Minneapolis Northwest Insider's Guide - Day Tripping

As a local lifestyle expert and resident of Maple Grove, I was tapped by MSP Communications to write the Minneapolis Northwest Insider's Guide's "Day Tripping" article, the issue's main feature highlighting the area's hottest spots to go for food, family fun, grownup getaways, outdoor adventures and retail therapy. This was a special section in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's May 2019 issue.

2011 eMGy Awards

The June 2011 issue of Maple Grove Magazine featured my third Best of Maple Grove story. I decided to rebrand the awards to the eMGy Awards, and utilized a local trophy maker to create a custom handheld award made of maple wood, staying true to Maple Grove's roots. I chose the categories and the results came from an online readers' choice survey, which I had to organize and count. The winners were honored at an annual Best of Maple Grove awards event.

The Legacy of Jim Reynolds

The March 2010 issue of Maple Grove Magazine featured my story about Jim Reynolds, who died one year earlier of a brain aneurysm. Reynolds, a well known community ambassador and philanthropist in Maple Grove, lives on through the Jim Reynolds Foundation, a nonprofit created by his family and friends to give back to support research and development for brain aneurysm identification. This story highlights the foundation, as well as the impact Reynolds had on the local community.