Welcome new Board members!
The Friends Board of Directors includes Friends officers, committee chairs, and special appointees. Members are appointed by a nominating committee each year and voted upon at the Friends annual meeting in May.
Sheila-Marie Untiedt, Docent Executive Committee Chair. Docent class of 2009. Right out of college I lived across from Mia in the Fair Oaks Apartments and freely roamed the galleries. I’m a Mediator, Chair of Stillwater Township Town Board and perform in local community theater.
Julie Scroggins, Plants and Flowers. I’m a regular volunteer at Mia with Art in Bloom, retired elementary education educator, and excited to work on finding creative ways to support Mia and its outreach this year.
Kathryn Schwyzer, Outreach. Long time New Yorker living in Minneapolis. Lover of art and dance. Mia docent class of 2015
Kristen McDougall, Art and Architecture. I’m a freelance graphic designer with a strong interest in architecture and renovation. I’ve been a docent for three years and look forward to being involved with the Friends on a deeper level as a board member.
Tippy Madden, Newsletter. I’m a journalist who has worked in Russia, Switzerland, Chicago and Minneapolis. I am an Art Adventure Guide, Friends member, and a lover of all things art and nature.
Renee Kessler, Treasurer. I retired in 2018 after a 37-year career in accounting and finance, primarily in the financial sector. I’m a long-time visitor to Mia and look forward to becoming more involved and meeting new “Friends”.
Loreen Fripp, Fundraising. I’m an Art Adventure guide (Class of 2012) and currently act as the Art Adventure Council Chair. I look forward to working with the board as well as our amazing membership!
Julie Hutchison Bolton, Friends Only Events. I’m a professional actor and a Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts and have also recorded books for Radio Talking Books. I was a docent for 17 years and have been a Friend since 2001 and a member of Mia since 1978. I enjoyed setting up Friends Only tours last year and hope we can create something exciting this year.
Jenn Hovland CPFD, Art in Bloom. I’m an Event Florist and owner of Fleur de Louise Flower Studio, an instructor at Koehler & Dramm Institute of Floristry and MN Horticultural Society, and was a Committee Chair for Art in Bloom in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Susan Arndt, Lectures. I’m a curious art lover and a life-long museum visitor. I’ve been a member of Mia and Friends for many years and became a docent in 2015.