Our Team

Leadership
 Jonathan Brown
VP of Program Strategy & Innovation
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Founder | Praxis Group MN
MA // Communication and Culture, Trinity International University
BA // Business Management, Trinity International University
Started at JXTA in 2021
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Roger Cummings Roger Cummings
Chief Cultural Producer
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Loeb Fellow // Harvard University, 2009
Started at JXTA in 1995
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Headshot of Gabrielle Grier Gabrielle Grier
Managing Director
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M. Ed Youth Development and Leadership // UofMN - Twin Cities
BA Fine Arts and Youth Studies // UofMN - Twin Cities
Started at JXTA in 2019
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Kristen Murray Kristen Murray
VP of Design Strategy
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Masters in Landscape Architecture with Public Policy // UMN Twin Cities
BS Electrical Engineering // Rice University
Started at JXTA in 2013
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Allison Wagstrom headshot Allison Wagstrom
VP of Financial Operations
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B.A., Anthropology | DePauw University
Started at JXTA in 2020
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Our Staff
 Lauren White
Development Director
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University of Minnesota TC X2
BIS: Art, Global Studies, Journalism
MPS: Arts and Cultural Leadership

University of St Thomas – Mini MBA for Nonprofits
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Justice Jones Justice Jones
Tactical Lab Lead
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BA // Augsburg University
JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2017
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 Charlesa Dixon
Operations and Special Events Director
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BA // Interior Design, Business Administration
Started at JXTA in 2017
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Taylan De Johnette headshot Taylan De Johnette
Graphic Design Lab Lead
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PLACES Research and Design Fellow // 2020-2021
Lead Coordinator // Creatives After Curfew
Forecast: Early career Research Grant // 2021
Started at JXTA in 2020
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Greta Kotz Greta Kotz
Graphic Design Lab Lead
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BFA Illustration // MCAD
Started at JXTA in 2018
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Niko Kubota headshot Niko Kubota-Armin, NOMA, AIA, NCARB
Environmental Design Lab Lead
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M.Arch // UMN Twin Cities
BA Sociology // Bowdoin College
National Organization of Minority Architects // American Institute of Architects // National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
Started at JXTA in 2017
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A placeholder image of spray paint cans. Maria Robinson
Visual Art Literacy Training Instructor
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MCAD // Class of 2018
Started at JXTA in 2018
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 Robbie Seltzer
Environmental Design Lab Lead
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BA // Middlebury College, Vermont
M.S. in Urban Planning // University of Minnesota
Co-Founder of Yeah Maybe art gallery // Minneapolis, MN
Started at JXTA in 2018
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Carla Schleicher Carla Schleicher
Ceramics Lab Lead
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MA Design in Expanded Practice // Goldsmiths University of London
BFA in Graphic Design // University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Started at JXTA in 2020
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Alex Smith Alex Smith
Textiles & Screen Printing Lab Lead and Free Wall Instructor
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Founder of Nice City Clothing and Minnesota Vice
Started at JXTA in 2001
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 Kaleb Williams
Programs Director
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BA Advertising and Etymology // Augsburg University
Ordained Minister
Started at JXTA in 2020
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Hawwa Youngmark headshot Hawwa Youngmark
VALT Instructor & Tactical Lab Lead
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JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2014
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A placeholder image of spray paint cans. Ezra Wilson-Nausner
Free Wall Instructor
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JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2014
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Board of Directors
A placeholder image of spray paint cans. Robert Sherer
Board Member
Owner of The Orange Theory Consulting Firm and gallery owner of TOA Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis, MN
 C Terrance Anderson
Board Member
Director of Community Based Research,
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)
 DeAnna Cummings
Treasurer and Finance Committee Member
CEO & Co-Founder, 1995-2020 // Juxtaposition Arts
Program Director of Arts // McKnight Foundation
Roger Cummings Roger Cummings
Board Member
Chief Cultural Producer & Co-founder of JXTA // Harvard Loeb Fellow 2009
 Gregory G. Cunningham
Chair of the Governance Committee
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
U. S. Bank
 Lisa Denzer
Board Member
Licensed Professional Counselor
 Stephanie Englund
Board Member
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
Best Buy Co., Inc.
A placeholder image of spray paint cans. Sonal Gerten
Board Member
Marketing and Branding Instructor
Hamline University
A placeholder image of spray paint cans. Lili Hall
Board Member and Governance Committee Member
President & CEO
KNOCK, Inc.
 PJ Hill
Finance Committee Member
Financial Advisor
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Secretary
Creative Director and Brand Strategist
THOMAS KANE DESIGN
Anne Paape headshot Anne Paape
Board Member
General Counsel // Meristem Family Wealth and Meristem Trust Company
Dorion Taylor headshot Dorion Taylor
Board Member
Sr. Director, Strategic Branding and Marketing
Pohlad Companies
Nesret Theba headshot Nesret Theba
Board of Directors Chair
CEO// First Finance Consulting Group and A.T.J.W. LCC; a Real Estate Holding Company