Central MN Arts Board Staff

Leslie Leslie LeCuyer
Executive Director
320-968-4290 ext.3
leslie@centralmnartsboard.org
  Beth Beth Byker
Finance/Grant Compliance Officer
320-968-4290 ext.1
beth@centralmnartsboard.org
         
Melissa Melissa Marudas
Media Specialist
320-968-4290 ext.4
media@centralmnartsboard.org
  Melissa Heather Allen
Program Officer
320-968-4290 ext.2
heather@centralmnartsboard.org

Central MN Arts Board of Directors


Janice Courtney, Chair– Stearns County
Visual Artist; arts advocate as a previous art educator and Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the St. Cloud State University Program Board. Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, University of N. Texas; Master of Art, New Mexico State University; Master of Science, Multicultural Education w/Art Emphasis, St. Cloud State University.

 

Janice Courtney

Linda Brobeck, Vice Chair - Wright County

Minnesota visual artist and owner of Crow River North, LLC.; exhibited nationwide; has served on a number of non-profit boards, both on local and national levels; former university administrator and humanities instructor; Master’s Degree in Visual/Studio Art, University of Wisconsin-Superior.


Linda Brobeck

Leslie Hanlon, Secretary- Stearns County

Director of Fundraising & Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Bachelor of Arts degree, English, Minnesota State University Moorhead; 10 years arts administration experience


Leslie Hanlon

Al Hams, Treasurer – Benton County

BA Theater/Speech, English Literature, St. Cloud State University; US Veteran; Founder of Al's Music; author; served on the following Board of Directors, Downtown Kiwanis Club, County Stearns Theatrical Company, Minnesota Orchestra of Saint Benedict; David Swenson Foundation and Central MN Arts Board.

 

Al Hams

Buddy King - Stearns County
Community Development, St. Cloud State University; playwright; percussionist; teaching artist; Unit Director for the Roosevelt Boys and Girls Club in St. Cloud MN and has been engaged in numerous youth arts initiatives in the community and through the Club.

 

BuddyKing

Doug Lien – Stearns County
Watercolorist; Member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists and past president; Member of Artists of Minnesota; Community Education Art Class instructor; Coordinator of the Tri-County Solid Waste Management Commission; B.A., Urban Studies UMD 1978.

 

Doug Lien

George Minerich - Benton County
Professional film, digital and nature photographer; local arts center and photography club volunteer; BS in Environmental Studies, Bemidji State University; Environmental professional consultant and employee for the government sector.

 

George Minerich

Ken Barry - Sherburne County
Blues Musician; Victorian photographer proficient in Digital imaging, Platinum/Palladium printing,
Wet Plate Collodion process, Bromoil printing, and Cyanotype printing; BS of Science Mathematics and BS Computer Science, University of Wisconsin; Certified Nuclear Engineer, U.S. Navy; MBA Saint Mary’s College of California.


Ken Barry

Mark Nelson - Wright County

Bachelor of Music at Concordia College, Moorhead; Masters Music Education, St. Cloud State University; Public School Music Teacher; choral director; community theatre director; St. John's Lutheran Church Choir Director; voice lessons instructor at St. Michael-Albertville High School and Buffalo High school; American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Board Member.

Mike Nelson


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