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, Learning Lab

Omar Artega
Facilities Worker

Colleen Bemis
Marketing Communications Coordinator

Tyler Benson
Information Systems Manager

Steve Bergman
Head Chef, Kids Cafe

Kyle Boyes
Community Engagement; Executive Assistant

Franklin Briceño
Director, Siempre Padres

Michael Brooks
Youth Programs Assistant

Jamael Brown
Facilities Worker

Priscilla Brown
Director, Family Services

Wesley Brunk
Senior Facilities Coordinator

Sean Burns
Youth Development Specialist

Bridget Castaneda
Child Care, Siempre Padres

Marquise Dixon*
VP, Youth and Family Services

Nick Doble
Kitchen Assistant

Art Erickson
Urban Ventures Founder; Studio 180

Mary Ferguson
Child Care, Center for Fathering

Peggy Fink
Major Gift Officer

Nichole Flowers
Director, Learning Lab

David Hawn*
President & CEO

Alan Goroztieta Morantes
Assistant Athletics Director, Urban Stars

Myrna Garcia
Latino Family Advocate

Troy Groenke*
VP, Marketing & Communications

Ellen Hinrichs
Director, Organizational Development

Paris Jackson

Thomas Krolak
Finance Director

Important Layeni
Facilities Worker

Andrew Lonsbury*
VP, Advancement & Finance

Nora Lund
Siempre Padres Children's Program Coordinator

Mark-Peter Lundquist*
VP, Social Enterprise


Julia Mayorquin
Latino Family Advocate, Siempre Padres

Tom Meier
Office Assistant

Greg Michael

Cade Mohammed
Director of Security

Raul Montes Sarco
Facilities Worker

Pete Morse*
VP, School Research and Development

Emma Newell
Child Care, Family Services

Tracey Pitman
Director of Operations, CityKid Enterprises

Tony Podtburg
Facilities Supervisor

Marisol Rosado-Carrisalez
Program Assistant, Act Six

Gina Rios
Urban Farm and Community Relations

Benny Roberts
Director, Act Six

Gary Ross
Operations Coordinator, CityKid Enterprises

Roger Ross
Director, Urban Stars

Marcia Schnaidt
Human Resource and Accounting Specialist

Wallace Schneider

Dan Schwartz
Help Desk Technician

Elizabeth Scott
Sales and Community Relations, CityKid Enterprises

Romericus Sims
Senior Program Recruiter

Sarah Spiegle
Events & Volunteer Manager

Susan Spray
Grant Writer
LaToya Taris-James

Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate

Jake Thompson
Urban Ventures: Young Life Associate

John Turnipseed*
Executive Vice President

Matt von Ende*
General Manager

Ping Vue
Senior Accountant

Anita Wilson
Family Services Facilitator