AllianceStaff2016Sean Gosiewski, Executive Director, has 30 years of experience bringing community leaders together to envision and build sustainable communities, providing hands-on tools and training to build community, health, wealth and local resilience. He holds a Master’s in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, a B.A. summa cum laude in Speech Communications and Foreign Studies from the University of Minnesota, and speaks fluent Spanish. Sean received a Technology of Participation Champion’s Award from the Institute of Cultural Affairs. Sean is a Certified Master Water Steward.

Litter Be Gone Project Team – Andrea Siegel, Litter Be Gone Coordinator and Social Media, Amy Dritz, PR/Media, Brady Johnson, Sponsorships, LouAnn Waddick, Danny Lindholm, Crystel Porter, Neighborhood Outreach



Our Board

Terry Gips


Terry Gips, Board President
President, Sustainability Associates
St. Louis Park, MN




Jennifer Munt, Board Chair, Retired Labor Organizer & Met Council Member



Collie Graddick, Co-Founder Community Table Cooperative, MN Department of Agriculture, St. Paul, MN


adlonAdamsAddie Adams, Shared Housing Developer, San Franisco, CA 

AmyDritz   Amy Dritz, Co-Founder and Principal, Tumbleweed Creative


Cass McLaughlin, Resilience and Mindfulness Instructor, Whittier Clinic, St. Paul, MN




sharonfranquemont   Sharon Franquemont, Program Director, Charleson Meadows, Victoria, MN

JaredWiedmeyerJared Wiedmeyer Public & Government Coordinator at CTV North Suburbs




Kevin Ritchey, Board Member (on Sabbatical)

CEO, Legal Research Inc.

Founder, Ritchey Foundation

2 thoughts on “Our Team

  1. Catherine "Cass" McLaughlin Reply

    Hi there,

    Sean, I do not see Sharon Franquemont up here?

    Also can you change my description to:
    Community Spirit Ventures Mindfulness Instructor
    Whittier Clinic, Group Visits Program Coordinator/Facilitator

  2. Dillon Jones Reply


    My name is Dillon Jones and I work with a Minneapolis based video production group called Captivate Arts. We exclusively serve non-profits and NGOs both locally and internationally.

    I wanted to connect to leave my information behind because I believe Alliance For Sustainability could really use a promotional video as a powerful communication tool. I would love to help if the time comes you would be interested in producing one.

    I will leave a few links below with some of our examples and please reconnect when you have the opportunity.

    -Dillon Jones

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