Category Archives: Faculty Bios

Erik Strommer

Instructor: Graphic Design & Adobe Creative Cloud Software Erik Strommer is an alumnus of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He earned a B.F.A. in Advertising/Illustration. His career spans advertising agencies in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis and the Twin Cities. Highlights along this creative journey include: the first TV commercial using
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Ben Enke

Ben Enke is an award-winning Director of Photography from Seoul, South Korea, living in the Twin Cities. He has lensed numerous films featured at festivals and in theaters across the country, including the award winning short films CLEAN CUT and SHEAR MADNESS, feature length documentary OUT IN THE COLD, and the feature length narrative MILES
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Cody McKinney

Instructor, Sound Design for Visual Media      Cody McKinney is an award winning composer, sound artist, bassist, and educator. He has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center to perform original work along side the legendary Merce Cunningham Dance Co., and has taught professionally for over 15 years, leading ensembles, master classes, and giving
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Joe Sadowski

Instructor, Audio Production and Engineering, Ableton Motivated and constantly inspired, Joe “Avey” Sadowski has been making music since he was a child. He operates out of his native city of Minneapolis as a producer/composer, working to create sonic harmony in all genres. A graduate of The Institute of Production and Recording, Joe credits the school as
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Richard Chessnoe

Instructor, Computing, Web Fluency Richard Chessnoe is an IT, Web Development and Office Courses teacher with years of experience in business technology. His past employers include United Healthcare, IBM Corporation, and Allina. He completed the PC/LAN Technology Program at Brown College and is certified A+ in Desktop and Mobile Computers. He has always been passionate
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Richard Heller

Instructor, Accounting Richard Heller has over 36 years of professional accounting experience. He has worked with companies such as Northwest Airlines, Burlington Northern, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota. A winner of the 2014 Minnesota School of Business employee of the year, Richard has been teaching for 8+ years with specialties in accounting, capstone, and
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Aneesa Adams

Instructor, Art History, Visual Art, Global Citizenship Aneesa Adams grew up in the Minneapolis arts scene as the daughter of an active visual artist. She is a classically-trained artist and has been teaching since 2003. She has exhibited her work throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin and currently exhibits her work in and around Minneapolis. While her
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Steve Alm

Music Theory, Performance Steve has taught at IPR since 2008 and holds bachelor’s degrees in open studies and music education. In addition to his career as a professional performer, Steve has taught band in the public schools and has given guitar and piano lessons to children and adults. Steve has played as a solo artist
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