Documented is a watchdog group that investigates how corporations manipulate public policy, harming our environment, communities, and democracy.

The Documented Team

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Nick Surgey

Executive Director

Nick is the Executive Director of Documented and an investigative reporter. He is an occasional contributor to the Intercept. His work has been featured in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, and many other places including the Colbert Report. Nick was previously Director of Research at the Center for Media and Democracy, and Staff Counsel at Common Cause.

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Kelly Mitchell

Senior Analyst

Kelly is a Senior Analyst for Documented. Prior to joining Documented, Kelly was the Climate Campaign Director for Greenpeace, where she oversaw work on climate liability, coal leasing, oil & gas infrastructure, and corporate renewables policy. She has appeared in numerous media outlets including the BBC, the Washington Post, and Al Jazeera. Kelly has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Jamie Corey

Senior Researcher

Jamie is a Senior Researcher with Documented where she tracks the fossil fuel industry’s influence in state and national politics. Jamie previously worked at the Center for Media and Democracy, the United States Senate and the Iowa State House of Representatives. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post and The Guardian. Jamie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Simpson College.

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Jesse Coleman


Jesse is a Senior Researcher with Documented. He has expertise in the oil and gas industry, corporate lobbying and political strategy, and political spending. His work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and other media outlets. Previously Jesse was a research specialist with Greenpeace from 2010 to 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.