Everyone has a story to tell-- our world is full of both triumph and tragedy. TODAY Magazine loves sharing these heart-warming, humorous and touching true-life tales about neighbors, family and friends. Relive the past and look to the future in the pages of TODAY.
MEET OUR STAFF
TODAY Magazine was the first publication of its kind distributed throughout southeast Minnesota. I am proud of what my team has accomplished through the years. The TODAY staff provides a monthly journal that connects family, neighbors and friends. I left a career in radio thirty-four years ago and developed P. Hanson Marketing, Inc. In addition to the magazine, I dedicate a great deal of time helping other businesses, (especially non-profits) with marketing, print product, posters and all forms of advertising material. In my free time, I enjoy my five grandchildren and traveling. I have a passion for finding stories that others may overlook.
I was the publicity director for Mounds View High School during my junior and senior years. I wrote articles for the Minneapolis Star/Tribune, St. Paul Dispatch/Pioneer Press and the New Brighton Bulletin. Because of that and other journalism work I was named to the national Quill and Scroll Society. I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis with a degree in English literature. I came to Red Wing in 1972, where I managed and eventually owned a wholesale business until 1994. Since then, I have been a special education paraprofessional and managed a store at the Mall of America. I began at TODAY in 2003. I enjoy the opportunity to learn about the history and people of this area.
Writer and Sales
As a cameraman for KMSP Television and broadcaster at KCUE in Red Wing, I have written stories for the TODAY Magazine since its inception. I have made many new friends and learned a great deal from farmers, veterans and so many others, learning about the joys and trials of life. I have been fortunate to interview several celebrities throughout the years, and learned they are much like you and I. In the past, I served as mayor of Cannon Fall for eight-and-a-half years. My five grandchildren keep me young. As a travel writer, I have experienced a lifetime of opportunities with my family.
Layout and Design
I am an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Stout where I received a bachelor's degree in art and design, with a concentration in graphic design. I have approximately seven years of professional graphic design experience and continue to learn about this ever-changing market each day. I am able to bring my two-year-old son to work with me a couple days a week, for which I am so grateful. Being able to help bring community members’ stories to life through layout and design is very fulfilling.
Writer and Sales
I began my career at TODAY Magazine after graduating college in 2006. Over the past fourteen years I've had the opportunity to interview amazing people as a staff writer. I enjoy telling the stories of those I meet, especially elder individuals who share a wealth of knowledge.
In recent years, I have added advertising sales to my job title, which offers me a chance to be creative.
When not busy at work, I am with my four young children. They keep me on my toes, but I would not want it any other way. I also enjoy traveling, sampling new restaurants and spending time outdoors.
Accounting Services and Sales
Copy Assistant and Feature Writer