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, Field Services Manager
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.
Ramona Haines, Development Coordinator
In January 2014, Ramona Haines joined PAM as the Development Coordinator. Her previous experience includes work in the Development office at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, as well as serving as a History and Diversity Fellow with the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS). Ramona received a Bachelor of Art History with an emphasis in Management from the University of Minnesota, and is excited to promote historic preservation by growing PAM’s partnerships. A transplant to Minneapolis by way of Madison, Ramona lives in the historic St. Anthony Main neighborhood and is an enthusiastic MHS volunteer.
Will O’Keefe, Real Estate Coordinator
Will O’Keefe has been with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota since 2010. In that time he served as the Administrative Assistant, then Communication & Programs Coordinator, and now as the Real Estate Coordinator. Under his guidance, Fix-It focuses directly on residential and commercial buildings to bring about positive preservation outcomes. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Will worked in the Legal Department at the National Trust for Historic Preservation supporting efforts to save historic places around the country. Will is the Building Resuse Best Practice Advisor for GreenStep Cities.
Emily Northey, Minnesota Main Street Coordinator
Emily 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.
Beth Rutledge, Education Coordinator
Prior to joining PAM first as a volunteer and later as the Development & Marketing Coordinator, Beth worked as a copywriter and editor with two decades of communications experience. She is also a Realtor® with a keen interest in neighborhood activism, old houses, and animal rescue. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in English, Beth has lived in Minneapolis for more than 25 years.
Chris Brown, Community Action Assistant
Chris Brown began working in his new role as Community Action Assistant on August 21, 2013. Chris recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Urban Studies and a Geography minor. In January 2013, Chris joined the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota as the Resource Development Intern, in which he worked with our membership database and solicited and secured donations for our (Anti)Wrecking Ball and upcoming Minnesota Preservation Awards & Gala. Chris continued to develop his experience in community development and historic preservation as the Main Street Assistant, gaining expertise in grant writing and administration, partnership development, meeting facilitation, and addressing community development challenges throughout Minnesota.