IIDA Northland Chapter


The IIDA Northland Chapter Board is comprised of elected volunteers who serve two-year terms with the responsibility of governing and developing the Northland Chapter to ensure growth and success for its members and the organization.

Board Members

2017-2018

Executive Committee


Fun Fact

Moose got her nickname because of her height.

President

Kristina Johnston (Moose)

IIDA, CID, LEED AP

Fun Fact

Heather was a car-hop at a root beer stand, which is where she met her husband when we was home on leave from the Air Force.

Immediate Past President

Heather Olson

IIDA, CID, LEED AP, EDAC

Fun Fact

In 2016, Ariane took a solo road trip, covering 6,300 miles, visiting 10 national parks, and driving through 11 states in 3 weeks.

President-Elect

Ariane Laxo

IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC

Fun Fact

Emily is the 4th out of 10 children.

Vice President

Emily Knippling

Associate IIDA

Fun Fact

Taryn lived in Seattle, WA for 3.5 years.

Vice President - Elect

Taryn Malerich

Associate IIDA

Communications manages and implements all internal and external promotions, including the website, social media, graphics, and announcements within the chapter.

Fun Fact

Julie was a competitive snowboarder in high school but missed nationals due to an exam.

Vice President

Julie Robertson

Associate IIDA, NCIDQ

Fun Fact

Allison attends "Instameets" (photography meet-ups) and Sketchouts to stay inspired.

Vice President - Elect

Allison Stratton

Professional IIDA

Advocacy works both locally and nationally to promote, advance, and educate members and the public about the profession of commercial interior design.

Professional Development


Fun Fact

Emily wanted to play hockey when she was young but refused once she found out they didn't sell pink helmets.

Vice President

Emily Sawyer

IIDA, CID, LEED Green Associate

Fun Fact

Abigail is an identical twin.

Vice President - Elect

Abigail Carlson


Professional Development is responsible for developing and sustaining innovative, up-to-date programs that support the professional growth and continuing education of chapter members.

Fun Fact

Lindsey has danced with Wyclef and Coolio.

Vice President

Lindsey Day

Industry IIDA

Fun Fact

Nicolle is "Dog Crazy!" and has a 100 lb German Shepherd named Daisy and a 12 lb Shitzu named Max.

Vice President - Elect

Nicolle Schneider

Industry IIDA

Membership is responsible for member recruitment, retention, and managing membership benefits and services, while also coordinating members with volunteer opportunities.

Fun Fact

Tina has tried a variety of dried bugs: crickets, silk worms, bamboo worms, grasshoppers, and rhino beetles!

Director

Tina Anderson

Associate IIDA

Fun Fact

Although she'd lose in a street fight today, Megan was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do as a kid.

Director - Elect

Megan Uelner

Associate IIDA

Forums plans and coordinates chapter tours, lectures, and presentations to expose our members to the latest projects and innovations in our local community.

Fun Fact

A way to Natalia’s heart is a can of homemade pickles

Vice President

Natalia Haywood

Associate IIDA

Fun Fact

Amy was able to sing the entire "Minnesota Rouser" when she was 3 years old.

Vice President - Elect

Amy Schlangen

Associate IIDA

Student Affairs acts as a liaison to our local chapter parter schools and universities to promote awareness of IIDA, and maintain relationships with instructors, professors, and students.

Fun Fact

Stephanie’s summer college job was a boat tour guide and a water ski Instructor at Lake Okoboji.

Vice President

Stephanie McWilliams

Industry IIDA

Fun Fact

Sammi is a certified yoga instructor.

Vice President - Elect

Sammi Crnokrak


Sponsorship manages the annual sponsorship drive and all fundraising activities within the local chapter, ensuring the continued financial health of IIDA Northland.

Fun Fact

In 8th grade, Tarry was first chair bassoon player in the state of Texas.

Director

Tarry Johnson

Affiliate IIDA

Fun Fact

Kasey is the third consecutive Industry - Elect to be pregnant.

Director - Elect

Kasey Lyng

Associate IIDA

Industry provides guidance to special event committees and aids in developing strategic plans to improve our highlighted events from year to year.

MANAGEMENT


IIDA Northland Chapter is managed by IntrinXec Management Inc., based in Minneapolis. IntrinXec provides leadership and support to the chapter through event planning and promotion, board and committee support, database maintenance, member communications and accounting services. In addition, IntrinXec houses the chapter’s mail and telephone line and responds to email requests from members.

Director of Member Services


Leah Sweet, MA

952-564-3058 | info@iida-northland.org