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Staff directory

Administration

Mark Nerenhausen

President/CEO

Mark is responsible for creating the vision and mission for Hennepin Theatre Trust — and defining the delivery of services to a wide variety of stakeholders, including the board of directors, the team, patrons, donors, sponsors and constituencies.


Jim Langemo

Chief Administrative Officer

Jim stewards the Trust’s finances and oversees the information technology department. He also develops and implements the Trust’s human resource practices which enable staff members to reach their full potential— and help the organization achieve outstanding results.

Andrew Johnson

Event Center Director

Andrew is responsible for the guest experience at the Trust’s 900 Hennepin. He works directly with guests and oversees the end-to-end process of both internal and external events.

Robb Allen

Head of Security

Originally from Chicago, Robb joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2019 and excitedly shares that he’s “never enjoyed working for a place as much as he does here.” The Trust puts its money where its mouth is. The Trust loves the […]

Brooks Becker

Director of Finance

Brooks is responsible for all aspects of monthly financial processing and reporting. He leads the process for preparing financial statements and is also responsible for reconciling shows and the underlying budgetary data.

Jonathan Huerta

Event Coordinator

Jonathan serves the mission of the Hennepin Theatre Trust through his determination to make special occasions meet and exceed expectations. He facilitates fantastic experiences for clients and guests alike. He also oversees the Jack Link’s Legend Lounge and PNC Encore […]

Lori Norvell

Executive assistant

Lori is responsible for managing the CEO’s calendar and correspondence, day-to-day communications with Hennepin Theatre Trust board members and organizing materials for the board and CEO. Lori joined the Trust in 2021 after 10 years as a middle school math […]

Aisling Reynolds

Event Operations Manager

Aisling’s focus at The Hennepin is to ensure events run smoothly and create joy for the people, businesses and organizations that choose to engage with Hennepin Theatre Trust. Aisling joined the Trust in 2021 after a tenure leading the Festival […]

Emma Schlei

Accounting Associate

Emma contributes to the finance team by ensuring Hennepin Theatre Trust’s financial affairs are conducted in a professional, efficient and accurate manner. Her role works directly with team members to verify we have accurate financial data for reporting, forecasting and […]

Don Shier

Event Center Sales Manager

Don oversees outside rentals in The Hennepin event center for corporate and social events as well as weddings. He also brings awareness about our event center to civic and professional organizations through active membership participation.

Justice P. Sikakane, Sr.

Director of IT

Justice provides leadership on the continued development of an innovative, agile and secure information technology environment throughout Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Carlye VanDanton

Salesforce Administrator

Carlye enables fundraising efforts of the Trust by serving as the development lead for our customer relations management tool. She provides critical support to the development team, which includes system management and enhancements to Salesforce and other development related technologies. Additionally, Carlye supports sponsorship efforts, performs prospect research and assists with grant proposals. Carlye works to ensure the data integrity of donor information in Salesforce is both proactively and reactively maintained.

KaMia Watson

Hospitality Partnerships Coordinator

Evan Williams

HR Business Partner

Evan Williams is a SHRM-certified HR professional with a passion for guiding people toward a trajectory for growth and development.


Development

Bridget Barisonek

Donor Stewardship Supervisor

Bridget Barisonek leads Hennepin Theatre Trust's concierge ticketing program, manages multiples aspects of donor communications, tracks donor engagement and advises on cultivations tactics.

Ryan Duda

Development Specialist for Corporate Relations

Ryan is responsible for the relationships management, prospecting and agreement fulfillment pertaining to sponsors and corporate members. Prior to joining the Trust in 2021, Ryan traveled the country as a performer. An advocate for arts accessibility, Ryan co-created an original, […]

Julie Gotlieb

Development Officer for Corporate Relationships

Julie is responsible for developing and stewarding revenue-generating partnerships with corporations, businesses and corporate foundations.

Rebecca Haddad

Director of Development

Rebecca Haddad leads a talented development team in areas including major gifts, legacy giving, sponsorships, foundation giving and more. Her role is a critical part of achieving Hennepin Theatre Trust’s vision to advance the cultural and economic vitality of Minnesota.

Keaton Lane

Donor Stewardship Coordinator

Keaton supports the development team by cultivating strong relationships with donors through the ticket concierge service. Prior to joining the Trust, Keaton worked as a development operations associate for Planned Parenthood North Central States and assisted with fundraising efforts for […]

Emily Sasik

Donor Stewardship Coordinator

Emily Sasik is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with Hennepin Theatre Trust donors. She delivers concierge ticketing services, processes and arranges donor ticket requests, as well as generates renewal and acknowledgement letters. She is passionate for the arts in all […]

Anneliese Stuht

Development Officer for Annual Giving

Anneliese manages all aspects of the annual giving program, including creation and execution of fundraising campaigns, direct mail and online appeals, and coordination of special donor events

Programming

Lisa Krohn

Director of Booking

Lisa is responsible for the programming choices of the Trust's theatres and is the primary liaison with the Broadway programming consultant.

Ari Koehnen Sweeney

Director of Creative Art Partnerships

Ari manages the Spotlight Education program, including workshops, masterclasses and school partnerships.

Zach Goldberg

Arts Education Manager

As the Arts Education Manager, Zach supports the entire Spotlight team to bring educational experiences to young people around the state. He helps develop and implement programming for masterclasses, Disney Musicals in Schools, production assessments, and Spotlight Showcase. Zach came […]

Tanya Gravening

Public Art Production Supervisor

Tanya Gravening serves as the public art production supervisor. With experience as a graphic designer and production artist for a premier printing company in the Midwest, an operations manager for a high-end catering company, and as an independent curator of art for non-art venues,Tanya comes prepared with an eclectic skill set for this role.

Jaxon Ke’anoi Bonsack

Programming Assistant

Jaxon came to Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2022, and is currently a Programming Assistant in the Public Art department, working to support and grow their core programs. Having studied architecture and cultural identity in the build environment at the University […]

Julia Larson

Spotlight Education Artistic Manager

Julia schedules artists, manages travel arrangements and provides administrative support for Spotlight Showcase, the assessment process, and other programs.

Mary Jane Mansfield

Public Art Manager

Jane arranges and supports all elements of the Trust’s artistic installations throughout the Hennepin Theatre District.

Britta Wells

Spotlight Education School Manager

Britta provides support for the Trust's statewide production assessment process, as well as Spotlight Showcase, with a primary focus on building and deepening relationships with school administrators, directors, parents, alumni and students.

External Relations

Matt Barrett

Marketing Manager

Matt manages advertising, media campaigns, and reporting for select single-ticket shows and events.

Taylor Bye

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Taylor’s background is in marketing and digital communications. She has worked in myriad industries, including education, nonprofit, medical device, arts and information technology. She has a passion for using digital communications to build connections, foster relationships and support communities. Taylor […]

Jesse Daniels

Marketing Manager

As a marketing manager, Jesse helps promote the many concerts and Broadway shows at the State, Orpheum and Pantages Theatres. He serves as a graphic designer for the organization and assists the Director of Booking with reviewing contracts, among other […]

Falcon Gott

Digital Media Specialist

Falcon Gott is the Digital Media Specialist for Hennepin Theatre Trust. He is responsible for the production of photo and video content, as well as maintaining an up-to-date social media presence. Before living in Minneapolis and work for the Trust, […]

Ashley Grossman

Digital Marketing Manager

Ashley Grossman serves as Hennepin Theatre Trust's digital marketing manager. She leads the Trust's digital marketing strategy, maintains our online presence and utilizes email communications to keep stakeholders up-to-date on the vibrant entertainment coming into our theatres and the work that we do to drive cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota.

Megan Kunz

Director of Marketing

Megan is responsible for marketing single-ticket campaigns for assigned shows and events at the Trust, as well as non-theatrical programming.

Brooke Robison

Digital Media Coordinator

Brooke serves as the Digital Media Coordinator at Hennepin Theatre Trust. She is a fearless marketing professional who has work with a wide variety of brands ranging from Fantasy Flight Games to Old Dutch Foods to create engaging content that […]

Dale Stark

Public Relations Manager

Dale plans and executes media outreach strategies for Hennepin Theatre Trust. He also serves as a Trust spokesperson and advises on media relations and messaging.