The 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. She has delivered workshops and customized training to company executives, HR departments/staff leadership teams, and supervisors.

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, Indiana. Currently, Hudda is pursuing a Doctor of Education and Leadership degree at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Hudda is the author of “From Somalia to Snow”, “What Color is My Hijab?” and “Lula Wants to Wear A Badge.” 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 unconscious bias. Hudda is a certified trainer through Franklin Covey and Cornel University. Hudda is a recipient of the prestigious Bush Foundation Fellowship (2019) and an Initiators Fellowship from the Greater Minnesota Initiative Foundation (2017).


Abdi Mahad

Co-Founder and Vice President

Abdi holds a master’s degree in Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) from St. Cloud University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

He has devoted his professional life to the relentless pursuits of equity and excellence in education for children and youth, and designed the first Somali language curriculum available in the United States. Abdi also customize curriculum, instructional design, evaluation experience for diverse learners and cultures.

Abdi has provided training sessions and translated employee handbooks, orientation materials, and “good manufacturing practices into the Somali language.” He also offers on-the-job American work ethics training 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.

Rachel M. Anderson

Rachel M. Anderson

Marketing & PR Consultant/Publicist

Rachel M. Anderson has more than 30 years of communications experience across a wide range of disciplines. She currently works as a marketing & PR consultant and publicist. She also has extensive media experience in both the print and broadcast arenas. Before switching to a career in marketing and PR, she worked as a major market television newscast producer and reporter for 15 years.