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Class Notes and Career Updates


General Updates

Branick Weix '15 was recently featured in the Boston College News segment "Taking Flight - Boston College 'Seniors to Remember'"!

Pursuing his dream of becoming a head football coach, Rick Fryklund '02 will assume control of the Park Cottage Grove High School football program next fall.  Although we are disappointed at his departure from the Academy, we are happy that he is getting the opportunity to fulfill his dream.

Dr. Chuck Kelly '71 was featured in the Star Tribune article "We can't all be Tiger Woods: Minnesota doctors say spine surgery isn't for everyone" The piece discusses how spinal fusion surgery helped Tiger Woods collect another major championship, but may not be for everybody. 

Career Updates

Congratulations to Jake Rascher '17 for starting a new position as an Incoming Investment Analyst Intern at Mount Yale Capital Group.

Congratulations to Zach Gilliland '15 for starting a new position as a Senior Ambassador at CLEAR.

Congratulations to Timothy Samec '13 for starting a new position as an Engineering Intern at Marvin.

Congratulations to Alex Jurich '10 for starting a new position as a Commodities Associate at Citadel.


General Updates

Members of the class of 1981 got together last weekend on Schultz Lake just north of Duluth. Pictured from left to right Paul Buethe '81, Mark Burns '81, Mark Madison '81, Toby Madden '81, Tim Theisen '81, Rich Tregilgas '81, and Ty Clark '81. 

Career Updates

John Colleran '16 recently accepted a summer internship to do musculoskeletal oncology through the Children's Hospital of Aurora, Colorado. 

Agustin Cano '11 recently started a new position as an employee relations business partner at Life Time Inc. 

Michael Lokowich-Kohler '11 started a new position as an operations tech at HIPERFIRE.

John Garry '10 recently started a new position as Venture Associate at High Alpha


General Updates

Sam Johanns '15 is graduating from Xavier University this May with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a focus on Cybersecurity. While swimming for Xavier he led the men's swim team to a 2019 Big East Championship earning 3 individual and 4 relay top finishes.  But, to top off his collegiate career, he was recently awarded the 2019 Xavier Male Athlete of the Year. This holds considerable honor for a swimmer due to the fact that Xavier is known as a Big East basketball powerhouse.

Martin Ludden '98 recently finished his second year as Executive Director of St. Paul Neighborhood Network, a nonprofit, public-access community media center. Martin currently lives in Mac-Groveland with his wife, Julia, and his sons Martin and Sam. 

John Mowery '95 was recently featured in the University of St. Thomas article "The Ups and Downs of a Student-managed Fund". The article discusses the merits of a student ran investment fund. The Academy has recently started a similar program.

Tim Gallivan '67 is soon to sell his interest in Minnesota Realty School which he co-founded 7 years ago with his business partner, Mike Brennan, and join the crowd of retirees. Tim will continue to teach part-time at the school as well as teaching Continuing Education (CE) to various real estate companies throughout the State of Minnesota. 

Career Updates

Congratulations to Colin Glass '16 for starting a new position as a Direct Care Professional at ACR Homes!

Congratulations to Will Borwege '16 for starting a new position as an Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Lazard Middle Market!

Congratulations to David O'Neill '17 for accepting a position in Washington D.C. as a Congressional Intern! 





Congratulations to Ariel Larin '17 for starting a new position as a Direct Care Professional at ACR Homes. 

Congratulations to Marcus Schleper '15 for starting a new position as the Front Desk Agent at Marcus Hotels & Resorts. 

Congratulations to Curran Yarano '12 for starting a new position as an Account Associate at Time Matters Entertainment.

Congratulations to Chip Berry '08 for starting a new position as Sales Representative at Apollo Technology Group. 



General Updates

Congratulations to Jim Hanton '78 for being awarded with the 2019 Officials Excellence Award by USA Swimming. Jim served as admin vice chair from Minnesota Swimming from 2009-13 as well as general chair from 2013-17, and was instrumental in the adoption of the Competitive Excellence Initiative. See the full story here!

1st Lieutenant Michael Deasey '12 was recently married to Nicole Frederickson at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul, MN. For the ceremony, Mike used some of the Academy's sabers for the recessional. Photo Credit to Rachabella Photography.

Career Updates

Congratulations to Huy Bui '16 for starting a new position as an Incoming Advisor Development Summer Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Congratulations to Matt Baer '09 for starting a new position as Regional Sales Manager at Gulfstream Aerospace.

Ben Schneeman '08 recently started a new position as UHG R&D Ventures at United Health Group.

Congratulations to Chris Nichols '87 on starting a new position as Vice President of National Sales at Cult Artisan Beverage.


General Updates

Sam Johanns '15 was named Male Athlete of the Year at Xavier University.

Nate Schwartzbauer '08 returned home safely from a deployment to Afghanistan with his team, SFODA-3122. Nate included this message "We had a very fulfilling deployment, some got hit but everyone made it home alive. We were so very fortunate, and happy to be home. I carried this flag and STA banner on every mission".

Members of our senior class traveled to Northwestern University in Illinois for their annual econ tournament. While there, they met up with Josh Mollner '06. Josh is currently an Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences at Northwestern. 


David Dietz '85 took command at the Navy Reserve unit based in Charleston, SC supporting SPAWAR sending officers and sailors to the fleet upgrading the fleet with the latest technology. David also just received the Legion of Merit for work with his previous unit.

Bill Kennedy '68 and his brothers were added to the Janesville (WI) Senior High School Honor Wall. The Kennedy brothers own Rock Road Companies and have long maintained a reputation for quality work and fair business practices.For the company’s 100th anniversary in 2013, the brothers started the Kennedy Family Foundation to support nonprofits in and around Rock County.

CAreer Updates

Congratulations to Ethan Rasmussen '12 for being promoted to Consultant at Bluewolf, an IBM Company.


Jordan Kruger '11 was named one of the 15 Up-and-Coming PR and Social Media Marketers to Watch by ACH Communications.

Congratulations to Andrew Johnston '07 for being promoted to Enterprise Account Executive at SendGrid. 

Congratulations to George Williams '06 on his promotion to Account Executive at GlobalTranz.

Congratulations to Ryan Patrick '04 for starting a new position as an Investment Banker (M&A) at Chartwell Financial Advisory, Inc. 

Tim Murnane '77 was named one of the 10 Most Admired CEO's for 2019 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. 


General Updates

Check out this player profile feature on Ray Christy '18. Ray was the Brooks Bandits' co-Rookie of the Year for the 2018-2019 season in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Ray is committed to playing college hockey at Colorado College. 

Four former Cadet Swimmers met up at the National Club Swim Meet at Ohio State University. From left to right University of Nebraska Nick Johnson '17, University of Minnesota Jake Pursley '15, Villanova University Danny Lee '17, and University of Notre Dame Jacob Gerend '18

Peter Krieger '12 helped send the University of Minnesota Duluth Hockey team to the Frozen Four with a second period goal against Quinnipiac University. Read the full story here

Public speaker and youth motivator Joe Beckman '97 was featured in the article "Beckman shows love to Beckman".  The article discussed a recent speaking engagement that Joe had at Beckman Catholic High School, and Joe's message on self-love and human connection for students today.

Bill Foussard '72, a member of the Board of Directors for Cerenity Senior Care, was recently named Board Trustee of the Year by LeadingAge Minnesota. See the full story here

Career Updates

Congratulations to Logan Stucker '15 for starting a new position as a Software Engineer at Optum.

Congratulations to Michael Peters '15 for starting a new position as a Research Associate at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Jason Sedlak '93 is proud to announce that his new business College H.U.N.K.S Hauling Junk and Moving Eden Prairie will be opening its doors on April 15. If you are interested in an opportunity please reach out to Jason through the link


General Updates

Former Cadet hockey and current Saint Mary's University hockey player Tommy Stang '15 has had a break out season both on and off the ice. Tommy's hockey season was highlighted by a spot on the All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic conference First-Team. Tommy's impact off the ice is just as impressive. Read the full story here and learn the impact Tommy has had on the non-profit NorsKids Foundation. 

Career Updates

Congratulations to Isaac Hayes '12 for starting a new position as a Packaging Systems Engineer at E&J Gallo Winery. 

Congratulations to Alec Schwartz '13 for starting a new position as an Account Manager at Insight Global.


General Updates

Since retiring from The Academy in 1999, Joe Reymann '57 has been the treasurer for the Minnesota Science Teacher's Association for the past five years, and served as the chair of exhibitors for their annual conference. Joe was also recently elected to his second term as the chairman of the Eagan and Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization. 

Career Updates

Head of Sales at Aeritae, Martin Hamilton '05, is looking for qualified applicants for an Account Executive position at Aeritae. Follow the link for the job description. 

Congratulations to Tom Cerrito '09 for being promoted to Senior Underwriter at Wells Fargo Auto.

Congratulations to Liam Adam '15 as he will be joining Allianz as a member of their operations team. 

Congratulations to Jacob Gerend '17 for starting a new position as a Human Resources Intern at Midwest Dental. 


General Updates 

Public speaker and youth motivator Joe Beckman '97 offered some amazing insight into the importance of teachers in his new video The Calling.

Sam Gabrielli '13 is currently working as a weekend meteorologist at KSFY News and is regularly involved in KSFY Morning News.

Former stand out longsnapper for the Cadet Football team, Axel Raarup '18, made the University of Notre Dame football team and will be practicing with the team this spring.  

Career Updates

Adam Gentner '06 was recently promoted to Senior Director of Latin America and New Markets at Sonnen, Inc.

Jack Schneeman '09 started a new position as the Chief Operating Officer at Phraze.

James Kolar '12 recently started a new position as Business Development Coordinator at LPA Retail Systems.

Nathaniel Donovan '13 recently started a new position as a Financial Analyst for Global Markets at IBM.