Thursday, November 5, 2020
at 4:30PM

About the Event

With the pandemic and the protests for social justice, everyone, whether by choice or force, have become quite familiar with evolution.

At ArcStone, we live out our core values: service, craftsmanship, evolution, harmony, and happiness. There are more than just words to us, and we imbue them into everything we do — including our community service, the work we do, and our hosted events.

For this virtual Happy(our), our inspiring panel will discuss the topic of evolution and how it relates to today's climate with an emphasis on justice, empathy, and determination.

Join us and enjoy this opportunity to come together and have a conversation!


  • 4:15 PM — Music from the OK Factor
  • 4:30 PM — Panel

Twila Dang

Founder & CEO of Matriarch Digital Media

Twila Dang is passionate about creating media content that respects, encourages, understands and uplifts women. She created her digital Media company to do just that. Matriarch is the home of on-demand entertainment that is made with women in mind. She combines women-focused content with actionable steps to build community across audio, social media platforms and live events. She is also a news producer at Minnesota Public Radio and the cohost of the MPR podcast, small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood.

Michelle Maryns

Founder and Creator of AI Software We Sparkle

Michelle Tran Maryns is the Founder & CEO of We Sparkle Co., a public benefit corporation that helps founders build their businesses with balance by providing them a digital assistant that saves them time, increases their sales, and optimizes their productivity in a sustainable way. Prior to We Sparkle, Michelle was the Chief of Strategic Initiatives at Meda, a community development financial institution named by the U.S. Department of Commerce as the top minority business development center in the country for four years in a row. Before Meda, she was the Associate Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation at the American Academy of Neurology, Strategy Consultant at Rêve Consulting, Community Relations Specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice, and a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State. In her free time, she helps startups and businesses as a volunteer at WomenVenture and the Entrepreneur in Residence at Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. She earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages & Literatures from the University of Kansas.

Nikki Klocker

Director of Operations for Grand Cafe and Eastside

Nikki Klocker is here for you. Growing up in St Cloud, Minnesota, Nikki has always been interested in human psychology, art and hospitality- taking care of guests and staff alike. She has extensive experience in coordination, management, and creating strong business-client relationships.

Nikki's artistic spirit, blended with intense attention to detail are what drives the guest experience at the Grand Cafe.

Together, Nikki and Jamie believe that experiences at the Grand need to be about celebrating real, marvelous life. Our goal is to make your time here nothing short of magical.

Indigenous Roots

Indigenous Roots Cultural Center is a collective of artists and organizations dedicated to building, supporting, and cultivating opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities of color through cultural arts and activism. This community based multidisciplinary, multigenerational, multicultural center for Native-Indigenous/POC communities in Saint Paul, uniquely presents the many faces and creative expressions blossoming in the cultural scene of Dayton’s Bluff on the East Side.




The OK Factor 

Playful and unexpected, new-classical crossover duo The OK Factor writes and performs folk-inspired music influenced by multiple genres and styles, with an artistry that reveals their classical training. Cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan find great joy in defying expectations and delivering an experience outside of what audiences anticipate from a cello and violin combo. Their passion for performing and educational outreach has continued to bring them success in communities across the Midwest and abroad, inviting audiences to explore music and cultivate a curiosity about its role in their lives.