Mike Warren

Summit Mortgage Corp. | Mortgage Banker
(612) 730-2939 | mwarren@summit-mortgage.com

I treat each client as I would like to be treated, always put the client’s interest first, and show unparalleled attention to detail….the rest will take care of itself.


  • I have been in residential Real Estate for well over a decade, from Residential Property Management to Mortgage Finance.


  • I have 3 kids.
  • I drive them places.

Julie Miller

TopLine Federal Credit Union | Branch Manager
(763) 391-0800 | jumiller@toplinecu.com

I strive to exceed customer expectations through superior personal banking service. I believe Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it, autograph your work with excellence!


  • Over 20+ years in the banking industry
  • Joined TopLine Credit Union in 2010


  • Mother of two, therefore much of my time is spent with my husband and kids
  • Love to cook, read and travel

Mekdes Doyamo

5 Star Cleaning | Owner
(612) 442-0569 | fivestarcleanmn@gmail.com

5 Star Cleaning is dedicated to providing superior cleaning services complimented by our determination for customer satisfaction.  You can trust our company and our cleaning experts to thoroughly clean your property so that you don’t have to.  Our trained and insured cleaning team bring all of their own supplies and equipment to your job site, and will make sure your commercial property looks its best.


  • 1 year Business Owner
  • 5 + Years in Commercial Cleaning
  • 5 + Years in Post Construction Cleaning


  • Spending quality time with family
  • Learning new things

Rakim Anim

N1 Motion | Owner
(763) 807-7247 | rakim.anim@n1motion.com

N1 Motion is a fitness company that provides comprehensive training solutions. We offer group fitness classes, sports performance training, personal training, online training, and recovery & treatment services. We are dedicated to empowering lifestyle and competitive athletes to accomplish their fitness and performance goals.

The name N1 Motion comes from Newton’s first law of motion. “A body at rest stays at rest, a body in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an external force.” We are the external force that gets people moving in the right direction and empowers them to be the best version of themselves. We will be there when they face barriers that slow them down, and we will inspire them to keep pushing forward to become more resilient for everyday life.


  • Ed Applied Kinesiology (University of Minnesota)
  • 10 years in Fitness/Performance Industry
  • 3+ Year Business Owner
  • CSCS
  • CPT
  • RPR


  • I enjoy spending quality time with my wife Julia, along with family and friends
  • I love grilling in the summer months
  • Working out is my favorite way to kick start the day
  • My passion is connecting with people and helping others

Jason Parks

Renovations Unlimited Inc. | Contractor/Owner
(763) 262-0007 | jason@ruimn.com

We help people repair and revamp their homes. From simple projects to complex renovations we take pride in what we do, so you can be proud of the projects you complete.


  • I am a general contractor with 20 years of experience in the home remodeling industry.


  • I am the father of three young children.
  • Besides my family, my passions in life are hunting, fishing and fitness.

Phil Derksen

TopLine Insurance Agency | Insurance Agent
(763) 391-5364 | pderksen@toplinecu.com

My goal is to give my clients the right coverage for the right price with a personal touch. I have been in the insurance business for 10 years from being an insurance adjuster to becoming and agent. I saw a lot of insured’s put into terrible situations due to lack of appropriate coverage and I wanted to make this right. Therefore, I became an agent to help my clients get the right coverage so when the claim happens they are fully covered.


  • Licensed Insurance Agent for 11+ years
  • Insurance Auto Adjuster 4 + years
  • Owned my own Insurance Agency for 3 yrs


  • Married to wife Rachel, with 2 boys and 1 daughter; Levi, Seth, and Cora
  • I love to fish any time of the year
  • Enjoy coaching soccer for all ages

Shelby Birchard

Shelby Mae Interiors | Owner & Principal Designer
(507) 531-7000 | inquiries@shelbymaeinteriors.com

I work with my clients to improve the interior of their everyday spaces. It is important that humans live, work, play, eat, breathe, and sleep in spaces that improve the quality of their lifestyle, as well as their overall attitude. My company strives to build these spaces for clients through the use of innovation, functionality, and beauty.


  • Accredited Interior Design Degree
  • 4 year business owner of SM Interiors
  • 6+ years in the design industry


  • Spending time with family and friends at the lake
  • Traveling
  • Practicing Yoga

Lori Jokinen

Functional Health Unlimited | Chiropractor
(612) 223-8590 | drlorijokinen@gmail.com

I specialize in chiropractic, pediatrics, pregnancy, soft tissue injury, and assessing the nutritional needs of patients. The most common conditions I see for nutritional therapy include thyroid dysfunction, chronic disease, autoimmune disorders, and leaky gut syndrome. By implementing functional medicine principles and running comprehensive labs on patients to determine the cause of their symptoms and then guiding them through how to support their bodies with diet and nutritional supplementation, my patients truly begin to understand what a vital role they can play in their own health. With 14 years of experience in nutritional counseling and detoxification, it is my passion to help patients who are seeking nutritional and dietary therapies to attain true health.


  • Doctor of Chiropractic – 2011
  • Acupuncture Certification – 2011
  • Graston Technique Certification – 2011
  • Certified from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics – 2013
  • Currently enrolled with Functional Medicine University to earn Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition and Certification as Functional Medicine Practitioner
  • Firstline Therapy Lifestyle Coach – 2007


  • Spending time with my two children, Alexa and Carter
  • Love to travel, spend time by the beach
  • Learn new things to further help my patients

Brian Niemczyk

Law Firm of Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC | Attorney/Partner
(952) 460-9245 | bniemczyk@hjlawfirm.com

I represent individuals and business owners in a wide variety of disputes, especially in the areas of employment and real estate law. My clients benefit from my experience in both advising them on how to avoid the need for litigation, and prevailing when litigation becomes necessary. Through my law firm and its network, I also have the resources available to handle any size legal issue, and to handle most other types of legal matters.


  • Bachelor’s degree and law degree from Hamline University
  • 6 years of legal practice at a mid-sized downtown Minneapolis Law Firm
  • 7 years at the Law Firm of Hellmuch & Johnson, PLLC, which has grown into one of the top 25 firms in Minnesota


  • Married to Emily, with a son and a daughter, Kevin and Julie
  • Coaching and cheering on my kids in basketball, baseball, and soccer

Andrea Grabow

Fun2Raise Marketing & Events| Senior Account Executive
(952) 641-7100  ext 110 | Andrea@Fun2Raise.com

At Fun2Raise we partner with schools and sports associations providing them with valuable resources and in turn provide local businesses the opportunity to market directly to area families.  If your audience is families with kids in school and sports … then Fun2Raise is your ultimate connect.


  • Worked @ Fun2Raqise Marketing 7yrs +
  • Background in Radio & Online Advertising


  • Spending time with my family and crazy Labradoodle puppy
  • Always up for exploring new places
  • Enjoy spending time at the cabin on the North Shore, skiing, biking, and volunteering
  • I try to enjoy life with a cup of coffee in hand.

Duane Kovala

TopLine Federal Credit Union | Member Business Loan Officer
(763) 391-5382 | dkovala@toplinecu.com

I enjoy serving the lending needs of business owners.  It is no secret financial institutions fro the most essentially all offer the same products or services.  It is my belief that providing superior customer service is what separates the “mediocre from the great”.  Regardless of loan size or product type,  I will strive to get you across the finish line.


  • Commercial Lender with over 30 years experience
  • TopLine Federal Credit Union in 2016


  • Spending time with my wife (Bistra) and son (Victor) who is one years old
  • Passions are people, travel, grilling, deer hunting, woodworking, and the Green Bay Packers!

Joshua Howard

Northwestern Mutual | Financial Advisor
(612) 758-7632 | joshua.t.howard@nm.com

All too often with as many financial tools as there are in the marketplace there is the tendency to put tools in place without first defining the plan.  This leaves individuals and families letting their financial tools define their journey rather than having their vision lead them to the best tools.  My team and I pride ourselves in reversing that course by connecting with our clients to first establish their values, goals, and priorities then go to work on which tools are best suited to bring their vision and goals to life.  We specialize in going deep and helping individuals, corporate executives and families remove themselves from the craziness of life for a brief moment to put a strategic and comprehensive plan in place that works behind the scenes, establishes a feeling of financial security and allows them to get back to spending their time on what matters most in life.


  • Bachelors Degree in Financial Management from the University of St. Thomas
  • Licensed and working with clients in MN as well as 20+ other states throughout the country
  • Wealth Management: Wealth Management Advisory Services, Brokerage Investment Accounts, IRA’s, Roth IRA’S, 529 plans
  • Risk Managment: Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Annuities, and Long Term Care Insurance
  • Small Business: Setting up employee benefits (retirement plans/insurances), key person planning, buy/sell agreements


  • With 3 boys (Colton, Hudson, Peyton) all under the age of 4, free time with them and my wife (Sam) is where you’ll generally find me
  • If there is a break in the action, I will watch or play any sport out there and try and sneak in a workout here and there.

Kathy Petersen

Opus Music Academy | President and Founder
(612) 217-0415 | info@opusmusicacademy.com

I was born in South Korea, and grew up in Buffalo, MN.  I studied piano and music therapy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis and received my Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy in 2009.  I am also a certified Elementary Level Piano instructor through the Royal Conservatory of Music, and I am pursuing certification there as an Intermediate and Advanced level instructor.  I am also working towards becoming a Nationally Certified Instructor of Piano through the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).  Music has always played a very significant role in my life; add that with my passion for helping people and brining people together is the hear of Opus Music Academy.   I have a team of 30 instructors in all areas of music and production.  We serve the entire Twin Cities Metro area, and our headquarters are located in New Hope.  Our mission is to bring people together through music, and making music lessons available and accessible to all.  We will also have a Scholarship Fund.  Opus conducts it’s lessons in-student-homes.  Virtually, and traditional in-studio (at New Hope, Robbinsdale, or instructor’s studio).  We love to network, partner, and collaborate with local organizations, businesses, and non-profits.  We embrace community engagement opportunities, and regularly provide live music for seniors in senior living homes.


  • Piano Teacher since 2009
  • Ukulele Teacher since 2018
  • Specialize in Adaptive Piano Lessons
  • Member of MTNA, MMTA (MN Teaches Assoc.), MMTF (Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum), and AMTA (American Music Therapy Association)
  • Created and Developed Programming at Schmitt Music: Music Therapy Program, Adaptive Lesson Program, Adult Group Piano, Youth Piano Camp
  • Educator through Osseo Community Education Summer Camps


  • Married to husband, Marty, and we have three children.
  • Enjoy Cooking, playing my piano, ukulele, flute, and guitar … and love to sing.
  • Love spending time with my family in the great outdoors: Camping, Travel, Hike, Boating, and Fishing.
  • Enjoy having friends and family over as well.
  • Hockey is my favorite sport
  • Love animals: we have a dog, cat, and fish named Egg Drop.  I dream of having a horse someday.
  • Currently learning French

Rob Freeman

FYI Landscaping | Owner
(763) 528-8209 | fyilandscaping@gmail.com

I started my business officially when I was 16yrs old working for family friends doing landscaping work, growing up I always loved to be outside and help neighbors and friends with yard work.  Throughout high school it was something that fit into my schedule and I loved what I did, while getting a college degree, is when I realized that this could be my career.  The business started to grow under 50 accounts to now over 300 clients by the time I graduated in the Spring of 2018.  Landscaping is something I really have a passion for and enjoy the seasons of the business.


  • Hardscaping, landscaping, lawn care and snow removal
  • 8 yrs doing landscaping
  • Commercial and residential full property maintenance


  • Working
  • Being outside year around
  • Jet Skiing/Surfing on the Mississippi River

Jordan Parks

Liberty Mutual Insurance | Sales Representative
(763) 595-3038 | jordan.parks@libertymutual.com

I help families and individuals by ensuring that they have the best and most comprehensive coverage on their home and auto insurance, as well as the insurance for all their toys. I also help families protect their most valuable and important asset through our many affordable life insurance options.  My family and I live in St. Michael, MN and we are connected in the local community.


  • I have been with Liberty Mutual for 12 years and am licensed in MN and the surrounding states, and AZ.


  • Live music
  • Camping
  • Watching and Playing basketball & golf
  • Spending time with my wife, Jacklyn, and our two boys,  Harrison (2) & Hendrix (6 months).