Reimagine Your Future

COVID-19: We are committed to keeping students and staff safe. Review our updates, information and protocols.


CEO Louis King

Louis King has more than 20 years experience in education, youth development and workforce development. His current work focuses on stabilizing families by ensuring that parents earn the wages needed to adequately support their children.

King served in the U.S. Army for 10 years, achieving the rank of Major. He is married to Beverly and has three children: Aja, Kamaria and Lauryn.

COO Leroy West

Leroy West joined Summit Academy in December 2003. As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, he manages all program operations, analysis and evaluation. Previously, he served for 10 years in leadership positions at East YMCA in St. Paul.


CFO Marc Carrier

Marc Carrier joined Summit in January 2005. His strong organizational skills, financial discipline and strategic planning experience are assets to the organization.

Carrier is active in local government, serving his third term on the City Council for the City of Waconia, serves on the Board of Directors for Metro Cities, and serves as the City liaison to School District 110.

CAO Miriam Williams

Miriam Williams became Chief Administrative Officer in August 2020. In this role she oversees the Northstar Innovation Center campus, enrollment, support services, placement, COE accreditation and more.

Prior to that Williams served as Director of Student Services for two years. She has 20-plus years of demonstrated success in Student Affairs, leadership and curriculum development, team management, cross-functional collaboration, strategy development, and budgeting.

Board of Directors

Summit Academy’s Board of Directors provide vision and leadership to assist in setting the direction to achieve the organization’s mission and goals. They possess a fiduciary duty to the organization by monitoring and evaluating financial results, and ensure and nurture adequate human and financial resources. They monitor and evaluate the organization’s CEO and services.

*Executive Committee Member

*Ravi Norman – Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
Norman Global Entreprises
Elected October 2012

*Steve Kairies – Vice Chair
Access Financial
Elected January 2013

*Bonnie Braun Padilla – Treasurer
Elected July 2014

*Miquel Purvis McMoore – Secretary
Managing Director
KP companies
Elected April 2018

Paul Ravich
Ravich Meyer Kirkman McGrath & Nauman
Elected September 2005

David Juran 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Colliers Mortgage
Elected July 2016

David Wohl
Former Owner
Coit Services
Elected January 2014

Mark Moorhouse
Senior Vice President & Partner
Elected July 2016

Paul Nielsen
Target Corporation
Elected July 2014

Bill Williams
Executive Vice President
Ameriprise Financial
Elected April 2018

Jackie Ottoson
Principal – HR Practice
Go Growth Operators
Elected April 2014

Karl Hurston
Purchasing Manager
Elected April 2018

P. Bill Parker
Retired, Chief Risk Officer
U.S. Bancorp
Elected July 2016

Tom Zirbs
Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank
Elected 2019

Jim Torborg
Retired, Chief Operating Officer
API Group, Inc.
Elected July 2016

Ouraphone Willis
Senior Director, Global Diversity
UnitedHealth Group
Elected January 2020

Kristin Young, RPh
Retired, Healthcare
Elected April 2014

Laura Groschen
Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Cardiac and Vascular Group
Elected October 2020



Explore Summit Academy

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about us and our students!