Ini has been a pillar of the MN community for 25+ years and has been at the forefront and influencer of all things fashion, events and lifestyle. Ini founded theskini.com, an online site that focused on fashion, food, and lifestyle as it unfolds in Minneapolis, of which he was the Creative Director/Publisher for over 10 years. Ini is a former boutique owner of Ivy, Ivy Men’s + Design and launched the fashion show Collage. MN4MN (Minnesota For Minnesota) is Ini’s brainchild and he is once again poised to be at the forefront of something new and exciting in the community to showcase the pride Minnesotans have towards fashion.
Ethelind is passionate about many things, not the least of which is style, art, and the human stories behind them. Born in Ghana and currently residing in Edina, Ethelind is deeply interested in the diverse and unique stories people bring to what they wear, create, and how they embody their look. She uses style as a tool to celebrate the uniqueness and beauty within each individual.
Over the years, she has styled individuals, photoshoots, and live events. She has frequently collaborated with IamMoody on fashion productions and styling. She also writes fashion stories, attempts to update her portfolio and blog, and regularly collaborates with other style influencers in Minnesota and beyond. She has been profiled in Edina Magazine, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and other publications. Through her styling and conversations with artists, Ethelind explores the confluence of identity and creativity in celebrating a more diverse community.
Marcus previously founded Minnage.com a lifestyle website targeted at professional college educated persons between the ages of 25-35 and by day is a Marketing Consultant for hire. Marcus helps growing businesses achieve extraordinary results. Marcus has worked with IAmMoody producing several fashion shows including Metro Magazine Fight Night. He also was a co-producer of the Crystal Ball New Year’s Eve Party at International Market Square and has worked at the Uptown Art Fair for the past 4 years, which is widely known as the 2nd largest event in Minnesota behind the State Fair with 400,000 visitors.
Kira L. Johnson
Kira has nearly 20 years experience in advertising, marketing, events and sponsorships in the Twin Cities market. Kira is the President of Kira L. Johnson Marketing Consultants, LLC. a marketing agency providing retail, real estate property marketing, small business, corporate and non-profit marketing development, event planning, implementation, execution, marketing and public relations to a broad range of clients. Prior to opening Kira L. Johnson Marketing Consultants in March of 2013 Kira was the Director of Marketing at the Galleria Shopping Center for 17 years.
Jesse has spent more than a decade in the event industry starting at Midway as Design Manager and Executive Account Manager executing some of the
companies most important client events including national wedding
shows and concert events with up to 20,000 guests. Jesse also produced three consecutive Governor’s fishing openers and is the founder of Imagine Group, a local independent event consulting company.