OUR STAFF & FACULTY

Jess Coykendall 

DIRECTOR
612-210-9160

Jess Coykendall, Director of Lake Street Works, has 25+ years of experience in the construction industry, specializing in electrical construction and energy efficiency improvements. Managing supply chains for global distributors like Anixter and Crescent Electric, Jess has overseen logistics on projects for tech-giants like Apple, Facebook, and Google.  Jess earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, not to teach, but to better understand how students learn, retain, and utilize the skills needed to succeed in life.  Now, through Lake Street Works, he’s implementing unique strategies to prepare urban youth for life after high school.

Alex Hands

STUDENT LIAISON
612-512-4033

Alex Hands, Student Liaison for Lake Street Works, has 9+ years of experience in social services. Alex earned his Bachelors at Bethel University. He is responsible for recruiting students for the program, fostering relationships, and creating a positive experience for all involved.