Robin Cerio
President
Robin has over 10 years of experience coordinating and supporting volunteer groups and boards, as well as facilitating parent advisory groups. She also has organized and crafted social media strategies and communications for other south metro non-profits. Robin holds a B.A. in Art Education from St. Catherine University and an M.A. in Art History from the University of St. Thomas. She is an active volunteer and lives with her husband and two daughters in Eagan.
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Caitlin Dowling
Secretary, General Counsel, and Co-Founder
Caitlin wears many different hats - she is an attorney, ceramic artist, and arts instructor. She has 8 years' experience in real estate and general contract litigation and over 10 years' experience serving on the board of a philanthropic trust. She is conversant in French and a mother to two budding artist daughters.
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Wanda Borman
Treasurer and Co-Founder
Wanda has 12 years as executive director of Dakota Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization responsible for the annual Eagan Art Festival. She is also an artist and teacher with extensive experience in large event planning, fund raising, non-profit and board service, and arts advocacy. She has trained with ArtSage to work in facilities for elderly and memory care. Wanda is also an active community leader.
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Sameer Aidoor
Director
Sameer has 12 years of professional experience in firmware development for embedded systems. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University, India. He recently collaborated on a study action team to research a community makerspace under the Eagan Forward initiative sponsored by the City of Eagan. Sameer is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Konkani. He currently resides in Eagan, MN with his wife and two children.
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Jerri Neddermeyer
Director and Co-Founder
Jerri has 15 years of experience as a music educator and band director. She has extensive experience with large event management, program development, performance, public speaking, visioning, and arts advocacy. Jerri has been a professional ceramic artist for 10 years and has 6 years of teaching pottery. She is fluent in Portuguese. Her daughter Sylvia Neddermeyer is also an active volunteer with Art Works.
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Juliet Parisi
Director and Co-Founder
Juliet has 10 years of experience in organization support with a variety of groups such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, YMCA, and Girl Scouts of America. She has extensive experience with event planning, service on non-profit boards, and administrative support. She is an artist and active community volunteer. She is conversant in American Sign Language.
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Mike Supina
Director
Mike's involvement with Art Works stems from his interest in helping to develop the creative economy in Eagan. He graduated from MIT and Cal Berkeley with degrees in architecture and his career has focused largely designing and managing retail, multi-family housing, and federal projects in a sustainable way. He and his wife Gina have lived in Eagan since 1993 and have raised three children here. They recently spent over a year living in Sweden where he was impressed by the casual manner in which public art and sustainability are incorporated into everyday living. Mike has served on a number of city and county advisory commissions and has participated in the Eagan 20/20 Vision Plan for Parks, the Eagan Police Department Citizens Academy, the Eagan Kick-Start Rotary Club, and local open space advocacy groups.
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Nicole Watson
Director
Nicole has 10 years of experience in exhibitions, fine art collection management, and arts-related communications. She is the director of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University, a space that emphasizes the visual arts as a method for illuminating and exploring global and emerging societal issues grounded in women’s perspectives. She studied studio art, graphic design, and art history at St. Kate’s and at the University of St. Thomas, where she earned her B.A. in 2001. She received an M.A. in art and architectural history from St. Thomas in 2008. Formerly the manager of Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, Nicole also specializes in contemporary paintings by Minnesota and regional artists
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