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
nancyadan@urbanventures.org

Colleen Bemis
Operations Coordinator
colleenbemis@urbanventures.org

Tyler Benson
Information Systems Manager
tylerbenson@urbanventures.org

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

Kyle Boyes
Community Outreach Manager
kyleboyes@urbanventures.org

Franklin Briceño
Director, Center for Families
franklinbriceno@urbanventures.org

Mike Brooks
Studio Manager, Urban Ventures Music Academy
mikebrooks@urbanventures.org

Priscilla Brown
Director of Family Services
priscillabrown@urbanventures.org

Julie Brunk
Event Staff Supervisor
juliebrunk@urbanventures.org

Wes Brunk
Custodian/Maintenance
wesleybrunk@urbanventures.org

Steve Cortez Roldon
Custodian/Maintenance
stevecortez@urbanventures.org

Donika Dean
Family Support Specialist, Forever Parents
donikadean@urbanventures.org

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

Susana Espinosa de Sygulla
Senior Consultant
susana@urbanventures.org

Jon Evans
Creative Content Developer
jonevans@urbanventures.org

Hannah Filipiak
After School Teacher
hannahfilipiak@urbanventures.org

Nichole Flowers
Director, Youth Program
nicholeflowers@urbanventures.org

Myrna Garcia
Family Support Specialist
myrnagarcia@urbanventures.org

Troy Groenke*
VP, Marketing
troygroenke@urbanventures.org

Dave Hawn*
President & CEO
davehawn@urbanventures.org

Alyssa Hiller
Graphic Designer
alyssahiller@urbanventures.org

Johnny Hiller
Education Program Coordinator
johnnyhiller@urbanventures.org

Important Layeni
Custodian/Maintenance
importantlayeni@urbanventures.org

Mario Leon
Event Staff Supervisor
marioleon@urbanventures.org

Andrew Lonsbury*
VP, Advancement
andrewlonsbury@urbanventures.org

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

Miriam Medina
Program Manager, Act Six
miriammedina@urbanventures.org

Greg Michael
Maintenance
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Abdifitah Mohammed
Security Guard
AbdifitahMohamed@urbanventures.org

Cade Mohammed
Director of Security
security@cpcrc.net

Raúl Montes Sarco
Custodian/Maintenance
raulmontessarco@urbanventures.org

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

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Ingrid Orejuela
Custodian/Maintenance
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Dora Palma
Assistant Coordinator, Prenatal Classes
dorapalma@urbanventures.org

Tracey Pitman
Director, CityKid Enterprises
traceypitman@urbanventures.org

Tony Podtburg
Maintenance
maintenance@urbanventures.org

Cindy Rabbitt
Director of Finance
cindyrabbitt@urbanventures.org

Clarisse Randolph
Assistant Coordinator, Farm
clarisserandolph@urbanventures.org

Ben Roberts
Director, Act Six
benroberts@urbanventures.org

Laura Rosenboom
Nutritionist
laurarosenboom@urbanventures.org

Gary Ross
Farm Operations Manager
garyross@urbanventures.org

Roger Ross
Director, Urban Ventures Athletics
rogerross@urbanventures.org

Ayanlie Salad
Security Guard
ayanliesalad@urbanventures.org

Ayanlie Salad
Security Guard
ayanliesalad@urbanventures.org

Julia Salinas
Family Support Specialist
juliasalinas@urbanventures.org

Janel Schliemann
Athletics Coordinator
janelschliemann@urbanventures.org

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

Dan Schwartz
Systems Administrator
danschwartz@urbanventures.org

Yuri Selby-Pfahl
Event Staff Supervisor

Romericus Sims
Family Support Specialist
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 Director
latoyatarisjames@urbanventures.org

Wilbert Taylor
Custodian/Maintenance
wilberttaylor@urbanventures.org

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

Jason Thompson
Annual Fund Manager
jasonthompson@urbanventures.org

John Turnipseed*
Executive Vice President
johnturnipseed@urbanventures.org

Matt von Ende*
Head of Athletics, Facilities & IT
matthewvonende@urbanventures.org

Robert Ware
Assistant Athletics Director
robertware@urbanventures.org

Brandon Williams
Security Guard
brandonwilliams@urbanventures.org

Ann Young
Accountant
annyoung@urbanventures.org