Meet The Board

Ryan Peterson -Chair

President of the PTA 2016-2018

Ryan and his wife Kristine have two kids, Their son Calvin is currently at Keewaydin and their younger son Quinn is at Wenonah. They  live only one block from Wenonah and love the Nokomis area neighborhood. They enjoy traveling to San Diego, Sarasota FL or Las Vegas in the winter months and spending weekends at their parents' lake cabin near Detroit Lakes in the summer.

Anne Nervig -Co-Chair

 Also head of the Volunteering Committee

Anne has lived in the Nokomis East neighborhood for 13 years. She and her husband, Mark, both out-of-staters, bought the house without ever having heard of Lake Nokomis--and can't imagine living anywhere else. They have two children, Eleanor (4th grade) and Sam (2nd) grade, who keep them very busy with soccer, piano lessons and ice skating. Anne works part time as an adult ELL teacher in St. Paul, and in her free time, likes to volunteer at LNCS, walk around that lake, and spend time with friends. There's a good chance you'll run into her at the Nokomis Beach coffee shop, and when she's just at home, she's probably trying to figure out creative ways to make her house feel bigger than it really is. She and Mark remind each other all the time: "location, location, location!"

Jay Larson - Co-Chair

Jay & his wife, Sara have made the Nokomis East neighborhood their home since they moved into the area in 2001. They’re proud parents of three children; Rose, Lily & Toby all whom (have) attend Lake Nokomis Community School. Lily & Toby attend Keewaydin and Rose is now a freshman at Roosevelt High School. 

Jay has proudly served the Lake Nokomis Community School’s parent committees for a number of years. He, along with a handful of other parents, led the grassroots effort for the significant expansion of the Keewaydin building to better serve our children & community. 

You can typically catch Jay in the kitchen helping flip pancakes, serving up spaghetti or making up pizzas & foot long hotdogs at our PTA events!

Adam Nafziger


Adam and his wife, Nikki, have lived in the Nokomis neighborhood since 2004. They have three children, two at Keewaydin and one who will be in kindergarten in 3 years. Adam has been active in the PTA for 5 years and a board member for 4 of them. He is currently in his third year as treasurer. Adam is a full time stay-at-home dad and manages their rental properties, all of which are within 2 miles of the lake. Adam and his family are avid cargo cyclists and are fierce advocates for both the neighborhood and its schools.

Andy Tesch


I have lived in the neighborhood with my wife Dina since 2005. Our son Ben is in second grade at Wenonah. When we’re not out biking around the city we love to travel. One of our favorite places to go is the Caribbean. We enjoy being active in our community school and PTA. It’s always fun running into someone we know when we’re out and about.

Jennifer Roark

Fundraising Committee Chair

This Jenny's first year on the board as Fundraiser Chair.

Has lived near Lake Nokomis for over 9 years and enjoys using all that the neighborhood has to offer: the lake, the trails, the parks! Jenny and her husband Dan have  3 kids, 1 at Keewaydin, 1 at Wenonah and one in preschool.

Lisa Quinlan

Communications and Outreach Chair

This is Lisa's first year on the board but has been involved with volunteering for a few years for both schools. Lisa and her husband Taylor live close to Minnehaha Falls and love spending time at Sea Salt. Both of their kids; Kieran + Mackenna attend Keewaydin. 

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