Leadership at Perpich Center for Arts Education

The leadership team at Perpich oversees the agency's work in outreach and professional development, arts education policy, the high school, the middle school and the statewide arts education resource library.

Dr. Curt Tryggestad, Executive Director, 763-279-4160

Lon Lamprecht, Executive Aide, 763-279-4161

Pam Paulson, Director of Professional Development and Resources,


Ekpe Akpan, Director of Human Resources, 763-279-4287

Thomas Johnston, Director of Finance, 763-279-4162

Betsy Anderson, Director of Communications, 763-279-4168

Ahava Silkey-Jones, Arts High School Principal, 763-279-4262