Our Staff

Mike Greco

Mike Greco, AICP

Cofounder and Director, Resilient Communities Project
[email protected] | 612-625-7501

Mike has more than a decade of experience connecting Minnesota local government agencies with the resources, research, and talent the University of Minnesota has to offer. He has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the U of MN's Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with a specialization in environmental planning and sustainability, and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, raising chickens, and hiking and snowshoeing on the farm he and his wife call home. When he's not outdoors, you may find him cooking, playing guitar, catching live music, or attending local theater.


Stina Kielsmeier-Cook

Stina Kielsmeier-Cook

Program Coordinator, Resilient Communities Project
[email protected] | 612-625-6550

Stina (she/her) is a mid-career graduate student in the Master of Public Affairs program at the U of MN where she is specializing in program evaluation. Stina’s previous roles have included managing a literary publication, producing a podcast, and helping new refugee families find affordable housing. She has a graduate diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies from the American University in Cairo and a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College. Stina loves libraries, public schools, and adventuring with her family in the woods.