Experienced Leadership

Leadership is the foundation for growth and success. With over 30 years of experience in architecture and interior design, our leaders know what it takes to prosper

Leadership Team

Our experienced leadership team believes in long-lasting relationships and unmatched service. We have earned a reputation for efficient design and smart planning by having leaders who are present. Every project we work on is shaped by years of leadership and expertise.

Todd Mohagen
Todd Mohagen, AIA, NCARB
Principal
Mark L. Hansen
Mark L. Hansen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Principal
Lyn Berglund
Lyn Berglund, CID, ASID
Director of Interior Design
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In 1989, Todd Mohagen founded this architecture and interior design firm in his Wayzata basement. From the beginning, Todd focused on building meaningful client relationships. By delivering innovative design solutions and unbeatable customer service, Mohagen Hansen quickly became one of the most reputable companies in the Twin Cities.

Over 25 years later, Mohagen Hansen continues to thrive. And Todd's kept the company close to home this whole time.

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Mark Hansen has been passionate about architecture his entire life. His reputation and drive made him the ideal partner for what is now Mohagen Hansen.

For over 30 years, Mark has developed efficient spaces in a wide range of industries, including corporate, office/warehouse, dental, and healthcare. Although he enjoys working in many areas, healthcare is his true passion. During the past two decades, Mark has established himself as one of the area leaders in healthcare planning and design.

No matter what the project, every detail matters to Mark. His attention to detail and commitment to client relationships ensures every project is a great one.

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As Mohagen Hansen's Director of Interior Design, Lyn Berglund knows a thing or two about interior design success. And she knows success starts by listening to the client's needs.

For over 30 years, Lyn has been finding the right design solutions in every industry. Her interactive approach to working with clients produces the perfect space every time. Lyn's balance of creativity and functionality is often the key component to giving a business the environment they need.

A Mohagen Hansen project isn't complete without Lyn's leadership and eye for the perfect finish. When you need a design solution, Lyn is here to listen.

Best In Our Industry

Our projects are only as good as our people. Fortunately, we have some of the best people in the industry. The Mohagen Hansen team consists of 30 highly skilled and experienced professionals, including 24 architectural personnel, 6 interior designers, and 4 administrative support staff. Every project involves a firm principal to ensure the right solutions utilizes the right resources while staying on schedule and budget.

Meet our team and learn more about who will be planning and designing your next big project.

Anna Slayton
Anna Slayton
Marketing Coordinator
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WHAT'S SOMETHING NONE OF YOUR COWORKERS KNOW ABOUT YOU?

Michael Jordan once picked me up and called me "as cute as a bug" to which I replied "BUGS ARE UGLY!" and then ran back to my mom. I was five years old and didn't quite appreciate who was complimenting me.

IF YOU COULD TRADE PLACES WITH ANYONE FOR A DAY, WHO WOULD IT BE?

I would definitely trade places with The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton! I wouldn't even need to leave Kensington Palace, I would just spend the day admiring her wardrobe and playing with Prince George and Princess Charlotte - they are the cutest! 

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

Watch a movie with a clown in it. Even seeing the word "clown" gives me the creeps!

Bob Bailey
Bob Bailey
Architecture
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If you could build anything, what would it be?

I would build an elaborate backyard lazy river.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

If I weren’t in this field, I would establish and run a youth soccer organization.

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

I would trade places with Gaston Tong Sang, the mayor of Bora Bora.

Brian Hunke
Brian Hunke, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP ID+C
Architect
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

I am inspired to help shape the built environment around us and the everyday places that people live, work, and play. 

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

 I would truly enjoy being a City Planner for a small walkable town with history and charm.

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

I would trade places with a 4 year old. It would be exhilarating to wake up each day with nothing on my to-do list but to play, ask 1,000 questions just for the sake of curiosity, take an afternoon nap, and make new friends.

Eric Mikkonen
Eric Mikkonen
Architecture
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What's your first memory of designing or planning?

Lego’s, Lego’s, Lego’s. Even as a child I was obsessed with putting things together and making my own designs.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

I would love to design and operate a great bistro/bar.  Food and drink are such an important part of cultures around the world, and it could be a great creative outlet. 

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

My wife, so I could see if I’m really as awesome as I think I am! 

Haley Stofferahn
Haley Stofferahn, LEED Green Associate
Interior Design
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If you could build anything, what would it be?

Rather than build something, I would love to design a high-end yacht. The first Interior Designer I ever met designed yachts and that definitely left an impression!

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

I used to draw layouts of dream homes in chalk on my driveway growing up. At that age, my main focus was creating an amazing playroom, backyard, and bedroom. My best friend and neighbor growing up would draw these houses with me as well, and now he is an architect.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

If I weren’t an interior designer, I would want to be an editor for a fashion magazine.

Heather Kvanbeck
Heather Kvanbeck
Architecture
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What's something none of your coworkers know about you?

During my college summers, I was a swimming instructor for toddlers. It was very fulfilling and a ton of fun.

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

My first memory of designing and planning would be playing with Legos and building forts in the living room as a kid.

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

A blind individual, so I could experience my surroundings in a different way. This experience would provide me with insight on how to improve the way spaces are designed to accommodate the needs of others.

Jan Dufault
Jan Dufault, CID
Interior Design
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

Working with clients to devise a vision for their environments, then developing concepts in form and finish on paper. The amazing part is seeing it all come to life!

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

I tried to add a custom mural to my bedroom as a child. All crayons disappeared from our home but my parents then found scribbles in pen and pencil on the edges of all the doors in our farmhouse.

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

I think I would be Queen Elizabeth, but only for a day. A day isn’t enough to accomplish much so I’d be the Queen. I’d spend the day in the palace having tea, riding in her carriage and just having a rich, fabulous, nonchalant day.

Janet Sullivan
Janet Sullivan
Finance Director
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What's something none of your coworkers know about you?

I spent a year backpacking around Europe and Northern Africa when I was 18.

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

I would trade places with the Dalai Lama.

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

Back up an 18 wheeler! 

Jennifer Kaplan
Jennifer Kaplan, AIA
Architect
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If you could build anything, what would it be?

I would like to build a tree house in the Redwood forest in California. The tree house would have a tower for sky watching.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

I would be a forester.

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

I cannot sing.

Jeremiah Simones
Jeremiah Simones, AIA, NCARB
Architect
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

Working with a team and a client who looks for opportunities to showcase creative solutions is always exciting. Even if those initial concepts don’t come to fruition, getting the chance to explore new options helps invigorate the team and inspires the final design.

If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be?

That’s easy, my wedding. It was a once in a lifetime experience to marry my beautiful wife with our family and friends in attendance to celebrate with us. It was the best day of my life.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

You would probably find me in the entertainment industry writing novels or developing movies. I would have to find a creative outlet somewhere, and I’ve always enjoyed writing, 3D modeling, and special effects.

Jesse Hadley
Jesse Hadley, AIA, NCARB
Architect
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If you could build anything, what would it be?

I would knock down the cheapest house I could find on a lake somewhere and design and build my own custom home. I think it would be a fun challenge to get to perform as both architect and contractor on your own project.

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

I would draw and build things a lot as a kid. I remember drawing all of the space ships from Star Wars and then building them out of Legos and Construx.

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

Dance! I’ve never felt comfortable doing it and it just doesn’t come easy for me. It’s ironic because my wife grew up as a competitive dancer and somehow we ended up together! 

Jill Metzger
Jill Metzger
Architecture
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

Working in the architecture field is a rewarding profession.  There’s nothing better than walking into a building that you’ve spent many hours working on and seeing it all come together into a final finished product that others get to enjoy!

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

I have childhood memories of visiting my dad at his work where he was a project estimator for a drywall company. He would show me the different projects he was working on, and I would sit with him in his office and draw my own floor plans of my ‘dream house’ using his drafting table.

If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be?

I would relive my college years at North Dakota State University!  I have so many memories of late nights at the studio with my classmates and friends, building models, ordering pizza at 2 in the morning, and playing our favorite music throughout the studio while finishing up our projects.

Kelly Cranbrook
Kelly Cranbrook
Architecture
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What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

I really enjoy the outdoors, so I think I would become a Forest Ranger in Alaska.

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

I believe that I can do anything as long as you put my mind to it, except for licking my elbow!

Favorite quote?

“If you don’t learn from your mistakes, there’s no sense in making them” – Harvey Mackay

Kelsey Sullivan
Kelsey Sullivan
Interior Design
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If you could build anything, what would it be?

A tree house in the huge willow tree in my backyard – complete with multiple levels connected by rope bridges!

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

Almost monthly rearranging my bedroom when I was in grade school. For a short amount of time, I had taken my doors off my closet and stuck the head of my bed in it. I had built shelves along the side and added curtains to the doorframe to close it off.

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

Sadly, I absolutely cannot do a cartwheel!

Lindsey Kroen
Lindsey Kroen, NCIDQ, IIDA
Interior Designer
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

Call me crazy, but I really love the time just before a project is issued. Although it can be stressful, seeing the days, weeks, months (years!) of work we’ve put in with our clients come together is so rewarding. I’m also very deadline driven and do some of my best work during crunch time!

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

Looking back, most of my childhood play focused around design and planning spaces). From elaborate multi-room forts that filled the basement of our home to LEGO neighborhoods, home-made Barbie mansions and virtually through computer games like The Sims, I loved creating spaces for “people”.

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

Try as I might, I absolutely cannot throw a Frisbee. Not even on the Wii…

Marshall Christopherson
Marshall Christopherson
Architecture and IT
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If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be?

I would go back to when I got my first bicycle.  Back then, I could go anywhere that my little legs would take me.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

If I weren’t in this field, I would be building custom wood furniture.

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

As hard as I may try, I cannot lick my elbow, even if it has a little of my favorite barbeque sauce on it.

Meghann Coyle
Meghann Coyle
Architecture
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What's something none of your coworkers know about you?

I had a pet mouse named Cella in grad school at the University of Minnesota in a bird cage in studio.  She went back and forth to class with me every day, and judged our models inside and out. 

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

FBI. High security levels run in the family.

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

I would trade places with Ralph Lauren, but only to be out at the Montana ranch designing evening wear, cowboy boots and outhouses.

Neil Missling
Neil Missling, AIA, NCARB
Architect
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

I enjoy the problem solving nature of the work. Working within each project’s set of parameters (site, scope, budget, etc.) to address the needs of our clients is really rewarding.  We create spaces that improve the lives and experiences of those who use the buildings.

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

In high school my Dad would bring me open office plans and ask me to draw in cubes, offices, bathrooms, break rooms etc. to see if a space was feasible.  I suppose it saved him from paying an architect if a space didn’t work. Now I am the guy trying to get paid.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

I would probably be a mechanic. I enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together, and figuring out how it works and why it broke. I am usually fixing something on my car as it is.  Plus, who doesn’t like buying new tools?

P. Grant Larsen
P. Grant Larsen
Architecture
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If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be?

I would love to go back and backpack Eastern Europe for 4 weeks. I took an architectural study tour there at the end of my undergraduate studies.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

I would most likely be in education. I love sharing things that I am passionate about with other people. 

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

I cannot beat my wife in a board game. Seriously, she’s too good. 

Pam Hultgren
Pam Hultgren
Project Assistant
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

The fun, unique personalities at MH are inspiring; we are an eclectic, talented staff that clearly loves what we’re doing and the people we are working with!

What's something none of your coworkers know about you?

One of my passions is music.  I play the piano and am currently learning the mandolin.

If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be?

The day my kids, Lizz and AJ were born—they have been the greatest blessings in our lives!

Paul Carr
Paul Carr, AIA
Architect
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

The people. Clients, coworkers – all. I work hard to turn our services into good relationships. It’s a great feeling when a client sees the hard work & understands the great value it brings to their workforce – their people, through the environment we’ve developed as a complete team.

What's something none of your coworkers know about you?

Nothing. I tend to tell everyone too much – it’s all out there. Most of my coworkers have heard all my stories too many times…

If you could build anything, what would it be?

A very deluxe croquet set;  maybe with ash handles, bubinga mallet heads, some minimal rich color details. Real nice. I love those backyard leisure games….

Ron Powell
Ron Powell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

I am inspired to work collaboratively alongside a team of coworkers, consultants, clients, and contractors.

If you could build anything, what would it be?

I would like to design and build a lake home.

If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be?

I would like to relive the birth of our first child. My wife’s labor went all the way through the night until morning, and the event seems a little foggier than you would expect of such an epic moment.

Stacy Collins
Stacy Collins
Architecture
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

 I love the collaboration of all of the thoughts and ideas of each person on the project team that goes into designing a space.  The sharing of knowledge that is needed to create a space to best suit the end user is very rewarding.  It is so incredible to begin a project with client’s ideas of what they like and how they work and share the knowledge I have gained over the years, and then begin creating a new space to accommodate those needs and to finally be able to walk into the completed space that is unique to that group of people. I guess in the end it is the thoughts and dreams of people expressed in the built environment that inspires me.

What's your first memory of designing or planning?

 In junior high I began designing and building custom furniture with my father.  It was a great hobby to share with him.  I still use many of those lessons today.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

I would be retired.  I love what I do for a living and cannot imagine doing anything else.  I have been very lucky in life to have my work and my passions align so well.

Steve Oliver
Steve Oliver, AIA, NCARB
Architect
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

Problem solving – that is really what this profession is about.  The client has a problem, needs space or a building, and we develop the solution.  Seeing creativity and collaboration come together to develop good solutions for our clients makes me want to do it again, only better.

If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be?

I’d relive my wedding day.  It went by so fast and I feel like I missed some of it because of how emotionally overwhelmed I was after my bride sang to me right at the beginning.

What would you be doing if you weren't an architect or interior designer?

I think I’d make a good cop or special agent, or maybe a carpenter.

 

Steve Paetzel
Steve Paetzel
Architecture
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

I love problem solving! I was the guy who liked the word problems in math class.

If you could build anything, what would it be?

I suppose like many people, I would like to build a new house. I am going to build a new outhouse at the cabin next year, so that’s pretty good too.

What’s your first memory of designing or planning?

I designed fishing rod holders that we are still using 40 years later

Susan Kimbrel
Susan Kimbrel
Marketing Director
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What excites or inspires you about your work?

No two days at work are ever the same!  I enjoy the variety of projects that I get to work on and the people I work with.

If you could relive any moment from your life, what would it be?

I would relive both of my kid’s first birthdays. It was such a busy time in our lives and I feel like we weren’t truly able to enjoy the events.  I’d like to do it over so that I could really take in all of the special details and moments.

What's something you absolutely cannot do?

I could never remove a dead mouse from a trap! Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad to have caught him, but the whole trap goes, mouse and all!  YUK!

Todd Novak
Todd Novak, AIA, NCARB
Senior Market Sector Leader
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What is something you absolutely cannot do?

Give up caffeine! With four young kids and a tendency to try and squeeze every minute out of every day, caffeine is a necessity. My favorite drink: The Double Depth Charge! 

What excites or inspires you about your work?

I love what I do, and when you are surrounded by coworkers and clients that share the same passion, the process is just as rewarding as the final outcome.

What's Something none of your coworkers know about you?

Answering this sort of negates the question, but, probably how I'm both a night owl and an early bird. I stay up late at night, and am up bright and early for my 4:45am Spin Class, hence my previously stated need for caffeine!