WBC Staff

Staff bios available below

Rob Hanson
Executive Director
rob@westbroadway.org

Hannah Gary
Communications and Programs Coordinator
hannah@westbroadway.org

Farrington Llewellyn
Outreach and Communications Specialist 
farrington@westbroadway.org

BriAnna M-Daniels
Market Programs Coordinator 
brianna@westbroadway.org

Dudley Voigt (Contractor)
FLOW Artistic Director
info@flownorthside.org

Staff Biographies

Rob-copyRob Hanson holds a BA in Geography from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Economic Development Finance Professional Certification from the National Development Council, and a GIS certification from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Rob oversees the West Broadway Business Improvement District, Open Streets, the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl, as well as works with businesses and the City of Minneapolis to help revitalize the West Broadway Corridor.  Rob was previously the Economic Development Coordinator for the 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation (The Corridor). The Corridor is a non-profit that works with over 150 businesses to stimulate economic growth in Milwaukee. I have completely overhauled the organizations website, and designed marketing material for businesses. Additionally I have conducted planning and community outreach for a 45 million dollar green infrastructure development, organized fundraising events, assisted businesses in obtaining financing for improvements and expansion, and helped to develop an initiative to grow the 9 billion dollar metals manufacturing industry in Southern Wisconsin


BriAnna M-Daniels is charged and ready to be back on West Broadway in her first Minnesota neighborhood after moving here 14 years ago. She is currently a part time preschool teacher assistant at Pillsbury House United Communities. BriAnna also works as a teaching artist/ theater creative with directorial and stage management experience in the twin cities. In this season, she is focused on noticing and exploring the cultivation and accessibility of positively directed energy through intentional nourishment.

 

 

Hannah Gary 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.