Chief Compliance Officer
"I love being part of a team that helps take care of our clients and makes a difference in their lives. That's why we do what we do - for the positive impact we make."
Ellen Johnson is Chief Compliance Officer and works diligently to help our office remain compliant with the current laws and regulatory requirements in our ever-changing financial industry. Ellen also takes great responsibility for her contributions to the Birchwood team and is dedicated to our collaborative efforts.
Ellen lives in Eden Prairie with her husband, Eddy, and their son, Dan. She is a board member of the Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest. She also enjoys yoga, traveling, biking and reading.
Ellen was working at First Bank Edina when she began attending the University of Minnesota. It was here that her interest in the financial field blossomed. She continued with First Bank Edina for over 12 years, before moving to Prime Mortgage Corporation, where she worked for three-and-a-half years. Her focus shifted primarily onto her family for the next 10 years as, a stay-at-home mom.
Later, Ellen sought a position in the financial field again. With an established understanding of the language and experience of working with people’s money and helping them with their financial lives, Ellen proved to be a great fit at Birchwood, and joined the firm in 2005.
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, B.S. in Business