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The Ignite Minneapolis Team

These are the folks that run the show. Feel free to drop them a line if you've got any questions... about anything

Patrick Kuntz     twitter
Executive Producer

Patrick began Ignite Minneapolis in 2009 after happening upon a live stream of Ignite Boulder and thinking it would work well in Minneapolis. He was right. Pat is a user experience designer in the twin cities, and a sailor on the weekends.

Kela Caldwell     twitter
Sponsorship Manager

Kela helped get Ignite Minneapolis started and continues to work with sponsors, volunteers, and the media. Kela is a sales and marketing executive in the twin cities.

Aly Wallberg     twitter
Workshop Director

Aly is a gifted public speaker and coach. She's been a judge at many public speaking events, and is also a two-time Ignite Minneapolis alumna. She directs the curriculum for Ignite Minneapolis speaking workshops.

Caleb Werth     twitter
Community Manager

Caleb is the guy who makes content magically appear on Ignite social media. He currently manages digital communication channels for the State of Minnesota.

Seijen Takamura     twitter
Stage Manager

Seijen's first Ignite experience was at Ignite Seattle. We've got him now, and we're not letting him go. Seijen coordinates everything that goes on the stage at Ignite. If you're a speaker and you ask him nicely, he'll rub your shoulders give you a pep talk before you go on. Seij also runs Startup Weekend in Minneapolis.