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Governing Board Members

The primary function of the Board is to uphold and support the vision, mission, core values, and philosophy of True North Classical Academy.  Board members are volunteers who are committed to the success of the school and give their time to direct and lead the organization.

Luis E. Diaz, CPA, Board Chairperson

Partner, Sharff, Wittmer, Kurtz, Jackson & Diaz, PA
Luis E. Diaz, CPA, is the Managing Partner at the 60‐year‐old Coral Gables firm of Sharff, Wittmer, Kurtz, Jackson & Diaz, P.A. (SWKJD) and is deeply involved in the community.   Mr. Diaz served as Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of St. Philips Episcopal Church and School from 2007-2012.  He also served on the University of Miami Citizen’s Advisory Board,  Board of Trustees of the Miami Science Museum and the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami‐ Dade/Monroe. Mr. Diaz attended Florida International University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Accounting. Given his substantive experience in education and business he serves as  the Chairperson of the Governing Board of True North Classical Academy.

Rudy Pages, MBA

Managing Partner, 1st BridgeHouse Securities LLC
Rodolfo L Pages has over 25 years of direct private wealth management and investment banking experience. Serving as the Head of Sales for Latin America at The Standard Chartered Private Bank and Chief Executive Officer of Stanchart Securities International Inc. Prior to Standard Chartered, Rodolfo was the Chief Investment Specialist for the Global Wealth Management division of American Express Bank. Rodolfo earned both his Bachelors of Science in System Analysis (with Honors) and his Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Finance/Public Administration from the University of Miami. He has been active in community affairs chairing a number of boards at several South Florida municipalities and has been advocating children’s causes for years through his involvement with the Pediatric Associates Foundation.

Ernesto Rodriguez Jr. P.E.

Vice President of Engineering, Wiginton Fire Protection Engineering, Inc.

Ernie Rodriguez is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Florida with over 20 years experience in life safety and fire protection.  He earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from Univerity of Miami.  Ernie is a lifelong resident of South Florida and is active in helping the community through local charities.  He has an abiding passion for the aspects of antiquity and philosophy which served to shape western civilization.

Kent (Pete) Windhorst

Principal and Chief Financial Officer

Pete Windhorst has served as a Principal and Chief Financial Officer since 1995. Prior to Collins Capital, Mr. Windhorst was a partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Intercap Investments, Inc., a diversified investment company, and GCA, a real estate company. His career spans over three decades of financial and accounting experience with both public and private companies. Mr. Windhorst received his B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska.