Board of Directors

Downtown Red Wing would not be what it is today without the efforts and guidance of Red Wing Downtown Main Street. Likewise, Red Wing Downtown Main Street would not be as influential as it is without the continued support and insights of its board members and community advisors.

Brent Jaynes

Brent Jaynes

President

Where do you work?
Director of Dealer Development, Red Wing Shoe Co.

Why are you a member of DTMS?
I am a member because I find something incredibly rewarding by acting in a way that is consistent with my principles and my employers core values.  I am driven by being able to be involved with having delivered positive change in the community. It reminds me how lucky I am.  I have been given so much in life and believe it’s important to give as well.  I see volunteering as part of being a human being. I think we are intended to help one another. Help comes in many forms, and I believe that volunteering is one of the ways to accomplish that purpose.  It feels good inside to give back unconditionally.

Jennifer Brigham

Jennifer Brigham

Vice President

Where do you work?
Consultant & Co-Owner of Go Brazen

Why are you a member of DTMS?
I started my staffing and recruiting business in downtown Red Wing in 1981. After 32 years of business ownership, I sold Brigham Group Staffing in 2012. Since then, I’ve expanded my consulting business where I work with entrepreneurs on business growth, operational focus and social media integration. I also co-own, with my sister Valerie, a retail business on Old West Main Street in Red Wing: Go Brazen. I grew up in Red Wing, and always enjoyed the river, trails, bluffs and myriad recreational and cultural opportunities. The natural surroundings as well as the historic and artistic opportunities here made Red Wing a great place to be a business owner. I’m committed to ensure we continue to be a great place to live and work, and for businesses to thrive. Red Wing Downtown Main Street is an organization focused on just that.

Colt Ekblad

Colt Ekblad

Secretary & Holiday Stroll Chair

Where do you work?
Merchandising Analyst, Red Wing Shoe Co.

Why are you a member of DTMS?
I’m a member because I care about what happens to our downtown. Our downtown defines who we are and is a place where the entire community comes together to live, work and play. Red Wing is unique in a number of ways and I want to preserve that so others may experience it.

Tracy Hardyman

Treasurer

Why are you a member of DTMS?
I believe that the downtown is the core of our community and keeping the core thriving is vital to our community’s health.  I want to serve our community by helping the local businesses in the downtown core area.  As a past business owner,  I understand the importance of the role that Red Wing Downtown Main Street plays in their mission. I want to be a part of that mission to assist in the growth of this wonderful community that I live in.

Anthony Nemcek

Anthony Nemcek

Board Member

Where do you work?
Planner, City of Rosemount

Why are you a member of DTMS?
I chose to be a part of Downtown Main Street because I believe that our historic downtown is the heart of our community, and it is what sets Red Wing apart from other towns of its size.  The momentum that has been developing will allow Red Wing to remain relevant well into the future if properly leveraged.

Lori Simonson

Lori Simonson

Board Member

Where do you work?
Business Owner/Broker, Exit Realty Rivertown

Why are you a member of DTMS?
I was born and raised in Red Wing and am a business owner. I believe Red Wing has so much to offer as a community and am proud to help promote our beautiful rivertown.