Team

Steve Dietz

Artistic Director, Co-Director
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Sarah Peters

Co-Director, Director of Public Engagement

Ady Olson

Projects Manager

Teeko Yang

Partnership and Outreach Coordinator

Elle Thoni

Assistant Curator

Leslie Barlow

Administrative Assistant

Matthew Rezac

Design Director Visit Website

Tyler Stefanich

Web Development Visit Website

Molly Balcom Raleigh

Development Director

Amy Danielson

Press Relations Coordinator

Sara Shives

Producer

Jeremiah Zortman

Assistant Producer

Kristy Haupt

Technical Director

Phillip O’Toole

Production Coordinator

Kim Peterson

Volunteer Coordinator

Emily Janisch

Launch Party Producer

Crystal Yam

Festival Intern

Megan Hemmila

Content Super Volunteer

Production Crew

Matt Clark
Wil Farr
Jordan Goebel
Daniel Haberman
scottie hall
Zeb Hults
Tom Johnson
Kiki Klun
Eric Larson
Grace Lowe
Jason Millard
Mariana Morgan-Sawyer
Amy Murray
Sheila Novak
Tyler Olsen
Kevin Opatz
Taylor Payer
Tony Stoeri
Jack Swift
Mina Thao
Timothy Thole
Dudley Voigt
Chou Xiong
BobbiAnn Zaccarelli

Volunteer Leads

Mackenzie Catton
Kathleen Crook
Alem Debele
Rakel Garcia
Michael Karadsheh
Ryan McGoff
Louisa Sauro

Nora Bateman

Evaluation and Learning Officer, McKnight Foundation

Dr. Jessica Cherry

Scientist, pilot, writer, photographer

Dr. Max Liboiron

Director, Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR)

Sonali P. McDermid, Ph.D.

Assistant Prof of Environmental Studies, NYU

Morgan Rider

Connector, Grady Britton

Howard Silverman

Partner,Pattern Lab

Wen Stephenson

Independent journalist and climate activist

Dr. Roopali Phadke

Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Macalester College

Christine Baeumler

Associate Professor,Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice, UMN

Steve Dietz

Artistic Director, Northern Spark

Jane Marsching

Interdisciplinary artist

Sarah Peters

Associate Director, Northern Spark

Marina Zurkow

Interdisciplinary artist

Jen Brennan

Senior Account Director, YA

Neal Cuthbert, Chair

Vice President of Program,
McKnight Foundation

Steve Dietz, President

Artistic Director, Northern
Lights.mn

Jeff Evans, Treasurer

Adjunct Professor, Macalester
College

Robert Hunter, AIA

Senior Associate, James Dayton
Design

Michelle Klein, Secretary

Director of Sales and
Marketing, Aria

Sarah Lutman

Founder, Lutman & Associates

Elizabeth Armstrong – Emeritus, Founding
Board

Director, Palm Springs Art Museum

Vince Leo – Emeritus, Founding Board

Professor,
Media Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Jeffrey Scherer – Emeritus, Founding
Board

Architect/Founding Principal/CEO, Meyer, Scherer
& Rockcastle

Gary Smaby – Emeritus, Founding
Board

Co-founder and Partner, Quatris
Venture Capital