Sales Team

Kelly Englerth - Since 2009
Innovation Sales Manager - 
(w) 507.288.7555 x103
(c) 715.829.3836

About Kelly:
Kelly, grew up living in the Mississippi River Valley.  Kelly has 17 years in broadcast sales experience.  She has 2 grown children whom reside in Wisconsin. She also has five very energetic Grandchildren.

Kelly's Philosophy:
To be true to your clients and to believe in what you are doing.  Always do what it is in the clients best interest and its sure to be a win-win for all.

Kelly's Fun Facts:
Kelly, has no fun at all. So not true… Work & play hard. She loves spending time with her family. Enjoys the outdoors. Riding & camping with her horse Bojangles, walking with her dogs Pepper and Tanner. She also lives with a master chef who loves to grill out. So there's no shortage of awesome food.  She loves nothing better than a roaring campfire, friends and family…and of course great music and a fresh cocktail.

Bill Klein - Since 1998
Local Sales Manager -
(w) 507.288.7555 x100
(c) 507.259.4662

All About Bill:
Bill has been in broadcasting for over 30 years in Rochester the last 15 in TV at ABC 6 News.  In 2009, Bill was promoted to Local Sales Manager.  He has also done sports play by play and written a local sports column.  He and his wife Jeanne have been married for 31 years.  They have 3 children, Bob (married to Wendy) who works in Finance for Thompson-Reuters in Minneapolis.  Shelly (married to Mike) is a Nurse Practitioner for Gunderson Lutheran in Onalaska, WI. And finally,  Stephanie, a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota who works in Human Resources for Green Tree Financial.  You'd never know they are his kids Bill says, they have their Mother's looks and brains.  The family's Australian shepherd "Jake" however does bear a strong resemblance to Bill.

Bill's Philosophy:
I want to lead the best sales staff in the market.  To accomplish that, training needs to be ongoing and learning about the market must be a day in and day out occurrence.  Not only do we analyze the Nielsen rating book, but we also analyze Rentrak data on a daily basis.  There is always something new and exciting to learn in the world of television.

Bill's Fun Fact:
Bill once won a 10 event college "Superstars" athletic contest. (Without cheating!) Bill loves sports and politics and watches ABC shows like Castle, Nashville, Scandal and Revenge.


Chris Mans - Since 1993
National Sales Manager -
(w) 507.355.6656
(c) 507.438.2803

All About Chris:
Chris is Minnesota born, Mankato to be exact. His family moved to Blooming Prairie where he graduated High School. He then went off to college at Drake University and received his BSBA degree. Chris then headed back to Minnesota and worked for IBM in Minneapolis, Des Moines and Omaha for 11 years before joining ABC 6 KAAL TV. Chris worked as an account executive before being promoted to National Sales Manager in August of 2007. Chris is married and keeps quite busy with his four children.

Chris's Philosophy:
Chris's secret to success it to listen to clients, ask questions, and listen some more.  In addition, Chris believes in understanding his own (ever changing) product so well that he can deliver the best plan to accomplish his client's goals every time. In IBM-speak it was called being customer-driven.

Chris's Fun Fact:
Chris sang with a diocesan choir for the Des Moines visit of Pope John Paul II in October 1983.


Jean Wick - Since 2003
Internet Sales Administrator -

All About Jean:
Jean spent 21+ years at IBM in various administrative/tech support positions.  In 2003 she came to KAAL where she works as an office administrator.
She has been married 23 years to her husband Jeff, and has  two sons; Lucas and Logan. She lives in a wooded subdivision outside of Elgin MN where she loves to work in the garden.  Her family likes to canoe, play ping pong and play baseball and kickball in their back yard.  They have a pet dog, cat, and a RAT!  They try to vacation in Seattle, WA at least once every two years, as Jeff is originally from the Pacific NW and still has many relatives there.  This year their entire family attended their second trip to the Indianapolis 500.

Jean's Philosophy:
'THE CLIENT IS ALWAYS RIGHT!' Put yourself in their shoes as a business owner and you will see some of the headaches of trying to make a business work.

Jean's Fun Fact:
Jean can whistle louder than anyone she knows.


Danielle Kruger - Since 2014
Account Executive -
(w) 507.288.7555 x102
(c) 507.421.9082

About me:
Growing up in SE Minnesota Danielle developed a taste for hot dish, a habit of being Minnesota nice, and a love for Minnesota sports, SKOL Vikings! Danielle is a recent high honors graduate from RCTC with as Associates degree in Mass Communications and looks forward to completing her Bachelor’s degree in the near future. Danielle joined ABC 6 KAAL TV as a sales intern September 2014 and was hired as an Account Executive that following November.  The year 2014 was a big one for Danielle; she became a college graduate, started a new career, recently got engaged and is excited to begin this new chapter in her life.

My Philosophy: 
When connecting with people who have a message, knowledge and communication are essential to helping your client find the most creative and effective way to spread that message, my goal is to listen to my client’s needs and continue to learn in order to become the expert my clients seek to help their business have an effective marketing campaign.

Fun Facts: 
5 Things to know about Danielle:
- Family and friends are her foundation
- Reading is her addiction with movies coming in a close second
- Batman is her favorite superhero because he doesn’t need super powers to be a hero
- Popcorn is her favorite snack
- She named her dog Dora because she likes to explore


Brandi Draayer - Since 2014
Account Executive - 
(w) 507.288.7555 x103
(c) 507.951.1428

About Brandi:
Brandi is not a Minnesota native; listen to her talk and you will hear a southern drawl and several y’alls. She has lived in several different states, but has chosen to make Rochester, Minnesota home. She has been a broadcast person since a child. She started in TV, then went to radio in sales, commercial printing and circled back to TV sales. (She tried the industrial field sales for a few years and knows now she’s a marketing geek.) After living in Montana for a year, she is excited to be with the crew at ABC 6 News.

Brandi's Philosophy:
Listening and following through with the needs and requests of clients is very important. Working smarter for your customer is best. It isn’t just 30 seconds of air… It is creating an image and invitation for her clients to succeed.

Brandi's Fun Fact:
-Being outside is her favorite place to be: camping, motorcycling, hiking, riding in her Jeep, landscaping, NASCAR and Packers Football
-She has a thing for the letter G and the logo G: her dogs are Georgia (English Bulldog) and Gixxer (Yorkie), She loves Green Bay and Georgia Bulldog Football, Her high-school was the same logo as the Pack and UGA,
-Her dream is to have a Gypsy Draft Horse out on her country farm
-Her two best friends of 20 years are also redheads and the three of them are referred to as “The Reds”
-She has a book mostly written and would like to have it published


Jill Cordes - Since 2014
Account Executive - 
(w) 507.288.7555 x124
(c) 507.316.8580

About Jill:
Growing up in Wabasha, Jill really fell in love with the Mississippi River, She met her husband Lance and now calls Byron home, go Bears! Together they have two beautiful girls Alyssa, and Josilyn. Last year they added a new addition to the family, a German Shorthair named Suri. When they aren’t at a Byron sporting event you can find them in Wabasha where they love spending weekends on the river with friends and family. She is very excited to be a part of ABC 6 News.

Jill's Philosophy:
A sale is not something that you go after, a sale is something that happens to you while you are serving your customer.

Jill's Fun Fact:
- Running is the best way to start and end any day!
- She would rather go on a Ski vacation then on a beach vacation.
- Candy is her food of choice
- She really doesn’t like driving in the snow, but she love playing in it!
- Go Pack Go!!! That says it all!


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