Doug Gasek, Executive Director Focused on organizational sustainability and community development that reuses existing buildings, Doug joined PAM in 2012.  During this time, PAM launched two new programs, developed new staff positions, and fostered new partnerships.  Doug gained his knowledge of preservation working as the Executive Director with the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation and as the Alaska State Architectural Historian.  He has degrees in History, Historic Preservation, and Nonprofit Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Montana.

Erin Hanafin Berg, Preservation Support Services Manager headshot March 2014 Erin Hanafin Berg, a native of St. Paul, earned an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon and has over fifteen years professional experience in the preservation field. She brings a love of historic architecture and a background in preservation planning, research, and documentation to PAM. Her work is focused on empowering individuals and supporting community development by sharing information, resources, and strategies to undertake successful preservation activities.

Erin Dorbin, Partnership Coordinator (Southeast Minnesota)

erin Equal parts new media historian, preservationist and community organizer, Erin has completed various projects for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, Wyoming Public Media, New York Folklore Society, Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. and the Anoka County Historical Society. She believes that the most powerful role an individual can hold is participating in the process which determines the look, feel and character of the place in which they live. As the new Southeast Partnership Coordinator, Erin seeks to unite and strengthen neighborhoods via the economic, cultural and social power of historic preservation.

Natalie Heneghan, Preservation Support Services Assistant

nheneghan@mnpreservation.org1.27.14 Prior to becoming Program Assistant in March 2015, Natalie served as the Preservation Alliance’s Minnesota Main Street Intern and Real Estate Intern. She holds a B.A. in History from Macalester College and has experience with oral history, youth and community development, and digital humanities. Committed to the collection of both individual and community (hi)stories, Natalie also volunteers as the Minnesota Associate for the Living New Deal project.

Anne Ketz, Real Estate Coordinator  Anne started as PAM’s Real Estate Coordinator in May 2015, bringing a strong focus in historic real estate and economic development. Anne has 10 years of combined experience in business administration and construction project coordination. Most recently she worked for Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps as their first Crew Leader and as Program Assistant for Anacostia Trails Heritage Area in Maryland. She has also been an active PAM volunteer since 2011 and completed a summer internship with PAM in 2013. Anne holds a Master of Historic Preservation degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Vacant, Education Coordinator

Denise Sykora, Program Assistant

IMG_5732 (2) Denise received her B.A. in History and Sociology from Concordia College, Moorhead. Upon her return to the Twin Cities she was PAM’s Resource Development Intern in the fall of 2014. Once the position ended she continued with PAM as a volunteer and in July became the Program Assistant for the Development Director, Education and Minnesota Main Street Coordinator’s. Denise has always been passionate about history, specifically trying to keep history alive and relevant in today’s society. She strongly believe that history can inform and inspire people to engage and transform their communities.

Emily Northey, Minnesota Main Street Coordinator Emily Northey PortraitEmily Northey, Minnesota Main Street Coordinator, joined the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota in 2010 when the new statewide program was launched.  Emily grew up in Duluth, Minnesota and received her bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Political Science from Macalester College.  She has worked for organizations such as the Wilder Research Center, the City of Blaine Planning Department, and the Brainerd Lakes Chamber where she managed their Main Street Program for its first three years.  Emily is an active volunteer with the Minnesota Design Team.

Todd Wright, Development Director