Staff Directory

Lyndale Neighborhood Staff

Sarah Linnes-Robinson (She/Her/Hers)
Acting Director
director@lyndale.org

Sarah is working with the Lyndale Board and their committees to help them define their vision of success, and put a plan in place to reach that goal. She brings over 25 years of experience to this position as a project manager, community organizer, and an executive director of various neighborhood nonprofits. A volunteer herself, she has also served on numerous non-profit boards and City Task Forces.

Professionally, Sarah has organized and led large-scale events designed to educate and empower neighbors and other stakeholders to develop solutions for issues facing their community. She is a relentless cheerleader, rallying for the community and the “regular people” to step forward into leadership roles, pushing them in new directions to spur their personal growth.

Sarah is a creative and logistical problem-solver who loves to tackle new projects and create a template for their execution to share with other communities. She is happiest working with community members in the areas of art or the environment (or the intersection of the two!), whether painting or murals, nurturing bee hives, throwing clay, sorting compost, or lighting fires to boil maple syrup or cook pizzas!


Emma Beahler

Emma Beahler (She/Her/Hers)
Education Coordinator
emma@lyndale.org

Emma’s role with LNA includes teaching English classes in the morning, volunteer coordination, student recruitment, and administrative duties for the Education Program. The best part of her job is being able to connect with students from all over the world and learning from them every day. Emma has been working in Adult Basic Education since 2019 and is happy to have found this career after getting a degree in sociology. In her free time, Emma loves camping, baking, making art, and traveling.


Nicole Lindberg (She/Her/Hers)
Communications and Community Center Coordinator
communications@lyndale.org

Nicole has been involved with neighborhoods for more than 15 years both as a volunteer and staff member, and raised two children with her husband in southwest Minneapolis. She also has decades of nonprofit experience, specializing in communications and project management. When not at the LNA office, she operates her own travel agency.


Grayson Betz (He/Him/His)
Digital Literacy Instructor
grayson@lyndale.org

Grayson is LNA’s AmeriCorps member through the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) program. He teaches digital literacy skills ranging from basic computer skills to Microsoft Office as part of our digital literacy access program. Grayson graduated from Carleton College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and plans to return to graduate school in the near future. He’s originally from Mekoryuk, Alaska, and this is his second year living in South Minneapolis.

Grayson always has new interests to explore, and in his free time, you can probably find him either sketching in a notebook or curled up with a mug of hot apple cider and a good book.