MCAD Alumni Association Board of Directors

Representing the diversity and scope of MCAD alumni, the MCAD Alumni Association Board of Directors is an active and committed group of volunteers who work to support and develop programs that benefit alumni and the college.

The board of directors is currently in year two of a five-year strategic plan. The following document is updated each year by the board and serves as a fluid and adaptable guide to help shape the work of our group. We look forward to continuing to expand programs and services for connecting and serving all MCAD alumni and students in the coming years.

For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities with the MCAD Alumni Association, please contact us at 612.874.3787 or

Alumni Board of Directors

  • Boriana Strzok ’08, Board President
  • Ed Charbonneau ’06, MFA, Board Vice President
  • David Jon Finch ’00, Secretary
  • Abbi Allan ’08
  • Justin Clifton ’00
  • Alex Grinyayev ’00​
  • Jeremi Hanson ’01
  • Larry Holderfield ’14
  • Steve Kloyda ’80
  • Mindy Knoll ’00
  • Katrin Loss ’00
  • Antonia Maistrova ’06
  • Suzy Martin ’11
  • Julie Sirek ’10
I joined the board to engage with and support MCAD in ways that ensure a positive, more complete, beneficial experience for all current and future students. I firmly believe that with the support of a strong alumni community our school can grow, face the economic challenges of our times, and continue to be a leading art and design school in the 21st century.

Boriana Strzok ’08

MCAD taught me how to approach every problem in life and business creatively which has contributed to my success. I joined the board to share that with others and provide direction from my life experiences. MCAD changed my life!

Steve Kloyda ’80

Joining the board has let me ensure that the arts are in good hands for the future. I feel like I get to see it all move forward, and being a part of this intergenerational development makes me feel lucky.

Abbi Allan ’08

Serving on the alumni board provides me with the opportunity to actively shape the MCAD experience by facilitating and strengthening connections with each other and the art and design community at large to benefit the entire MCAD network.

Katrin Loss ’00

The reason I chose to be on the board is that I believe I can help. I remember, after I had graduated, that it felt better to have someone around and I feel a common bond with anyone who has taken a class at MCAD.

Jeremi Hanson ’01

MCAD changed my life. Just because I have graduated does not mean my connection to the school is over. Because MCAD has given me so much, I feel an obligation and desire to invest in its future and represent it in the community. My service on the board is one way I have chosen to give back.

Julie Sirek ’10

My chief interests as a board member are to act for the benefit of current MCAD students and to strengthen the position of the college. I am motivated by a sense of stewardship toward the institution that gave so much to me.

Ed Charbonneau ’06, MFA

This is an amazing opportunity to help usher new students forward into being MCAD alumni and becoming revered professionals in their field. It is also transforming how I feel about MCAD and who I am as an alumni and creative professional.

Justin Clifton ’00

The faculty and students of MCAD have enriched my life immensely and they kind of feel like family. They're the coolest and most inspiring people around! I'm honored to be a part of cultivating that amazing experience for other MCADians, past and present. We need to support our fellow artists. Together we make the world better.

Mindy Knoll ’00