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Sasha joined the HMC Board of Directors in 2009 and enjoyed her neighbors and community building so much she agreed to serve as President in 2011. Sasha also serves on the Community Building Committee. Sasha moved into her home on Charles Avenue on Halloween in 2003, and enjoys gardening, biking, and dreaming up home improvement projects after watching too much HGTV. She grew up just down the road in the Como neighborhood, but prefers the diversity, fabulous restaurants, and convenience of Hamline Midway. Sasha has traveled to 15 countries (and counting!) and lived in Washington D.C. By day, Sasha is an attorney and works with the State of Minnesota at the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Renee Klitzke is a consultant working with nonprofit housing developers and neighborhood groups across the metro area with her company, Perch Consulting. Renee has lived in the Hamline Midway neighborhood since 2005, and is active in affordable housing advocacy. She serves on the Development Committee and the Executive Committee. Renee began her board service in 2010.
Scott is a member of the Executive Committee and was elected in 2010.
Pablo was elected to the HMC Board of Directors in 2011 and is a member of the Community Development Committee. He is originally from Honduras but has lived in Minnesota since 2005, where he attended Hamline University for both undergraduate and Master's degrees. Residents will most likely see him out jogging around the neighborhood wearing bright-colored shirts or shorts; it is his wife's way of keeping him from getting run over when he crosses streets carelessly.
Julie Caruso has lived in the Hamiline Midway neighborhood since 1999. When she moved into her little yellow bungalow on Hewitt Ave 12 years ago, her little girls were ages 5 and 2. The little one said, "I love this lellow house, Mommy. Let's stay here." It has been home ever since. Julie is a Photographer/Mixed Media Artist interested in building community through art. She was a 2008 Leadership in Service to Neighborhood (LISN) Fellow and can often be seen wandering around the streets with her dog, Cricket, and her camera photographing day-in-the-life scenes of our community. Julie joined the HMC Board of Directors in 2011.
Kyle has been a resident of St. Paul for the last 10 years and moved to Hamline Midway in 2008. He and his wife are both educators in the South Washington County Schools where Kyle teaches geography and coaches track and field. They had their first child in 2011 and look forward to raising her in the family-friendly and diverse community that is Hamline Midway. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, Kyle also work with the HMC Development Committee and the St. Paul Police Department as a reserve officer. His hobbies include running, home improvement projects, and spending time with family and friends in the neighborhood. Kyle was appointed to the board in 2012.
Dan served fifteen years in Minnesota state government in a variety of leadership roles. He was a senior policy analyst, director of government relations and an assistant commissioner of education in the Department of Education and an assistant commissioner for state policy coordination in the State Planning Agency. He also served Governor Rudy Perpich, Minnesota's longest service Governor, as his director of governmental relations and as his deputy chief of staff. Following his government service he served 18 years as the vice president of university relations at Hamline University. He is currently a senior fellow at, and President of, the Center for Policy Studies. Dan is an appointed ex officio member of the HMC Board representing Hamline University and is our longest serving board member.
Andrew Norman was born and raised in Saint Paul. He and his wife have lived in the Hamline Midway neighborhood since the summer of 2008. He is committed to making the neighborhood a great place to live and work through community involvement and volunteerism. Andrew joined the board in 2010.
Steve has been a resident of Hamline Midway since 2000 and a Saint Paul resident since 1975. He became involved in district councils when he lived in Frogtown. It was there that he realized that district councils can be a very effective tool in community organizing. He served on the District 7 board of directors from 1996-2000 and became involved with the Great Northern Corridor Project, which was a collaborative involving District 6, District 7, SPARC, and the Greater Frogtown CDC. Working with the Port Authority, they were able to clean up a brownfield site and create over 500 jobs. He once again saw the power of working together. He has been a board member of the Hamline Midway Coalition since 2008 and currently serves on the Transportation Committee, the Community Development Committee, and as the Hamline Midway representative for the District Council Collaborative. He has become a firm believer in the district council system and would encourage others to become involved.
Thomas has lived with his family in Hamline Midway since the last day of 1995. Professor of History at a local college, he is committed to improving communities -- whether in Central America working with Habitat for Humanity, or close to home with HMC. Thomas was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2012.
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