Central MN Arts Board Staff

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

Central MN Arts Board of Directors

Linda Brobeck, 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
Doug Lien, Vice Chair– 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

Mark Nelson, Treasurer - 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

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

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

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

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.


Jo McMullen-Boyer – Stearns County
Station Manager of KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University.  Grant writer, small and large music concert producer and community events organizer. Patron of the arts personally and in giving access and promotion to arts and arts producers through college and community radio.


Joyce Lyons – Wright County

Vocalist, actress and vocal coach with a B.A. in Voice Performance/Theater from Colorado Women's College University of Denver; adjunct for the Artist-in-Residence program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado; vocalist for the West Metro Big Band and frequently returns to New York City to entertain with her jazz trio; Advisory Board for the Buffalo Community Orchestra and Co-Chair of the UUCM Performing Arts Committee in Wayzata.


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