At Corona we pride ourselves in a culture of deep trust and respect, and we are committed to leveraging each other’s strengths. We think work should matter and work should be fun. We enjoy learning, we enjoy working together, and we enjoy making our team part of your team.


David Kennedy Principal + CEO

David is our in-house James Bond. He’s flown jets, scaled frozen waterfalls, and likes to mix a good cocktail. So, it’s no surprise that David wears multiple hats in his professional role as well. In addition to providing expertise in market research and marketing insights to our clients, he also serves as Corona’s internal marketing manager… Learn More

Beth Mulligan, PhD Principal

Beth is a cognitive psychologist by training, and brings to her work a deep knowledge of human thinking and behavior, and an intuitive understanding of how to turn that information into numbers that organizations can use. She is also passionate about helping community organizations thrive, and she is committed to helping them make the most of their resources through data-informed decision making… Learn More

Matt Bruce Principal

Matt is passionate about using critical thinking and creative problem solving to help organizations find data-driven solutions to their problems. His experience working across government, non-profit, and education sectors allows him to understand our customers’ opportunities, constraints, and unique point-of-view… Learn More

Kate Darwent, PhD Principal

Kate’s background is in studying human thought and behavior. Her graduate training provided a strong foundation in research design and data analysis. In addition to her love of data, she also developed a love of teaching others about the power of using research to answer questions… Learn More

Kevin Raines Principal + Founder + Owner

Kevin was the guy who turned the lights on at Corona. After a five-year career as an aircraft designer understanding physics, and another six years as an economic researcher understanding dollars, he decided to pursue the hardest thing of all to understand: people. He founded Corona in 1999, and the lights have been on ever since… Learn More

Karla Raines Owner + Creator—Differentiation Zone

Karla Raines is an accomplished strategist serving purpose-driven organizations in dynamically competitive industries. Her commitment to mastering the art of strategy led her to a career-defining eureka moment in 2018… Learn More


Jim Pripusich, PhD Director

Jim is passionate about explaining the causes of human attitudes and behaviors in addition to the consequences of policy and institutional change. As a political scientist by training, he has expertise in thinking creatively about answering complex research questions with quantitative and qualitative data… Learn More


Annie Theodoropoulos, PhD Senior Associate

Annie is an anthropologist and program evaluator with extensive fieldwork experience among hard-to-reach populations. Her love of qualitative research has led her down many paths, from the research-driven realm of academia to the client-focused field of evaluation… Learn More

Maria Cuevas Associate

Maria is a passionately curious individual; she thoroughly enjoys the research process from beginning to end. With a background in Economics and Sociology, Maria is deeply interested in how social life is influenced by economic factors… Learn More

Carly Doolittle Associate

Carly’s background in using facts derived from contemporary research to inform public-policy decisions, especially around environmental issues, enables her to engage effectively on behalf of clients in addressing their challenges… Learn More

Sam Keating Associate

With a background in the non-profit sector, Sam is passionate about using data to understand how community- and school-based programs are working, and guiding non-profit leaders through data-informed decision making… Learn More

Trenton Marlar, PhD Associate

Trenton specializes in quantitative analysis. As a trained political scientist, he has utilized a variety of quantitative research methods to explore the sources and consequences of individual attitudes and behaviors in diverse contexts. .. Learn More


Christa Morris Office Coordinator

Christa makes sure we keep the lights on here a Corona.  From balancing the books to coordinating schedules her attention to detail is an asset to our organization. .. Learn More