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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 Executive Vice President email  |  612.455.4637

John Turnipseed
Executive Vice President
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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Nancy Adan
Program Assistant, Learning Lab
nancyadan@urbanventures.org

David Anderson
Marketing Communications Coordinator
davidanderson@urbanventures.org

Omar Artega
Facilities Worker
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Valentine Awasom
Youth Development Specialist
valentineawasom@urbanventures.org

Patrick Baggett
Maintenance Supervisor
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Tyler Benson
Information Systems Manager
tylerbenson@urbanventures.org

Steve Bergman
Head Chef, Kids Cafe
stevebergman@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
Youth Programs Assistant
mikebrooks@urbanventures.org

Jamael Brown
Facilities Worker
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Priscilla Brown
Director, Center for Fathering
priscillabrown@urbanventures.org

Wesley Brunk
Senior Facilities Coordinator
wesleybrunk@urbanventures.org

Sean Burns
Youth Development Specialist
seanburns@urbanventures.org

Nick Doble
Kitchen Assistant
nickdoble@urbanventures.org

Ashley Elgard
Youth Development Specialist
ashleyelgard@urbanventures.org

George Ellis
Operations Manager, Urban Stars
georgeellis@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

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

Myrna Garcia
Latino Family Advocate
myrnagarcia@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

Sarah Holle
Market Manager
sarahholle@urbanventures.org

Paris Jackson
Security
parisjackson@urbanventures.org

Sara Johnson
Database Administrator
sarajohnson@urbanventures.org

Thomas Krolak
Finance Director
thomaskrolak@urbanventures.org

Important Layeni
Facilities Worker
importantlayeni@urbanventures.org

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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

Tom Meier
Office Assistant
tommeier@urbanventures.org

Margaret Miles
Grant Writer
margaretmiles@urbanventures.org

Cade Mohammed
Director of Security
cademohammed@cpcrc.net

Raul Montes Sarco
Facilities Worker
raulmontessarco@urbanventures.org

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

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

Olivia O'Neil
Facilities Worker
oliviaoneil@urbanventures.org

Henry Patton
Employment Specialist, Ready? Set! Work.
henrypatton@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

Marisol Rosado-Carrisalez
Program Assistant, Act Six
marisolrosado@urbanventures.org

Gina Rios
Youth Development Specialist, Learning Lab
ginarios@urbanventures.org

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

Roger Ross
Director, Urban Stars
rogerross@urbanventures.org

Dan Schwartz
Help Desk Technician
danschwartz@urbanventures.org

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

Romericus Sims
Senior Program Recruiter
romericussims@urbanventures.org

Sarah Spiegle
Events Manager
sarahspiegle@urbanventures.org
                                                                                                         
LaToya Taris-James

Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate
latoyatarisjames@urbanventures.org

Jake Thompson
Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate
jakethompson@urbanventures.org

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

Vianey Torres
Case Manager, Center for Fathering
vianeytorres@urbanventures.org

John Turnipseed*
Executive Vice President
johnturnipseed@urbanventures.org

Matt von Ende*
General Manager
matthewvonende@urbanventures.org

Jocelynn White
Administrative Coordinator
jocelynnwhite@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

Rick Huckle, Vice Chairman CEO,  Riverland Bancorporation

Rick Huckle, Vice Chairman
CEO, 
Riverland Bancorporation

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.)

Tikki Brown Director, Department of Economic Opportunity, MNDHS

Tikki Brown
Director,
Department of Economic Opportunity, MNDHS

Ann Folkman Managing Director, Marketing, CarVal Investors

Ann Folkman
Managing Director, Marketing,
CarVal Investors

Shannon Foreman Premier Banker, BMO Harris Bank

Shannon Foreman
Premier Banker,
BMO Harris Bank

Edwin (Skip) Gage Owner, Gage Marketing  

Edwin (Skip) Gage
Owner,
Gage Marketing
 

Joyce Gill Executive Director, Small Sums

Joyce Gill
Executive Director,
Small Sums

Dennis Gould Convenience and Food Service Trade Management General Mills

Dennis Gould
Convenience and Food Service Trade Management
General Mills

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

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

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

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

Carrie Plack Senior Director Ameriprise Financial

Carrie Plack
Senior Director
Ameriprise Financial


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