Board and Staff

SPFHF Board of Directors


Jim Green – Nationwide Insurance  *Chair

Christian Weinhagen – Weinhagen Tire Company *Vice Chair 1

Craig Dansky  – Safco Products *Vice Chair 2

Erin Hayes – Self Esteem Brands *Secretary 

Greg Kuntz – RE/MAX Results  *Past Board Chair 

Janet Crittenden – University of Minnesota *Gambling Manager

Liz Lambrecht –  Frandsen Bank  *Treasurer

John Maslowski– Retired, Ramsey County

Christine Arme– 3M

Kari Boe- Schmidtz– Hennepin County

Ken Wieber – Saint Paul Hotel

Melissa Hoffbeck – Cargill Inc.

Monte JohnsonCymbet Corporation 

Terri Johnson  – Ostbye and Anderson

Terry Furlong– Premier Banks

Tony Nemo, Esq. – Meshbesher and Spence

Philip Schenkenberg – Taft Law (Legal) 


The Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation maintains an ongoing administration. This year-round management provides the volunteer support, programming continuity and fiscal administration necessary to assure the continued growth and success of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

Lisa Jacobson, CFRE, President and CEO

Jenny Eckstrom, Event Logistics Coordinator

Barb Maslowski, Administration Coordinator

Pat Milton, Marketing Coordinator

Gayle Rovie, Button Coordinator