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Trust Your Gut

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 14, 2018

Heather Allen is a parent, teacher, maker and arts administrator.  She is slowly realizing the dream of growing up to be just like her Grandpa on a little piece of land north of St. Joseph. During the past 14 years in Central MN, she has found ways to engage with and support creative community and education efforts, kept busy raising introspective and stubborn children and made time to kayak on the rivers whenever she isn’t doing those other things

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My Father's Moustache

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 14, 2018

Aric Putman grew up in the Bay Area where he liked to play with Legos and think about Star Wars. He went to college in San Francisco where he ran track and drank coffee. Then, he traveled for a long bit and ended up in Maine where he met Laurie, who eventually allowed him to marry her. They moved to MN so he could do a Ph.D at the U. He's taught at St. John's and St. Ben's for 16 years, and, when he is not doing that, he is listening to music with his daughter Eliza or playing Xbox with his son Phin. It should be noted that never does he quilt.

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Ideas for a More Sustainable Central Minnesota

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 14, 2018

Grant Forsythe interest in sustainability began with an early appreciation for nature, an interest in clean, healthy foods, and an ever-present inkling that our present culture has much room for improving the connections we develop with the environment and each other. At the age of 20, he began traveling with the purpose of exploring alternative ways of living and learning from a variety of people with a shared interest in ecologically healthy lifestyles. He is excited to share some of the resulting insights and ideas from this pursuit. He's be sharing with us his talk "Ideas for a More Sustainable Central Minnesota."

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Finding Community in Unexpected Places

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 14, 2018

Clare Tzinski is a lifelong nomad and a self-proclaimed resident of “everywhere and nowhere." She works full time in the bar industry and spends her free time participating in local music and events throughout St Cloud and the Twin Cities. She’ll share with you her talk “Finding Community in Unexpected Places." 

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The Power of Silence

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 14, 2018

Jacob Lundy is a local drummer with a passion for learning, making connections, and drinking wine. His presentation is titled "The Power of Silence."

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Are We There Yet

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 01, 2018

Up next is Richie Kuttner, who is a husband of 22 wonderful years and a father of three incredible kids, 66% of which are twins.  When he is not working as a Supply Chain Analyst and Team Leader for 3M Hutchinson, Richie lives life to the fullest by serving various non-profit organizations, filling his ears with all kinds of music and road-tripping across America. An experienced traveler, Richie hopes to shed light on the many benefits of traveling.

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Whatever You Do, Don't Give Up

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 01, 2018

Jon Theis is full of passion and a little bit of something else. He's recently made a series of questionable decisions and has found himself discovering um....himself while trying to maintain his sanity as he rebuilds his identity. However, he refuses to bow in the face of adversity and is here to tell you why you shouldn't either.

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Burlesque! The Art of Tease and Beyond

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 01, 2018

Scarlette Revolver is an entrepreneur, entertainer, educator, and body-positive enthusiast. She performs primarily as a burlesque artist; but is also an actress, fire dancer, emcee, and sideshow entertainer. Scarlette is the owner of Revolver Studios; a dance and fitness studio right here in St Cloud, where her mission is to facilitate healing and empowerment through movement that is body-positive and inclusive. She is also a mom to two awesome kids and a geriatric Chihuahua.



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About the City's Organizers

  • TJ Larum

    Hi, I am a local musician native to St. Cloud, MN. I am passionate about mental and behavioral health, community development, and education. I enjoy spending time making music, food, and memories with my friends, enjoying the great outdoors, and drowning in hot sauce.

  • Nico Klein

    A knowledge manager by day with a long and eclectic list of hobbies and passions. Life is short, and I want to look back and be proud of how I spent my time. A constant seeker of new experiences and and authentic human connection. These days, I think we are all longing for stronger sense of community and belonging which is why i love PKN!

  • Heather Scott

    I have always since I was younger been into helping my local community. It started when my parents were in the local Jaycees, which is an adult community service group that helps out local areas. As time went on and I became an adult I joined myself. Then I moved into a job career that helps families. I continue to want to help the community in anyway possible and right now I believe Pechakucha is a positive event for our community.

  • Keeley Lundy

    As far back as I can remember I have had intense social anxiety, a learned behavior from my father who still to this day, avoids people at all cost. Now that I'm a gal in her mid-twenties my outlook is ever-changing because of events like PechaKucha. The sense of community we have here in Saint Cloud has instilled a new confidence in me I never knew existed. I would've never guessed I would not only being taking photos for an event like this, I am even tossing around the idea of speaking!

  • Joe Lundy

    My passion lies in freeing the creative energies within us all, especially the ones we never knew we had. Proud St. Cloud educator, PechaKucha volunteer, and goofy goober.

  • Molly McAlister

    I am a St. Cloudian, born and raised, and am excited to be working with awesome folx in the community to put on some incredible PechaKucha events. I currently work as an advisor for PSEO (high school) students, and have a strong passion for helping students achieve their educational and personal goals. Some of my interests include performing at local theatre/music venues and learning about different cultures by traveling & living abroad.

  • Kristina Jones

    As a recent transplant from Los Angeles to St. Cloud, I am excited to be getting involved in the local community here. Participating in PechaKucha has opened so many doors for me and I want to be able to provide that experience for others. I spend most of my time when I'm not working snuggling with the pupper and reading a book.

  • Mary Helgager

    As a member of the St. Cloud community, I embrace my city through involvement with PechaKucha. I am an aspiring artist and a Mental Health Practitioner who committed years assisting community members with special needs take strides in fulfilling their greatest potential.