Bianca A. Rhodes is an Emmy-Award winning Media Professional. Currently, Rhodes is the Production & Sponsorship Coordinator for the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) and Associate Producer for WCCO's Emmy-Nominated, urban-affairs show, Urban Perspectives. She is also the proud owner of BLovely Productions and LeMae Photography. The mission of BLovely Productions and LeMae Photography is to create efficient and effective videos and pictures of high quality for all walksoflife. In her spare time, she works with Youth who are interested in creating documentaries and music videos. Rhodes’ motivation, confidence, and expertise has led her to new heights and she believes that her creativity will motivate others to change the world!
Davis Senseman founded Davis Law Office in 2010 after nearly a decade of practicing in the corporate department of a larger law firm. Armed with this experience and knowledge of legal solutions used by large entities, Davis set out to bring the same level of service to smaller organizations and individuals, with a three-fold mission: provide top-notch legal work, charge fair prices for it, and never stop evolving to meet the changing needs of clients. Over eight years and more than 1,000 clients later, Davis proudly serves large and small companies, and continually expands services for individuals and families. Davis graduated cum laude from Bucknell University with degrees in Sociology and English, and magna cum laude from Mitchell | Hamline School of Law. Davis has been selected as a Minnesota Rising Star lawyer three years and teaches the Business Law Clinic at Mitchell | Hamline School of Law. When not handling legal matters for clients & students, Davis can be found spending time with family, testifying regarding taxation & small business matters in St. Paul and Washington, D.C. and hustling on the campaign trail for progressive candidates and organizations like Out Front around the state.
Greg is an accountant for the world-famous Fox Tax team. He's been preparing taxes since 2010 and is a self-proclaimed tax nerd that enjoys working closely with his friends, family, and community to ensure they get the most tax benefits possible. Greg has volunteered with Prepare & Prosper, working with low income families and individuals, and sat on the board for the Art Shanty Projects, helping to enrich artist driven community in unregulated public spaces. Greg lives in Minneapolis, where he was born and raised, and will probably talk about biking and beers for longer than appropriate, if allowed to do so.
J. Anthony Allen
J. Anthony Allen is a creator of things. Sometimes they’re related to music, but not always. He uses his background as a composer to inform whatever he sets his mind to creating, whether it’s music for an orchestra, a business, an app, a new electronic instrument, or ideas for his next composition (ask him about sailing the Arctic in nonstop sunlight).
He founded Slam Academy in Minneapolis because he wanted to make electronic music education accessible and affordable. To a similar end, he wrote a book called Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers. Allen is all about connecting the dots, and using one area of his expertise to inform another.
Which is why he’s a: composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multimedia artist, performer, inventor, Ableton Live Certified Trainer, and entrepreneur. If he’s not working solo to create something, he’s collaborating.
He is Assistant Professor of Music, Media, and Management at Augsburg University.
Keisha TK Dutes
Keisha "TK" Dutes is an independent audio producer and co-host of TK in The AM, live streaming morning show on Bondfire Radio. With experience spanning terrestrial radio, online, podcast and audio drama, her life is in audio is all encompassing. Currently, TK produces Buzzfeed's "Thirst Aid Kit"; "Cocktails & Confidence" the official podcast of The Curvy Con; and Brooklyn Deep's "Third Rail" podcast. She also spreads the gospel of radio and podcasting through workshops and mentorship, and was recently listed on Current.org's Black Talents in Public Media You Should Know.
Levi Weinhagen is a writer, producer, performer, podcaster, trainer and educator. He co-founded the all-ages theater company Comedy Suitcase and has created multiple original shows that were in the top 10 of ticket sales at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. In 2012, Levi was named an Artist of the Year by City Pages. He was the first ever Artist in Residence for the Walker Art Center’s Education and Family programs department in 2014-2015. He is a teaching artist with COMPAS. Levi produces and hosts a podcast called ‘Not About You’ that is a serious yet entertaining look at social justice issues in America. He is a graduate of HOPE Community’s Sustainable Progress Through Engaging Active Citizens (SPEAC) organizer training program. Levi is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). He completed the 2017 Center for Performance and Civic Practice Summer Institute.
Nancy Lyons is a CEO, entrepreneur, and all around good human who speaks about the intersection of leadership, entrepreneurialism, technology, and people. Through her candid writing and speaking, she explores the many facets of life at work and champions human-centered approaches to business. Seeing work and the culture of work as the next economic frontier, she pushes the progressive boundaries of how we think about professional and personal lives.
Nancy has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork. She is co-author of “Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process” (New Riders, 2012) and author of the upcoming book, “How to Win at Business by Being Nice to Humans.”
Sarah Von Bargen
Sarah Von Bargen is a writer and educator who helps people spend their time, money, and energy on purpose.