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

Mimi Fritz


Before becoming part of this project, Mimi spent 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.

Meggie Kwiatkowski, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources & Administration

Meggie is the Market’s one-person HR department! She leads many initiatives including recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, training, benefit administration, and so much more!

Gary Kozak

Director of Facilities

Gary has worked in facilities/maintenance management for the last 20 years. He brings this expertise and knowhow to the Market along with a helpful attitude and can-do disposition.

Jon Hankins

Director of Sales & Private Events

Jon brings with him 22+ years of non-profit business development and corporate fundraising know-how within community-based and higher education organizations. He leads the Private Events Team with this experience, and 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.

Karen Carpenter

Christkindl Markt General Manager

Experienced in coordinating large-scale events, Karen joins the Downtown Market team to execute the inaugural year of the Christkindl Markt

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!

Lydia Portillo

Office Manager

Lydia keeps the Admin Office in check and prepared for any needs a Market guest may have. She is detail-oriented with a generous helping of determination!

Devin Rakowski

Lead 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!

Grace Tiesma

Administrative Coordinator

Grace is here to greet any customer question with an informed answer. She assists the rest of the Administrative Office with day-to-day needs, providing knowledge and enthusiasm!

Ashley Marcangelo

Accounting Specialist

With 5+ years of experience working in administrative accounting, Ashley has a passion for numbers! She is in charge of making sure invoices are processed, budgets are met, and the Market’s day-to-day finances are working properly.

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!

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!

Sarah Barry

Event Coordinator

Sarah has a huge passion for events and bringing communities together! This makes her a perfect fit for coordinating our world class weddings and corporate get-togethers.

Jacob Cobb


Jacob’s passion for plants started at a young age. He’s made a career out of it and now he’s a certified Master Gardener. The plants in the Market greenhouse are lucky to have him!

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!

Trina Hughs

Facilities Supervisor

Trina is in charge of supervising our wonderful facilities staff! She takes pride in managing with a focus on kindness, respect, and expert knowhow.

Ivan Cisneros


Asha Brown


Jessica Dorantes


Katrina Broome


Oliana Omanchi


Jackie Rozell


Bri Outwater


Kaela Aleksynas