Who We Are


Erin Lavelle
Artistic Director

Kerri Jamison
Operations Director

Angie Courchaine
2023 Producer

Alex Eninsche
2023 Producer

Sydney Petersen
2023 Producer

Pamela Vázquez Torres
2023 Producer

Board Members

Art Shanty Projects trustees are guardians of the mission who ensure compliance with legal and financial requirements while also enforcing ethical guidelines. The purpose of the Board is to set general direction for and govern the organization in a manner that fosters positive relationships in the community. Member applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in becoming a board member, get more info on board membership or fill out the interest form.

Amber Bjork
Artist Liaison at Minnesota Fringe, Founding Member of The Winding Sheet Outfit, Theater Maker

Jean Heyer
Communicator, Connector and Social Justice Activist

Jenny Kriha
Director, Client Partnerships at Versique

Emily McGrath
Director, Integrated Communications at Tunheim 

Leah Monson
Visual Merchandiser, Painter, and Social Practice Artist

Emma Orfield Johnston
Cognitive & Perceptual Design Research and Consulting at Orfield Laboratories Inc. 

Cole Sarar
Writer, Community Artist, & Communications Freelancer

Neal Sorensen
Accessibility Professional, Artist and Maker

Julie Strand
Writer, Arts Program Director at COMPAS

Sarah Wirth
Senior Account Executive

2023 Open Call Jurors

Silvana Agostoni

Kyle Johnson

Alison Kennedy

Erin Lavelle

Lisa Mabley

Charles Matson Lume

Emily McGrath

Verónica Torres