Our Team
FOUNDER & CEO

Emily Hunt Turner is a civil rights attorney with a background in architecture, law, and public policy.  Prior to All Square, Emily spent five years as a federal attorney for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) working on housing segregation and barriers to housing for justice-impacted citizens. In 2021, Emily was named "40 Under 40" by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and selected as a 2018 Minnesota Wavemaker in Community Impact.

 

Having grown up in rural North Dakota, Emily is thankful for having spent the formative years of her adult life in New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans—where she learned from and practiced under some of the world's most formidable racial and social justice operatives. She is also forever thankful to have found her wife, Melanie Hoffert, also a native North Dakotan.

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EMILY HUNT TURNER

Emily Hunt Turner, Founder & CEO,
 

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Onika Goodluck is a chef, entrepreneur, and owner of O's Kitchen, a Caribbean-American soul food catering company in the Twin Cities. Her love for cooking and her business is inspired by her late father, Ronald Hardin, who could whip up a delicious meal out of scraps and leftovers -- consistently delivering amazing cuisine even when everyone else assumed that there wasn’t enough ingredients in the house to do so.

Onika graduated from All Square's inaugural cohort and was promoted as a culinary assistant in August 2019. Her work as Mobility Director commenced in May 2022.

MOBILITY DIRECTOR
ONIKA GOODLUCK

Onika Goodluck, Mobility Director

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Randall Smith was the heartbeat of All Square from 2019-2021; a revolutionary prophet who developed the blueprints of so many aspects of our operation—including the Fellow Fund, a reservoir that provides direct capital to formerly incarcerated leaders in the Twin Cities in the form of seed capital and/or financial relief. A 2020 graduate of All Square, Randall was also a civil rights advocate, entrepreneur, and owner of Israel's Car Clinic, a mobile detailing business that was slated to open in late 2021.

Randall Smith was murdered on November 17, 2021, an unspeakable travesty that remains unsolved.

 

RANDALL SMITH

(The Late) Randall Smith, Community Organizer;
1979 - 2021

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RESTAURANT TEAM LEAD
TYRAE FOREST

Tyrae Forest is a writer and creative based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also a masterful "gamer" and so-proclaimed nerd ;)

A graduate of our second cohort, Tyrae is a critical part of our restaurant operations and a quiet but powerful member of the All Square community.

Tyrae Forest, Restaurant Staff

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DIRECTOR &CO-FOUNDER, LEGAL REVOLUTION

John D. Goeppinger is the Director & Co-Founder of the Legal Revolution. John is a 2021 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, and Robina Public Interest Scholar Recipient. Prior to attending law school, John ran a consultancy that provided a host of services for nonprofits and social enterprises throughout the Twin Cities, including grant writing strategic planning, fund development, and communications. 
 
John’s legal education focused on Consumer Protection and Public Interest Law, having worked in the Consumer Protection Clinic, where he served as Student Director in his 3L year. His clinical work focused primarily on applying consumer protection laws to housing and consumer debt, namely student loan debt. John loves puzzles, and is incredibly excited to use the skills he’s gained in law school to advocate and fight for social justice.

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John Goeppinger, Legal Revolution
Co-Founder & Director

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 CAPACITY BUILDER
MARY YEBOAH

Mary Yeboah graduated from the University of St.Thomas with a degree in Biology. Her interest in community engagement led her to an opportunity as a VISTA team member with All Square, where she is currently working on capacity building and data analytics as it relates to the intersection of public health, community, and incarceration.

 

During her free time, Mary enjoys walks, reading, and watching movies.

 

Mary Yeboah, Capacity Builder

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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
ROULA ALKATOUT

Roula is first and foremost a people person. She earned a degree in Social Justice with a focus on houselessness in Minnesota from Hamline University. As an asylee to the U.S, she brings tremendous empathy, learned and lived experience in dealing with structural racism and bias. She started her career as an AmeriCorps Member, which jump started her track towards housing equity, advocacy and justice for families. Roula spent 8 years fostering relationships and establishing family housing support and stability with Project for Pride in Living. She recognizes the importance of environmental justice and the healing power of nature. She spent several years working on environmental justice issues, providing education and resources on waste and sustainable living with Eureka Recycling. She also plans, coordinates, and hosts city-wide events as a volunteer development committee member for Headwaters Foundation for Justice, centering on community-led grantmaking across Minnesota. Outside of work, you can find her gardening, biking, cooking and baking, or hanging out with her family including her husband Dan and perfect cat, Nelly.

 

Roula Alkatout, Development Manager

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PIPELINE DIRECTOR
MAYA JOHNSON

Maya is an attorney with background in social welfare, civil rights, and prison reentry. Maya was born and raised in the Twin Cities and takes great pride in her family's connection to Minnesota's rich culture and history. It was of great importance to Maya to receive her education in the community in which she now serves. She graduated from both St. Catherine University and Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to joining The Legal Revolution, Maya worked on the issues of civil rights, prison reentry, and health-harming civil legal needs. She spent her time clerking at both the Hennepin County and Minnesota Appellate Public Defender's offices, ACLU of Minnesota and was a student attorney in Mitchell Hamline's LAMP and Reentry Clinic. Maya spent her first year of practice at SMRLS's in their healthcare legal partnership unit and is excited to take the skills she has learned in practice to return to her reentry roots.  Maya hopes to bring her passion for civil and human rights, as well as enforcement of constitutional protections to the Legal Revolution's Prison to Law Pipeline. Outside of work you can find Maya spending time with her extended family, trying new spots in the Twin Cities, decorating and crafting, or at a Twins game on a beautiful summer night.

 

Maya Johnson, Prison to Law Pipeline Director

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RESTAURANT TEAM LEAD
RAYGNE PARKER

Raygne Parker is the Founder of Camilla’s Playhouse, a sex-positive exotic dance club centered on providing an inclusive platform for BIPOC, LGBTQ and plus-sized entertainers—helping dancers achieve life goals by leveraging dancing as a stepping stool to their greater goals. 

A graduate of the 2020 Fellowship, Raygne is a valued member of the All Square restaurant team as she continues to breathe life and energy into her dream: Camilla's Playhouse.

Raygne Parker, Restaurant Team Lead

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NATHAN SARTAIN

Nathan Sartain is a Chef who joined All Square after 17 years of culinary instruction at St. Paul College—having been named a Minnesota State Colleges Outstanding Educator and Charlie Award recipient for community impact. A committed proponent of systemic change, Nathan is also expecting to complete his masters in food advocacy and political leadership this fall, and he is also a 2022 James P. Shannon Leadership Institute Fellow.

Nathan was part of a 2016 faculty exchange to San Sebastian, Spain, he taught Western cooking technique, extensively throughout Taiwan, and was named a Visiting Professor at China University of Technology, Hsinchu, Taiwan in 2017. 

His wife, Laura, is Director of Programs at MSP Airport Foundation. And they can't help but spoil their two pups: Jean and Henry.

Nathan Sartain, Executive Director (Fellowship)

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GENERAL MANAGER
ERNESHA HOOKS

Having honed her skills as a community advocate and Executive Chef, Ernesha Hooks has a blend of talent, insight, and commitment to our ever-so-critical mission that we hold dear. Ernesha was also All Square's kitchen manager in 2020-2021, an experience has undoubtedly helped equip her, and her team, to shape and refine the contours of our restaurant, food truck, and Fellowship program.

Secret Intel: Ernesha has mad skills on the basketball court and may meet you on the court if you so offer....

Ernesha Hooks, General Manager 

All Square
Board of Directors
DIRECTOR

Jessi Rajtar Wagner is an attorney, currently serving as Associate General Counsel for McGough Construction Co., LLC. Prior to joining McGough, Jessi was a Risk Manager for M. A. Mortenson Company where she was primarily responsible for managing the company's annual insurance renewal as well as providing a range of day-to-day project support, including identifying and mitigating risk.

 

Jessi is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. She is passionate about leveraging knowledge and experience to provide access to information and opportunities that advance social justice.

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Jessi Rajtar Wagner, Co-Chair

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DIRECTOR

Mai-Anh Tran is the Associate Vice President of Philanthropic Services at the Saint Paul & Minnesota

Foundation where she and her team have the privilege of working with charitable donors. Mai-Anh has more than two decades of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, donor relations andcommunications.

 

Prior to the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, she served as the executive director of The Sanneh Foundation, a charitable foundation serving youth and families on Saint Paul’s East Side

and around the state, and MENTOR Minnesota, a statewide capacity building nonprofit that serves a network of 200 youth mentoring programs.

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Mai-Anh Tran, Co-Chair

DIRECTOR

Bruce Reilly is the Deputy Director at Voice of the Experienced (VOTE), an organization in New Orleans committed to engaging and empowering directly impacted people who take a community health approach to criminal justice reform. Bruce's direct legal representation began over two decades ago as a young jailhouse lawyer, and led him towards community organizing and policy advocacy. His report regarding criminal background checks in public housing was central to New Orleans creating a policy now lauded by HUD as the national model. He was a leader in Rhode Island’s successful state constitutional amendment to restore voting rights and also passing a statewide Ban the Box law applying to all employers, public and private. Bruce is also the architect of VOTE v. Louisiana, a lawsuit filed in 2016 to allow himself and 70,000 other taxpaying people living in the community to regain their citizenship and ability to vote while on probation or parole. He is a co-founder of the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People and Families Movement, a national network of criminal justice reformers, and also of Transcending Through Education Foundation (TTEF), providing college scholarships and mentorship for people inside prison and transitioning out. Bruce is an artist, writer, father, and graduate of Tulane Law.

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BRUCE REILLY

Bruce Reilly, Director

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Chelsea Lowman is the Director of Social Responsibility for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, where she leads the organization's corporate social responsibility programming, philanthropic efforts, and player and employee community engagement. Chelsea has spent the last decade connecting sports teams and their communities in similar positions throughout the MiLB, AHL, and Collegiate Summer League.

 

Raised in Virginia, Chelsea is a proud graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. She is passionate about all things art, dance, and musical theatre.

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Chelsea Lowman, Director

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Melissa is a Corporate Relationship Officer for Greater Twin Cities United Way, responsible for the year-round relationship management of United Way’s top corporate partners. She oversees year-round giving, sponsorships, volunteerism and employee engagement for these companies. Melissa connects each corporate partner’s mission and passions to the important work of United Way. 

Community is something she’s chosen for herself through a process of self-discovery. Being part of a community means being a part of something greater than yourself.  

 

Melissa lives in south Minneapolis with her husband, Keith. She has two young adult children, Kristina and Andrew. Melissa adores traveling and will go anywhere for an adventure! Cooking for family and friends makes her happy, too.

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Melissa Kadlec, Director

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Eva has a passion for employee and community engagement. Her key strengths lie in values-based decision-making, collaborative leadership and conflict resolution. 

 

She is also a Qualified Neutral mediator with the State of Minnesota.  Her profession is Human Resources with specialist and generalist experiences, and she currently serve as a Board Member for the Conflict Resolution Center and All Square.  

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Eva Nsereko, Director

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Founder of the Father's Project in the Twin Cities, Guy Bowling understands from personal experience the challenges of parenting, especially without positive role models. His lifework has focused on helping young, low-income men transform into responsible and involved fathers. He sees the struggles and barriers these men face in the child support, criminal justice, public assistance, child welfare and education systems. He wants these systems to work together to better support engagement of fathers and to increase the economic stability of families.

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Guy Bowling, Director

DIRECTOR

Joe Clark is the owner of Cobble Social House, an intimate cocktail bar that opened in the North Loop in 2019. Joe has an extensive background in the hospitality industry, specifically food and beverage.  He began when he moved to NYC in 2000 with restaurants and in 2003 began his career with Tao Group.  While at Tao Group he aided in opening and operating many of the highest grossing nightclubs in NYC.  

 

In 2015 Joe moved back to Minnesota and began working on Cobble Social House.

JOE CLARK

Joe Clark, Director

Legal Revolution
Board of Directors 
CHAIR
ELIZER DARRIS

Elizer is a nationally renown leader in the movement for criminal legal system reform. Most recently, Elizer was appointed by Governor Tim Walz to the State Board of Public Defense. He is the first formerly incarcerated person to ever receive a gubernatorial appointment to the state board overseeing Minnesota’s public defenders.

Currently, Elizer is the Co-Executive Director of the Minnesota Freedom Fund. He was also a 2017 Josie R. Johnson Leadership Fellow with the African American Leadership Forum. His past work includes field operations director for the Nekima Levy-Pounds for Minneapolis Mayor campaign and campaign manager for Anika Bowie’s campaign for St. Paul City Council.

Elizer Darris, Chair
Co-Founder of The Legal Revolution

DIRECTOR

Perry Moriearty is a professor of law at the University of Minnesota, with expertise in clinical legal education and juvenile justice. She teaches criminal law, race and the law, and co-directs the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic. Before joining the University of Minnesota, Perry taught at the University of Denver and the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Over the last several years, Perry has led her child advocacy and juvenile justice clinic in work related to Miller v. Alabama, in which the US Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole were unconstitutional for juvenile defendants. Perry has also offered critical examinations of the 1990s preoccupation with so-called “juvenile superpredators” and the corresponding increase in racial disparities in juvenile confinement.

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Perry Moriearty, Director

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Jessi Rajtar Wagner is an attorney, currently serving as Associate General Counsel for McGough Construction Co., LLC. Prior to joining McGough, Jessi was a Risk Manager for M. A. Mortenson Company where she was primarily responsible for managing the company's annual insurance renewal as well as providing a range of day-to-day project support, including identifying and mitigating risk.

 

Jessi is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. She is passionate about leveraging knowledge and experience to provide access to information and opportunities that advance social justice.

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Jessi Rajtar Wagner, Director

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DIRECTOR
JON GEFFEN

Jon Geffen is the Director of the Reentry Clinic at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Previously, Jon was assistant attorney general for the State of Minnesota in the Charities and Human Services Division. Geffen previously served as staff attorney at Southern Minnesota Legal Services, providing counsel to low-income clients.

 

He was an adjunct professor at both William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law beginning in 2003.

Jon Geffen, Director

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DIRECTOR

Chris is a Shareholder at Fredrikson and Byron, P.A., where he is a trusted advisor for clients in business, sports and entertainment.  He serves as outside general counsel for his clients, who range from start-up entrepreneurs to nationally recognized athletes and businesses.  Chris is passionate about pro bono work and is co-chair of the firm’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee, Diverse Attorneys Resource Group, and the Sports & Entertainment Practice Group.

 

Outside of the firm, Chris actively serves in various leadership positions, including the Board of Trustees of Mitchell Hamline School of Law, the Board of Directors of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, and is Co-Vice President of the Diversity Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  Chris is also an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.  

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Chris Pham, Director