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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 Coordinator

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.

External Relations

Matt Barrett

Marketing Manager

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

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 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.

Erin Lorentz

Marketing Manager

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

Luke Muyskens

Multimedia Communications Specialist

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

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.