MacKenzie Sellnau

Mac is the photography and production intern at DMSC. She is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is a third-year student at Wartburg College where she studies Digital Cinema and Production. She hopes to eventually travel and make documentaries, or have her own photography and production studio. When she’s not behind a camera, MacKenzie can be found playing ultimate frisbee and watching hours upon hours of movies.




Emma Monthei

Emma is from Johnston, Iowa and attends Iowa State University. She joined DMSC because she loves how the nonprofit organization brings the Des Moines community together using exciting and unique events. She is in charge of the event planning and hopes to continue doing this type of work after she graduates.






Matthew Chatman

Matthew graduated Iowa State University with his bachelor’s degree in advertising in May of 2016, and decided to intern at DMSC in order to further his skills in marketing.






Anne Hilker

Anne joined the marketing team as an intern in May of 2016. She is from Des Moines, Iowa and has been attending Social Club events for the past three years. She is an upcoming sophomore at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities studying Marketing and Advertising. After graduation, Anne wants to work in social media marketing. A fun fact about Anne is that she loves dogs and comedy shows!  






Keegan Wolfe

Keegan is a graphic design intern at the Social Club. He hails from Des Moines and is entering his third year at Iowa State University. When he isn’t hunched over his computer at the social club, he is nursing his favorite plant back from the dead. Keegan also enjoys cooking sub par meals inspired by his favorite cooking shows.






Kate Menner

Kate joined the Des Moines Social Club as a fundraising and development intern in May of 2016. A rising third year at Grinnell College, two blocks from where she grew up, Kate is majoring in Political Science. Her next internship is with the British Parliament this fall. It will be her second favorite internship of 2016.






Matt Lemken

Matt is an Outreach intern at DMSC. He is from Waukee, Iowa and is a super senior at Iowa State University where he studies communication. He would enjoy traveling the world and moving abroad to work after graduating. Matt has traveled to Greece more than ten times to visit family and contributes his love of travel to those family vacations.





Mary Traxler

Mary is a programming intern at DMSC. She is from Mankato, Minnesota and is a third year student at Drake University where she is pursuing a double major in Music and Psychology. When Mary isn’t locking herself in a piano practice room or the library while contemplating the ills of capitalism and academia, she can be found watching her favorite movies (which usually have a score below 20 or above 80 on rotten tomatoes) and cross stitching like a fiend.





Alyssa Edwards

Alyssa is interning at the social club as a program marketing intern.  Alyssa is originally from Illinois and is attending Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. She is double majoring in music and journalism/communication with endorsements in PR. Going into her third year at Wartburg Alyssa loves chilling with friends and playing her clarinet.





Madi Ott

Madi is the Culinary Marketing intern at DMSC.  In Kindergarten they asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up…she still doesn’t know the answer, but is currently entering into her senior year as an Advertising major at Iowa State University.  Growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado gave her a great appreciation for mountainous activities, though she now spends the majority of her time playing soccer for the ISU Women’s team.  In the future she hopes to continue fulfilling her passion for music, coffee, tacos and great people by traveling as often as possible.



Brandon Haugh

Brandon was born and raised on the southside of Des Moines and is currently enrolled at Grandview University where he is majoring in Studio Arts and Marketing.  When he’s not working or painting, he enjoys playing golf with his wife and as well as watching any sporting event.  






Sam Moss

Sam is a third year Central College student from Winterset, Iowa. She studies music, sociology, and psychology and assists with varying music-related events and youth camps at DMSC. Sam is excited to be interning with the Des Moines Social Club as a part of Central College’s Social Justice in Des Moines program. Off the clock, Sam loves to spend her free time songwriting, eating chinese food, and roadtripping.






Sam Beattie

Sam is a Viaduct Gallery intern here at the Des Moines Social Club. He’s from Pleasant Hill, Iowa and will be a third year student at Wheaton College, Illinois where he studies art history and studio art. Sam doesn’t have a clear plan for the future yet but hopes for a lot of traveling and maybe a position as a professor of art history one day. Sam’s time outside of the gallery is filled with relaxation and absolutely destroying his younger brothers in many games of backyard badminton.




Riley Glenn

Riley is a gallery intern at the DMSC. She is from Des Moines, and is entering her final year at Grand View University where she studies graphic design, photography and interactive design. She will be studying abroad this coming semester in Denmark. She hopes to work in a small firm when she graduated. When she is not working on the computer or at her other jobs, she likes to read or binge watch tv shows.





Alyssa Soto

 Alyssa is spending her summer as an outreach intern for the Des Moines Social Club. She originally hails from West Des Moines, Iowa and is going to be a senior Musical Theatre major at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. You can usually find Alyssa belting out showtunes in her car or binge watching everything she can on Netflix.