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Kelly Englerth - Since 2009
Local Sales Manager - 
kenglerth@kaaltv.com 
(w) 507.258.7233
(c) 715.829.3836

About Kelly:
Kelly was born and grew up in Wabasha MN.  Because of her love of the Mississippi river and family Kelly now resides back In Wabasha. Kelly is married to Gary Englerth since 2010 and has two grown children.  Casey Lafky who resides in Plainview MN and is the store manager for Farrell Equipment & Supply in Rochester.  Daughter Kelsie Lee & family who lives in Fall Creek WI and is field Service Specialist for United Health Care. Kelly has three beautiful, energetic grandchildren Zoey, Madi & Colton.  In addition to the grandchildren Kelly and Gary have two of the cutest 2 pound Yorkie’s this side of the Mississippi river valley.   Their names none other than Willy & Waylon.

Kelly's Philosophy:
Always do the right thing.  Learn each and every day, even if it means doing something out of your comfort zone. Listen, Listen & Listen some more.  And last be the expert and excel in whatever it is you do.

Kelly's Fun Facts:
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD.   Kelly loves spending time with family and friends.  Loves to entertain and host parties. Enjoys sunshine, the outdoors, gardening, decorating & crafts and of course a roaring campfire, great music and a fresh cocktail.


 

Bill Klein - Since 1998
Transactional Sales Manager -
bklein@kaaltv.com
(w) 507.258.7232
(c) 507.259.4662
 

All About Bill:
Bill has been in broadcasting for over 35 years in Rochester the last 17 in TV at ABC 6 News.  He has also done sports play by play and written a local sports column.  He and his wife Jeanne have been married for 33 years.  They have 3 children, Bob (married to Wendy) who works as the Manager of Customer Relations for Asurion Corporation in Nashville, TN.  Shelly (married to Mike) is a Nurse Practitioner for Gunderson Lutheran in Onalaska, WI. And Stephanie, who works as a Human Resources Generalist for Lead Pages in Minneapolis, MN.  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 and Jeanne recently became Grandparents.  Sylvie Lorraine (Bob & Wendy) and Carolynn Marie (Shelly & Mike).

Bill's Philosophy:
There is always something new and exciting to learn in the world of television.  Learning is a day-to-day experience.  The only thing you personally have control over is the level of service and effort you give your clients and your team each day.  Make each day count and take nothing for granted.

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 Modern Family, Blackish, Quantico and Nashville.  The entire family are big fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”


 

Chris Mans - Since 1993
National Sales Manager - 
cmans@kaaltv.com
(w) 507.258.7271
(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.


 

Kala Koch - Since 2015
Digital Marketing Executive - 
kkoch@kaaltv.com 
(w) 507.258.7239

About Kala:
Kala grew up in Spring Valley, MN and currently lives in Wabasha, MN. She obtained her BFA Graphic Design degree with a marketing emphasis at St. Cloud State University in 2011. She has 7 years of working experience in digital marketing, design and sales in wholesale distribution of medical supplies.

Kala lives in the beautiful Mississippi River valley with her husband James and baby boy Kane. She spends most of her spare time freelancing, but when she doesn’t have her face in her computer you can find her playing piano, playing volleyball, painting, on the river, walking her dog Karma, and most often – spending time with family.

Kala's Philosophy:
Every problem is an opportunity for a creative solution. Everyone sees that solution through a different lens, but the most important lens to see it through is your client’s.

Kala's Fun Facts:
In 2009 Kala spent a semester abroad in Alnwick, England and lived in the castle where Harry Potter and Downton Abbey were filmed. She is double jointed and willing to prove that to anyone with a strong stomach.


Jean Wick - Since 2003
Account Executive - jwick@kaaltv.com
(w) 507.258.7234
(c) 507.876.2017

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 a Transactional Account Executive.

She has been married since 1984 and has two sons; Lucas and Logan. She lives in a wooded subdivision outside of Elgin MN where she loves to work in the yard.  The entire family attends the Indianapolis 500 race every May.

Jean's Philosophy:
Focus on making a difference, not getting a sale.  Be that person who can guide and educate a client to enable a successful advertising campaign.

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


 

Jill Cordes - Since 2014
Account Executive - 
jcordes@kaaltv.com 
(w) 507.258.7237
(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!


 

Jeremy Gunderson - Since 2015
Account Executive -  jgunderson@kaaltv.com
(w) 507.258.7238
(c) 507.951.1019

About Jeremy:
Born and Raised in Rochester, MN, Jeremy graduated high school from Rochester John Marshall.  Following graduation Jeremy attended to University of Minnesota Duluth as well as Rochester Community and Technical College and now resides in Kasson-Mantorville. Jeremy has two wonderful daughters Emily 18, whom is a Freshman at Lindenwood University playing Division 1 Hockey, and Ally 14, whom is a Freshman on the Dodge County Wildcat Hockey team.  When not at work Jeremy can be found in the outdoors fishing, hunting, grilling out with friends, sporting events, or at the hockey rink.

Jeremy’s Philosophy:
A successful strategy always includes open communication, investing time to understand a customer’s needs, and following through on every goal and objective. Developing lasting and trustworthy relationships with customers is my number one priority as this allows the perfect balance between knowledge of their business, combined with a fresh stream of new ideas to keep up with changing markets.

Fun Facts:
-Jeremy is very active with hockey as he is the Varsity Girls High School Hockey Coach for the Dodge County Wildcats and a General Manager with USA hockey.
-He lives on a small Hobby farm with a black lab named Bella, six chickens, and four barn cats.
-Jeremy’s Grandparents Harold,94 years old,(best man in his wedding) and Marge,85 years old, have been married for 68 years and still reside in Rochester. 


 

Zoey Jantsan - Since 2016
Account Executive - 
zjantsan@kaaltv.com
(w) 507.258.7240
(c) 507.320.9639

All About Zoey:
After graduating from Pine Island High School, Zoey moved to Rochester and she’s been living in town since. She graduated from Minnesota School of Business majoring in Business Administration right here in Rochester, MN. She loves to walk and hike with her dogs Lucky and Jango. She also enjoys trying different recipes or making her own, which mostly results in dishes that look great but taste like a small disaster.  Zoey found a passion for sales through years of experience, and is excited to work closely with her Rochester community.

Zoey's Philosophy:
Client's come to you because they are looking for an expert to help grow and better their business in some way, and in order to do this, it's crucial to listen to their needs and uncover efficient ways to help.

Zoey's Fun Fact:
Hiking is one of her favorite things to do because she loves to be surrounded by the beauty of nature.