Our Team



Blain Johnson    

Blain was born and raised is southeastern North Dakota and grew up dealing with the major flooding issues along the Red River of the North through the 90’s and early 2000’s. This early experience dealing with emergencies became the roots of Paramount Planning’s early beginnings. Blain graduation from North Dakota State University in Fargo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management and minors in Sociology and History from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND before obtaining a Masters of Science Degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. After school, Blain worked at an industrial door manufacturer as safety and security specialist in Fargo before being hired an emergency management senior consultant at a consulting firm while founding Paramount Planning in 2015. Blain currently resides in Bovey, MN and enjoys travelling, time by the lake, and his cat Connor.


B.S. Emergency Management, North Dakota State
M.S. Biodefense, Homeland Security, George Mason University


Rachelle Brinkman    
Public Safety Coordinator

Rachelle was born and raised in Carver, MN. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and began teaching Preschool. Rachelle kept teaching for a little over 4 years and then became the Director of a Preschool in Fargo, ND. She found her love for organizing and clerical work through her experience as a director. She went on to become an Office Coordinator at a Clinical Autism Center in Hermantown and is now the Clerk for Grand Lake Township. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, daughter and 2 dogs (Loki and Hades) or reading her favorite author’s publishings (Stephen King).

  Coming Soon

Kelly Haffield    
Human Trafficking Prevention Coordinator


Mitch Wilkinson    
Public Safety Specialist