Hennepin Theatre Trust COVID-19 Updates

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.

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.

Andrew Johnson

Events 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

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.

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

Event Coordinator

Caroline is responsible for executing front-of-house operation of Hennepin Theatre Trust events. She manages the guest experience in the PNC Encore Lounge and the Jack Link's Legend Lounge before Broadway shows and coordinates internal events.

Katie Driscoll


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.

Robby Miller

Volunteer Coordinator

Robby manages and oversees the successful operation of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s volunteer program.

Jessica Neau

Human Resources Generalist

Jessica joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2020. Her pronouns are she/her. She is responsible for the human resources functions at the Trust. She comes to the Trust with five years of experience at other nonprofits and companies in the Twin Cities.

Tia Pearson

Hospitality Lead

Tia is responsible for the guest experience at the Trust’s 900 Hennepin, working with guests and staff to ensure the overall guest experience is of the highest quality.

Don Shier

Sales Manager

Don brings awareness of 900 Hennepin to business clients, engaged couples looking for a wedding venue and other organizations or individuals seeking event space for meeting and special celebrations.

Justice P. Sikakane

IT Manager

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

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

Business Partnerships Manager

Maddie builds and maintains strong relationships with the Trust’s hospitality partners to keep the Hennepin Theatre District vibrant and thriving.

Carlye Felton

Donor Stewardship Coordinator

Carlye serves as a primary coordinator for ticket concierge services for Trust supporters, patrons, and it’s constituents. She provides critical support to the development team, which includes maintenance and enhancements to Salesforce. Additionally, Carlye coordinates communications and provides administrative assistance. 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.

Sarah Johnson

Development Services Analyst

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

Karen Quiroz

Development Officer for Grants and Evaluation

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.

Peter Rusk

Donor Stewardship Coordinator

Peter Rusk is excited to be a part of the development team as the donor stewardship coordinator at Hennepin Theatre Trust.

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

Mark Zobel, PhD, CFRE

Director of Development

Mark Zobel leads the development team and is chiefly responsible for aligning development operations with the strategic goals of Hennepin Theatre Trust.

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 Hennepin Theatre District Engagement

Joan ensures the leadership of the Hennepin Theatre District, as well as overseeing of our public art and placemaking initiatives.

Ari Koehnen Sweeney

Director of Education

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

Vanessa Brooke Agnes

Spotlight Education Manager

Vanessa manages the statewide assessment process and Spotlight Showcase.

Tumi E. Akin-Deko

Programming Assistant

Tumi provides administrative support to all Programming teams at Hennepin Theatre Trust. She manages schedules, financial activities and departmental data while also interfacing with external contacts such as artists, civic leaders and teachers.

Matt Barrett

Marketing Manager

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

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.

Julia Larson

Spotlight Education Coordinator

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

Erin Lorentz

Marketing Coordinator

Erin assists the marketing team with creative promotional strategies, creates advertising summaries and provides support on single-ticket and subscription campaigns.

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

Spotlight Education Curriculum Manager

Pete manages curriculum processes for Spotlight Education. He also oversees programs like the Theater Director and Educator Conference, Bank of America Student Leaders, JCC Inclusion partnership, Spotlight Community Tickets and Historic Theatre Tours.


Andrea Cournoyer

Director of Public Relations and Communications

Andrea develops and directs strategies to raise Hennepin Theatre Trust’s visibility among key stakeholders including the public, media, legislators and donors through integrated public relations and communications strategies.

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 through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state.

Ashley Grossman

Digital Communications Specialist

Ashley Grossman joined Hennepin Theatre Trust in 2019 as the digital communications specialist. She manages the Trust's online website presence and utilizes email communications to keep patrons and general audiences 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.

Luke Muyskens

Multimedia Communications Specialist

Luke manages the Trust's social media presence and creates video content for all communication channels.

Dale Stark

Media 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.