Machine Shed Lake Elmo - Heart Of America Group
Holiday Inn & Suites

Lake Elmo

Lynn Tannehill

Lynn Tannehill

Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 2/5/2018
Personal Highlights

When not working, I spend as much time as possible with my soul mate Dee Dee (together 5 years), my two children and also my beautiful granddaughter.

Shelby Lokken

Shelby Lokken

Assistant Chief Operating Executive
Start Date: 4/5/2021
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I spend a lot of time with my family. I just recently moved from Eau Claire to Hudson, and I am glad to be closer to them. I enjoy animals, hiking and anything outdoors. Painting is something I also really love to do when I get some downtime to relax.

Kathryn Hnatyk

Kathryn Hnatyk

Catering Sales Executive
Start Date: 8/22/2022
Personal Highlights

I am an avid outdoors persons and love to travel. I enjoy spending my time off with my dogs and my family. Also, my favorite hobbies are disc golf and doing any sort of crafting.

Ralph Aadland

Ralph Aadland

Lead Restaurant Manager
Start Date: 8/15/2022
Personal Highlights

Family man of 6 who enjoys golfing, walking w/family, watching Viking and Alabama football(Roll Tide!). “What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What matters and do today makes a difference.” – Nick Saban……. My daily goal in my professional and personal life is to make a difference.

Paul Wickstrom

Paul Wickstrom

Front Desk Executive
Start Date: 9/1/2021
Personal Highlights

Paul will be celebrating his 13-year anniversary to his wife Meghan in September and shares his home in West St. Paul with Her and there two dog’s Emmy and Stella.

Dee Dee Mann

Dee Dee Mann

Front Of House Executive
MACHINE SHED RESTAURANT
Start Date: 1/16/2022
Personal Highlights

When I am not working, I love spending time in nature, painting, listening to music and spending time with my family. I really enjoy hiking, road trips to see new things and anything that involves being near water. I also love gardening it is such a relaxing way to spend my free time.

Jonathan Heilmann

Jonathan Heilmann

Executive Chef
Start Date: 7/26/22
Personal Highlights

When not in the kitchen, I enjoy time with my wife and two children, usually either steeped in music and theatre, or in the great outdoors. I am active in Scouting (GS and BSA) and our local faith community.

Charles Barbee

Charles Barbee

Maintenance Executive
Start Date: 7/15/2022
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my family and kayaking on the lake.

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.

Locations

Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309