our team

alexa carlson
events and operations intern
aspiring globetrotter. avid reader. engaging the downtown community through fun, family friendly events.
dan collison
director of downtown partnerships
bike commuter. well read. passionate about advancing downtown neighborhoods.
steve cramer
president & ceo
baseball fan. morning workout. leader of the pack.
grace davis
events and marketing intern
mpls foodie. directionally savvy. helping devise dynamic downtown events.
dana grady
event coordinator
nature addict. puzzle fanatic. engaging the vibrancy of downtown through activations and events.
meghan gustafson
director of events and programming
music savant. lunch connoisseur. shaping your downtown experience one event at a time.
emilie labonte
administrative and project manager
global citizen. gryffindor house. your friendly neighborhood calendar organizer who supports the mission of making downtown extraordinary.
jake lawson
communications intern
seeking adventure. puppy father. helping to promote downtown one story at a time.
patrick martin
partnership and engagement manager
history lover. tabletop geek. connecting changemakers with opportunities downtown.
ann moore
avid reader. wooded paths. crunching numbers to make downtown dynamic.
mark rausch
director of operations
fresh air. family fun. bringing operations to life.
kathryn reali
chief operating officer
downtown resident. cabin goer. deep in the details building your downtown.
mark remme
communications manager
movie quotes. sports fanatic. got a story about downtown, he’d love to hear it.
ben shardlow
director of urban design
family man. avid bicyclist. helps to shape our public realm.
marybeth weisberg
membership director
baker extraordinaire. witty gal. has her eye on you for membership, join the story.
leah wong
vice president of external relations
mpls lover. outdoor adventures. a downtown champion who wants to connect with you on all things downtown.