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


Nancy Adan
Program Assistant, Youth Services

Cesar Batres
Event Staff

Johana Batres
Event Staff

Colleen Bemis
Operations Coordinator

Tyler Benson
Information Systems Manager

Steve Bergman
Head Chef, Kids Cafe

Kyle Boyes
Community Outreach Manager

Franklin Briceño
Director, Siempre Padres

Priscilla Brown
Director of Family Services

Julie Brunk
Event Staff Supervisor

Wes Brunk

Marquise Dixon*
VP, Youth and Family Services

Nick Doble
Kitchen Assistant

Art Erickson
Urban Ventures Founder; Studio 180

Susana Espinosa de Sygulla
Latino Outreach Senior Consultant

Mary Ferguson
Youth and Family Services Child Care

Peggy Fink
Major Gift Officer

Hannah Filipiak
After School Teacher

Nichole Flowers
Director, Learning Lab

Dave Hawn*
President & CEO

Myrna Garcia
Latino Family Advocate SP

Troy Groenke*
VP, Marketing

Johnny Hiller
Education Program Coordinator

Ellen Hinrichs
Leadership Training

Paris Jackson

Important Layeni

Mario Leon
Event Staff Supervisor

Andrew Lonsbury*
VP, Advancement & Finance

Mark-Peter Lundquist*
VP, Social Enterprise


Greg Michael

Cade Mohammed
Director of Security

Raul Montes Sarco

Pete Morse*
VP, School Research and Development

Ingrid Orejuela

Tracey Pitman
Director of Operations, CityKid Enterprises

Tony Podtburg

Cindy Rabbitt
Director of Finance

Clarisse Randolph
Seasonal Farm Assistant

Marisol Rosado-Carrisalez
Program Assistant, Act Six

Ben Roberts
Director, Act Six

Laura Rosenboom

Gary Ross
Farm Manager

Roger Ross
Director, Urban Stars

Marcia Schnaidt
Human Resource and Accounting Specialist

Julia Salinas
Latino Family Advocate, Siempre Padres

Janel Schliemann
Athletics Coordinator

Dan Schwartz
Help Desk Technician

Romericus Sims
Family Support Specialist

Sarah Spiegle
Events & Volunteer Manager

Susan Spray
Grant Writer
LaToya Taris-James

Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate

Wilbert Taylor

Jake "JT" Thompson
Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate

Jason Thompson
Annual Fund Manager

John Turnipseed*
Executive Vice President

Matt von Ende*
Operations/IT/Cristo Rey

Anthony Walton

Robert Ware
Assistant Athletics Director