Our Staff

We are here for you!  Our team will work with you to confirm, plan and execute your event.  Please don’t hesitate to contact your dedicated special events team member with any questions or for additional information.

Dana Nelson – Assistant Director – Special Events

Nelson.Dana-HeadshotDana serves as the Assistant Director of Special Events for the Golden Gopher Fund. Her responsibilities include coordinating and executing events for the athletics department as well as rental events. She joined Gopher Athletics in 2009 and helped build the special event rental department when TCF Bank Stadium first opened. Dana received her undergraduate degree in Physical Education & Health from Hamline University where she competed in volleyball & track and field. She later earned her Master’s in Athletic & Activities Administration from the University of St. Thomas. Email Dana at luike009@umn.edu. Call her at 612-626-6027.

Lindsay Schutter – Assistant Director – Special Events

lindsay_newLindsay serves as an Assistant Director for Special Events in the GGF. She is responsible for the marketing, sales, and event coordination in Gopher Athletics premium spaces for rental events ranging from weddings and fundraisers to conferences, meetings and trade shows. She also works internally with the Athletics Department on the creation, coordination, and execution of events ranging from donor cultivation and stewardship initiatives to alumni celebrations and team banquets. Lindsay is from St. Paul, MN and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is currently working towards completing her master’s in Business Administration at the Carlson School of Management here at the U. Email Lindsay at schut076@umn.edu. Call her at 612-626-8032.


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