Mary Ann Kristiansen

Executive Director

Born and raised in Minnesota, Mary Ann Kristiansen has been skillfully leading the Hannah Grimes Center since it’s founding in 1997.


Kate Kirchhofer

Program Director

An integral partĀ of the team, Kate isĀ managing and developing the Center’s programs, including its workshops, incubator program, and startup lab.

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Samantha Buckler

Operations Director

Samantha oversees our daily operations, financials, facility, marketing, and HR, and supplements support in grant writing.


Heather Lancey

Operations Coordinator

Heather oversees marketing, social media and communications, and supplements support in daily operations.