Andrew Zimmern


Andrew Zimmern is a four-time James Beard award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate. As the creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, The Zimmern List, and Food Network’s Big Food Truck Tip, he has explored cultures in more than 170 countries, promoting impactful ways to think about, create and live with food. He has written 4 books, appears monthly in Delta Sky Magazine, is a contributor at Food & Wine Magazine and an entrepreneur-in-residence at Babson College. He is devoted to his charitable endeavors and sits on the board of directors for Services for the UnderServed and Taste of the NFL. His life’s work is about demonstrating and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food.

Patrick Weiland


Patrick Weiland is a three-time Emmy Award winning producer of prime time network news and reality programming with more than 20 years experience. As VP of Development, Weiland has led creation of several series including "The Zimmern List" for Scripps Networks, "Curious Cures" for Travel Channel as well as numerous other projects currently in development. Prior to that he was director of the long running series, "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" for Travel Channel.

Patrick McMahill

VP, Production & Development

Patrick McMahill is an award winning producer and director of film and television in several genres and formats: food, travel, home renovation, nature, lifestyle and crime. For the past fifteen years, he has worked all over the country with some of the leading production companies in the business before moving back home to Minnesota and joining Intuitive Content.

Dusti Kugler

General Manager

With an amazing palate for everything from potato chips to foie gras, Dusti Kugler has been running the world of all things Andrew Zimmern for the last 15 years. Today, Dusti oversees all three of Andrew's businesses: Food Works, the brand and digital company; Passport Hospitality, the restaurant consulting group; and Intuitive Content. Her earlier job credits included food and prop stylist, and owner and operator of a successful catering company in Chicago.

Michele Wallin

Series Producer, Show Runner

For more than a decade, Michele Wallin has been writing, producing and directing engaging content in food, travel, lifestyle and home renovation. Born and raised in Southern California where her career began, she started off casting for feature films and television. Her range of scripted and reality credits include: “X-Men 3,” “Will and Grace,” “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations,” “I Hate My Kitchen,” and “Sweat Equity.”

Thomas Lemmer

Series Producer

Thomas G. Lemmer is a writer and producer of award-winning film, television, and digital content in a variety of genres and formats: food travelogue, experimental narratives, and biographical documentaries. His work as a writer and story producer across the "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" franchise lead to his most recent role: Series Producer of Intuitive Content’s "The Zimmern List."

Mary Kay Reistad

Supervising Producer

Mary Kay Reistad has been producing, directing and writing television programming for over 20 years. She has produced hundreds of hours of food, travel, home renovation and lifestyle content for numerous long running television series on HGTV, DIY and Travel Channel. Her credits include: Supervising Producer for “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” and “Zimmern List,” and Series Producer for “Sweat Equity,” “I Hate My Kitchen,” “Kitchen Renovations,” and “Bathroom Renovations,” among others. She was also instrumental in creating HGTV’s hit series “Rehab Addict.”

Dan Olson

Line Producer

Olson’s background is in live and unscripted television, having produced content for some of the largest networks in broadcast and cable. He spent a decade working in Los Angeles and New York with brands like MTV and Major League Baseball before joining Intuitive Content. Here he translates vision into reality, pulling off ambitious productions all over the globe.

Kate Kratoska


Kate Kratoska is a producer with more than a decade of experience in cable series production and local broadcast news. Prior to joining Intuitive Content in 2017, she spent several years producing newscasts at KARE 11, Minneapolis’ NBC affiliate. Before that, she worked in reality television in Los Angeles.

Cory Ginsburg


For almost 20 years, Cory Ginsburg has been cutting everything from narrative feature films and commercials, to award-winning digital content and hundreds of hours of food, lifestyle and home renovation programming. With a strong sensibility for storytelling, regardless of genre, he brings his art and musical background aesthetic to collaborate with production to help realize each piece's full potential. He joined Intuitive Content for season one of “The Zimmern List,” and has been with them ever since.

Annie Tighe


Annie Tighe is an Emmy Award winning and ACE Eddie nominated editor with 20 years experience in the television industry. With her passion for storytelling she has cut a variety of genres from competition to cooking. As Lead Editor on “Top Chef Masters,” “Top Chef Junior,” and Supervising Editor on “Skin Wars,” she helped develop the cutting style and unique look for each of those series. Annie joined the Intuitive Content team for season two of “The Zimmern List” and continues to explore the world with them from the cutting room.

Philip Kurth

Editor, Colorist

Philip Kurth has worked in post production in the Twin Cities for 14 years, across several television genres including food, home renovation, lifestyle, and crime. Joining Intuitive Content for the show “The Zimmern List” and the web series “AZ Cooks,” he has worked in a wide variety of roles within the company including assistant editing, color correction and editing. Recent projects include editor and colorist of Project Explorer’s “Crash Test World” and the Yummly Pro cooking series.

Nellie Dumont

Development Producer

Born and raised in NY, Nellie has worked in the film and television industry for over 10 years. After graduating from NYC’s School of Visual Arts, she worked as an associate editor and sound designer for French director Michel Gondry. With a background in music videos and shorts, Nellie later transitioned into television with the bulk of her projects in the true-crime genre. Nellie joined Intuitive in 2018 as a Production Manager, and more recently has moved into a development role. When she’s not cranking away on pitch materials, Nellie likes to spend time with her spouse and their two cats.

Lauren Shaffer

Associate Producer

After graduating from Emerson College, Lauren produced audiobooks at a voice over company before making the switch to TV. She worked as a post associate producer and researcher for “Bizarre Foods” and “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” before joining Intuitive Content in 2019.