MEET THE TEAM


MEET THE MINGLE TEAM

Our award-winning Kitchen and Bath Designers, Product Specialists and the rest of the Mingle Team.

Tricia Tidemann Lead Kitchen and Bath Designer Manager

Tricia Tidemann
Kitchen and Bath Design Manager, Lead Kitchen and Bath Designer

Tricia is a true design expert, dedicated to providing her clients with functional works of art. While studying interior design, Tricia discovered her ultimate passion: specializing in kitchen and bath design.

Tricia’s diverse portfolio reflects her love of design, and clearly showcases the breadth of her talent, which is not limited to any particular style. Artistically driven by her clients’ dreams, each project becomes as unique as the individual who inspires it. Her clients’ high degree of satisfaction is demonstrated by numerous referrals and repeat business.

With more than twenty years of experience, Tricia has won eight prestigious National Kitchen & Bath (NKBA) kitchen design awards (both locally and nationally) and three regional Sub-Zero kitchen design awards. Her work has been featured in a multitude of kitchen design magazines and books, as well as prominent showrooms and Parade homes throughout the area.

763.717.8513 | ttidemann@MingleTeam.com



Mike Palkowitsch
CMKBD Senior Kitchen and Bath Designer

A detail-oriented visionary with more than forty years of award-winning kitchen and bath design, sales and troubleshooting experience, Michael is a true creative professional. Over his career he’s received twenty-seven national design awards from the National Kitchen Bath Association (NKBA) and National Manufacturers. He’s also been honored with numerous local design awards including a first place Roma Award. Mike was recently awarded the prestigious NKBA Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the kitchen and bath industry.

His expertise spans both high-end residential kitchen and bath design along with commercial showroom and display design for corporate clients including Maytag, Wilson Art, Pillsbury, Litton Industries, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Dura Supreme, Crystal, Wood-Mode and Medallion.

Michael’s extensive knowledge encompasses nearly every facet of the design industry, making him a highly valuable resource for clients. His finely tuned talent for balancing client desires with budget considerations has resulted in a loyal following of extremely satisfied clients.

A popular speaker, educator and publication author on kitchen and bath design, Michael is a long-standing member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association on a local and national level, serving in advisory positions for the organization.

763.717.8517 | mpalkowitsch@mingleteam.com

Mike Palkowitsch CMKBD Senior Kitchen and Bath Designer

Megan Dent AKBD, Kitchen and Bath Designer

Megan Dent
AKBD, Kitchen and Bath Designer

Destined to design, Megan is an expert in creating beautiful spaces. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design and a certification in kitchen and bath design, Megan enthusiastically focused her talents on this exciting specialty. Megan has an extensive educational background in design and years of experience in the industry. Inspired by historic architecture and modern elements, her designs are both timeless and innovative. Megan loves collaborating with her clients to find the perfect combination of function and fun. Blend her expertise with her easy going personality, and it’s no wonder clients continue to return to her for their next project.

763.717.8516 | mdent@MingleTeam.com



Claire Teunissen
Kitchen and Bath Designer

Growing up in the family remodeling business, kitchen and bath design was a natural fit for Claire. She received her Kitchen & Bath Design Certificate in 2013 from Century College and began working at Mingle shortly thereafter. As a way of becoming familiarized with one of Mingle’s cabinetry lines, she entered a design competition that they sponsored – and won!

Since coming to Mingle, she has been honing her skills and developing her own design style. Claire enjoys working on projects inspired by her clients’ individual tastes, blending their style with functional design. She especially appreciates a clean, classic design that stands the test of time.

One of Claire’s many strengths is her expertise in creating life-like renderings that inspire clients and help them see the potential in their projects. Claire skillfully balances her artistic talent with keen attention to detail, providing her clients with valuable support from start to finish.

Claire’s talent shines on projects large and small, as showcased by her award-winning design of a budget kitchen in a September, 2017 NKBA chapter competition.

763.717.8511 | chinrichs@MingleTeam.com

Claire Teunissen Kitchen and Bath Designer

Clark Lamm Kitchen and Bath Designer


Clark Lamm
Kitchen and Bath Designer

Clark brings a diverse creative background to Mingle.  His experience encompasses kitchen & bath design as well as art direction, graphic design and custom cabinet/furniture design.

After receiving his BFA in design from The Kansas City Art Institute, Clark worked as an advertising art and creative director in Kansas City, San Francisco and Minneapolis.

Clark is excited to continue pursuing his true passion of kitchen and bath design at Mingle. In addition to his design degree, he has studied kitchen and bath design through the National Kitchen and Bath Association, as well as furniture design and fabrication at the North Bennett Street School and Anderson Ranch.

Having renovated three homes of his own (a downtown condo, a classic center-hall colonial, and a mid-century modern ranch), he’s sympathetic to the challenges of home renovation and well versed in a variety of styles.

A careful listener, Clark loves incorporating client dreams into the final design. His background in custom fabrication is beneficial to design solutions that are unique and creative, and he loves geeking out on the details.

His kitchen and bath work has been featured on the DIY network and DO! Magazine.

763.717.8538 |
clamm@mingleteam.com



Danielle Lardani
Kitchen and Bath Design Assistant

Danielle’s passion for design was heightened by her studies in Florence, Italy. She saw first-hand the enduring beauty of the art and architecture of the Renaissance Period. Her solid classical foundation gave her an understanding of the diverse Italian, French, and Swiss styles that she encountered on her frequent travels through Europe.

Upon her return to the US, Danielle was eager to dig into a profession that would put her love of design to practical use. Danielle enrolled in an accredited Kitchen and Bath Design program, graduating in 2013 with a High Distinction Medal and Honors. She is currently studying for the AKBD certification exam.

Danielle’s dream is to create beautiful spaces that are uniquely tailored to each client. Her broad appreciation of design and style, as well as her proficiency with CAD design software have prepared her well. Her can-do attitude, and quick smile make her a valuable member of the Mingle team.

763.717.8571 | dlardani@MingleTeam.com

Danielle Lardani Kitchen and Bath Design Assistant

Leah Dunne Kitchen and Bath Design Assistant

Leah Dunne
Kitchen and Bath Design Assistant

Leah’s career began in the Event Industry, designing wedding and corporate event décor and working with clients to make their visions a reality. She loved listening to clients, educating them about product options, and finding design solutions that best fit their needs. But, home décor and design was always her true passion. In 2017, she graduated from an NKBA-certified Kitchen and Bath Design program, and was chosen as Student of the Year.

Now a Design Assistant at Mingle, Leah is enthusiastic about merging her past experiences in design and consultation with her new and rapidly growing knowledge of the Kitchen and Bath Industry. While she loves a variety of styles from modern to traditional, her favorite designs tend to be simple, showcasing craftsmanship and high-quality details. Leah’s dedication to both quality designs and customer experiences make her an excellent addition to the Mingle team.

763.717.8537 | ldunne@MingleTeam.com



Denise Kozojed
Countertop & Tile Specialist

Denise Kozojed brings 24 years of design industry experience to Mingle. Always a true professional, Denise begins each project by listening closely and asking lots of questions. Concepts become coordinated selections that meet her client's goals then exceed their expectections.

763.717.8514 | dkozojed@mingleteam.com

Denise Kozojed Countertop & Tile Specialist

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"Tricia's design experience proved to be invaluable during our kitchen/entry remodel. Her knowledge of cabinet design was impressive!"


Terri P.

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"We love our new kitchen and thank Megan and Mingle for their professionalism and guidance. They guided us through the project and thought of every detail from extra trim, lighting and even the paint colors. We highly recommend them!"


Dave B.

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"We have had the opportunity to purchase cabinetry through Mingle. Our customers worked well with the staff. The designers are fantastic!"


Michels Homes



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