Speakers

Dave Berggren

Dave Berggren

Dave Berggren is a reporter for KARE-11 in the Twin Cities and has covered stories throughout the metro area on every imaginable subject. "I'm thrilled to be working in the Twin Cities," says Dave. It's an area I truly love."

Interestingly enough, Dave started in television as a TV. He was the mascot for KSTC Channel 45 in the Twin Cities and wore a giant, orange TV costume. From there, he made stops at KAAL-TV, Fox Sports Net, and KMSP Fox-9. He has also logged hundreds of hours as a reporter and photographer in various news helicopters.

Luke Reiter

Luke Reiter

Luke Reiter is a Bethel alumnus and Twin Cities native. As a reporter, he's stood on the sidelines of hotly-contested outhouse races and at the front gates of the White House on the night of the 2008 presidential election. Luke has worked in multiple cities throughout Minnesota, covering government, crime, education and feature stories. Like most print journalists living in this digital era, he's learned to love using photography, video and social media to track and tell stories. Luke lives in St. Paul with his wife, Ashley.

Ashley Reiter

Ashley Reiter

Ashley Reiter graduated from the Master's College with a B.A. in Communications, Print Media in 2009. She worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., for a syndicated wire service covering religion and ethics before moving to Minnesota. She currently serves as the Communications Director for a wealth management firm in St. Paul. She enjoys spending time with her husband Luke and their dog Lola, as well as exploring the Twin Cities.

Nicolle Mackinnon

Nicolle Mackinnon

Nicolle Mackinnon is the editor for Lake Minnetonka Magazine, a community lifestyle magazine that highlights businesses, individuals and events in the Lake Minnetonka area. She also serves as a beauty blogger and social media manager for No More Dirty Looks. she's written for print and online magazines, as well as sites like Red Stamp, The Everygirl and Eco Diva Beauty. Nicolle is a 2009 Bethel University grad, where she studied journalism and media communications. She has spent time at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Alive Magazine and the nonprofit Youth Frontiers, and now loves that she gets to do much of her work from home. She also currently serves on Advisory Board for Bethel's Johnson Center for Journalism.