Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation


Steve Barton, Board Chair

BartonMr. Barton brings over 30 years of business management, commercial banking and private wealth stewardship to the board.  He is CEO of the Waterford Group LLC in Minneapolis, a strategic consulting firm that provides debt and equity resources to businesses and commercial real estate developers. He also serves as a Director for Unity Banks in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Prior community board involvement includes the Saint Paul Fire Foundation, the Hmong American Partnership, and Park Square Theatre.


Robert Baker, Treasurer


BobMr. Baker is the Chief Financial Officer of Schmitt Music Company since 2002. Schmitt Music Company operates 15 retail music stores selling musical instruments in the upper Midwest. Prior to his position at Schmitt, he spent several years in the banking and finance area. He has several certifications in his field, including being a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Certified Management Accountant, and certified in financial management. In addition, he has been actively involved on other non-profit boards, including the Hmong American Partnership, Park Square Theatre and the City of Lakes Rotary Club



Brian Kasbohm, Executive Director

BK2Brian Kasbohm’s law enforcement career spans 33 years, with over thirty years of service with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. He retired May 31, 2012, as Captain and Director of the crime laboratory. While most of his time was spent in the Forensic Sciences Division, he also has experience as a unit and division commander in several other areas, and he has worked extensively with the special deputies and explorers. Mr. Kasbohm served as Chair in his second, four-year term on the Minnesota Forensic Laboratory Board as the Governor’s appointee.


Ike Messmore, Secretary

IWM headshotIke is an attorney at the law firm Bowman and Brooke LLP. He practices in the area of products liability defense, representing clients around the country against claims that their products are dangerously defective.Ike also serves as his firm liaison for associate fundraising to Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and as a member of the steering committee of the Defense Research Institute's Young Lawyers division. Mr. Messmore is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.


Jeff Menne CFA

Jeff MenneJeff is a portfolio manager for Trust and Investment clients at Associated Bank Wealth Management. Mr. Menne has managed wealth for families and business owners in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. Mr. Menne is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.





Shalin Johnson

Shalin JohnsonShalin has worked as a Commercial Insurance Consultant for Marsh & McLennan Agency the past 12 years.  He specializes in helping Middle Market companies and organizations with their insurance and risk management needs.  Shalin has an Associate in Risk Management designation.

Shalin has been active with Bolder Options, a regional mentorship program for at-risk youth, the past 11 years. He has served as their Treasurer, Board Member, and currently serves on their Advisory Board.  Mr. Johnson is also a proud Rotarian. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Brooklyn Park the past 9 years.

Shalin and his family have lived in Brooklyn Park the past 17 years. He prides himself in being an active citizen by currently serving on the City’s Budget Advisory Commission, and Signature Event Area Task

 Mike Campbell


Mike works with the Davis Family Holdings/ Cambria and has also been a long-time fundraiser. He specializes in marketing, government affairs and public relations. Prior to his current position, Mike worked for St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman as a director of intergovernmental relations. Mike graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and has been active as a volunteer with the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, the City of Stillwater and the Cambria Sobriety High Scholarship program.

 Louis Frillman

Lou FrillmanMr. Frillman has been providing counsel to the real estate investment and development business nationwide since 1975. He has completed counseling assignments dealing with significant decisions regarding market feasibility and absorption analysis studies, valuations and disposition of major business properties, and investment analyses for acquisition of property by institutional investors of all types.

Marquette Advisors is a national real estate counseling practice with offices in Minneapolis, Seattle and Washington D.C. Marquette provides comprehensive solutions to complex real estate problems and is practiced at managing and overseeing large real estate consulting projects nationwide. Marquette Advisors specializes in transactional advisory services, crossing all property types and geographic boundaries.

 Brian Farrell

Brian FarrellBrian is Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of Haskell’s Wine & Spirits. Haskell’s has been in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and the TwinCities community since their first store opened on 6th Street in 1934. Under Farrells' ownership, which began in 1971, and Brian’s leadership, the company has opened 11additional stores including 2 franchises.

Previously, Brian served as a B2B Sales Manager and provided sales team training for an array of legal products, including WestLaw, KeySite and West’s Legal Directory during his 11 year tenure with West Publishing Co./  Thompson Reuters in Eagan, MN.

He is a graduate of Saint Thomas Academy and of Drury University in MO where he earned his BA in Marketing Communications and served on the Board for Lamdba Chi Alpha.

Brian is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time in northern MN at his family lakehome. He and his wife Ann live in Mendota Heights where they raised their 2 children and are active members of the Church of the Assumption in St. Paul.

Steven P. Katkov

KatkovSteven Katkov is first and foremost a business lawyer. He knows and understands business. He comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and has an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset. He is familiar with accounting, tax, economic and risk management concepts and has held significant management positions in two public Fortune 300 companies, with an emphasis in real estate, banking and finance. His diverse business and legal experience allows him to understand clients' objectives and help them develop creative and efficient strategies for achieving them.

Steven focuses in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, banking, and intellectual property, and provides legal advice on a variety of business, transactional, corporate, and tax matters. He has represented a wide variety of closely held corporations, partnerships, emerging businesses, lenders, and individuals throughout the United States. He also provides business and corporate law services to a number of clients in industries including manufacturing, commercial real estate, banking, and the technology sector, with an emphasis on software and hardware solutions.

Because of his experience, Steven has been sought out as a board member for the Unity Bank of Minnesota’s Community Advisory Board, and the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Tax Law Section, among others. He has spoken at various organizations including the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Federation of Exchange Accommodators and the Indiana Society of Public Accountants and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas.

Steven received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. He was a staff member and then managing editor of theJournal of Law and Inequalityand was a graduate research assistant to Professor Carol Chomsky, professor of American Legal History. He earned his M.S. in justice studies from Arizona State University, during which he was a graduate research assistant for Professor Pat Lauderdale. He received his B.A. in sociology,magna cum laude,from Macalester College.

Jamie Honour

Jamie is married and a mother of 3 school-age children. She is active in her community, church and children’s schools, which include chairing programs and volunteering her time. Jamie and her family reside in Orono and live on Lake Minnetonka. Both Jamie and her husband are strong supporters for public safety on and around the lake, and the Hennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol.

Chad Darr CFP

Chad serves the investment and banking needs of high net worth clients as a Private Banker with Associated Bank. Mr. Darr previously worked as a Financial Advisor at UBS, and Financial Planner at JNBA Financial Advisors. He is a graduate of Augsburg College.

Monica Vogel

Monica volunteers with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Amateur Radio Corp (MARC) unit. Besides Hennepin County, she volunteers with multiple organizations including FosterMyPet and other nonprofits. She is also an Information Technology professional specializing in quality assurance, change management and configuration management.