Becky Linstroth

Becky is the Founder and CEO of BCL Search, a recruiting firm focused within the financial services. She has placed over 1,500 administrative candidates in her career and is sought after as an expert in the recruitment field. Originally from Connecticut and Texas, Becky received her Bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University. She lives in Plymouth with her husband and 3 children.

Shalin Johnson
Vice Chair

Shalin 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

Katie Fulkerson


Katie is the Communications Director at Center of the American Experiment, a non-profit public policy think tank. Before that, she led media relations and outreach at the Minnesota Senate and served as a digital advisor for a number of legislative campaigns. She also has nearly a decade of agency experience managing interactive projects for Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to her role as Secretary of the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation, Katie enjoys volunteering for a number of non-profits and advocacy organizations. A midwesterner to the core, she grew up in Wisconsin and Illinois before earning her B.A. at Indiana University. She and her motorcycle-loving husband lived on both coasts before settling down to enjoy lake life in Minnetrista with their two spunky toddlers.

Mary Radtke

Mary comes to the Sheriff’s Foundation with over 11 years experience as part of the volunteer corps for Hennepin County.  She has held numerous positions within the organization including crew sergeant, scuba instructor, underwater recovery team diver and others.

She has worked the last 11 years at Cargill and Medtronic on their SAP implementations, currently specializing in the technical aspect of SAP’s manufacturing module and has been awarded the Medtronic CVG Star of Excellence.  She holds a BA in Journalism with a Public Relations focus from the U of MN-Twin Cities and has served as the secretary and president of her homeowners association.  She is also the recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Mary and her husband live in Northeast Minneapolis and enjoy travelling as often as they can.

Denny Arons

For 31 years I served as a police officer for the City of Golden Valley. I spent a considerable amount of my career as a Detective and then Detective Sergeant. I graduated the 223rd session of the National FBI Academy in Quantico. My interest and gateway into police work came in high school when I was a police explorer with the Bloomington Police Department. I received my undergrad from Minnesota’s Carlson School and my MPA from Hamline University in labor negotiations.

After policing, I became a business agent and represented nearly 900 law enforcement officers throughout Minnesota. Now, I am the Security Director at Breck School and proud to serve as the SAL Commander at the Chesterbird Legion Post 523. I enjoy time away on Bay Lake where cracking the fishing and hunting code are priorities. My partner Monica and adult children are always about to try something new…

Peter Brehm

Peter Brehm is a small business and tax attorney with Business Law Center in Minnetonka and has served as an adjunct professor at Michell Hamline School of Law for the past 15 years.  He received his J.D. and LL.M from William Mitchell College of Law, and his B.A. in political science from North Dakota State University.

Peter grew up in a law enforcement family in Minnetonka, where he learned firsthand the sacrifices made by law enforcement members and their families.  He currently resides in Eden Prairie with his twelve-year-old son.  He and his son enjoy travelling, fishing, and basketball.

John Erntson

John has been supporting the Sheriff’s Office as a volunteer for over 35 years.  He is currently the Captain of the VSD Corps and has been awarded numerous accolades for his service including DNR Boat and Water Safety Deputy of the year, Acknowledgement by President George W Bush for volunteer service, MN State Sheriff’s Assoc. Volunteer of the year & Award of Merit National Sheriff’s Assoc.

He has been employed in the precision sheet metal and metal fabrication industry for over 40 yrs; currently as Manager of Manufacturing and Engineering.  John has lived in Hennepin County his entire life and currently resides in Crystal with his wife Terri.

Brian Farrell

Brian 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.

Lou Frillman

Louis W Frillman is President of Marquette Advisors, and Chairman of Marquette Capital Advisors, and principal of Ramsey Hill Properties. He has actively run numerous real estate partnerships across the nation. He serves in leadership in varied non profits, including food banks, shelters, and has served on the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Board for 4+ years.

Craig Hartman

Craig is retired from the mechanical contracting / engineering field and currently is employed by the Hennepin County Sheriffs Office where he serves as a Water Patrol SD in the Enforcement Services Division. He is also the CEO of a Veterans Non Profit Cooperation.

Craig is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a Search and Rescue ParaMedical ( SAR ) Technician. He is a Life member of the Disabled American Veterans and The American Legion.

His hobbies include fishing, hunting and competitive shooting sports. He spends as much time as possible with his German Shorthair Rufus and working on his property north of Duluth and pheasant hunting camp in South Dakota.

Ike Messmore

Ike is an attorney at the law firm Bowman and Brooke LLP. His practice focuses on complex litigation matters and involves 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, as a member of the steering committee of the Defense Research Institute’s Young Lawyers division, and as a board member of the FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra. Ike is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.

Monica Novak

Monica Novak has over 25+ years in the IT industry working at both Medtronic and General Mills, Inc. She currently is a Senior IT Manager responsible for Production Support at Medtronic. Monica has been in engaged in a variety of organizations including Dress for Success and the University of MN scholarship Fund.

She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BA degree in Speech-Communications and a Master’s of Technology. She is currently an adjunct professor at Concordia University teaching IT Infrastructure.

Monica is a lifelong resident of Hennepin County and currently lives in Minnetonka with her husband Michael. They enjoy spending time traveling and staycationing in the Twin Cities.