Meet the Staff

 
Mandy
Name: Amanda "Mandy" Tadych
Hometown: Dayton, MN
Current Job: Executive Producer
 
Last Job: Producer for "DragonflyTV" on PBS
High School & College Alma maters: Champlin Park High School & College of St. Benedict
I can never be seen without: Heels
If there was a movie about your life, who would play the lead: Reese Witherspoon
What can most people do that you cannot: Roll my R's
What game show would you want to be a contestant on: Family Feud
Pirates or Ninjas: Pirates
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: Mancini's
Dream TCL on the road destination: Nashville, TN
Favorite TCL moment: TCL's 5 year anniversary
I am a closet: Taylor Swift fan
Favorite Dessert: Red Velvet Cake from Salut
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Christian
Name: Christian Unser
Hometown: Sioux City and Des Moines, Iowa
Current Job: Senior Producer
 
Last Job: Senior Producer for Hoffman Communications
High School & College Alma maters: Valley High School & Iowa State University
I can never be seen without: My iPhone
If there was a movie about your life, who would play the lead: Rick Moranis
What can most people do that you cannot: Care about sports
What game show would you like to be a contestant on: "Bumper Stumpers"
Pirates or Ninjas: Ninjas
Favorite Twin Cities Restaurant: Taco John's
Dream TCL on the road destination: Vegas
Favorite TCL moment: Meeting a Capella group Pentatonix
I'm a closet: Britney Spears fan
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
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Dave
Name: Dave Hammergren
Hometown: Brooklyn Park
Current Job: Director
 
Last Job: Director, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS
High School & College Alma maters: Marshall University High School & University of Minnesota
I can never be seen without: My sense of humor
If there was a movie made about your life, who would play the lead: Jay Pritchett
What can most people do that you cannot: Hula Hoop
Pirates or Ninjas: What?
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: Erte'
Dream TCL on the road destination: Mexico
Favorite TCL moment: Bobcat Goldthwait removing his pants for his interview
I am a closet: "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" fan
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
 
 
Emily
Name: Emily Engberg
Hometown: Burlington, Iowa
Current Job: Field Reporter
Last Job: Anchor/Reporter in Milwaukee
High School & College Alma maters: Burlington High School & Arizona State University
I can never be seen without: My iPhone
If there was a movie about your life, who would play the lead: Kate Hudson
What can most people do that you cannot: Cook
What game show would you like to be a contestant on: Senior Producer Christian Unser says I'd be great on "American Gladiators." I'd have to agree.
Pirates or Ninjas: Definitely Ninjas
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: There are so many in the cities that I love, but Mancini's is my go-to spot.
Dream TCL on the road destination: Going on tour with Bon Jovi
Favorite TCL moment: I love all of the traveling I get to do on the show, but I LOVED the Trafalgar/AAA Wine Country trip with the TCL viewers. It was the best
I am a closet: "Mob Wives" fan
Favorite Dessert: Lemon D. As in Lemon Delight. Yes, it really is delightful
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Kelli
Name: Kelli Hanson
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Current Job: Reporter/Producer
 
Last Job: HealthBeat Anchor for KELO-TV
High School & College Alma maters: Central High School & Indiana University
I can never be seen without: A pacifier or sippy cup somewhere in my bag. And no they're not for me...but two little girls that require a lot of attention
If there was a movie about your life, who would play the lead: Co-Workers say Reese Witherspoon...I'll take that as a compliment!
What can most people do that you cannot: Look up. Seriously
Pirates or Ninjas: Pirates
What game show would you like to be a contestant on: "Double Dare." Is that still on?
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: Salut
Dream TCL on the road destination: Nashville, TN
Favorite TCL Moment: The mooning incident thanks to Bobcat Goldthwait
I'm a closet:"The Bachelor"/ "The Bachelorette" fan
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake. Any kind. Yum!
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Maggie
Name: Maggie Winter
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Current Job: Producer
 
Last Job: Executive Producer for "Bridge Street" in Central NY
High School Alma mater: West Genesee High School & Cazenovia College
I can never be seen without: A sassy pair of shoes
If there was a movie about your life, who would play the lead: Hmm... I've been told I look like Anne Hathaway and Katie Holmes
What can most people do that you cannot: Reach the top shelf. I have short arms!
What game show would like to be a contestant on: "Family Feud"
Pirates or Ninjas: Ninjas
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: Redstone in Eden Prairie
Favorite TCL moment: I loved having Syracuse, NY native and interior designer, Thom Filicia, host the show for a day
I am a closet: I'm from NY, I let everyone know what I'm a fan of
Favorite Dessert: Bomboloni from Biaggi's
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Seth
Name: Seth Holst
Hometown: Kasson, MN
Current Job: Photographer/Editor
 
Last Job: Production Assistant, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS
High School & College Alma maters: Byron High School & University of Wisconsin - River Falls
I can never be seen without: At least 1 functioning cornea
If there was a movie made about your life, who would play the lead: Tara Reid
What can most people dot that you cannot: Answer staff bio questions without sarcasm
What game show would you like to be a contestant of: It's a 3 way tie between "The Price is Right", "Press Your Luck" & "Legends of the Hidden Temple"
Pirates or Ninjas: Be more specific
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: The one my 2 year old doesn't freak out at
Dream TCL on the road destination: Kualoa Ranch in Oahu
Favorite TCL moment: An emotional Hulk Hogan interview by John Hanson in a puppy suit
I am a closet: Ace of Base fan
Favorite Dessert: Yes
 
 
Kerri
Name: Andrea Mayeux
Hometown: Brooklyn Park
Current Job: Associate Photographer/Producer
 
Last Job: Sports Intern at 5 Eyewitness News
High School & College Alma maters: Champlin Park High School, College of St. Benedict, Northwestern University
I can never be seen without: My headphones. I use them for work, running and listening to Twins/Wild/Vikings/Gopher games.
If there was a movie about your life, who would play the lead: Reese Witherspoon
What can most people do that you cannot: That's a good question
What game show would you like to be a contestant on:
The Price is Right. I love every game...except Cliff Hangers - the one with the yodeling mountain climber.
Pirates or Ninjas: Pirates
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: One that serves up fresh oysters
Dream TCL on the road destination: Tokyo. Difficult to find a better place for food, fashion and fun!
Favorite TCL moment: TBD
I am a closet: Reality TV fan
Favorite Dessert: Spumoni
 
 
Mike
Name: Mike Marcotte
Hometown: Blaine
Current Job: Assistant Producer & Guest Coordinator
 
Last Job: Senior Marketing Coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
High School & College Alma maters: Centennial High School & Gustavus Adolphus College
I can never be seen without: My iPad
If there was a movie about your life, who would play the lead: Matthew Broderick
What can most people do that you cannot: Say words with the letter 'G' in them- sing, hanger, the list goes on
What game show would you like to be a contestant on: "The Price is Right" or "Wheel of Fortune"
Pirates or Ninjas: Ninjas
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: Bar La Grassa
Dream TCL on the road destination: Barcelona, Spain!
Favorite TCL moment: Falling while backstage. I've fallen up stairs, down stairs, and on a flat floor in front of a llama. Makes for a good laugh
I am a closet: Ru Paul's Drag Race fan
Favorite Dessert: Funfetti Cake
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Tracy
Name: Tracy Robb
Hometown: Born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Coon Rapids
Current Job: Office Manager & Web Administrator
 
Last Job: Office Manager at a construction company
High School Alma mater: Coon Rapids High School
I can never be seen without: A coffee to get my mornings started!
If there was a movie about your life, who would play the lead: Goldie Hawn
What can most people do that you cannot: Bend the tops of my ears down
What game show would you like to be a contestant on: "Deal or No Deal"
Pirates or Ninjas: Pirates
Favorite Twin Cities restaurant: Donatelli's
Dream TCL on the road destination: Road Trip down Coastal Highway #1 in California in an RV through all the coastal towns and destinations
Favorite TCL moment: Backstage with Maks from Dancing with the Stars when he saw I needed a REAL hug!
I am a closet: "Deadliest Catch fan"
Favorite Dessert: Cherry Cobbler &Vanilla Ice Cream