The Power Team of Bemidji

Ben Kinne

Manager, Wellness and POWER

Ben Kinne is the Manager of Wellness and POWER at Sanford POWER. Ben Kinne graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall High School in 2006. He earned all-state honorable mention honors while helping lead the Raiders to the Minnesota State High School League state title.

Ben attended Bemidji State University to obtain his Sport Management and Business Administration degee. Kinne played four seasons of Division I hockey at Bemidji State (MN) under head coach Tom Serratore. He was a two-time captain and made the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s (WCHA) all-academic team for three seasons. In his four seasons with Bemidji State, he compiled 32 goals and 44 assists. Additionally, he played in two NCAA National Championship Tournaments, participating in the Frozen Four during the 2008- 09 season. Prior to his time at Bemidji State, while skating for the Topeka Roadrunners (NAHL), he recorded 20 goals and 17 assists in 59 games. Kinne then played for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) for one season, tallying 17 goals and 26 assists in 60 games.

Kinne recently completed two seasons as the director of hockey operations at the Air Force Academy. Kinne came to the Academy from the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL) where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. Prior to his time in Cedar Rapids, he worked as an assistant coach at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (NCAA Division III) from 2014–16 and helped guide the team to their first winning season since 2003–04.

Kinne strives to help athletes develop on and off the ice.

Ben Kinne and his wife, Bri, have two children.

Jon Laakso, MS-ATC, LAT

Sanford / BHS Athletic Trainer

Jon Laakso is a Lead Athletic Trainer at Sanford POWER and Bemidji High School. He attended Luther College and then furthered his education at Indiana University. Jon is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) which is a professional member association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. He also is a member of the Minnesota Board of Certification (BOC). Jon has 30+ years of experience as a high school athletic trainer and has worked with the United States Hockey League (USHL) which is the top junior ice hockey league sanctioned by USA Hockey. Jon strives to work with his athletes to ease pain and prevent injury along with promoting wellness and outdoor sports. Some of Jon’s hobbies include fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing, woodworking, and gardening.

Aryn Ball

Sanford / BHS Athletic Trainer
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Aryn Ball is an Athletic Trainer (ATC) at Sanford POWER. She attended St. Catherine University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and furthered her education by obtaining her Master of Science in Athletic Training from College of St. Scholastica. Aryn has been working at Sanford since May 2016, starting as an athletic trainer for Bemidji high school. Her hobbies include fitness activities, softball, hockey and spending time on the lake.

Nathan Foote

Exercise Specialist
Nathan Foote is an Exercise Specialist at Sanford POWER. He attended Bemidji State University and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Nathan is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist as well as a Certified Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach. Nathan has a history of leading group fitness classes in both healthcare and sports athletic settings. He has worked with a variety of patients of all ages and ability levels. Nathan believes that anything is possible when a patient or athlete is given the right tools and has a knowledgeable professional by their side. He also believes that exercise and a healthy diet are the best form of medicine. Nathan enjoys fishing, hunting, being outdoors, traveling, cooking, and spending time with his dog, Pete.


Cameron Boen

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Cameron Boen is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Sanford POWER. He attended Bemidji State University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (2017-2020). Boen also did internships with Training HAUS in Eagan, MN (04/19) and Choice Therapy, Bemidji, MN (10/20). Boen also have professional memberships and certifications as a ACSM Sports Physiologist and ACSM Professional Member.

Boen has worked in various health care/fitness settings as a phlebotomist, physical therapy technician, strength and conditioning coach, and baseball coach. He has authored and instituted multiple strength programs while providing in depth education on both health and wellness to his patients and clients.

Boen has a passion for health and wellness which is best displayed within his lifestyle and teaching style. He strives to help others achieve their best self physically and mentally by instituting fitness and nutrition into their everyday lives.

When not working, Cameron Boen enjoys spending his time enjoying all that Minnesota has to offer. The lake has always been a priority in the summer, bow hunting in the fall and occasionally time on the mountain in the winters. He also has a 2-year-old chocolate lab who keeps him always moving.