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Tennele Diane Kruse

Meet Easton, he says he's from the land of opportunity, Minot of course. He's the heart, soul, and brains behind Bennett Creative Media. He says part of his job is downplaying it by saying he makes cool internet videos, so when people enjoy his work, they think it's "mighier than it actually is". ​

Since he didn't experience any of the 80s and only a small part of the 90s, he thinks the 2000s is where it's at. He's a huge music dude so Akon and Eminem won him over. 

Favorite throwback tune: "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey

Favorite throwback flick: Dumb and Dumber​

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: Getting to cover the event through his camera lens, and listening to the bomb tunes at the same time.

This is Tennele. She is from Minot and she is the owner and operator of The Creative Nest, which is totally rad.​

She thinks the 80s were killer because of the music and movies. Duh!

Favorite throwback tune: "Your Love" by The Outfield

Favorite throwback flick: Home Alone or The Witches

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: "Everyone needs to experience an event like this." and Hairball was rad!

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Everette Regier

Meet Ashley, and believe us, she's all that! She's a bomb kindergarten teacher right here in Minot. ​

She's a total 90s girl because it brings back some of her best memories, and the music was full on dope. ​

Favorite throwback tune: "Waiting for a Girl" by Foreigner, "Separate Ways" by Journey, and " Endless Summer Nights" by Richard Marx 

Favorite throwback flick: Clueless 

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: The music and being outside and making memories with friends. 

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Check out the youngest of our Dak Pak team. Everette has coined the nickname of The Dak Jam Girl. Despite being young this girl knows way more than her fair share of retro trivia. 

Even though she wasn't rockin' out in the 80s, 90s, or 2000s, she's got mad respect for the fashion, specifically acid washed denim, bright colors, fannypacks, babydoll tees, velour track suits, and vests!

Favorite throwback tune: "No One Needs to Know" by Shania Twain or "The River" by Garth Brooks

Favorite throwback flick: Beauty and the Beast​

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: Painting the Spirographs was something that Everette loved about Dak Jam and she can't wait to see more in 2020.

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Meet Ben, he's from right here in Minot. He is a killer Business Education Instructor at Minot High, and is also a Funeral and Office Assistant at Thomas Family Funeral Home. ​

Being a child of the 80s *89'), he digs the era because of the dope music that came out of it.​

Favorite throwback tune: "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey

Favorite throwback flick: Caddyshack​

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: It took him back to his childhood with all the awesome music and great friends

This is Paula, and she's bringing you straight skills all the way from Manila, Philippines. She works with us but also kills it at her job as the Marketing Assistant for the NDSF!​

She loves the 90s especially because of the "lewks served" back in the day! ​

Favorite throwback tune: Anything from the Spice Girls, Michael Jackson, or Britney Spears

Favorite throwback flick: White Chicks

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: Seeing all the different eras come together, seeing all the retro looks, and having fun with friends before the summer ends.

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Kali Askvig

This is Clarissa, and she's another tubular new member to the Dak Pak team! When she isn't chillin' with us, she's being a boss as a Regional Sales Representative for an Oil and Gas service company.

She is an 80s girl all the way, because that's the decade where she has some of her first memories, like driving around to drilling rigs with her dad, listening to some gnarly tunes. 

Favorite throwback tune: "Take on Me" by Aha (If you ask, she might show you the golf dance her and our other Dak Pak member, Tennele, made up to this song)

Favorite throwback flick: Top Gun, she even named her dogs Maverick and Goose!

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: She loves live music like festivals and concerts, but she's even more psyched to see friends again and meet new ones!

Check it, this is Kali! She's from right here in Minot, and if you need to catch her, she's making her coin working at Menards in paint sales and guest service. Totally poppin'!

The style in the 80s is the reason she would for sure go back in time. She's a total fan of denim and bright colors!

Favorite throwback tune: Jesse's Girl - Bruce Springfield or Let's Hear it For the Boy -

Favorite throwback flick: Grease

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: She is most excited for the music and food because it's guaranteed to be a gnarly combination.

Clarissa Klein
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Xaja Bush

Check out one of our totally dope new Dak Pak members. Xaja is her name but if you work at Starbucks you probably just call her AJ. She's from the mountains in Seattle, and the streets of Houston, but now she chills in Minot as the Assistant Manager at Buckle. She's makin' sure everyone looks hella fly!

Xaja vibes with the 90s because of the seriously trendy fashion and of course the stellar tunes. 

Favorite throwback tuneWho could pick just one song? On the regular, she's listening to Weezer and Sublime, with a mix of Fleetwood Mac & Elton John

Favorite throwback flick: Beetlejuice  

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: "I'm most excited about seeing Dak Jam grow into a weekend getaway full of old tunes and good booze!"

Tyler Ell is another new Dak Pak member, and he's totally rad. His crib is right here in Minot, and he works at Northwest Tire and owns his own DJ company; TJE Entertainment. Very fresh!

Tyler thinks the most current decade is the one he digs the most. The 2010s are when he started adulting, got his driver's license, turned 18 and 21, started his business, and where his favorite memories come from!

Favorite throwback tune: "It Wasn't Me" - Shaggy

Favorite throwback flick: The Goonies or The Sandlot  

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: He's stoked to listen to good music, chill with friends, and maybe have a couple drinks.

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Alexa Tate

Here is another new member of the Dak Pak. Alexa is a seriously tubular chick, from right here in Minot. She makes her coin as the Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships for Minot State Hockey!

She digs the 2000s because she actually got to live through it and experience every trend and fad that makes her love to regret it!

Favorite throwback tune: (You Drive Me) Crazy by Britney Spears

Favorite throwback flick: 13 Going on 30

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: She's psyched to have a few nights with friends and family and listen to amazing music, and to truly start making memories that she'll have for a lifetime!

You like, seriously need to check this girl out! Meet Carlie, a totally bomb Dak Pak member and Kindergarten teacher, here in Minot!

She thinks the 80s were choice because it was the decade with the best fashion, and the pop tunes were definitely rad!

Favorite throwback tune: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!

Favorite throwback flick: That Thing You Do

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: She's totally pumped to dress up again in her favorite 80s and 90s looks and to have a good time!

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Shane Larson

Yo', this Dak Pak member is majorly dope! Shane calls Ryder, ND his hood, but currently chills in Minot as a Regulatory Specialist for an Oil and Gas Company.

Shane digs the 80s because that's when he was born, but wants to shoutout the 2000s because that's when he turned 21, and the real rad times began.

Favorite throwback tune: Impossible to pick one, but his go to karaoke song is Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses

Favorite throwback flick: Comedy - Christmas Vacation, but Action - Full Metal Jacket  

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: Any chance to enjoy music with friends in an outdoor setting is one of Shane's favorite things, but with Dak Jam he loves that there is so much more to elevate the whole experience!

Peep this totally cool Dak Pak member. This is Kaylee, and she used to be kickin' it in Cando, ND but you can check her killin' it in Minot now as in intern at Visit Minot, or at Buckle making everyone look real clean. 

Kaylee's older siblings are the reason she thinks the 90s were so poppin'! She loved their music and style and it was totes 90s. 

Favorite throwback tune: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana is a total bop, but she always wants to give mad props to TLC 

Favorite throwback flick: Empire Records or Home Alone

Favorite thing about Dak Jam:  She's stoked to see everyone's retro styles and to get the best photo ops with her friends.

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Alora Robertson

Alora is new to the team but she's totally choice. You can find her kickin' it in Minot and making her coin as a middle school teacher.

She's doesn't hate on any decades, in the 80s she's all about the flicks, the 90s are about the dope threads, and 2000s have the sickest tunes.

Favorite throwback tune: "Thunderstruck" - AC/DC

Favorite throwback flick: Sixteen Candles or 10 Things I Hate About You

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: She's beyond excited to hang out with her friends and listen to some bomb music. 

Micah is another new Dak Pak member but he's a total boss. He chills in Minot but you can find him working at the Minot Country Club or at Complete Nutrition.

The 80s are his jam because he loves the fashion and the music

Favorite throwback tune: "Only The Good Die Young" by Billy Joel

Favorite throwback flick: Space Jam or the Muppets

Favorite thing about Dak Jam: He's amped for the opportunity to meet and grow closer to people through listening to music and having a good time. 

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