WBC Staff and Program Leads
John Francis Bueche (BEEkee)
Business Resources Coordinator
Dudley Voigt (Contractor)
FLOW Artistic Director
Felicia Perry (Contractor)
Open Streets Coordinator and FLOW Artist Liason
John Bueche has a multifaceted background in collaborative leadership, nonprofit and social enterprise, creative action and capacity building. As a founder of MInneapolis’ Bedlam Theatre, he led the development of programs, event and production spaces which specialized in efficient, inclusive support of a wide range of both creative and community impulses. He’s collaborated on breakthroughs in community defined goals, including as the founding Board President of the Cedar Riverside Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Originally from Saginaw, MI, he moved to Minnesota to attend Macalester College. John has lived in the Jordan neighborhood of North Minneapolis since 2013, and has supported WBC engagement and placemaking strategies since 2014 before becoming Interim Director and then Executive Director in Spring 2018.
Hannah Gary holds MURP and MPH degrees from the University of Minnesota, as well as a BA in Geography from the University of Georgia. Her graduate studies focused on the role of creative engagement for community development and developing more equitable decision making processes. Prior to working with WBC, Hannah worked on arts-based engagement projects as an intern with Public Art St. Paul. She will be working with WBC on administering the facade improvement grant program, offering business technical and marketing assistance, and coordinating communications.
Farrington Llewellyn graduated from Augsburg College with a BFA in Communications Studies: PR and Advertisement. Prior to WBC, Farrington worked at Bedlam Theater, a non-profit organization in Lowertown Saint Paul. His work at Bedlam led him down a path of documentation and telling the stories of various intersections of communities around the Twin Cities. Diversifying his job description, He eventually started doing Creative Placemaking in at-risk neighborhoods, which led to him meeting the WBC in 2014. Increased involvement in programs like Play on Penn and FLOW Northside Arts Crawl led to him helping coordinate Open Streets for the 1st time ever on West Broadway in 2016. Farrington has an equal passion for 1.) Sharing his Story through music and poetry. 2.) Sharing the Stories of others through documentation, media and event production. 3.) Building community through celebration, real connections and creative organizing.
Dudley Voigt is the founder and Artistic Director of FLOW Northside Arts Crawl. She has transformed vacant spaces into event, gallery, and performing arts spaces throughout the Northside. In addition, Dudley has created, produced, directed and stage-managed theatrical productions, educational tours and community programs and events as a freelancer for almost 20 years. In her role at the WBC, Dudley utilizes her relationships with area artists, businesses and arts institutions to orchestrate creative pop up events and installations that activate space and create unique experiences.
Felicia Perry leapt from her success as a business loan officer and credit union training specialist to build a multifaceted career as an ARTtrepreneur, with feeperella, a couture clothing line that has gained national attention, as a producer of interactive events, a professional dancer with Ananya Dance Theatre, host of “DesignHER Life ” at 98.9 KRSM Community Radio station as well as Co host of “Healthy Roots” with Lachelle Cunningham at 104.7 WEQY in St. Paul. Felicia serves on the Executive Committee of the Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP) and a founding board member of the new Village Trust Cooperative. A graduate of Patrick Henry and long time Northside, Felicia joined WBC in 2018 to take over coordination of Open Streets West Broadway and also serves as the FLOW Artist Liason.