Meet the HHM Staff.

Hennepin History Museum has a dedicated, professional staff with diverse interests, specialties and talents. They help tell the stories that make the museum come alive.

John Crippen, Executive Director  • john.crippen@hennepinhistory.org

James Bacigalupo, Design & Operations Manager • james.bacigalupo@hennepinhistory.org

Rosella DePietro, Communications Manager • rosella.depietro@hennepinhistory.org

Summer Erickson, Visitor Services Manager, Collections Assistant • summer.erickson@hennepinhistory.org

Seth Goodspeed, Development & Membership Manager • seth.goodspeed@hennepinhistory.org

Sophie Hunt, Public Programs Manager • sophie.hunt@hennepinhistory.org

Linda S. Koutsky, Editor in Chief Hennepin History Magazinelinda.koutsky@hennepinhistory.org

Sandy M Pavelka, Bookkeeper • sandy.pavelka@hennepinhistory.org

Michele Pollard, Archivist • michele.pollard@hennepinhistory.org

Katherine Stotis, Processing Archivist• katherine.stotis@hennepinhistory.org

Alyssa Thiede, Curator • alyssa.thiede@hennepinhistory.org

Board of Directors

Jacqueline R. deVries, President
Becky Timm, Vice President
Kristina Youso, Secretary
Kathleen Boe, Treasurer
Chuck Ballentine
Jamil Ford
David Frank
Acoma Gaither
Michael Goggin
Elizabeth Hinz
Becki Iverson
Shvonne Johnson
Kendal Killian
Amy Lucas
Matthew McNeil
Pamela Moore
Stacy Wells

Ex Officio Members

Commissioner Debbie Goettel
Principal Aide Casey Meinhardt

Commissioner Kevin Anderson
Principal Aide Kristy Janigo

The Board of Directors maintains the following standing committees.

  • Executive
    • Facing Change Task Force
  • Building & Grounds
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Program

Community members are welcome to serve on these committees. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us for more information.