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  •

James Bacigalupo, Design & Operations Manager •

Rosella DePietro, Communications & Visitor Services Manager •

Seth Goodspeed, Development Specialist •

Michele Hagen, Interim Archivist •

Sophie Hunt, Public Programs Manager •

Linda S. Koutsky, Editor in Chief Hennepin History

Kaalid Omar, Visitor Services Assistant •

Alyssa Thiede, Curator •

Board of Directors

Jacqueline R. deVries, President
Kendal Killian, Vice President
Kristina Youso, Secretary
Shawn Hartfelt, Treasurer
Chuck Ballentine
Kathleen Boe
Sonya Burke
Michael Goggin
Matthew McNeil
Pamela Moore
Becky Timm

Ex Officio Members

Commissioner Debbie Goettel, Principal Aide Casey Meinhardt
Commissioner Irene Fernando, Principal Aide Bill Emory

The Board of Directors maintains the following standing committees.

  • Executive
  • Board Governance
    • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance
  • Development
  • Building

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