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
 Desiree Bogan
Fulfillment and Special Project Coordinator
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JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2018
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 Lynette Commodore
Executive Assistant
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B.S. Psychology and Technical Communications // Clarkson University
Southwestern University School of Law and St. Thomas University Special Education Cohort
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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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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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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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 Ethan Nevalainen
Graphics Lab Lead Assistant
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Currently pursuing a Graphic Design degree from the University of Minnesota.
JXTA Alum
Started at JXTA in 2018
Previous KNOCK intern
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 Jennifer Nevitt
Visiting MasterClass Instructor
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A placeholder image of spray paint cans. Roxxanne O'Brien
Tactical Lead
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Bush Fellow | 2013
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 Drew Peterson
Director of Program Design and Implementation
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2013 Master of Fine Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2009 Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2008 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
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 Laurel Prenzlow
Ceramics Lab Lead Assistant
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JXTA Alum
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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 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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 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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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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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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Board of Directors
 C Terrance Anderson
Board Member
Director of Community Based Research,
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)
 DeAnna Cummings
Board Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee
CEO & Co-Founder, 1995-2020 // Juxtaposition Arts
Program Director of Arts // McKnight Foundation
Roger Cummings Roger Cummings
Board Member and Co-Founder
Chief Cultural Producer of JXTA // Harvard Loeb Fellow 2009.
 Gregory G. Cunningham
Board Vice Chair
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
U. S. Bank
 Lisa Denzer
Board Member
Licensed Professional Counselor
 Stephanie Englund
Board Member and Chair of the HR Committee
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
Best Buy Co., Inc.
A placeholder image of spray paint cans. Sonal Gerten
Board member and Chair of the External Affairs Committee.
Marketing and Branding Instructor
Hamline University
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Board Member
President & CEO
KNOCK, Inc.
 PJ Hill
Finance Committee Member
Financial Advisor
Anne Paape headshot Anne Paape
Board Member
General Counsel // Cresset Capital Management
A placeholder image of spray paint cans. Robert Sherer
Board Secretary and Chair of the Governance Committee
Owner of The Orange Theory Consulting Firm and gallery owner of TOA Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis, MN
Dorion Taylor headshot Dorion Taylor
Board Member
Sr. Director, Strategic Branding and Marketing
Pohlad Companies
Nesret Theba headshot Nesret Theba
Board Chair
CEO//ATJW, LLC, a Real Estate Holding Company