Co-Owner, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Heidi Stokes brings an eclectic blend of marketing savvy and artistic vision to Aaron|Stokes. But perhaps her most valuable role is providing the equalizing force to the collective testosterone of her co-workers. In the "early years." Heidi was on a professional musician track as a percussionist and jazz vocalist. Unfortunately, illness derailed those plans but led to a new mission as Executive Director of the Lupus Foundation of MN. Her greatest reward was helping alleviate suffering through education. By the time she left in 1997, she had built a strong board of directors made up of community leaders and established a one million dollar endowment for medical research.
Having encouraged her husband, Brad, to pursue music production as a career 25 years ago, she later returned to Aaron|Stokes to make sure he didn't screw it up. In addition, she manages the Aaron|Stokes marketing and business development with the firm conviction that music and sound is an art form and should be viewed as such. Heidi, her husband Brad, and Staffordshire bull terrier "Rocco" (the studio dog) live in South Minneapolis (except in the summer when their houseboat on the St. Croix becomes their home). Their adult son, Christian, is attending college.