Micah Peterson-Brandt

Senior Program Manager – Schools & Workshops

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Micah is originally from Overland Park, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City) and after studying theater in high school, he graduated from Coe College with a B.A. in theater. After spending a year in Atlanta as a summer camp director, he moved to the Twin Cities. For three years he worked for Minneapolis Public Schools as a Special Education Assistant in the Early Childhood Special Education department. In his free time Micah likes to coach and play ultimate frisbee. One of the things Micah loves most about Project Success is getting the chance to see students express themselves in a variety of different environments. 

Favorite musicians: 

Jason Isbell, They Might Be Giants, Rage Against the Machine, James Taylor 

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be? 

Cut to the Feeling- Carly Rae Jepsen 

Favorite books: 

A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving, The House of Spirits by Isabell Allende 

Favorite movies: 

Heavyweights, Bad Boys II, A Few Good Men 

Favorite food: 

Pineapple Fried Rice, Sushi, Hawaiian Pizza 

Favorite quote: 

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” Fredrik Buechner 

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Favorite theater experience: 

Being able to perform in Arsenic and Old Lace when I was a senior in high school. Getting to make people laugh has always been something that brings me immense joy. 

Your ultimate vacation destination: 

Thailand. Or anywhere my family is. 

The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor: 

Cathy Wood. She was my high school theater and forensics teacher, and she really showed me that it was ok to be myself, as goofy as that might be. 

What you wanted to be when you grew up: 

I wanted to be a baseball player and then be a mall Santa in the off season.