The running of the Downtown Market is the result of incredible teamwork. Here’s the team behind the work.

Mimi Fritz


Mimi has spent the past ten years designing strong urban places for communities of people to live and have fun. As president and CEO of the Downtown Market, she is focused on creating a healthier food system that connects farmers, chefs, and consumers.

Sarah Zevalkink

Director Of Human Resources & Administrative Operations

With over 10 years of experience with Human Relations, safety, and volunteer programs, Sarah brings both enthusiasm and expertise to the Market team.

Glenn Bachelder

Director of Facilities

Glenn has over ten years of facility management under his belt! His extensive knowledge of plumbing, heating, construction, and maintenance make him an expert in assuring the Market is in tip top shape.

Kate Burke

Director of Sales & Private Events

Kate comes to the Market from the Chicago hospitality world. With event management experience for both luxury hotels and the Chicago Cubs, Kate is no stranger to being in charge of creating one-of-a-kind events and experiences!

Molly Connolly

Marketing Manager

Molly is an experienced digital and traditional marketer. Her strategy is strong and her campaigns are good at making people interested and hungry for more!

Ryan Brinkerhoff

Creative Manager

Ryan is about as creative as they come. With a strong focus on design, he leads the Market’s branding and visual communication through careful art direction and execution.

Ryan Bolhuis

Culinary Operations Manager

Ryan Bolhuis, is an award winning chef with more than 15 years of food industry experience creating sustainable and profitable food systems. He has a passion for making the Market into THE destination for food entrepreneurship.

Mark Elliott

Business Operations Specialist

Mark adds some expert technical knowhow to the Market team. His role includes software implementation, IT administration, business operations, and much more!

Erin Hickey


As a Master of Science in Natural Resources & Environmental Management Tropical Forestry & Agroforestry, Erin’s passion for plants is impressive to say the least!

Stacy Thompson-Beavers

Office Manager

Stacy prides herself on being helpful, happy, and and full of Market knowledge. She is here to make your visit a successful one!

Devin Rakowski

Administrative Coordinator

Devin is a customer service expert with a passion for managing a variety of administrative processes and procedures. He welcomes guests with a smile and an answer to any question they have!

Katie Clark

Events & Beverage Manager

Katie handles beverage services and staffing for all Market private events. She is in charge of making sure your event’s bar is well staffed and your guests are well served!

Madison Martinez

Event Coordinator

Madison brings more to the table than just precise event coordination! Her past experience as an event planner and wedding assistant makes her an asset to the Market and the Events Team.

Alex Witulski

Event Coordinator

Alex fell in love with the wedding industry early on in her career and went on to become an official Certified Hospitality Supervisor with a degree in Event Management/Hospitality Services Administration. To say she is an event expert is an understatement!

Audrey Noorman

Special Projects Manager

Audrey’s experience with office administration, customer service, event planning, on-boarding, and orientation give her a well-rounded skill set that is a valuable addition to the Market team!

Tyler Pruitt

Facilities Manager

Tyler supports the Market facilities team with his strong background in mechanical systems and repairs. He is committed to keeping everything in working order, night and day!

Dre Gallegos

Facilities Supervisor

Matthew Ryan

Facilities Lead

Audrey Cavanaugh

Horticulture Assistant

Greyson Carey


Ivan Cisneros


Nate Kukin


Journee Evans


Hannibal Martinez


Allison Rozell


Mychale Thompson


Arielle Jackson


Wade Boluyt


Bridget Beatty


Asha Brown