Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Northwest Academy’s Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing and safeguarding the mission of the school.  Trustees are charged with actively and positively furthering the school’s interests and strategic objectives. To contact the Board of Trustees, email




Primary affiliation: Microsoft


Primary affiliation: Winning Mark

NANCY WELLS – Treasurer; Chair, Operations and Facilities Committee

Primary affiliation: Northwest Academy Alumni Parent


Primary affiliation: Bateman Seidel


Tim Dunn

Primary affiliation: Northwest Academy Parent

Tawnya Fox

Primary affiliation: Northwest Academy Parent

Emily Karr – Chair, Trustee & Governance Committee

Primary affiliation: Stoel Rives LLP

Sloan Kimball, CFA

Primary affiliation: Pillar Pension Assurance

Scott Showalter

Primary affiliation: Oregon Symphony

Lana Smith

Primary affiliation: Deloitte and Touche

Neal Spinler

Primary affiliation: Young Musicians & Artists

Dayna Underhill

Primary affiliation: Holland & Knight LLC

Shane Wolfsmith

Primary affiliation: Grady Britton


Karen Freedman, Chair

Primary affiliation: AllMed Healthcare

John Carroll

Primary affiliation: Carroll Investments LLC

 Michael Curry

Primary affiliation: Michael Curry Design, Inc.

Julia Dixon

Primary affiliation: Author

Don Drake

Primary affiliation: Melvin Mark Brokerage Company

Zachary Franks

Primary affiliation: Investor

Jamey Hampton

Primary affiliation: BodyVox; Hampton Affiliates

Margaret Hinshaw

Primary affiliation: Northwest Academy alumni parent

Karen Hoke

Primary affiliation: Northwest Academy alumni parent

Charles Jennings

Primary affiliation: Swan Island Networks, Inc.

Michael R. McCulloch, AIA

Primary affiliation: Michael McCulloch Architects, LLC

Richard Meeker

Primary affiliation: Willamette Week

Martin Moll

Primary affiliation: AKT Healthcare

Lindley Morton

Primary affiliation: Green Gables

Paul O’Brien

Primary affiliation: Divination Foundation

Richard Ponzi

Primary affiliation: Ponzi Vineyards

Guido Rahr

Primary affiliation: Wild Salmon Center

John Ripper

Primary affiliation: Vinton Entertainment

Jim Riswold

Primary affiliation: Northwest Academy alumni parent / artist

Andrew Rowe

Primary affiliation: AllMed Healthcare Management, Inc.

Ron Sauer

Primary affiliation: Mazama Capital Management

Arlene Schnitzer

Primary affiliation: Civic Leader

Jordan Schnitzer

Primary affiliation: Harsch Investment Properties

Albert Solheim

Primary affiliation: Real Estate Development

John Thomas

Primary affiliation: Perkins Coie LLP


  • Small Class Size

    Northwest Academy commitment to small classes and access to faculty help students succeed at high levels.

    Small Class Size
    Classes average 15 students per class
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Students at the 2020 SDLC
  • From Portland and Beyond

    Northwest Academy’s community includes students from throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard as well as Vancouver Washington.

    From Portland and Beyond
    Many students commute by bike or public transportation.