Front Office


Ross Ladehoff

Co-Owner/Team President

Ross Ladehoff is a local Bemidji resident and is very excited to bring the Bemidji Axmen to the Sanford Center.  Ross has lived in Bemidji for the past 8 years and has lived in Minnesota his whole life.
Ross jumped at the opportunity to bring Indoor Football to Bemidji since the beginning because it gave him the opportunity to combine his love of football with the great city of Bemidji.  When not working he enjoys spending his time hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.

Adam Barnhardt

General Manager

Adam Barnhardt is entering his second season with the Bemidji Axemen and the first as General Manager. Adam comes to the Axemen after designing websites for and assisting the social media presences for various athletes in the National Football League. Prior to that, he spent time at a print shop while interning for the La Crosse Spartans (IFL) and Tulsa Talons (AFL). Adam has a strong background in website design and social media marketing.

Hailing from northwest Iowa, Adam is a product of Pocahontas Area High School. When not working in the office, he enjoys relaxing and listening to music.  During the IFL offseason, Adam can be found screaming at the TV in “support” of the Arizona Cardinals.

Matt Hietala

Equipment Manager

Matt Hietala is entering his first season with the Axemen as equipment manager.

Matt is a native of Bemidji, MN and is currently attending Bemidji State University.  He is working towards finishing his degree in Sports Management with a minor in economics as well as a coaching specialist. Matt played hockey, football, and baseball at Bemidji High School and was a member of the 2009-2010 section 7AAAA championship football team. Matt also played baseball at Bemidji State for 3 seasons. Over the past few years, Matt has spent time as a student worker in the athletic equipment room at Bemidji State and has spent this season working in the hockey equipment room at the Sanford Center.

matt Morris

Head Athletic Trainer