Our Team

Meet the team members working behind the scenes to bring 1871's mission to life.

Betsy Ziegler


Rachael Feuerborn

Chief Product Officer

Lisa Laws


Stephanie Miller


J Blaszczykiewicz

Sr. Director of Marketing

Alysha Aubrey Bursey

Sr. Director of Affinity Programs

Jonathan Goodell

Jonathan Goodell

Sr. Manager of Corporate Membership

Gabby Snedeker

Sr. Director of Innovation Labs

Tomisin Asupoto

Project Manager

Jason Bhagwakar

Growth Stage Memberships Manager

Elliot Brustad

Facilities Associate

Rhonda Fair

Sr. Front Desk Associate

Vinnie Frederico

Head of Member Experience

Sierra Garcia

Social Content Producer

Kristen Gesicki

Marketing Copywriter

Melanie Griffin Pugh

Director of Development

Martin Leanos

Front Desk Associate

Diana Lopez-Obaldo

Director of External Affairs and Community Engagement

Emely Matus

Marketing Project Manager

Jessica Prath

Director of Talent Programs

Veronica Rodriguez

PYROS Program Manager

Daniela Rosales

Event Coordinator

James Red Schmitt

Facilities Manager & Creative Supervisor

Robbie Shinder

Video Producer

Olivia Thompson

Manager of Events

Andy Timmons

Early Stage Membership Manager

Arantxa Valverde

Director of Pyros

Lydia Walters

Director of Events

David Waxberg

Head of Chicago Operations

Garry Cooper Headshot

Martin Wilk