Mr. Thomas Erickson

Mr. Erickson brings over 20 years of experience working with a multitude of venture-backed start-ups. He is currently Co-President and Director of First Green Partners. Tom holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Rev. Timothy C. Geoffrion, Ph.D.

Reverend Timothy C. Geoffrion, Ph.D. is a co-founder of Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries. Tim is Chairman of the Board of Directors as well as President and Teaching Minister. Please see Tim’s full bio on our staff page.

Mr. Peter Strommen

Mr. Strommen is President of Process Displays, based in New Hope, Minnesota. Peter lives with his wife, Pamela, and three children in Excelsior, MN.

Mr. Gary Tygesson

Mr. Gary Tygesson is a partner in the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. He has over 35 years of experience advising publicly-held companies and their Board of Directors on capital markets transactions, corporate governance issues and SEC compliance matters.

Gary lives with his wife Jane in Edina, MN and has two adult children.

Pastor Valerie Strand Patterson

Pastor Valerie Strand Patterson has served St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth, MN since 1988, mostly in the areas of servant ministry,  spiritual growth, and pastoral care.  She grew up in rural Minnesota, the 7th of 7 children, and graduated from New London High School, the College of St. Benedict and Luther Seminary.  She is married to Philip Strand Patterson.