Twin Lakes STEM Academy Board brings collective expertise and experience in the areas most critical to charter school success, including charter school start-up, community engagement, student recruitment, facility management, academic excellence, and finance.

Patrick Exner:

Board Chair,  Community Member Has  over 25 years of experience in education and has served as a teacher, Principal, Adjunct University Professor and as a Director of Charter Schools.  He has sat on state wide committees in the areas of educational equity and school choice. Patrick is skilled in providing innovative leadership through development of creative school programming and he is passionate about educational equity. He currently serves as the Director of Instructional Leadership for Ascension Catholic Academy. 

Board Member , Parent

Jeremy Gharineh:

Malaney Peterson:

Board Member, Teacher Phone #: 612-599-3206

Jonas Beugen:

Director and Ex-Officio Member, Jonas Beugen comes to Twin Lakes STEM Academy after serving for the previous eleven years as a school leader in schools at every level of K-12 education. Prior to moving into school leadership roles he served as a teacher and coach for eleven years in the Robbinsdale school district. Jonas holds a Master Degree from Hamline University and has completed all coursework but the dissertation towards a Doctor of Education in Leadership at Saint Mary’s University.  

Abdirashid Abdi:

Community Member

Phone#: 612-986-4061

Parent Member

Jenabo Tourre:

Phone #:  952-215-7869

James Cosgrove

Community Member


Teacher Member

Paige Lund: 

Phone # 763-398-9393