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Meet The Team




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Tom Richter


Executive Director
trichter@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
The way we are able to make a difference in people’s lives and the variety of events we do.

FAVORITE QUOTE
Bloom where you are planted.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
A Cowboy

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
IPA Draft Beer

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Italian Sausage

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) – Garth Brooks
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Jeremy Linstad


Associate Executive Director
jlinstad@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
We are a family. No matter what is going on, if someone needs help, we are all there in a heartbeat.

FAVORITE QUOTE
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
Coast Guard Search & Rescue

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Morgan Diet

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Buffalo Chicken

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
7 Years - Lukas Graham
Thunder - Imagine Dragons
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Scott Smith


Associate Director of Event Operations
ssmith@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
Everyone working together for one common goal.

FAVORITE QUOTE
If you think you can or if you think you can’t, you are right.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
A Football or Baseball Player

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Wings

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Peperoni and Green Olives (got to have both!)

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
Smoke A Little Smoke - Eric Church
Country Grammer - Nelly
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Andrea Hogie


Director of Finance
ahogie@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
It is one big, loving family.

FAVORITE QUOTE
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
A Pharmacist

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Bud Light with Olives

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Supreme

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
Hysteria – Def Leppard
Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
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Molly Nagelhout


Ticket Office Manager
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
I love that everyone here is my work family and truly care about me and my family.

FAVORITE QUOTE
In a world where you can be anything, be kind!

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
A Clothing Saleswoman at Maurices

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
A TALL Blue Moon

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Supreme

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
Honeybee - Blake Shelton
Meant to Be - Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
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Kristina Lankow


Sales & Marketing Manager
klankow@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
There is always something new and exciting happening at the Swiftel Center! From concerts to rodeos to weddings to sport tournaments, we get to host all sorts of amazing events here in Brookings. It’s such a thrill to be part of making these events come to life!

FAVORITE QUOTE
Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
An Artist!

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Gin & Tonic with a Lime & Orange

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Mushrooms

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
Nothin’ But A Good Time – Poison
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) – Billy Joel
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Matt Chapman


Director of Food & Beverage /
Executive Chef

mchapman@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
The family-type atmosphere is awesome! Everyone cares and goes the extra mile.

FAVORITE QUOTE
You know what they say...you don’t sell the steak; you sell the sizzle.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
Super Mario

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Coors light with Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix and Olives

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Asiago Cheese

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
Ain't That A Kick in the Head- Dean Martin
Wait So Long- Trampled By Turtles
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Desarae Miles


Food & Beverage Supervisor
dmiles@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
My co-workers and part-time staff – I work with such hard working and fun team!

FAVORITE QUOTE
Enjoy the little things.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
A Babysitter

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Cheeseballs

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
I love just about any topping except olives!

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
When I Say I Do – Matthew West
Best Thing – Anthem Lights
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Ashley Biggar


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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
Working with people that have as much passion about making people’s experience the best ever as much as I do.

FAVORITE QUOTE
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
An Artist

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Diet Coke (on the rocks!)

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
MMMMM Bacon!

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Enjoy the Silence - Depech Mode
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Natalie Page


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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
I love the people I work with! The collaboration that is involved with events and how each person has their own area of expertise and share in the process to make each event happen. The people are passionate and genuine about what they do and that makes a difference working alongside everyone!

FAVORITE QUOTE
Fall in love with the process and the results will come.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
A Professional Birthday Party Planner

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Corona with A Lime

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Black Olives

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
My Girl – Dylan Scott
Champion – Carrie Underwood
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Jordyn Gruber


Event Coordinator
jgruber@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
I love that I can genuinely say that I enjoy working with every single person on the Swiftel Center team—I don’t hear that very often from other people and I feel lucky that I can say that!

FAVORITE QUOTE
You can’t change the situation. The only thing you can control is how you choose to deal with it.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
A Professional Wedding Planner

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
A Stout

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Buffalo Chicken

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
Every Time I Hear Your Name - Keith Anderson
Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson
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Dustin Huber


Operations Manager
dhuber@swiftelcenter.com
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SWIFTEL CENTER TEAM...
Everyday we go to work we are doing something different.

FAVORITE QUOTE
Try to accomplish something that will help you for tomorrow.

WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE...
A Cop or Firefighter

HAPPY HOUR ORDER
Michelob Golden Light (something greasy!)

FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING
Sauerkraut, Canadian Bacon and Pineapple

PLAYLIST FAVORITES
I just like anything on a country music station. I usually don’t listen to the words; just the beat.
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