Here at Rewire, we’ve got a small, dedicated full-time staff and even more talented contributors across the U.S. We’re creating smart, fresh, original, thought-provoking content to inspire people like you to take actions that make their lives better.

If you’d like to contribute to Rewire, email us.

Our Team

Maria Bartholdi, Producer

Maria is known for many things in life, most notably for her pink hair. When people aren’t noticing that, they may notice she wears many hats. Literally and figuratively! Maria produces, shoots video, and edits for the Rewire team. She’s insanely proud of her latest digital venture, “Artist Day Jobs,” which is a series about exactly what it sounds like. Maria has produced for MN Original and worked in TPT’s National Productions department on the documentary series “Constitution USA with Peter Sagal.” She’s also the producer behind television-art-experiment “TV Takeover” and renegade music series “Skyway Sessions.” Before arriving at TPT, Maria produced for another PBS affiliate in Austin, Minnesota (KSMQ), worked for XM Satellite Radio, as well as “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR. When Maria isn’t producing crazy new videos, you can find her hosting her Magic: the Gathering podcast, performing improv comedy in the Twin Cities, or speaking Welsh. Probably to herself.

Marguerite Darlington, Director

Marguerite Darlington has worked in digital marketing and media since 1999, supporting brands like The New York Times, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business, Jessica Simpson, ALDO Shoes and various independent entertainment properties. She joined Twin Cities Public Television as Rewire Director in June 2016.

Maribel Lopez, Relations Manager

Maribel comes from the land down under. Not Australia, Iowa. Duh. She ventured north in 2010 upon accepting her first “real” job after college in TPT’s National Productions Department. Since then, she’s done all kinds of things at TPT, including working on some pretty interesting shows like “Slavery by Another Name” and “Constitution USA with Peter Sagal.” As Rewire’s Project Specialist, she does things like write, talk, and chew gum. A lifelong lover of public television, Maribel fits right in with her geeky colleagues. When she’s not “working” she likes to dance around in shoes with nails on the bottom of them and enjoys stopping to pet all the dogs she meets while walking her own dog, Carlos.

Katie Moritz, Web Editor

Katie Moritz is Rewire’s web editor. Before that she worked on Twin Cities PBS’s long-standing public affairs program, “Almanac.” And before that she covered politics for the daily newspaper in Juneau, Alaska. Reach her via email at

Dylan Thomson von Brendel, Social & Multimedia Specialist

Dylan is a plant-based diet pushing, small batch craft beer drinking, football (soccer for the American newbs) loving, motorcycle riding man on a mission to make the world a better place than he found it. He’s studied theater, video production, and film producing over the last 15 years and has worked in many different arenas along the way. He’s a sucker for Austin City Limits and would watch Antiques Roadshow every night if PBS would program it that way. As Rewire’s Social & Multimedia Specialist, he’ll be working on all things social while trying to find new and exciting mediums on which their great stories can be told. If you see Dylan around, shout “GO LOONS!” (Minnesota’s professional football club) and you’ll be instant friends. Connect with Dylan on Twitter @DManMegaMix.


Dan Bergin

For more than 20 years, Daniel Pierce Bergin has been creating media that engages, informs, and inspires. In work like North Star: Minnesota’s Black PioneersHomeless Youth: Finding Home, and Lowertown: The Rise of an Urban Village, his storytelling often fuses diverse perspectives, history, and the power of place.

David Carlson

David Carlson is the owner of the personal finance blog Young Adult Money, which focuses on topics relevant to millennials. He has a new book out called “Hustle Away Debt” that shares strategies for making money and increasing income outside of a 9-5 job. You can follow him on Twitter @DavidCarlson1 and on Instagram at David Carlson.

Henry Cherry

Henry Cherry is a writer and photojournalist based in Los Angeles. More of his work can be found on his website,

Alex Gaterud

Alex Gaterud is a Minneapolis-based writer and editor. As of 2016, the three most important things in his life are Bruce Springsteen, Sour Patch Kids and playing the drums.

Elle Lyons

Elle is the hard-charging, deal-making, hoppy-beer swilling PR gal for Twin Cities PBS. She’s been in the PR/communications/media world for six years now, and has worked with a stunning array of lifestyle, entertainment and media brands – but telling the stories of Twin Cities PBS is easily her most rewarding career experience to-date: because public TV is the best kept secret of cool/great, and being the one to let everyone in on that is a blast. In her spare time, Elle can be found stubbornly walking to all places rather than driving, enjoying bodies of water, eating unhealthy health food (I’m looking at you sweet potato fries and Thunder cookies), and frequenting the live music venues, outdoor patios, co-ops and woods that populate this great state.

Ben Malley

Ben is a manipulator of graphics for the purpose of good design. He is not ashamed to say that he just wants things to look pretty whenever possible. He sees the future of content being a massive pool of professional and indie offerings that we can all access anywhere and at a very low cost (gunna take awhile). On the weekends he enjoys equal portions of tacos and Internet.

Sally McGraw

Sally McGraw is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. In addition to writing her popular daily style and body image blog, Already Pretty, she writes a style column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, contributes body image articles to the Huffington Post, and manages the Shopping Tips channel for She can be seen every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. on Fox 9 in the Twin Cities, co-hosting the “Trendy or Timeless” segment. Sally has spoken at the BlogHer conference, Independent Fashion Bloggers, and Giant Steps, and has taught classes and workshops through community education, the University of Minnesota, and St. Catherine University. She firmly believes that style is a tool for self-love that should be accessible to everyone. Including you.

Jim Newberry

Jim Newberry is an internationally published, award-winning photographer based in Los Angeles. His interest in photography began as a young child, when his father–James Newberry, who founded the photography department at Columbia College Chicago–gave him a camera and taught him how to use it. He later graduated from Columbia, and soon after began shooting assignments for magazines and record labels. Jim continues to shoot for editorial and commercial clients, as well as shooting fine art photography, especially street pictures.

Ariel Tilson

Ariel is the fourth-largest of the 27 known moons of Uranus, which orbits and rotates in the equatorial plan. Wait no – that’s the Wikipedia bio. At TPT, Ariel is in fact newly appearing after time in the Big Apple where she worked on her graduate degree and on various documentary and public media enterprises. Now she spends her days rotating through weekly Almanac shows, orbiting TPT MN’s equatorial planes and obstinately defying gravity (may appear to some as clumsiness, but they’re highly misinformed!).