Meet The Team

Laura Cohen

Strategic Development

Laura Cohen is known as a relationship-driven Consultant with a talent for connecting organizations with profitable business opportunities. Over the last two decades she has worked for several award-winning publications and media companies and in 2010 launched her own consulting business. Her love of the arts is evident by her involvement over the years as Co-Chair of the Wayzata Art Experience/Juried Art Show. Laura is a Board Member of the Minnesota Literacy Council and Chairs the Development Committee. She can also be found on her free days at art galleries, jazz/blues festivals, attending theater and exploring other cultural events around the cities.

Doris Rubenstein

Proofreader | Writer

Doris Rubenstein is a freelance writer specializing in the arts. She has published three books, including The Good Corporate Citizen: A Practical Guide, and was a columnist with The Business Journal and CPA Wealth Advisor for many years. Doris spends her free time birdwatching, gardening, biking, and cheering on the University of Michigan Wolverines.

Leann E. Johnson

Graphic Designer

Leann is a graphic designer, illustrator and tile artist. She designs for various local and national companies and publishes illustrations in The New York Times and The Saint Paul Almanac. She creates original, colorful tiles for home decor, jewelry and interior residential installations. Leann serves on the City of Minneapolis’ Public Art Advisory Panel and is a member of the Handmade Tile Association and Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA).

Gail Weber


Gail Weber grew up in southern Minnesota, where she spent her childhood summers putting on shows in the family garage. While the garage shows eventually came to an end her passion for drama did not. She went on to engage in real-life drama–litigation–and spent over 20 years in the private practice of law, becoming a partner and eventually owning her own law firm. In 2005, ready to start a new challenge, Gail closed her law firm and launched what is now known as Twin Cities TOSCA in order to promote the arts.

Guy Odishaw


Guy is the owner of Bhakti Wellness Center which offers alternative therapies including: Spa Treatments, Therapeutic Massage, Bodywork, Mental Health Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture, Medical Qigong, and Health Coaching.

Pete Machelek


Pete Machelek is co-founder of SagePresence, a learning and development company that helps organizations grow their business by developing the presentation and communication competencies of their staff.

Julie Ann Segal


Julie Ann Segal, Interior Designer and President of Metro Interiors, is renowned for her deep commitment to providing clients with state-of- the-art design. Always on the cutting edge, Julie Ann’s dynamic approach utilizes all resources within reach. Julie Ann is not only an interior designer but also a feng shui practitioner, and art dealer/consultant.

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