The 2016-2017 Theoroi Arts Ambassadors
After taking a year off from being a self-employed musician, I am returning to my life as a pianist, music director, conductor, and teacher. My wife and I moved to the Twin Cities a year ago from Milwaukee. I enjoy long distance running, tandem biking, listening to podcasts while cooking, and making soap.
I’m an East Coast transplant living in Minneapolis. When I’m not experiencing the amazing art, nature, food, and beer the Twin Cities have to offer, I’m working as the Grants and Contracts Manager for the Minnesota Humanities Center. I enjoy making (mostly unsolicited) Netflix recommendations, reading, swimming, and petting dogs as often as possible.
I’m a software engineer at Thomson Reuters, and grew up very involved in the arts at school and surrounded by classical music and opera at home. Outside of work, I play ultimate frisbee, cook a lot, occasionally throw parties, and take my cat on adventures. I’m excited to get back into the arts scene through Theoroi.
I work in Ticketing and Development for the Schubert Club, but in my nonworking hours you can find me obsessing over sewing, quilting, gardening, books, and finding ways to exercise (hiking, sand volleyball, yoga, and walking/running with dogs). I’m interested in connecting with people who get as excited about the arts as I do, and can’t wait to explore the performances this season and build a community together.
I was born in Costa Rica, and came to the U.S. nine years ago. I attended graduate school at the U of M’s Carlson School of Management and St. Thomas, and my career is in Business and Human Capital Development. In my free time, I enjoy writing, playing instruments, cooking (eating), and socializing. I’m also a new member of the Schubert Club Board of Directors.
I’m a graduate of UW-Madison with a BS in chemistry, currently working as a quality engineer in the medical device industry. On my off time I enjoy backpacking, travel, music festivals, biking, nordic and downhill skiing, casually elevating small talk to medium talk, Netflix, and the amazing live music and brewery scene in the Twin Cities. I have a soft spot for classical music from the 15 years I spent playing string bass in various orchestras.
I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations, and moved to the Twin Cities to work for the nonprofit Students Today Leaders Forever. I am excited for my second season with Theoroi – my favorite part is discovering new artists and venues that I wouldn’t have otherwise experienced.
I’m a huge believer in creating community, thrive on exploring new gems across the Twin Cities, fill my life with creating sacred space, and embrace the beautiful Minnesota seasons outside! In my wellness specialist profession, I’m working on continuing to coach and teach others to shed what doesn’t serve them and unleash their fullest creative potential. I’m thrilled to be part of Theoroi!
If I were to describe myself it one word, it would be “inquisitive”. While I work as a marketing associate at Eckhardt Optics, I studied theater in college and strongly believe in the importance of exploration, community engagement, and discourse in the arts. I look forward to using Theoroi to connect with others about our culture.
I work for the youth mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. In my free time I’m an events professional, amateur photographer and foodie, and enjoy spending time with my husband and dogs.
I work as the Executive Assistant and Artist Coordinator at the Schubert Club, and have a degree in Art History and Anthropology. Growing up, dance and music were a large part of my life.
I’m a composer, oboist, mandolinist, craft beer enthusiast and East Coast transplant living in Minneapolis and working for J.W. Pepper in sales and marketing. I graduated from St. Olaf College a few years ago. This is my second year in Theoroi, and I get really excited about things via Twitter.
I work as a Global Trainer doing scientific document review and providing international support to my company’s training centers. In my free time I am training to run my second marathon and also enjoy biking, exploring new restaurants and seeing different bands in the cities.
I am the Marketing Manager at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and recently became a certified yoga instructor. I studied piano from a young age, took up voice in high school and went on to major in vocal performance at St Olaf College. This is my third year in Theoroi.
I work in research and development in the food industry and have degrees in Food Science. I’m originally from New Jersey, but have lived in Minneapolis for almost three years. I enjoy the Twin Cities music, nature, sports, food, and beer scene, but am also an avid traveler outside of the state and country. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing more art and culture during my first year in Theoroi.
Originally from Atlanta, I double majored in theatre and English at Kennesaw State University. I worked with several theatre companies before changing careers to become a cardiac sonographer. I moved to Minnesota with my husband and daughter and want to get involved in the arts and find people with similar interests.
I am best described as someone with perpetual curiosity – not the kind that killed the cat, though! The world is full of fascinating people and things, and engaging with the arts and sciences is my favorite way to explore it. I work in program development for an ever-changing array of organizations, and you’ll find me biking, photographing, gardening, and eating my way across the Twin Cities.
I have been a long-time arts enthusiast, enjoying the performing arts as a patron or participant for most of my life. I am currently the box office supervisor at Mystic Lake Casino, and have managed ticket sales for a variety of organizations across the Twin Cities. I studied French and music in college, and am now learning Spanish!
I’m an artist, dancer, amateur vegan chef, and dinosaur enthusiast. Having lived my entire life in MN, I have a passion for international music and traveling the world. When I’m not working in HR Information Systems and Learning & Development, you can find me biking, kubbing, and camping around the Twin Cities.
I currently live in Minneapolis, enjoy traveling, and am working a variety of jobs with an eye towards medical school. I enjoy lakeside walks with my German Shepherd, reading, and seeing just about any type of live music.
I am a development associate at the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys. I am a very passionate and easily inspired person, and two of my favorite hobbies are writing and being musical.
I am a singer, actor, and Minneapolis native. I moved back to the Twin Cities after receiving my master’s in Musical Theatre from NYU and performing in New York. I am the Marketing Intern at The Schubert club, and I love participating in the arts scene, exploring the Twin Cities, and staying active.
I moved to Minneapolis two years ago to be a PhD student at the University of Minnesota in Biomedical Engineering. I grew up in India surrounded by music and dance, and I sing and play the Veena, a traditional Indian instrument. I am eager to learn and experience more of the world’s culture through Theoroi, and I enjoy cooking, reading, playing sports, and running outdoors.
I’m a music lover and a fan of history, art, science, and culture. I studied music performance (flute) and classics at the U of MN, and currently enjoy being at home with my two young children and volunteering.