The Board

May 2019 – May 2020

    • Joel Federer, President
      Joel and his family lived in the metro area for over 10 years before moving to the Armatage neighborhood in 2015. Joel joined the ANA board in 2017 because he wanted to get more civically engaged and give back to the community. Joel strives to learn what is important to the residents of Armatage and find ways to make them a reality. He wants to have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact on the neighborhood, and surrounding areas.
    • Ryan Antkowiak, Vice President
      Ryan’s family moved to Minneapolis from Milwaukee, in 2015. His wife, Erin, has siblings that live here and they wanted their boys, Ezra and Ames, to grow up with their cousins. Ryan and his family fell in love with the Armatage Neighborhood due to the proximity to the Lakes, 50th & France, downtown Minneapolis, and the airport. It was also important to them to raise their kids in a diverse, city environment. Ryan chose to get involved with ANA because he wanted to meet people in the neighborhood as well as learn about the history of the community in which he now lives.
    • Judy Vecere, Treasurer
      Originally from New Jersey, Judy moved to Minneapolis to be close to her granddaughter. She has lived in Armatage since 2011 and joined the board to become involved in the community and learn about our city.
    • Tyler Mulcahey
      Tyler and his partner, Andrew, have been Armatage residents since purchasing their first home together in the fall of 2017. Both lifelong Minnesotans, they currently live on the 5900 block of Morgan Avenue S with their two rescue Chihuahuas, Bentley & Piper. Tyler is a residential Mortgage Loan Officer with CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. and Andrew is a Realtor with The Michael Kaslow Team of Keller Williams Integrity Lakes. In their free time, Tyler and Andrew enjoy walking their dogs around the neighborhood, barbecuing, enjoying a beverage on the patio, and slowly (but surely) making improvements to their home and yard. Tyler would like to join the ANA board to meet and develop sincere, meaningful relationships with his neighbors, as well as contribute ideas that will continue to build and strengthen our local community.
    • Brett Anderson
      Brett and his wife, Emily, have lived in Armatage since 2012. They both enjoy the friendly nature of the people and the community in Armatage along with its proximity to so much green space for walking, biking and running. Professionally, Brett works for the City of Minneapolis and has worked in or around the public sector his entire career. Brett joined the board in order to continue to build community in the neighborhood, to help represent the views of the Armatage residents and to help inform residents about local government decisions and the issues that impact the neighborhood.
    • Adriana Dobrzycka
      Adriana and her family relocated to Minneapolis in the fall of 2014 and settled down in Armatage because of its green spaces and family-friendly vibe. She is from Florence, Italy and currently works at a local nonprofit. She joined the ANA to give back, to play an active role in supporting community engagement and to represent neighborhood needs as we shape the future of our community.
    • Patricia Grabski
    • Michael Kootsikas
      Michael and his wife, Metra, moved back to their home state in 2015, after living in Chicago for 7 years, to be close to family. In fact, they now live two doors down from Michael’s brother and his wife who moved into Armatage in 2010. Michael and Metra are excited to be raising their family in a wonderful neighborhood with such great neighbors! Michael joined the board to ensure Armatage remains a family-friendly neighborhood for years to come. Michael retired from the financial world when he left Chicago and now enjoys a career as a commercial and residential Realtor.
    • Donté Mearon
    • Adam Miller
      Adam and his wife, Andrea, moved to the Armatage neighborhood in April of 2017. What attracted them to this area was the great sense of community, close proximity to the lakes, and fun neighborhood restaurants within a short walking distance. Adam and his wife enjoy traveling, cooking, running and biking the lakes, and spending time with friends and family. Adam and Andrea are expecting their first child in early January 2020. Professionally, Adam is an attorney working for the Hennepin County court system on an initiative to increase access to justice and help find ways to promote positive outcomes for victims and families experiencing domestic violence.