I wrote this feature story for the University of St. Thomas CAS Spotlight magazine, which is a biannual publication put out by the College of Arts and Sciences. The feature story is about art history professor Victoria Young’s new book on Saint John Abbey Church in Collegville, Minn. – Saint John’s Abbey Church: Marcel Breuer and the Creation of a Modern Sacred Space.
This is feature story for Carver County Living – a lifestyle publication put out by ECM Publishers – appeared in the March 2015 edition and was fun to write. The student featured could be the next great author. The tables turned at the interview, and he asked me more questions about professional writing. I think Austin Swick is on his way to a burgeoning career as a writer.
This is feature story for Carver County Living – a lifestyle publication put out by ECM Publishers – for the “Healthy Carver County” edition published in February 2015. The story speaks to the power of community and willingness to help strangers. One woman read the paper about someone in town who needed a kidney, so she acted. It set off a life-saving chain reaction in town. The best part of telling stories like this is how adamant these people are that they should not be the main focus. I enjoy writing about people who do extraordinary things every day as if they were ordinary because it’s the right thing to do, without seeking any credit.
This is feature story for Carver County Living – a lifestyle publication put out by ECM Publishers – for our holiday-themed issue. What better way to get ready for the holidays than learning from Carver County’s best? I spoke with Carver County Fair ribbon winners to get their recipes and tips. It was nice to feature the local talent and sample some award-winning goodies. I did the layout for this article as well as took the main feature photo.
This is feature story for Carver County Living – a lifestyle publication put out by ECM Publishers – about homeschooling in Carver County. I was really impressed with the homeschool families I talked to in the county and the programming allowed for their students. I also did the magazine layout for this story, which was published in September 2014.
This was my first feature story in Carver County Living Magazine, which is a lifestyle publication put out by ECM Newspapers, Inc. It was published in November 2013. With a theme “Heading into fall” for the edition, we also wanted to include a holiday story. I wrote about local charities in Carver County that allow people to give back during the holidays in a special way. It was an amazing, inspirational story to write.
This was my first story in Carver County Living Magazine, which is a lifestyle publication put out by ECM Newspapers, Inc. Each issue included sidebars of faith, family, fashion, fun and food. This appeared in the September 2013 edition that had the theme: “On stage in Carver County.”
This was the cover of a special section ECM Publishers put together for local communities that was published in 2014. The guide covered the West Lake Minnetonka communities and school districts, providing information regarding local services, parks and other community markers. I co-edited, wrote, photographed and helped layout this edition. I shot the main cover photo.
The rainy summer has created sewage back-ups, flooding and other issues in the city of Mound, particularly with two major rain event. The story is ongoing as the city works with the Metropolitan Council to talk about improving the sanitary sewer systems to prevent future problems. “Mound cleans up after […]
The Minnetrista City Council passed a resolution giving its city engineering firm a go-ahead to design a water treatment facility for the community to treat iron and manganese that is discoloring some residents’ water. After this resolution was passed Dec. 2, 2013, the council delayed the design and came back […]