BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Originally from Massachusetts, Siena Forest moved to Minneapolis in 2014 to join Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program. She was immediately impressed by the multitude of arts organizations in the Twin Cities and the overwhelming community support, pride and generosity. Prior to COVID-19, Siena enjoyed a career performing with dozens of companies in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota area. Siena identified a need, seeing herself and other singer friends financially struggling with contract cancellations, to be able to create art and be fairly compensated for it. Her dear friend and former Opera Parent, Chip Emery has always valued people. Inspired by his empathy and generosity, Siena realized there is both a need and a desire to create music, but the hardest thing to do is ask for help. Siena co-founded OOPS with Christina Christensen to facilitate relationships between Patrons and Artists to fund the creation of music during social distancing and beyond.