Suzanne Cross
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Suzanne Cross

Community Relations Manager
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Suzanne Victoria Cross ( Hello) was born and raised in North Minneapolis, graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BA in Theater and Community Psychology. Suzanne is a local actor and teaching artist in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area. Her past adventures include touring with CLIMB Theatre as an actor-educator and multiple teaching artist residencies including Boys and Girls Club of St. Paul, Penumbra Theatre Company, and Lyric Arts in Anoka. She is currently the operations manager and lead teaching artist for Teatro del Pueblo and local coordinator/ resident stage manager for Pangea World Theater. Her special skills include: go-getting, Pokémon training and pensive thoughts.
Jenny Moeller
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Jenny Moeller

Production Director
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Jenny Moeller is co-artistic director of Raw Sugar, co-founder of Babes Into Telling Stories and a freelance theater artist. She has worked in almost all aspects of theater and has a huge passion for helping others see their vision to reality. Jenny believes that all people have a story to tell and we can learn from sharing together.
Jamie Schumacher
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Jamie Schumacher

Interim Executive Director
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Jamie moved from Minnesota from Sunny Southern California and everyone always asks her why. She fell in love with Minneapolis and now she's stuck! To blame: craft beer, an amazing creative community, wonderful nonprofits and incredible friends. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband Nick, amazing daughter Maddie, two rescue pups and a whiny cat.
Galen Higgins
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Galen Higgins

Graphic Designer
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Galen Higgins is a Minneapolis-based dancer, photographer and graphic designer. A recent graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a BA in Dance and a BS in Graphic Design, Galen is very excited to be on staff at The Southern, where he can combine his many passions under one roof. When not sitting at his computer, or behind a camera, he can be found playing the drums, butchering song lyrics, teaching dance, performing with multiple Minnesota dance companies, and touring with the tap dance and rhythm company Rhythmic Circus.You can find more of his work, and links to his many activites at www.galenhiggins.com.
Emily Peck
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Emily Peck

Bar and Box Office Manager
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Emily Peck was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but has lived in Minnesota for more than a decade. Its music scene might be to blame for that. She graduated from McNally Smith College of Music with an associate’s degree in music business and now owns punk-hardcore label Hotdish Records. She has a passion for supporting female-identifying musicians — riot grrrl and punk artists specifically. Her love for arts and music nonprofits started when she worked as Floor Manager and Logistics Liaison at Bedlam Lowertown. She is a member of the Catalyst Music Council, whose mission is to create an accessible and diverse music community for all ages.
Hailey Colwell
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Hailey Colwell

Marketing Manager
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Hailey Colwell is a journalist, playwright and co-founder of Theater Corrobora. She recently graduated with a Journalism BA from the University of Minnesota, where she worked for the Minnesota Daily and as a College Contributor on 89.3 The Current’s Local Current Blog. She loves using writing to share thoughts about the shows she sees or works on. You can find her theatre reviews on MinnesotaPlaylist.com and [even more rant-y] essays on her blog, DesMotsDuMonde.com.

Mike Grosso
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Mike Grosso

Board Chair
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Sheldon Wood
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Sheldon Wood

Vice Chair
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Jessica Herfurth
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Jessica Herfurth

Treasurer
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Michelle Winchester

Secretary
Michelle Winchester
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Michelle Winchester is the founder and owner of Twin Spirits Distillery in NE Minneapolis. Twin Spirits is the culmination of entrepreneurial spirit, creative spirit and a desire to show woman they can achieve anything they put their mind to. Michelle has done extensive volunteer work at Lake Country School in SW Minneapolis including co-chairing their yearly fund raiser and being head of Volunteer Outreach for the Parent Involvement Committee for five years. Michelle has previously served on the Board of Rogers Park Montessori in Chicago, IL. Michelle is the mother of four sons and lives in south Minneapolis with her husband Slade Winchester.
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Ochen Kaylan

Ochen Kaylan
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Craig Espelien

Craig Espelien
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Leslie Ball
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Leslie Ball

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Scott Rehovsky
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Scott Rehovsky

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