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2013-14 Executive Board

Sarvesh Desai

Co-Producer

Sarvesh Desai

Sarvesh Desai is a 3L from the Chicago area, and after an award winning performance as "Boy #1" in TORT's production of Alawddin, decided to retire from the stage. Last year he had the privileged cameo role of "Dancing Tree" and was also a co-producer of "Back To The Future Interest." He hopes the Chicago Bulls season will be as successful as the TORT performance of "Clue: A Murder Mystery in Mondale" at Mondale Hall and welcomes any and all donations so we can prevent a TORT Board shutdown.

Leon Wells

Co-Producer

Leon Wells

Leon Wells is a 2L hailing from Decatur, IL, who decided to venture north from the "Soybean Capital of the World" and lose himself in the whirlwind of adventure offered by TORT. He fortunately found himself after last year's "Back to the Future Interest" and, realizing he possessed only mediocre acting skills, moved on to the production end of things. He is extremely excited about this year's "Clue: A Murder Mystery in Mondale" production and looks forward to a great year working with Sarvesh and the rest of the TORT family.

Matt Morrison

Director

Mathew Morrison

Mathew is a 2L and first time director. He comes from the swamplands of Louisiana, but thrives better in the cold of Minnesota. He retired from an illustrious and award-winning acting career after getting his landmark role as "background chorus member" in "Back to the Future Interest." Mathew is looking forward to working with this year's cast, crew, and executive board to make this the best TORT ever. He is currently seeking applications for an understudy to pick up the slack for when he sneaks off to the candy store across from Pantages.

Dan Weber

Head Writer

Dan Weber

Dan Weber is a 3L from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who heads up the writing end of things when he isn't busy waiving the "Terrible Towel" in support of his semi-beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. Getting a taste for fame last year as the 1980's heartthrob "80's Student #2," Dan is now focusing his creative juices on making this year's "Clue: A Murder Mystery in Mondale" one of the best productions yet. Wielding the power of the pen, Dan will draw everyone into his web of mystery, deceit, suspense, and raucous good times.

Glenn Greenberg

Music Director

Glenn Greenberg

Glenn Greenberg is a 2L from Weston, Connecticut. He went directly from Carleton College to law school. In addition to law school, he is active as a composer and conductor. As a composer, his music was premiered by various Carleton College faculty members and ensembles. His piece, Penta Errant, was awarded Honorable Mention in the Duluth Superior Orchestra Nelson Young Composer's Competition. As a conductor, he has been on the podium with the Kenwood Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Minneapolis Youth Symphonies, and Carleton College Band.

Kelsey Thorkelson

Head Choreographer

Kelsey Thorkelson

Kelsey Thorkelson is a 3L from Maple Grove, Minnesota, a city best known by its nicknames "The Grove" or "The Groovy Grove." After a successful stint as assistant choreographer and featured dancer in last year's "Back to the Future Interest," Kelsey returns to lead the TORT dancers once again into greatness. She's excited to put all the groovy moves she learned in "The Grove" to good use in choreographing this year's production—and maybe even cut a few rugs up on stage herself.

Courtney West

Head Costumer

Courtney West

Courtney West is a 3L from Brandon, South Dakota. As this year's Head Costumer, she isn't sure how she will top her performance last year (where she clothed the entire TORT cast in the blissful neon hues of the 1980's). Nonetheless, she is sure there is a place for neon in "Clue: A Murder Mystery in Mondale"—she just has to find it. Neon or no neon, however, she is excited to get to work dressing everyone to the nines and draping them in her always fashion-friendly stylings. But if you've got a line on a plum-colored suit, let her know.

Kirsten Selvig

Technical Director

Kirsten Selvig

Kirsten Selvig is a 3L student, who grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida, followed by college at the University of South Carolina. Having finally made it out of the hot and humid south, she is delighted to be this year's TORT Technical Director. Her previous techie work was all in England, while studying abroad at the University of Leeds, and she hopes that the strategic use of an English accent will raise the tone of this year's entire production.

Robin Lehninger

Treasurer

Robin Lehninger

Robin Lehninger is a third-year JD/MPP student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who is thrilled to be participating in her third TORT production. She was sold on the University of Minnesota Law School after attending "Harry Torter" during the 2011 admitted students weekend and hasn't looked back since. This is her second year as TORT treasurer. Her interests include coffee, ice cream, coffee ice cream, traveling, and watching far too much TV.

George Byron Griffiths

VIP Liaison

George Byron ("Geordie") Griffiths

George Byron ("Geordie") Griffiths is a 2L who joined TORT last year as a chorus member for "Back to the Future Interest." As a second-career student who used to photograph stage performances professionally, he enjoyed being onstage for the 1980s-based production—until he realized that he was the only chorus member who actually grew up in the 1980s. Now he's looking forward to using his mad networking skills in his role as VIP liaison to fill the cameo appearances with the best that the Law School and the law community has to offer! Stay tuned!