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Colt Leeb

Program Chair, Sound Design for Visual Media A graduate of The Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colt Leeb is a young and gifted instructor with an already impressive and expanding set of credentials. He is an Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor, with specializations in audio recording and production, MIDI, digital recording and …

Rich Manik

Music History, Music Theory Rich Manik is a freelance musician, arranger and recording artist living in the Twin Cities. He performs on all woodwinds and keyboard with many local and national artists in a variety of musical styles from symphonic to contemporary popular music. Some of the pop artists Rich has performed with include, The …

Gail Milstein

Instructor, Writing, Communications As a creative writer, Gail brings a lot of passion to IPR. She has worked as a teaching artist for The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis for over a decade. During the summer, she teaches in The Loft’s Young Writers’ Program, and throughout the year, works with writers of all ages at …

Dik Shopteau

Engineering, Production Description of Your Background/Experience Dik’s life in music began at age 16 as a founding member of the band Judd. As one of the more successful bands to emerge from the Midwest, Judd toured extensively for 10 years in the U.S. and Canada, recording in New York City, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto and Minneapolis. …

Justin Staggs

Instructor: Screenwriting, Production, Post Production Justin is an award-winning filmmaker with several dozen music videos to his credit, including clients such as the Foo Fighters, Against Me! and NOFX – just to name a few. In 2005, Justin’s 30-second P.S.A. on Youth AIDS Awareness won a prestigious Platinum Award at World Fest, and in early …

Marius Stefan

Mathematics A PhD in mathematics, Marius comes to IPR by way of Los Angeles, Iowa, and Bucharest, Romania. He has published several scholarly articles in the field of mathematics and spends his free time playing online chess. Education PhD in Mathematics, University of Iowa MS in Mathematics, University of Bucharest, Romania BS in Mathematics, University …

Mike Trojan

Earth Science, Environmental Issues Hydrologist with the State of Minnesota. Primary interest includes understanding fate and transport of pollutants in the environment. Have worked in a variety of environmental research, monitoring and regulatory programs for past 25+ years. Education PHD in soil science, University of Minnesota MS in forest hydrology, University of Minnesota BS in …

Trey Wodele

Associate Campus Director Program Chair: Digital Video and Media Production Trey is one of the Twin Cities’ leading educators and advocates for youth in digital arts. He was a Coordinator and founding teacher at the Digital Media Academy, a digital arts program for Minneapolis high school students. Under his leadership the academy grew from a …

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