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Mari Jane Engebrit

Mari Jane Engebrit, musician, communications executive.


  • Engebrit, Mari Jane was born on August 22, 1938 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Lawrence John and Mabel (Froemming) Geris.

  • Education

    • Graduate, St. Cloud Technology.


    • Dance teacher Mary Ann Dance Studio, San Diego, 1956-1960. Freelance musician, 1956-1987. Music teacher Bodines, Minneapolis, 1960-1984.

      Personnel manager Apartment Directory, 1975-1982. Commercial accounts manager M.C.I. Communications, Inc., since 1982. Owner, president Michael Jackson Productions, Inc.

      Logistics Hammond Competition (1967-1978) and Yamaha Festival (1972-1982), Bodine's Keyboard Center, Minneapolis. Organizational work Hubert Humphrey Home, Waverly, Minnesota. Worker for Hubert Humphrey Institute Lecture series committee with Senator Barry Goldwater, former President Jimmy Carter, 1981.

      Security worker, advance person to international press and television stations, 1980, Gorbachev visit to Minnesota airport Security. Logistics worker Scandanavia Today Minnesota, Special Olympics Metrodome Florida.


    • Casting extras, publicity promotion: (films) Ice Castles, Foolin' Around.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Worker with Jerry Lewis on Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, San Diego, 1956-1960. Organized Action Auction for Channel 2 Educational television., St. Paul, logistics person Mondale campaign, Minneapolis, 1983, Hands Across American, Arizona, 1986, Whisper Minnesota, 1987, World Series Minnesota Twins, Minneapolis, 1987, All-Star Baseball Game, Minneapolis, 1985, Minneapolis Symphony Ball, 1985-1987. With logistics Monet Water Linies Wall, Excelsior, Minnesota, Childrens Art Show for Operation Smile with Artist Ann Bonnine.

    Member Minneapolis St. Paul Jazz Society.


    • Children: Shawn, Lisa, Scott.
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    • 1956 - 1960
      Dance teacher, Mary Ann Dance Studio
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1956 - 1987
      freelance musician
    • 1960 - 1984
      music teacher, Bodines
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1975 - 1982
      personnel manager, Apartment Directory
    • 1982
      commercial accounts manager, M.C.I. Communications