our leadership

Leadership team

Russ Gregg
Head of School

Nathan Ziegler
Upper School Principal

Leslie Smith
Lower School Principal

Kevin Farmer
Director of Family Ministries

Kara Schumann
Director of Admissions

Jim Stigman
Head of Institutional Advancement

John Villas
Head of Finance & Operations

board of directors

The Board of Directors serve to provide strategic direction and ensure the long-term viability, stability,
and Christian fidelityof the mission of Hope Academy. The Board meets quarterly.

Mike Brocker, CLU, ChFC, Legacy Wealth, LLC
Wayne Bugg, Associate Executive Director, Society of St Vincent De Paul -Twin Cities
Rich Cammack (secretary), President, Cammack Partners
Russ Gregg (treasurer), Co-Founder & Head of School, Hope Academy
C.R. Hackworthy, President, Anchor Real Estate Group
Dr. Donna Harris, President, Minnehaha Academy
Dan Olson (chair), Director, Spreading Hope Network (current Parent)
Brad Pieper, President, Eurofins Technologies North America
Brian Sullivan, CEO, Celcuity
Doug Smith, 3M (retired)
Steve Tourek, Senior VP & General Counsel, Marvin Windows & Doors

Honorary Advisor: Jeff Bird (Co-Founder), President, NBW Insurance (Board Chair 2000-2019)