About Bethany

Photo of Bethany standing before a muralBethany has spent the past twenty years of her career serving nonprofit organizations and artists to help them achieve their goals. Highlights include:

  • Developing the first enewsletter for the Como Zoo and Conservatory Society.
  • Creating a successful Walker Art Center member event, A Think and a Drink, which is still going strong 10 years later- and starting a volunteer program that enhanced museum events and museum visitor experiences.
  • Doubling the budget, implementing a database, establishing procedures, and building community partners at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.
  • Starting an online Playwrights’ Center member play reading series that serves writers around the globe.
  • Curating and jurying visual arts exhibitions across Minnesota.
  • Facilitating artist talks and panel discussions.
  • Scheduling and producing a training series with more than 70 events per year- and rebranding and building a new website for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

Her top five strengths are Strategic, Achiever, Activator, Analytical, Input. Not sure what this combination of strengths means? It means Bethany can analyze a challenge, quickly plot options for addressing the need, and put smart plans together to find success. She also loves gathering information and listening- and is always ready with a resource, suggestion, or recommendation.

In her free time, in addition to attending art openings, dance and theater performances, and film events, she loves reading contemporary novels, doing jigsaw puzzles, volunteering with the Women’s Prison Book Project, traveling, swimming, and spending time with her husband and dogs. She also serves on the board of the MN Prison Writing Workshop.

Bethany is a graduate of Kalamazoo College in Michigan and holds a MA in Arts Administration from St. Mary’s University.

A complete resume can be viewed here: