Kathy DeKrey, Project Manager
Kathy has been with The Musicant Group since May of 2015. As a full-time Project Manager, she brings a unique skill set of holistic research, writing, and reporting, inclusive community engagement, and creative event planning.
During her time with The Musicant Group, she has produced the Youth Coordinating Board’s youth event series, drafted plans for the Plaza outside the future Lake and Hiawatha Hennepin County service hub, and helped to design, build, and program the “Living Room Station” in downtown Minneapolis. Additionally, Kathy conducts ongoing research for The Musicant Group when she is not scheming placemaking projects.
Kathy has B.A. degrees in Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, and Political Science (pre-law), from Augsburg College.
Prior to joining The Musicant Group, Kathy worked in various roles as a Creative Community Organizer over the past decade from Northern Minnesota to North Minneapolis. Her career has spanned from building a free, community Skate and Bike Plaza in her hometown of Bemidji to working on projects such as Penn Avenue Community Works and the Bottineau Light Rail.
In her free time she reads, sometimes finds herself being goofy with her cat, Steven, attends galleries and performances, does many outdoor activities, and creates multimedia art. Additionally, Kathy volunteers with the Buck Hill Ski Patrol as a Snowboarding Outdoor Emergency Care Technician, with various efforts with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, with One Yoga, and with the Whittier Alliances Livable Streets Taskforce.
Inspiration: Jane Jacobs, Frank Gehry, Laura Simms, Christopher Alexander, and the many unknown artist of our streets and communities.
Places that have influenced her include: The Minneapolis neighborhood of Cedar-Riverside; the alleys, neighborhood parks, sidewalks of east Berlin, Chicago, Portland, and Asheville; the woods, lakes, and terrain of Northern Minnesota and the Pacific Northwest.
Contact Kathy at: firstname.lastname@example.org