Designer Profiles

Whether large or small, one of the most important components of any project is design. A quality upfront design will ensure that your project is everything you want it to be. You can expect great design from Mingle’s professional kitchen and bath design team, not only because they’re experienced and innovative, but because they understand that the most important component of your design is YOU!!

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

Tricia Tidemann
 
Leslie Meyers

Leslie Meyers

AKBD, Associate ASID, Senior Kitchen and Bath Designer

As an award-winning kitchen and bath designer, Leslie understands that successful design is as much about developing respectful relationships as it is about creating stunning paces. Whether creating a sleek contemporary kitchen in an urban loft, integrating an eclectic style, or designing a comfortable, traditional space, Leslie’s well-honed listening skills, clear communication style, attention to detail and calm professional demeanor are powerful assets that provide clients with rewarding experiences and outstanding end results.

Her expertise spans remodeling of existing homes to working with new construction. Leslie is happy to partner with your builder, contractor or architect to ensure your high quality projects are on schedule and within budget.

Leslie’s design awards include ASID Best in Show, 2011, and 1st Place Kitchen, 2011. She has been published in local and national publications, including Artful Living, Mpls./St. Paul Home, ASID MN Design Directions, Distinctive Kitchen Solutions, Kitchen+Bath Business, Signature Kitchen and Baths, Spaces, and The Color Idea Book.

763.717.8515

lmeyers@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
 
Megan Dent

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

 

Lynn Heuchert

Kitchen and Bath Designer

Lynn’s designs are guided by her belief that a home and its furnishings are simply a backdrop to the lives being lived there.  Her designs arise organically as a result of her keen ability to understand her clients. Rather than push her taste onto her clients, Lynn is inspired by their needs and style.  Her conversations engage clients in various aspects of the design process, such as beauty, function and space. The scope and direction of the project flow naturally from these conversations and result in an artistically driven, functional work of art.

Lynn has over 20 years of experience in the Kitchen and Bath design field, including six years as proprietor of a kitchen and bath, home furnishings, and interior design store in New Ulm. Her experience spans both residential and commercial projects. Lynn’s strong communication skills and superb attention to detail serve her well, not only with the client, but with the overall project collaboration.

Lynn’s work has been featured in regional Minnesota magazines, and she has been recognized for several years running by one of her former cabinet suppliers for exceptional design and service.

763.717.8512

lheuchert@MingleTeam.com

Lynn Heuchert
 
Claire Hinrichs

Claire Hinrichs

Kitchen and Bath Design Assistant

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 certainly appreciates a clean, classic style that stands the test of time. But she is just as comfortable working on projects inspired by the “industrial” look, with exposed beams, brick, reclaimed wood, and stainless steel.

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 the designers with valuable support from start to finish.

763.717.8511

chinrichs@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
 
Jenna Minke

Jenna Minke

Kitchen and Bath Design Assistant

Jenna’s career in kitchen and bath design was strongly influenced by her experience growing up in the family remodeling business: she got an early start by cutting up magazine photos to make dream houses. After receiving her design degree in 2007, she found her true niche in kitchen and bath design.  Jenna graduated from an NKBA-certified Kitchen and Bath Design program in 2015 and partnered with one of the Twin Cities top design-build firms. She is happy to use her skills and experience to support the Mingle K & B designers.

Jenna’s personal design aesthetics tend toward inspirational spaces, with a fresh, clean take on classic design styles ranging from traditional to modern.  With her honest and relaxed approach, Jenna is an excellent addition to the Mingle team.

763.717.8538

jminke@MingleTeam.com

 

 

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

 

Leah Dunne