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Dot Belstler was hired as the Executive Director of Twin Cities Pride in 2009. Specializing in Community Outreach, Sponsorships, and Volunteerism, she works with the board of directors, 25 year-round volunteer staff members, and 300+ event volunteers to create the largest annual free LGBTQ Pride celebration in the country. A native Minnesotan and current resident of Andover, she hopes to move closer to Minneapolis in the next few years. She holds an Masters in Public and Nonprofit Administration degree from Metropolitan State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.
Ramona recently joined the staff of Twin Cities Pride in March 2017 as the Festival Operation and Office Coordinator. Ramona brings over 20 years of experience working in an office environment. She has held positions both in the corporate and non-profit industries. She also has over 9 years experience heading up entertainment for a fellow non-profit organization. Ramona demonstrates a high level of professionalism, communication, and commitment. She is also detail oriented; often referred to as “the glue that holds it all together.” In addition to her strong work ethic; Ramona is an ally to the LBGTQ community and believes everyone should be able live and let live.