Anime Twin Cities Board

Officers:

Tristan Anderson

Tristan Anderson

President

I have been attending conventions since 2004 and have been in love with anime and the industry since I first saw dragon ball as a kid. I fell in love with conventions the moment I stepped through the door to the thunderbird in anime detours early years. I volunteered heavily from my 2nd convention and eventually was drafted into staff on anime detour. I have fallen into a habit of working constantly to better the events and have done whatever I can to make the events as amazing as they can be.
Term Ends Summer 2021

Kim Hofer

Kim Hofer

Vice-President/Treasurer

I have been with Anime Detour since 2007. First as a volunteer; then as a staffer in the Registration department and finally as the Treasurer for Anime Twin Cities, Inc. beginning in 2009. I hold an Accounting/Business Management degree and have been working in the 401(k)/Retirement field since October 1997 – marking 22 years in the business. I am currently employed with a firm based in Edina, MN and enjoy the many benefits of working from my home.
I am married to Erick and we have one very energetic cat – name Leon. We are both avid fans of rollercoasters and love to spend our summer travelling to various amusement parks. In the winder – it is all about hockey for me.
One day I hope to retire to my “happy place” – a condo on Mission Beach in sunny San Diego!
Term Ends Summer 2022

Christina Kramer

Christina Kramer

Secretary (Non-voting)

I am Christina and I am the Secretary for Anime Twin Cities. I have been in the merchandise department for Anime Detour since 2010. I have two cats, a boy named Kaiten and a girl named Ryuki.
Term Ends Summer 2021

Hotura Vo

Hotura Vo

Member-At-Large

Hotura is a Member-At-Large with Anime Twin Cities. She enjoys volunteering for nonprofits, reading manga, and solving problems. She's simply here to make a difference.
Term Ends Summer 2022

John Itzin

John Itzin

Member-At-Large

I have been involved with Anime Detour since 2013, but been enjoying Anime since childhood, growing up watching My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and other Hayao Miyazaki films. Upon returning from Active Duty with the Army, I learned there was an anime convention, and I jumped at the chance to attend, and getting convinced to helping out in the process (compliments to Michelle Clark and my boyfriend, turned husband). After my first year attending, there was no turning back for me! I fell in love with the atmosphere and the energy of the attendants and staff. From that year forward, I have dedicated myself to make Anime Detour the best convention that is can be, and I look forward to continue to do for many years to come!
Term Ends Summer 2022

David Vetrovec

David Vetrovec

Member-At-Large

I am a long time member of the community, with Anime Detour being the first organization I joined (in 2006) after moving here from my native East Coast. I have served in many different positions, including, Treasurer/Vise President of Anime Twin Cities, Vice Chairman of Anime Detour from 2006 to 2008, Division Head from 2014 to 2015, and am currently Head of the Programming Department since 2016. I have been an anime fan since the early 1980s, with the advent of Space Battleship Yamato into my world. I will work to keep Anime Detour vibrant but also affordable, and allow to continue to have a unique niche in the convention community.
I work in financial services in Saint Paul, while my kids are all mostly grown and reside in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. I look forward to keeping my unique perspective, and always am open for discussions and concerns regarding what we all love.
Term Ends Summer 2021

Anthony LaBerge

Anthony LaBerge

Member-At-Large

Anthony LaBerge, who goes by Tony, began by attending Anime Detour in 2011, and was soon tricked into joining staff in the Hotels department. A few short years later he was head of Hotels, and Head of Facilities after the department split. Outside of ATC, Tony has a wife, two children and 2 cats, and a job that keeps him busy flying around the country for repairs.
Term Ends Summer 2021

Ashley Rahn

Ashley Rahn

Member-At-Large

With over ten years of experience in nonprofit and volunteer organizations, Ashley Rahn comes to Anime Twin Cities, Inc. with organizational and leadership experience. She has previously served on two boards with other organizations, with heavy involvement organizing bylaws, policies, and oversight. In her day job, Ashley works in managed services with a focus on asset and project management.
Term Ends Summer 2022

Coordinators:

Troy MacDonald

Troy MacDonald

Anime Detour

I have enjoyed anime and manga for many years. I have been an active volunteer in the community, serving in various capacities over the years.
I have had the pleasure of serving on the ATC Board of Directors since 2014. I am very passionate about the work that we do, including our charitable works and community outreach.
I look forward to continuing to ensure that we are bringing our very best efforts to our community as we continue to explore new growth and collaborative opportunities.

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Communities

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Social Outreach Services

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Communications

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Contact Us

Anime Twin Cities
P.O. Box 48309
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
atcboard@animetwincities.org (No Solicitations)

Mission Statement

Anime Twin Cities is a non-profit corporation organized under Chapter 317A of the Minnesota Statutes and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its purpose is to conduct educational,charitable and social activities related to the promotion and study of Japanese culture, specifically animated movies and television programs ("anime") and graphic novels ("manga") as well as the study of the Japanese language as it is used in anime and manga. Anime Twin Cities shall be authorized to make distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.