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Staff directory


Mark Nerenhausen


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.

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.

Aisling Reynolds

Event Operations Manager

Aisling joined the Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2021 after a tenure leading the Festival of Nations. Prior to the Festival of Nations, she had and a career in the hospitality industry managing communications and community engagement for the Alma Group, […]

Don Shier

Event Center Sales Manager

Don oversees outside rentals in our 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.

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.


Bridget Barisonek

Donor Stewardship Supervisor

Bridget Barisonek joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2020. She leads our concierge ticketing program, manages multiples aspects of donor communications, tracks donor engagement and advises on cultivations tactics. 

Carlye Felton

Development Specialist

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.

Julie Gotlieb

Development Officer for Corporate Relationships

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

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 joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2021 as donor stewardship coordinator. Emily is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with donors by delivering concierge ticketing services, processing and arranging donor ticket requests, as well as generating renewal and acknowledgement letters. […]

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


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 Education

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

Vanessa Brooke Agnes

Arts Education Manager

Vanessa manages the statewide assessment process and Spotlight Showcase.

Zach Goldberg

Spotlight Education Coordinator

As the Spotlight Education Coordinator, 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.

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 […]

Eram Cowlas

Communications Manager

Eram Cowlas is an award-winning storyteller who crafts strategic storytelling initiatives that showcase how the Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota.

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.

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.