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Textile Center Staff

Karl Reichert

Executive Director

Nancy Gross

Director of Administration

Tracy Krumm

Director for Artistic Advancement

Jayne Usery

Director of Finance

Nancy Mambi


Mia Finnamore

Communications Associate

Shop Team

Katie DeCosse

Shop Associate

Debbie Johnson

Shop Associate

Sarah Peterson

Shop Associate

For Specific Questions

Executive Director

Karl Reichert, kreichert@textilecentermn.org


Shop, Facilities, Human Resources

Nancy Gross, ngross@textilecentermn.org 


Fellowships, Guest Teaching Artists, Gallery & Exhibitions, Group Artmaking Experiences & Tours, Youth Fiber Art Guild™, Field Trips, Birthday Parties, Adult Classes, Class Registrations

Tracy Krumm, tkrumm@textilecentermn.org


Memberships, Rentals (Meeting, Classroom, and Dye Lab), Volunteers




Nancy Mambi, nmambi@textilecentermn.org

Garage Sale Occasional Shop



Advertising, Communications, Media, Textiles on the Town email newsletter

Mia Finnamore, mfinnamore@textilecentermn.org


Donations, Leadership Circle, Textile Tours & Excursions

Karl Reichert, kreichert@textilecentermn.org

Textile Center Board of Directors 2021/22

Maggie Dayton

Textile Center Board President
Owner, MHD Couture

Jeffrey J. White, CPA, CGMA

Textile Center Board Vice President
Sole Proprietor at Jeffrey J. White CPA, CGMA
Director of Finance at Minnesota Freedom Fund

Jeanne Hilpisch, CTP, AAP

Textile Center Board Treasurer
Vice President; Senior Treasury Management Associated Bank

Catherine “Maggie” Thompson

Textile Center Board Secretary
Owner, Makwa Studio

Mariana Shulstad

Textile Center Board Past President
Attorney – Federal Jurisdiction, Land Management, Environment & American Indian Affairs (Retired)

John Cairns

Attorney, John Cairns Law, P.A.

Richard Gilyard

Architect, FAIA;
US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit (Retired)

Sarah Haroon

Sourcing Manager, Beauty & Cosmetics at Target Corporation

Carol Mashuga

Owner, Havenview Silks
Manager, Service Center Operations Support Portico Benefit Services (Retired)

Lawrence “Larry” McIntyre

Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of The Toro Company (Retired)

Linda McShannock

Curator, Textiles Collections for Minnesota Historical Society (Retired)

Anupama Pasricha

Professor & Department Chair, Fashion Design and Merchandising, St. Catherine University

Curt Pederson

Senior Curator of Historic Properties, American Swedish Institute

Jane Prohaska

Attorney and Consultant (Retired)

Ella Ramsey

Director of Strategy & Business Development Honeywell International (Retired)

Mary Ann Schmidt

Master Quilter

Lisa Steinmann

Fiber Artist / Academic Interventionist, Great River School

Lorri Talberg

Director – Project and Forums Management, Ameriprise Financial

National Artist Advisory Council

Pat Hickman
Carolyn L. Mazloomi

Past Advisors:
Mary Giles
Carolyn Halliday