Building a better Downtown Red Wing

Champions for Red Wing’s historic downtown

We love and honor our town by preserving and beautifying our historic spaces.

Innovating the way business is done

We connect with local and national organizations that help drive support to downtown Red Wing.

Friend to downtown businesses

We look for ways to support our downtown businesses and drive traffic to Main Street.

Mission

The purpose of the Red Wing Downtown Main Street program is to improve the community’s quality of life by strengthening the downtown as the center of community through education, volunteer support and concentrated efforts in design and preservation, promotion, business development, and organization.

Vision

Our vision is to realize a vibrant, prosperous downtown which attracts people, young and old, to its natural and historic features, recreation and cultural centers, specialty and convenience shopping and services.

Meet Our Staff

Paid members of the organization who manage our day-to-day and work to build partnerships for Red Wing Downtown Main Street

Megan Tsui

Megan Tsui

Executive Director

Megan is a long-time business consultant and non-profit leader with a degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship from St. Olaf College and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Mary’s University. She’s driven to make downtown a vibrant gathering place with a significant economic impact.

Kim Lampe

Kim Lampe

Programs Coordinator

Kim has several years’ experience in business operations, which includes quality systems, customer service management, and business process improvement. She has a talent for process and loves helping others succeed. She thrives on facilitating practical solutions that contribute to a prosperous Downtown Red Wing.

Angela Frechette

Angela Frechette

Office and Events Coordinator

Angela has several years of experience in office administration and management along with community event planning. She is not a native to Red Wing but loves the small town atmosphere. She is looking forward to helping small business owners live out their passion and thrive while doing it. She also intends to continue providing opportunities to unite the community across all generations.

Contact

419 Bush Street
Red Wing, MN 55066

651-385-7850

info@downtownredwing.org

Meet Our Board

A volunteer team of business leaders and community members that keep our organization charged and running

Brent Jaynes

Brent Jaynes

President, Chair of Design and Preservation, Business Development, and Organization Committees
Tessa Blue

Tessa Blue

Vice President

Tessa is ecstatic to be a part of Downtown Main Street. She has a love for Red Wing, its people, and businesses! She enjoys seeing the town grow and come together for events. The history, bluffs, and river that make up pretty Red Wing, are some of Red Wings best attributes. Tessa’s commitment to her hometown helped her pursue her dream of opening River Blu Salon DaySpa in the historic St. James Hotel.

Mandy Cardinal

Mandy Cardinal

Board Secretary

I am a member of DTMS because I am an advocate for downtown Red Wing and small businesses. I believe community involvement and volunteerism are so important and am happy to bring some of my energy to that. Red Wing has a strong small business community and a growing downtown and I am excited to be a part of it!

Maureen Nelson

Maureen Nelson

Board Member

Maureen Nelson first moved to Red Wing her senior year of high school and immediately fell in love with the community. She left for a short time but has made Red Wing her home since 1987. She and her husband Charley have raised three children and have one grandchild – who also calls Red Wing home. Maureen is currently the Executive Director of the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties. In this position, she has been able to meet and work with so many people in the community. She would tell you the best part of her job is experiencing daily the compassion and generosity Red Wing has to offer.

Alison Youngs

Alison Youngs

Board Member
Andrea Hanson

Andrea Hanson

Board Member
Christy Dickinson

Christy Dickinson

Board Member

Christy Dickinson is a creative and visionary leader with a passion for community and cultivating and building relationships, believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to an organization and its culture, and is an artist with an entrepreneurial spirit. She has over two decades of nonprofit experience developing and implementing programs across the nine-state Midwest region and recently piloted We the Many, a partnership of Arts Midwest, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and three rural communities in Indiana, Iowa, and South Dakota. In addition, she directed the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund for the Midwest and created the Gather Round Series for BIPOC and rural Midwest arts and culture leaders in 2021. Her advocacy for professional theater companies and theater practitioners working in the Juvenile Justice System continues after leading the National Endowment for the Arts’ Shakespeare in American Communities for 18 years.

Red Wing has been her artistic community, a place where she has been a studio artist and is currently seeking her next space to share her paintings and jewelry. She has showcased her jewelry for the last three years at the Red Wing Arts Fall Festival and it can be found in The Depot Gift Shop. She holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Painting from the College of Visual Arts and a Master of Liberal Studies from Hamline University in St. Paul, and in June 2021 participated in the Saint Catherine University’s Women’s Arts Institute. She has served on the Red Wing Arts Board and currently serves on the Academic Arts High School Board and is proud to be serving on the board of Downtown Main Street. In January, she joined the Red Wing Arts staff as the Special Initiatives Director and is leading the Red Wing Arts Clay & Creative Center. She continues to paint, is a consultant for small businesses and nonprofits, and a single mom of a high schooler.

Tom Pasch

Tom Pasch

Board Member

How long have you lived in Red Wing?: I moved to the area in December of 2021.

What is your occupation?: Market President for Merchants Bank

What excites you about what Downtown Main Street can provide to the community?: When you come to Red Wing you get a clear sense this community is committed to growing and enhancing the downtown corridor. To be able to champion "main street" in both business growth and a strong residential presence in today‘s economic environment is no small task, and Red Wing is making it happen. A big factor in that is the amount of strong community stakeholders that have committed their time and resources. I first visited Red Wing 30+ years ago and to see where it is today is really cool. Even better, most would hopefully agree Red Wing’s best days are still ahead. We’ve made this our home and I want to get involved and do all I can to contribute so my children can grow up in the best version of Red Wing possible.

What is your favorite thing to do in Red Wing?: Being we arrived in the heart of winter I would say my favorite activity so far has been the YMCA and being able to overlook the River and the insane amount of Eagles! while getting in a work-out.

Tell us a little more about you!: I‘m a Hastings native. I have a wife of 13yrs Julie and four daughters. For the past several years I’ve been very involved in local city government, civic groups and other organizations and hope to do the same here. My hobbies include tennis, golf and alpine skiing and I’m an avid hunter and outdoorsman. We purchased a home on the north end of town and are really excited to be joining the Red Wing community.