Samantha Trelstad, Community Manager, Capella Tower
Samantha is a proud Minneapolitan and a placemaking enthusiast. She believes in the power of people and place, and that if design is holistic and intentional, great places can have a profound impact on their communities. When historical and cultural context, aesthetic, and long-term user experience influence the design of a place, the whole becomes much greater than the sum of its parts.
Brimming with ideas big and small, Sam is leading Community Management at Capella Tower, hosting over 200 events and programs each year. With a varied background in office management and operations, services for seniors and adults with disabilities, and as a musician, she has the skills and the passion to foster thriving communities within Capella Tower and beyond.
While her passion for placemaking has made her happily a workaholic, Sam leads an active life. She plays violin in The Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, serves as president of the orchestra’s board of directors, climbs indoor and outdoor rocks, sings jazz standards with friends once a week, and loves hiking in the mountains and traveling around the world.
Her influences include: Audrey Hepburn, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Malala Yousafzai, Frank Gehry’s drawings, William McDonough, Sigur Ros, and TED
Places that have influenced her include: The Minneapolis Metropolitan Building; Old Market Passageway in Omaha, NE; London; Glacier National Park; and Cinque Terre, Italy
Contact Samantha at: firstname.lastname@example.org