Staff Directory


Mark Nerenhausen


Mark is responsible for creating the vision and mission for Hennepin Theatre Trust and the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District — 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.

Brooks Becker

Accounting Manager

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.

Brittany Bolstad

Director of Budget and Finance

Brittany is responsible for the oversight of all accounting and finance activities at the Trust. She implements and oversees a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to ensure exceptional stewardship, manage risk, and ensure the accuracy of the Trust’s reported financial results.

Jason Capra

Production Manager

Jason manages and operates the day-to-day functions of 900 Hennepin, and provides technical requirements for all content.

Caroline Byrne Donnelly

Receptionist/Production Assistant

Caroline provides critical support to both the Operations and Theatre Programming teams and manages the front desk at the Trust offices.

Katie Driscoll

Accounting Assistant

Katie is responsible for supporting the finance team in the accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash receipt functions. She works directly with team members to ensure accurate financial reporting.

Andrew Johnson

Event Manager

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.

Julie Stevens

Executive Assistant

Julie provides direct support to the president/CEO of the Trust. She is responsible for managing his schedule and maintaining a consistent and positive relationship with senior leadership, the Board of Directors and a wide range of external contacts.


Maddie Babel

Sponsorship Specialist

Maddie builds and maintains strong relationships with the Trust’s hospitality partners and is responsible for executing details of agreements in partnership with staff members across the organization.

Carlye Felton

Development Assistant

Carlye provides concierge-level services to Trust supporters. She also gives critical support to the development team, including handling and managing data, coordinating communications and providing administrative assistance.

Julie Gotlieb

Corporate Sponsorship Manager

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

Sarah Johnson

Development Research Coordinator

Sarah supports the development team by researching prospective donors, foundations and corporations, and works to prepare grant proposals.

Karen Quiroz

Institutional Giving Manager

Karen is responsible for securing government and foundation grants, as well as cultivating relationships with new and existing funders for the Trust’s education, theatre and Cultural District work.

Programming and Marketing

Lisa Krohn

Director of Theatre Programming

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

Joan Vorderbruggen

Director of Public Art and Placemaking

Joan leads the ongoing development, coordination and implementation of public art and placemaking initiatives throughout the WeDo Minneapolis Cultural District.

Laura Murphy

Associate Director of Marketing

Laura is responsible for executing the marketing of single-ticket campaigns for assigned shows and assisting with the Broadway on Hennepin season subscription campaign. She also oversees sales and marketing campaigns for non-theatrical programming.

Vanessa Agnes

Education Assistant

Vanessa provides critical support to the education team, including assistance with Spotlight Education, Critical Review and the Trust’s Broadway initiatives.

Ari Koehnen Sweeney

Spotlight Education Manager

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

Megan Kunz

Marketing Manager

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

Mary Jane Mansfield

Production Manager

Jane arranges and supports all elements of the Trust’s artistic installations throughout the WeDo MPLS Cultural District.

Pete Tedrow

Education Program Coordinator

Pete coordinates the Trust’s education and community engagement initiatives, including our Access program and Spotlight Education’s Critical Review.

Erin Van Sickle

Marketing Coordinator

Erin provides general administrative support to the Marketing team and front line customer service on behalf of the team.


Laura Fagen

Communications Coordinator

Laura leads a variety of email and social media campaigns, and manages website content on the Trust website.

Dale Stark

Media Relations Manager

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