Ricky Greenwell is proud to serve as the Head of Design and Technology for Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). Since 2004, his designs have brought numerous productions to life on the Gaede and Hansen stages. Ricky also serves as advisor to the theater student organization Blackfriars. During the summer months, Ricky serves as the resident costume designer for the Straw Hat Players at MSUM.
He holds an MFA from Wayne State University in Costume Design and Technology, where he received the 2003 Detroit Free Press Designer of the Year Award. He received a BS from Eastern Michigan University in Communication & Theatre Arts and English with a Secondary Education Teaching Certification.
He is a licensed cosmetologist and holds a make-up certification from Joe Blasco School of Make-up. Ricky served as a National Cosmetic Educator for TIGI Bed Head, providing cosmetic training to cosmetologist across the United States.
In addition to his work for MSUM, his designs can be seen throughout the Fargo/Moorhead area. He is active in both the Fargo/Moorhead Opera and various local film projects. He frequently conducts educational outreach programs for local schools drama departments.