Get to Know Our Team


D'Angelos Svenkeson
Co-Founder and CEO

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D'Angelos has over 14 years experience in long-range planning, real estate development, project finance, systems solutions and commercial real estate brokerage. D'Angelos has a M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Jackson State University, and B.A. in Planning and Community Development from St. Cloud State University.

Phone: 612.298.4931


Menaka Mohan
Senior Development Advisor

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Menaka brings 20 years of planning and built environment experience to the NEOO team. Most recently she was the principal planner for the Highland Bridge Master Plan (Ford Site) for the City of St. Paul. Additionally, Menaka worked for the Oakland Department of Transportation, San Francisco Planning Department and the Prevention Institute. 


Menaka has a M.S. in Health Education and Public Behavior, along with a M.S in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in Arts and Environmental Policy Analysis from Boston University.


Phone: 612.237.2033


Christina Berry
Senior Planning Advisor

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Christina has over 20-years’ experience in urban and regional planning and leads NEOO’s expansion in the Deep South. She was the Sr. Planning Advisor for the JXN Tech District’s Master Planning efforts, and formerly served as the Planning and Economic Director for the City of Columbus in Mississippi. 


Christina has a M.A in Urban and Regional Planning from Jackson State University, a M.S in Real Estate Development from Auburn University, and a B.S. in Political Science and Government, from Southern Mississippi.

Phone: 281.853.5710


Denetrick Powers
Co-Founder and Director of Planning and Engagement

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Denetrick is the co-founder and director of planning and engagement for NEOO. He leverages his expertise in public arts, culture and engagement to bring rich storytelling and transparency to public engagement and planning processes. 


Denetrick has a M.S in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and B.S. in Business Marketing and Fashion Studies.

Phone: 612.222.2796


Jasmine Carey
Project Coordinator

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Jasmine has over seven years experience working in the public sector specifically, at the intersection of community advocacy and public policy. Her expertise includes leading, advising

and collaborating with a diverse range of cross sector stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials on policy solutions for issues that disproportionately impact Black communities and communities of color. 


Jasmine has a B.A in Urban Studies and a minor in African and African-American Studies. Jasmine is also a certified Racial Justice Facilitator, and 2018 Humphrey Policy Fellow.


Phone: 651.212.5005