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, Human Resource departments, 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 degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, in 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 member 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) and Bachelor degree’s in Business Management.

Abdi has provided training sessions and translated employee handbooks, orientation materials, and good manufacturing practices into Somali. He also has offered presentations covering 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 Saint Cloud State University. She also has undergraduate coursework in Sociology and International Relations.

Prior to her employment with Filsan, Megan was: Survey Research Director at the SCSU Survey Center; Independent Policy Analyst for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s Department of Labor; Intern for the City Administrator of Waite Park, Minnesota; and Strategic Planning Consultant for Saint Cloud State University’s School of Public Affairs.