Born two blocks from the fire station, educated across the street, Mike graduated from Shakopee Senior High in 1987, and represented Shakopee as a Rotary Exchange Student to Denmark the following year. Returning to Shakopee in 2003 to raise a family, Mike has established his own business and is currently involved in two entrepreneurial start ups. He has participated in community art events such as the Scott County Art Crawl, Northern Spark, Art Shanty Projects and a fellowship with the Walker Art Center.
Franklin Haws - franklinsartwork.com
Jason Huntzinger - facebook.com/
Jason recently moved to Shakopee from Duluth. He has a BFA degree from University of Minnesota Duluth and has been active in the Duluth arts scene for the past decade making and exhibiting his photographs. He is the recipient of three Arrowhead Regional Arts/McKnight career development grants. The Shakopee Fire Station Arts Center is a cause he is very excited to have discovered in his new community and he is ready to contribute in any way to move it forward
Todd Jacobs - toddjacobsphotography.com
Todd moved to Shakopee with his wife Julie and their small family in 1991. They have raised three boys and enjoy camping and the outdoors. Todd has worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for 10 years. He is currently a relationship manager in Capital Markets/Loan Delivery. Todd's love of photography has created award winning pieces of art in the past few years. He has shown in Northfield, Scott County and recently at the Shakopee Library during the Scott County Art Crawl.
Jocelyn Jourdan -
Though not a Shakopee resident, Jocelyn has a vested interest in supporting the River Valley Cooperative Arts initiatives such as the Fire Station Arts and watching arts education expand across the southwest metro area. Holding a BFA in Visual Studies from Iowa State - Jocelyn keeps in practice by renting studio space from area art centers in Minnetonka & Minneapolis. A specialist in franchise development and brand management & identity, she is excited to learn from our engaging and developing communities... and also breaking the stereo-type of being a "river-rat".
Mickey Jurewicz-Gruenheid -
Mickey is a 1987 graduate of Shakopee High School has taught visual arts for over 14 years. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a BA in Visual Arts with a focus on jewelry making and pottery. Mickey was the assistant gallery director all 4 years at St. Ben's and has dreamed of owning her own gallery ever since. She went back to school at Xavier University to get her K-12 teaching certification, and since then, has worked in several of our beautiful United States as well as internationally, in Wiesbaden, Germany. Over the years, Mickey has had the opportunity to teach a variety of mediums as well as all school age children and she truly believes in the value of all kind of art experiences in every young person's life. She's looking forward to working with River Valley Cooperative Arts, especially the Shakopee Fire Station & Community Art Center committee and discovering the opportunities and experiences all of the arts will create to bring Shakopee and it's surrounding communities together.
Tammy Dahlke -
Like her husband Mike Haeg, Tammy was born and raised in Shakopee, graduated from Shakopee High School in 1993, and moved back in 2003 to raise their family. Although she is not a visual artist, Tammy studied voice and theatre at Coe College in Iowa, and musical theatre at AMDA in NYC. She is proud to support her husband's vision with Fire Station Arts by coordinating public outreach activities and helping with administrative roles for River Valley Cooperative Arts.
Amy McGarness - rivervalleytheatrecompany.com
A Shakopee resident for the last 10 years, Amy has helped start up or been a part of many community, education, and arts projects and organizations around town. With a degree in theatre, Amy's passion is to be on the stage, but is also comfortable behind the scenes, making things happen. She eagerly encourages the growth of the arts in her adopted hometown and envisions a lively arts community seamlessly woven into the diverse cultural fabric of Shakopee.
Marla Estenson - shakopeetradingpost.com
David L Zuck