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

Omar Artega
Facilities Worker
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Colleen Bemis
Marketing Communications Coordinator
colleenbemis@urbanventures.org

Tyler Benson
Information Systems Manager
tylerbenson@urbanventures.org

Steve Bergman
Head Chef, Kids Cafe
stevebergman@urbanventures.org

Kyle Boyes
Community Engagement; Executive Assistant
kyleboyes@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, Family Services
priscillabrown@urbanventures.org

Wesley Brunk
Senior Facilities Coordinator
wesleybrunk@urbanventures.org

Sean Burns
Youth Development Specialist
seanburns@urbanventures.org

Bridget Castaneda
Child Care, Siempre Padres

Marquise Dixon*
VP, Youth and Family Services
marquisedixon@urbanventures.org

Nick Doble
Kitchen Assistant
nickdoble@urbanventures.org

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

Mary Ferguson
Child Care, Center for Fathering
maryferguson@urbanventures.org

Peggy Fink
Major Gift Officer
peggyfink@urbanventures.org

Nichole Flowers
Director, Learning Lab
nicholeflowers@urbanventures.org

David Hawn*
President & CEO
davidhawn@urbanventures.org


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

Myrna Garcia
Latino Family Advocate
myrnagarcia@urbanventures.org

Troy Groenke*
VP, Marketing & Communications
troygroenke@urbanventures.org

Ellen Hinrichs
Director, Organizational Development
ellenhinrichs@urbanventures.org

Paris Jackson
Security
parisjackson@urbanventures.org

Thomas Krolak
Finance Director
thomaskrolak@urbanventures.org

Important Layeni
Facilities Worker
importantlayeni@urbanventures.org

Andrew Lonsbury*
VP, Advancement & Finance
andrewlonsbury@urbanventures.org

Nora Lund
Siempre Padres Children's Program Coordinator
noralund@urbanventures.org

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

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

Tom Meier
Office Assistant
tommeier@urbanventures.org

Greg Michael
Maintenance
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Cade Mohammed
Director of Security
cademohammed@cpcrc.net

Raul Montes Sarco
Facilities Worker
raulmontessarco@urbanventures.org

Pete Morse*
VP, School Research and Development
petemorse@urbanventures.org

Emma Newell
Child Care, Family Services
emmanewell@urbanventures.org

Tracey Pitman
Director of Operations, CityKid Enterprises
traceypitman@urbanventures.org

Tony Podtburg
Facilities Supervisor
maintenance@urbanventures.org

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

Gina Rios
Urban Farm and Community Relations
ginarios@urbanventures.org

Benny Roberts
Director, Act Six
bennyroberts@urbanventures.org

Gary Ross
Operations Coordinator, CityKid Enterprises
garyross@urbanventures.org

Roger Ross
Director, Urban Stars
rogerross@urbanventures.org

Marcia Schnaidt
Human Resource and Accounting Specialist
marciaschnaidt@urbanventures.org

Wallace Schneider
Maintenance
wallaceschneider@urbanventures.org

Dan Schwartz
Help Desk Technician
danschwartz@urbanventures.org

Elizabeth Scott
Sales and Community Relations, CityKid Enterprises
elizabethscott@urbanventures.org

Romericus Sims
Senior Program Recruiter
romericussims@urbanventures.org

Sarah Spiegle
Events & Volunteer Manager
sarahspiegle@urbanventures.org

Susan Spray
Grant Writer
susanspray@urbanventures.org
                                                                                                         
LaToya Taris-James

Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate
latoyatarisjames@urbanventures.org

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

John Turnipseed*
Executive Vice President
johnturnipseed@urbanventures.org

Matt von Ende*
General Manager
matthewvonende@urbanventures.org

Ping Vue
Senior Accountant
pingvue@urbanventures.org

Anita Wilson
Family Services Facilitator
anitawilson@urbanventures.org