Board of Directors


Board meetings are held at Twin Cities Pride’s office, located at 2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 402 in Minneapolis. A block of time is set aside at the beginning of the meeting to hear from any visitors who would like to speak with the Board of Directors. If you have business to conduct with the Board, please contact the Board Chair Darcie Baumann. Those wishing to observe the meeting or looking to get more involved in Twin Cities Pride are very welcome to join us.  Visit the calendar to see the date of our next meeting.




Darcie joined Twin Cities Pride in September 2008. During her time with Pride, Darcie has worked in the areas of Sponsorship, Social Media, Events, and VIP. She was excited to take the next step in serving Pride by joining the Board in September 2013. Professionally, Darcie works in Configuration Management. She has a Certificate in Technical Communication and is currently working on her B.S. in Technical Communication with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership. Darcie is a wife and mother, and proud to show her children that although life can be busy, it is important to volunteer and give back to the community.



Board Member

Kurt joined Twin Cities Pride in February 2015 and works as the Coordinator of Volunteers and Interns for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, a part of Allina Health. He is a committee member on the University of St. Thomas’ Forum on Workplace Inclusion, the leading conference fostering the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the US and was 2014 recipient of the Friend of the Forum award. He is co-founder and past board member of the MN Spinal Cord Injury Association and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. He is described as being a ceaseless advocate, having a willing spirit, can do attitude and limitless commitment.




Samantha is a longtime resident and fan of Minneapolis. She attended the UofM for both her undergraduate degree and graduate degree in Health Policy and Administration (matriculating May 2017) with interests in healthcare brand marketing, policy, and systems reform. Her intentions are to join a healthcare consulting firm in the future and become a research consultant. However, she chose to join the board of Twin Cities PRIDE because of a strong desire to practice servant-leadership while learning more about non-profit management. Previous experience is with the LGBT Community acting as an HIV Educator and providing supportive services for long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS at the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland.



Vice Chair

Bo joined Twin Cities Pride in February 2017. He joins the board with extensive experience leading diversity & inclusion networks and initiatives that focus on educating and empowering a variety of diverse communities in the corporate environment. Bo holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from the UofM. He is currently a Treasury & Cash Manager with CBRE, Inc., a commercial real estate company, where he also chairs the Real Estate Accounting Diversity & Inclusion Network. His passion for advocacy, education, and social justice is what lead him to join the board. He hopes to make a positive impact in the Twin Cities metro and beyond to unite the LGBT community and allies.



Board Member

In 1995, Mr. Anderson began his career with the Minneapolis Urban League. The Minneapolis Urban League implemented its first and only African American SGL Program for men that year. He began serving as Program Coordinator for the program and was known as “Men who have sex with men.” After working in the LGBTQ community for 20 years, in the nonprofit and private sector to effect systemic change, he spent a great deal of time helping the LGBT people of color community in relationship to the dominant culture. He has a strong belief in giving people a “ S.L.I.C.E” of pride, SOCIABILITY LITERARY, INCLUSION, CHARITY, EDUCATION. Currently, Mr. Anderson is Board Chair for Minnesota people of Color LGBT Pride and sits on Board of Directors for Twin Cities Pride.



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Mikey joined Twin Cities Pride as a volunteer on the Park Operations and Information Technology teams in 2010 and has been working year round to support the organization since. His passion to not only do day to day volunteer work, but to help shape the goals and direction of Twin Cities Pride and further its mission led him to join the Board in February of 2018. He works as a Functional Business Consultant for Prime Therapeutics, which helps him to understand how to juggle many things with competing priorities and work toward process improvement. In the little free time he has since completing his Master's degree in Information Systems and Technology Management in 2017, he spends time traveling, going to the theatre, and spending as much time with family and friends as possible.





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