Board of Directors
The West Broadway Business & Area Coalition (WBC) Board of Directors
The WBC Board also serves as the Board of the West Broadway Business Improvement District (WBID). WBC Bylaws aim for at least 51% representation from area businesses or nonprofits. WBID Bylaws require 3/5 of the Board be representatives (owners or proxies) for WBID properties. Board members participate in an annual renewal process, and annual officer elections.
WBC Board Member 12 years
Watson Chiropractic, Anytime Fitness, Bios Environmental Services
Dr Tara Watson grew up in a community with opportunities similar to West Broadway, making the Northside feel most like home. She attended Seton Hall University majoring in Nursing receiving a BSN. Dr Watson went on to further her education, receiving a Doctorate of Chiropractic. She is currently in private practice as a Chiropractor specializing in auto injuries, sports injuries and work-related injuries. She owns and operates a home care agency to help disabled individuals maintain quality care in their homes, with family and their loved ones. Dr Watson also owns and operates an Anytime Fitness gym on West Broadway, bringing health, wellness, and nutrition to help improve health disparities and support individuals along their journey healthier lifestyles. Bios Environmental Services provides services including contamination clean up, improving the lives of businesses and families, and providing safer, cleaner surroundings, buildings, and living spaces.
WBC Board Member 7 years
McDonalds, JADT Group
Justin Baylor is a McDonalds’s Owner Operator and managing partner of JADT Food Group, a Minneapolis based franchised management company. After spending a decade in real estate development with Toll Brothers of Maryland and Washington DC area, Justin relocated back to Minneapolis to pursue an opportunity to become a franchisee. With his passion for community and entrepreneurial opportunities, Justin feels the West Broadway Coalition aligns with his priorities as well as his commitment to contribute and be a part of economic achievements for the Northside. Justin is a member of Minnesota McDonald’s Operator Coop, National Black McDonald’s Operators Association and Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association. Justin has a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Delaware State University. In his spare time he enjoys working out, reading and spending time with his wife and two children.
James Scott –
WBC Board Member 4 years
James Scott brings 27 years of theater experience to the Capri, including 14 years at the Guthrie Theater, 7 of those as the General Manager. During this time his responsibilities included researching, contracting and coordinating international theater productions brought to the Guthrie’s WorldStages program. As Director of the Capri, Scott’s responsibilities include supervising the Capri remodel and expansion, management of all productions, presentations and rentals, and development of arts programming for students and the community.
Scott is a graduate of the University of Connecticut MFA program in Theater Technical Direction has his BFA in Theater Design and Technology from Wright State University. He has held positions as Assistant Production Manager and General Manager for the Guthrie Theater; North American Production Manager for David Eden Productions, Ltd., Associate Professor of Technical Theater for State University of New York – New Paltz; Flight Director for ZFX, Inc., a complete service provider for all theatrical flying effects, Technical Director for North Shore Music Theater, and Assistant Technical Director for Goodspeed Opera House (now Goodspeed Musicals). Scott has previously served on the board of directors for PCYC and the East Downtown Council. He has volunteered with the Normandale Elementary French Immersion School Internship Fundraising Program and chaired the Valley View Middle School set construction team, among other volunteer activities.
WBC Board Member 15 years
Jackie Cherryhomes is a longtime Northside resident. She is a former 5th Ward Council Member and President of the Minneapolis City Council. Cherryhomes has been a government relations consultant for 20 years, working with a wide variety of businesses, developers, and individuals doing business in the Twin Cities.
WBC Board Member 32 years
Broadway Liquor Outlet, Broadway Flats
Dean Rose has been a business and property owner along West Broadway Avenue for over 30 years. He enjoys working to better our community of North Minneapolis and strives to provide the necessary goods and services needed for a successful commercial corridor.
WBC Board Member 3 years
KB Brown Is the co-owner of Wolfpack Promotionals and founder of Alpha Wear Apparel MN. Born and raised in Minnesota (North and South), KB is a strong advocate for BIPOC businesses and the growth of businesses in North Minneapolis.
Thakurdyal (Ravie) Singh– US Bank
Tara Watson, Chair
Jackie Cherryhomes, Vice Chair
Dean Rose, Treasurer
Thakurdyal (Ravie) Singh, Secretary