Meet the Team


Matthew Hansen, ATP, EAS -  CEO 

Matthew has worked in the human services field for over a decade as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), Director of Assistive Technology for a statewide Minnesota non-profit, and  currently is the owner and CEO of Mercarik Inc. He is also a co-founder of the Minnesota Networking and Education for Assistive Technology  (MN-NEAT).  Matthew has earned the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, (RESNA) as well as the Environmental Accessibility Specialist (EAS) license through the state of Minnesota.  He holds an  Bachelor's Degree and MBA from the University of  St. Thomas. 

When he’s not at work he enjoys running with his wife and playing with their dog, Beau.



Annie Kuthart – Office Coordinator 

Annie has worked in the disability field for over 10 years, both “on the front lines” as a DSP and job coach, as well as “behind the scenes” as admin and project coordinator.  She loves organizing and building systems, enabling staff to do their work as easily (and most efficiently) as possible, and hearing how her work creates more independence in the lives of Minnesotans with disabilities.  

When not creating spreadsheets or procedures, she is at home knitting, cleaning up after her toddler, or scrolling through adoptable pets online. 


Beau Hansen - Office Mascot

When not attending to my VERY important and oh so difficult life of eating, drinking, barking, and sleeping, I like to make sure my human co-workers are staying busy and working hard.  

In my free time I enjoy shredding toilet paper, barking at strangers near and far and lounging on MY pillows.