Mimi was named Artistic Director of Youth Theatre Northwest in 2003 and has produced over 300 showes for youth actors and audiences. She strives to find material that will be a good training vehicle for students and an interesting artistic challenge for the professional design team. This has included some original commissioned work, collaborations with other organizations, and sight-specific pieces.
Mimi has developed a year around training program called The Conservatory, and streamlined the audition process by holding a general audition for the entire season that includes audition training for the students. Mimi also helped launch a drama residency at the Hutch School, YTN's improv company Chaos Theory, and annual interactive Halloween tours.
As part of her work, Mimi directs two productions a year and teaches.