WE ARE SPLIT ROCK STUDIOS

We are writers, designers, craftspeople, and artists. We’re big picture thinkers and detail-driven planners. Working together, we make incredible exhibits, all under one roof in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

100% Employee Owned.

We’ve always owned our work. Now we own our company, too. As employee-owners, we all take a personal stake in our company’s future. This mindset results in unmatched quality, continuous improvement, and an unparalleled commitment to project success.

We’re passionate about exhibits.

And lots of other things, too. Our team is made up of dog lovers, musicians, foodies, and outdoor adventurers. Our individual passions keep us innovative, energized, and able to make truly custom creations for our clients.

Meet the Owners

AllLeadershipBusiness DevelopmentDesignProject ManagementProduction AdministrationWood + Metal FabricationArt FabricationDogs of Split Rock
Mark Arend

Mark Arend

Assistant Art Fabrication Manager / Artist
Jason Arney

Jason Arney-O’Neil

Artist
Isaiah Boehlert

Isaiah Boehlert

President
Matthew Carlson

Matthew Carlson

Builder / Metal Fabrication
Paul Chamberlain

Paul Chamberlain

Artist
Colin Cook

Colin Cook

Business Development
Patrick Daniels

Patrick Daniels

Artist
John Daugs

John Daugs

Builder
Craig Fernholz

Craig Fernholz

Purchaser / Estimator
Emma Fountain

Emma Fountain

Process Manager / Project Manager
Eric Gebhard

Eric Gebhard

CAD Detailer

Tony Gonzalez

Builder
Brendan Grant

Brendan Grant

Exhibit Developer

Greta

Welcoming Committee
Terry Hagen

Terry Hagen

Art Fabrication Manager
Blaine Haunsperger

Blaine Haunsperger

Artist
Blake Haunsperger

Blake Haunsperger

Artist

Jon Hegge

Builder
Nan Hildebrandt

Nan Hildebrandt

Graphic Designer
Michael Hornnes

Michael Hornnes

Artist
Erick Hudson

Erick Hudson

Estimator
Mark Jedlenski

Mark Jedlenski

Builder
Rick Krantz

Rick Krantz

Builder
Margaret Lee

Margaret Lee

Design Manager / Exhibit Developer

Mini Winnie

Stuffed Animal Inventory
Chris Merkl

Chris Merkl

Artist
Cathan Murray

Cathan Murray

Exhibit Designer
Niki Murray

Niki Murray

Project Manager
Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Sr. Graphic Designer
Ethan O'Donnell

Ethan O’Donnell

Builder
Alex Ostman

Alex Ostman

Graphic Designer
Mike Otis

Mike Otis

Project Manager
Carrie Paulsen

Carrie Paulsen

Project Manager
David Radtke

David Radtke

CAD Detailer
Jerry Richardson

Jerry Richardson

Builder
Mike Rutz

Mike Rutz

Assistant Shop Manager / Builder
Steffany Schmit

Steffany Schmit

Graphic Designer
Mike Specht

Mike Specht

Builder
Scott Sprehn

Scott Sprehn

CAD Detailer
Kate Sutton-Johnson

Kate Sutton-Johnson

Creative Director / Exhibit Designer
Don Tessier

Don Tessier

Shop Manager
Teng Thao

Teng Thao

Builder / Metal Fabrication
Khoa Tieu Van

Khoa Tieu Van

Artist
James Tordoff

James Tordoff

Business Development

Dean Tschider

Builder
John Vanek

John Vanek

Exhibit Developer
Bee Thao Vang

Bee Vang

Vice President, Finance & HR

Kordell Wager

Builder
Amanda Wambach

Amanda Wambach

Exhibit Designer
Winnie

Winnie

Head of Security

Here’s to another 20 years.

Our roots go deep—all the way back to 1959. After decades of working together in the museum world, a group of 13 exhibit professionals teamed up in 2000 to forge a new path. Led by founders Craig Sommerville and Chris Wilson, they purchased Deaton Museum Services and founded Split Rock Studios—a design/build firm committed to storytelling excellence.