Staff

For general inquiries or to contact a specific department, please email us at general@mnopera.org and we will get your request or comment to the correct person.

Executive

 

Ryan Taylor

President and General Director

Andrew Sun

Executive Assistant to the President

Administrative

 

Theresa Murray

Vice President, Administration and Board Relations

Jen Thill

Human Resources Director

Julia Gallagher

LAB and Special Projects Director

Advancement

 

Lani Willis

Lani Willis

Vice President, Advancement

Development

 

Diana Konopka

Development Director

Leila Keïta

Associate Donor Relations Director

Jeremie Bur

Associate Individual Giving Director

Jonathan Lundgren

Development Operations Coordinator

Charlotte Summers

Development Manager

Marketing and Communications

 

Eric Broker

Marketing and Communications Director

Kristin Matejcek

Associate Patron Relations Director

Kristin Backman

Senior Graphic Designer

Anthony Iverson

Interim Marketing Manager

Severin Lier

Communications Manager

Patron Services

 

Kevin Beckey

Patron Services Manager

Karl Annable

Associate Patron Services Manager

Justin Cooke

Patron Services Representative

Carol Corich

Patron Services Representative

Henry Dykstal

Patron Services Representative

Evy Johnson

Patron Services Representative

Emily Ross

Patron Services Representative

Emily Sasik

Patron Services Representative

Artistic

 

Priti Gandhi

Vice President, Artistic

Allen Perriello

Head of Music

Roxanne Stouffer-Cruz

Company Manager

Andrew Whitfield

Associate Conductor and Chorus Master

Salvatore S. Vasta III

Artistic Department Coordinator

Mia Athey

Resident Artist

Leah Brzyski

Resident Artist

Celest Marie Johnson

Resident Artist

Allen Michael Jones

Resident Artist

Aaron Keeney

Resident Artist

Joseph Leppek

Resident Artist

 

Finance

 

Gena Holland

Vice President, Finance

Janelle Erickson

Interim Controller

Tony Ngonekeo

System Administrator

Chris Olsen

Staff Accountant

Impact

 

Lee Bynum

Vice President, Impact

Rocky Jones

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director

Pablo Siqueiros

Public Programs Associate Director

Paige Reynolds

Civic Engagement Manager

Rebecca Blackwell

Creative Programs Manager

Sara Sawyer

School Programs Associate Manager

Production

 

Karen Quisenberry

Vice President, Production

Kerry Masek

Interim Assistant Production Director

Josh Peklo

Technical Director

Steve Mittelholtz

Facility Manager

Jenn Maatman

Properties Manager

Jerry K. Smith

Stage Management

Ray Steveson Jr.

Lighting Coordinator

Genoveva Castañeda

Production Administrator

Emily Bishai

Resident Artist Assistant Stage Director

Frankie Charles

Resident Artist Assistant Technical Director

Madeline Achen

COVID Coordinators

Jason Millsap

COVID Coordinators

Scene Shop

 

Mark Maurer

Scene Shop Supervisor

Eric Veldey

Master Carpenter

Max Gilbert

Staff Carpenter

Costumes

 

Corinna Bakken

Costume Director

Yancey Thrift

Tailor

Katrina Benedict

Draper

Chris Bur

Draper

Helen Ammann

First Hand

Rebecca Karstad

First Hand

Kristen Weller

First Hand

Brigid Borka

Stitcher

Ann Friese

Stitcher

Brandi Mans

Stitcher

MN Opera Health and Safety Planning

 

Jenn Maatman

Safety Committee/COVID-19 Plan Development Member

Kerry Masek

Safety Committee/COVID-19 Plan Development Member

Mark Maurer

Safety Committee/COVID-19 Plan Development Member

Steve Mittelholtz

Safety Committee/COVID-19 Plan Development Member

Josh Peklo

Safety Committee/COVID-19 Plan Development Member

Karen Quisenberry

Safety Committee/COVID-19 Plan Development Member

Corinna Bakken

Safety Committee/COVID-19 Plan Development Member

Jen Thill

Safety Committee/COVID-19 Plan Development Member

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