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Meet the team.

 
 
 

Leadership Team

David Hawn CEO email  |  612.545.9801

David Hawn
CEO
email  |  612.545.9801

Mark-Peter Lundquist VP, Outreach email  |  612.638.1016

Mark-Peter Lundquist
VP, Outreach
email  |  612.638.1016

Susana Espinosa de Sygulla VP, Director, Latino Outreach email  |  612.455.4620

Susana Espinosa de Sygulla
VP, Director, Latino Outreach
email  |  612.455.4620

Pete Morse VP, Youth Programs email  |  612.545.9857

Pete Morse
VP, Youth Programs
email  |  612.545.9857

Peggy Fink VP, Advancement email  |  612.545.9859

Peggy Fink
VP, Advancement
email  |  612.545.9859

John Turnipseed VP, Center for Fathering email  |  612.455.4637

John Turnipseed
VP, Center for Fathering
email  |  612.455.4637

Ellen Hinrichs Director, Organizational Development email  |  612.545.9817

Ellen Hinrichs
Director, Organizational Development
email  |  612.545.9817

Matt von Ende General Manager email  |  612.545.9808

Matt von Ende
General Manager
email  |  612.545.9808

 
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[Urban Ventures] is rediscovering holistic, pragmatic solutions. [They are] working at ground level, offering support to transform lives, motivating a sense of self-worth, surrounding participants with a circle of caring adults, and urging them that they can do better for themselves.
— Star Tribune
 

Staff Directory

To contact a staff member by phone, call 612.638.1000 and our front desk will be happy to transfer you.
*Leadership Team Member

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Dena Anderson
Middle School Teacher, Urban Ventures: Young Life
denaanderson@urbanventures.org

Mitch Andrews
Network Administrator
mitchandrews@urbanventures.org

Robyn Angulo
Coordinator, Youth Programs
robynangulo@urbanventures.org

Omar Artega
Facilities Worker
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Valentine Awasom
Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate
valentineawasom@urbanventures.org

Patrick Baggett
Facilities Worker
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Tyler Benson
Information Systems Manager
tylerbenson@urbanventures.org

Amy Blee-Dilley
Volunteer, Volunteer Engagement
amybleedilley@urbanventures.org

Kyle Boyes
Assoc. Dir. of Church and Community Engagement
kyleboyes@urbanventures.org

Amy Brenna
Office Administrator and Payroll Coordinator
amybrenna@urbanventures.org

Franklin Briceño
Director, Siempre Padres
franklinbriceno@urbanventures.org

Michael Brooks
Recording Studio Manager
mikebrooks@urbanventures.org

Jamael Brown
Facilities Worker
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Wesley Brunk
Senior Facilities Coordinator
wesleybrunk@urbanventures.org

Marquise Dixon
Director, Act Six
marquisedixon@urbanventures.org

Ashley Elgard
Elementary Teacher, Learning Lab
ashleyelgard@urbanventures.org

Art Erickson
Urban Ventures Founder, Studio 180
arterickson@urbanventures.org

Susana Espinosa de Sygulla*
VP, Director, Latino Outreach
susana@urbanventures.org

Peggy Fink*
VP, Advancement
peggyfink@urbanventures.org

Nichole Flowers
Director, Learning Lab
nicholeflowers@urbanventures.org

Charles Gant
Facilities Worker
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Alan Goroztieta Morantes
Assistant Athletics Director, Urban Stars
alangoroztieta@cpcrc.ent

Myrna Garcia
Latino Family Advocate
myrnagarcia@urbanventures.org

Elliot Goroztieta Morantes
Facilities Worker
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Julie Grengs
Sr. Program Coordinator, Center for Fathering
juliegrengs@urbanventures.org

Troy Groenke
Assoc. Dir. of Marketing & Communications
troygroenke@urbanventures.org

Stan Hill
Director, Ready? Set! Work...
stanhill@urbanventures.org

Ellen Hinrichs*
Director, Organizational Development
ellenhinrichs@urbanventures.org

Gloria Howard
Registration Coordinator, Center for Fathering
gloriahoward@urbanventures.org

Thomas Krolak
Finance Director
thomaskrolak@urbanventures.org

Mary Jackson
Executive Assistant
maryjackson@urbanventures.org

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Elissa Lindwall
Middle School Teacher, Learning Lab
elissacook@urbanventures.org

Andrew Lonsbury
Director of Advancement
andrewlonsbury@urbanventures.org

Mark-Peter Lundquist*
VP, Outreach
markpeter@urbanventures.org

Julia Mayorquin
Latino Family Advocate, Siempre Padres
juliamayorquin@urbanventures.org

Mayra Medina
Program Assistant, Act Six
mayramedina@urbanventures.org

Miriam Medina  
Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate
miriammedina@urbanventures.org

Tom Meier
Volunteer Management Associate
tommeier@urbanventures.org

Michael Melling
Elementary Teacher, Learning Lab
michaelmelling@urbanventures.org

Cade Mohammed
Security
cademohammed@cpcrc.net

Kristine Molde
GreenCorps Member, CityKid Enterprises
kristinemolde@urbanventures.org

Pete Morse*
VP, Youth Programs
petemorse@urbanventures.org

Brian Noy
Operations Manager, CityKid Enterprises
briannoy@urbanventures.org

Michael Peterson
Director, Urban Stars Sports
michaelpeterson@urbanventures.org

Tracey Pitman
General Manager, CityKid Java
traceypitman@urbanventures.org

Tony Podtburg
Facilities Supervisor
maintenance@urbanventures.org

John Roemhild
Coordinator and Instructor, Music Academy
johnroemhild@urbanventures.org

Gary Ross
Youth Specialist, CityKid Enterprises
garyross@urbanventures.org

Roger Ross
Athletic Specialist, Urban Stars
rogerross@urbanventures.org

Jen Sargent
Urban Stars Administrative Coordinator
jensargent@urbanventures.org

Dan Schwartz
Help Desk Technician
danschwartz@urbanventures.org

Elizabeth Scott
Account Manager, CityKid Java
elizabethscott@urbanventures.org

Joshua Shelton
Program Recruiter, Center for Fathering
joshuashelton@urbanventures.org

Romericus Sims
Senior Program Recruiter
romericussims@urbanventures.org

Sherri (Larnette) Spencer
Employment Specialist, Ready? Set! Work...
larnettespencer@urbanventures.org

Sarah Spiegle
Events Manager
sarahspiegle@urbanventures.org
                                                                                                          LaToya Taris-James
Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate
latoyatarisjames@urbanventures.org

Jason Thompson
Job Developer, Ready? Set! Work...
jasonthompson@urbanventures.org

Vianey Torres
Employment Specialist, Ready? Set! Work...
vianeytorres@urbanventures.org

John Turnipseed*
VP, Center for Fathering
johnturnipseed@urbanventures.org

Chris Vanecek
Senior Accountant
chrisvanecek@urbanventures.org

Josh Vang
Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate
joshvang@urbanventures.org

Matt von Ende*
General Manager
matthewvonende@urbanventures.org

Maddie Wood
Academic Coordinator
madelinewood@urbanventures.org

Danielle Wojdyla
Director of Social Enterprise
daniellewojdyla@urbanventures.org

 
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OUR FOUNDER, WALLACE ARTHUR ERICKSON:
You can call him Art.

 

Board of Directors

 

Scott Anderson, Chairman Executive Pastor, Eaglebrook Church

Scott Anderson, Chairman
Executive Pastor,
Eaglebrook Church

Gaylen Knack, Secretary Principal,  Gray Plant Mooty

Gaylen Knack, Secretary
Principal, 
Gray Plant Mooty

Roy Ferber, Treasurer President, Drop Ship Express (Ret.)

Roy Ferber, Treasurer
President,
Drop Ship Express (Ret.)

Ann Folkman Managing Director, Marketing, CarVal Investors

Ann Folkman
Managing Director, Marketing,
CarVal Investors

Jon Eisele Partner, Deloitte  

Jon Eisele
Partner,
Deloitte
 

Jason Reed Director, Strategy and New Ventures, Second Harvest Heartland

Jason Reed
Director, Strategy and New Ventures,
Second Harvest Heartland

Tikki Brown Director, Department of Economic Opportunity, MNDHS

Tikki Brown
Director,
Department of Economic Opportunity, MNDHS

Shannon Foreman Premier Banker, BMO Harris Bank

Shannon Foreman
Premier Banker,
BMO Harris Bank

Kathryn Graves Unger Country Director, North America, Cargill Aqua Nutrition

Kathryn Graves Unger
Country Director, North America,
Cargill Aqua Nutrition

Edwin (Skip) Gage Owner, Gage Marketing  

Edwin (Skip) Gage
Owner,
Gage Marketing
 

Joyce Gill Executive Director, Small Sums

Joyce Gill
Executive Director,
Small Sums

Thomas Young Divisional Vice President, Thrivent Financial

Thomas Young
Divisional Vice President,
Thrivent Financial

James Gruver Senior Managing Director, Black River Asset Management  

James Gruver
Senior Managing Director,
Black River Asset Management
 

Rick Huckle, Vice Chairman CEO,  Riverland Bancorporation

Rick Huckle, Vice Chairman
CEO, 
Riverland Bancorporation


Marketing Advisory Committee


A G E N C Y   P A R T N E R S

 
 

Troy Groenke*
Assoc. Dir. Marketing & Communications
Urban Ventures

Ann Folkman**
Managing Dir. Marketing & Global Comm
CarVal Investors

Kiera Jacobson**
Copywriting Manager
Target


Bruce Armstrong
VP
BBDO Advertising (ret.) 

Kellie Cornell
Graphic Designer
Eaglebrook Church

Jon Evans
Clarity Films
Owner

Sarah Huener
Art Director/Designer
MPLS STP Clothing Co.

Megan Kellar
Food Service Sales Rep
Hormel Foods

Kip Lindman
Vice President
Fleishman Hillard

Kelly Lukes
Account Manager
MorseKode

Julie MacKay
Traffic Manager
Ameriprise (Humera)

Rachel Oldfield
Consumer Insights Strategist
C-Space

Dhwani Patel
U of M Carlson School ’16
Committee Intern

Rachelle Putnam
Marketing Consultant
CarVal Investors

Liz Rolfsmeier
Editorial Writer
Star Tribune/Freelance

* Staff Representative      ** Committee Co-Chair


Social Enterprise Advisory Board

Aaron Seabron
Marketing Manager
General Mills

Julia Erickson
District Manager
West Marine

Mark-Peter Lundquist
Vice President of Outreach
Urban Ventures

Mike Teasdale
Strategies Principal Consultant
Quality and Regulatory 

Danielle Wojdyla
Director of Social Enterprise
Urban Ventures

Nate Herrington
Co-Founder
MN Brewery Running Series 

 

Citlally Ruiz
CityKid Farmer, Student
Urban Ventures