s a media, tech, arts, civic and social venture founder, funder, advisor, executive and creative catalyst. He’s also a writer, journalist and futurist. After a decade of work as a journalist and pioneer in online news, he co-founded iFOCOS, the Institute for the Connected Society, and We Media, an innovation agency, to help people create, share and understand networked knowledge and culture. Earlier in his career he led research, executive education and futures programs for the American Press Institute; and reported and edited for The Associated Press, New York Times, Audubon and other magazines. His work, events and ideas have been covered by The New York Times, BBC, CNN, Fortune, PBS Newshour, PBS Mediashift, Publisher’s Weekly, Mediabistro, the Pew Internet & American Life Project and others. He has been a board member of the World Editor’s Forum and advised a variety of publishing, social and civic media and technology startups and the International Women’s Media Foundation. He’s also a photographer, musician, artist, husband and dad, has published two short fiction stories, written many others and swears there’s more to come. He studied philosophy at Dartmouth College. He shares links and other things at nach.com and is on Instagram @anachison.
Alan Pyke is the Director of Communications and Managing Editor. Alan has worked in non-profit media and communications since 2010. He wrote about the media’s coverage of the 2008 Wall Street crisis at Media Matters and reported on homelessness, racial justice and policing at ThinkProgress from 2010 through 2019, before leaving journalism to join Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign team in Iowa. His communications consulting clients since then include the American Economic Liberties Project and Social Security Works. Alan’s freelance writing on politics, sports, and movies has appeared in The New Republic, Defector, RogerEbert.com, and elsewhere.
Esthefany Alejandra Pringle is NCRC’s Communications & Marketing Associate. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s in Marketing. During her undergraduate journey, Alejandra offered to be a volunteer as a Digital Marketing Manager for Lindaben foundation, where she learned and was passionate about helping her community. Alejandra helps the foundation to be accessible for every Spanish speaker and to gain a higher audience in their social media accounts, the relationships and experiences at the foundation have encouraged Alejandra to focus more on social justice. When not working or volunteering, Alejandra spends her free time with her family and friends, she also likes traveling and cooking.
Alyssa Wiltse is the Senior Marketing Manager for NCRC. She was previously NCRC’s Senior Media Manager. While she has always been passionate about social justice issues, Alyssa previously focused this passion on the international environmental sector, working for seven years as a journalist covering the global freshwater and sanitation crisis and more recently working as a media relations and publications officer for an international rainforest and species conservation organization. She also has a B.A. and M.A. in environmental policy from West Virginia University and George Washington University, respectively. However, current domestic challenges encouraged Alyssa to expand beyond this experience to focus more closely on what matters to her most here at home, eliminating all barriers to an equitable society. When not working towards a more fair, just and healthy world, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family, reading mystery novels and gallivanting in the great outdoors.
Richie Lynch serves as the Senior Graphic Designer/Publications Manager for NCRC. Prior to joining NCRC, Richie worked as the art director for VSA, the international organization on arts and disability. In this role, he had an opportunity to work on a wide range of projects and collaborate with partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, Volkswagen of America, The United Nations, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and MetLife. Richie graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in Imaging and Digital Arts.