Mark Collier – Executive Director
In 2010 Mark founded Inverted Arts to help unleash the creative potential he saw in young people who grew up in underserved and marginalized communities. He worked for 15 years as a free-lance composer in Los Angeles, CA working with clients such as HBO, A&E Network, NASA, World Vision, Family Entertainment Network and Focus on the Family. He has 20+ years experience as Worship Arts Director in churches in Pasadena, Montrose and Pismo Beach, CA, and as Worship and Outreach Pastor in Maple Grove, MN. He has led short-term outreach teams in Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, California and Minnesota. He holds an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary, Film Composing and Composing and Arranging Degrees from The Grove School of Music, and BA in Business Administration from Trinity Western University.
Raygen Brown – Twin Cities Creative Director
A native to North Minneapolis, Raygen Brown grew up in – and around – nonprofits. She began working at the YMCA at 14 and, by 17, was directing the local summer camp where she was responsible for five staff and thirty children. An inherent desire to cultivate the hearts and minds of young people led her to accepting the ActSix scholarship to Bethel University where she would get her BA in Missional Ministries. Raygen served as an Artist Mentor with Hope Academy in 2017 and has since partnered with Inverted Arts to foster existing relationships and create original programs that have served Minneapolis youth during the pandemic. In becoming the Twin Cities’ Creative Director, she is eager to continue relationships with youth, and the artists and organizations that seek to serve them well. Raygen currently lives in Minneapolis and enjoys spending time with her young siblings, dreaming of international travels and being a lifelong learner of Black culture.