Andy Brink

Andy Brink

Andy is Breakaway Academy’s co-founder and Director of Athletic Development. He also teaches Character Development throughout the school year. Growing up in Bemidji, Andy played six years of varsity golf and three years of varsity hockey. Following high school, Andy...
Gary Hegenes

Gary Hegenes

Gary is one of the co-founders of Breakaway Academy. Gary attended North Centeral Bible College and worked in sales for Cordon Bleu from 1964-73. During his tenure he was rewarded with the National Sales Manager of the Year award, and was ranked second in the nation...
Dave Snuggerud

Dave Snuggerud

As one of Breakaway Academy’s co-founders, Dave has turned his passion for hockey and learning into a lifelong purpose at Breakaway Academy. After playing three seasons of college hockey at the University of Minnesota and one season for the U.S. National Team, Dave...
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...
Jeff Metzler

Jeff Metzler

I was born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin. I am a lifelong fan of the Packers and the Badgers. I received my BS in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in 1989. After several years skiing in the Rockies, a job opportunity...
Gretchen Stramel

Gretchen Stramel

I live in the Apple Valley-Rosemount area. I have a 16-year-old son, Charlie, who plays hockey for the NTDP in Plymouth, MI, a 14-year-old daughter, Sophie, who plays for Rosemount High School, Machine Orange ’07, and plays soccer for Salvo, and an 11-year-old,...
Mitch Kirchoff

Mitch Kirchoff

I live in Minneapolis. I enjoy spending time at my cabin up north with my family as well as anything outdoor or sports-related! What do you like most about BA? One of the things that I like most about BA is the strong emphasis placed on developing the total person. We...
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...
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...