Gary Hegenes

Gary Hegenes

Gary is one of the founding members of Breakaway Academy and also the founder of Hegenes Properties, Inc. – a property management service to the great Midwest states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The most important thing to Gary has never been the ‘brick and...
Andy Brink

Andy Brink

Andy is a founding member at Breakaway Academy and Director of Admissions. Andy also oversees all athletic programming as Director of Athletics. Growing up in Bemidji, Andy played six years of varsity golf and three years of varsity hockey. Following high school, Andy...
Dave Snuggerud

Dave Snuggerud

As one of Breakaway Academy’s founding members, Dave has turned his passion for hockey and learning into a lifelong purpose at Breakaway Academy. He currently serves as Director of Business Operations. Dave also focuses on fostering a safe, respectful learning...
Sean Bloomfield

Sean Bloomfield

I live in Victoria with my wife and two children. Outside of school, I coach high school hockey and own a small publishing company. In my spare time I enjoy camping and spending time in the outdoors with my family. What do you like most about BA? The ability to form...
Gretchen Stramel

Gretchen Stramel

Gretchen is responsible for student life and day-to-day student-programming for grades 4-8 at our Eden Prairie location. For 10 years, Gretchen taught 8th grade English and Literature at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul. In 2021, Gretchen joined Breakaway Academy as a...
Gary Zegras

Gary Zegras

Gary Zegras’ unwavering passion for hockey and exceptional leadership qualities make him the ideal individual to lead the admissions and athletic program at Breakaway Academy Connecticut. With over 30 years of involvement in youth hockey and a remarkable 15-year...
Beth Scioletti

Beth Scioletti

Originally from Long Island, Beth is a 1998 West Point Graduate where she majored in management and systems engineering, and was a 4-year starter on Army’s Women Division 1 Soccer Team. She’s a proven combat leader deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan in key leader...
JP LaFontaine

JP LaFontaine

I was born in Michigan, but I went to high school at Shattuck St. Mary’s. Minnesota State Mankato is where I went to college and played 4 years of hockey. I finished playing in the ECHL, where I won a Kelly Cup. My Dad has been coaching my whole life in multiple...
Nick Mattson

Nick Mattson

I grew up in Chanhassen. My hobbies include anything fitness-related, camping/hiking, pickleball, reading, and movies. What do you like most about BA? Building relationships with the students and being part of a fun environment while still pushing student-athletes to...
Brian Saintey

Brian Saintey

My wife Corrin and I currently live in Bloomington, MN with our three boys; Duncan (8), Rocco (6), and Calvin (3). If we’re not at the rink, you can find us chasing the boys around the ball field, playing at parks, or enjoying some fishing at the cabin! What do you...
Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin

As the director of communications and community relations at Breakaway Academy since June 2021, Jessica has been instrumental in building brand awareness that drives student acquisition and retention. Her responsibilities include overseeing all digital content and...
Colton Witte

Colton Witte

Colton is the Director of Operations and Technology at Breakaway Academy and while those are his primary responsibilities, he fills in anywhere a student, parent, teacher, or coach needs support. Colton grew up in Chaska, graduated from Chaska High School and...