Our Team


Our team comes with a range of talent and experience. We possess extensive expertise in training, teaching, and curriculum development. We deliver workshops and customize training to company executives, HRs, leadership teams, and supervisors.

Our goal is to find, recruit and retain talented individuals and meet human resource goals by creating and implementing a customized plan designed to maximize the benefits of your local workforce.


Hudda Ibrahim

Co-Founder and President

Hudda has extensive expertise in training, teaching, and curriculum development. Hudda graduated from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University majoring in conflict resolution and English literature. She went on to earn a Master’s in conflict resolution from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Hudda is also the author of “From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis” and “What Color is My Hijab.” As a faculty at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and trainer, Hudda specializes in topics of diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, and women’s leadership.


Abdi Mahad

Co-Founder and Vice President

Abdi has a master’s degree in Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) at the Saint Cloud University and Bachelor degree in Business Management.

Abdi has provided training sessions and translated employee handbooks, orientation, and good manufacturing practices into Somali. He also offered on-the-job American work ethics for immigrant and refugee employees.


Megan Kalk

Senior Market Research Analyst

Megan has a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis on local government leadership from St. Cloud State University. She has undergraduate education in Sociology and International Relations.

Professional experience before employment with Filsan includes: Survey Research Director at SCSU Survey Center, Independent Policy Analyst for Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s Department of Labor, Intern for City Administrator of Waite Park, Minnesota, and Strategic Planning Consultant for St Cloud State University’s School of Public Affairs.

Ismail Ali

Marketing & Community Relations Intern

Ismail Ali recently completed his Master’s degree in Media Ventures from Boston University’s College of Communication. Before attending Boston University, Ismail attended the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication in 2019.

Mary Bush

Research and Professional Development

Mary Bush is majoring in Global Business and Accounting at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.