The Team Behind the List

Minnesota 500 was expertly crafted by Greenspring Media’s team of editors and designers. Collectively, our entire team has more than 150 years of publishing and project management experience—more than half of which have been right here in the Twin Cities.

Editorial Team

Mike Berger

Mike Berger

Editor of Custom Publishing, Greenspring Media

Editor of our Custom Publishing Division, Mike brings more than 20 years of custom publishing experience to the table. Along with his team of editors, he is responsible for producing all of Greenspring Media’s custom publications with a career that spans editorial, business development and art direction.

Lianna Matt

Lianna Matt

Associate Editor, Greenspring Media

Lianna is one of Greenspring Media’s associate editors who writes for custom publications as well as Minnesota Monthly. While Lianna loves covering arts and culture, her time writing and editing on behalf of Greenspring’s diverse clientele has diversified her writing topics and styles, so they fit any audience.

Katie Ballalatak

Katie Ballalatak

Associate Editor, Greenspring Media

Katie is one of Greenspring Media’s associate editors who writes for all of our custom and shelter publications. Katie brings an incredible amount of enthusiasm and editorial excellence to Greenspring Media and serves as project manager extraordinaire for key clients, including Meet Minneapolis, Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Mall of America.

Kyle Smelter

Kyle Smelter

Assistant Content Producer, Greenspring Media

Kyle Smelter is Greenspring Media’s assistant content producer, blending digital and editorial production for content that works across all platforms. Kyle can change his writing to fit any voice, but oftentimes people find themselves loving his personal style the most with its relatable, analogous wit that surprises you with just how funny it can be.

Claire Noack

Claire Noack

Special Sections Editor, Greenspring Media

Claire Noack is the Special Sections Editor at Greenspring Media. Over her two years at Greenspring, she has worked on every magazine the company produces. From writing about tourism destinations to working with brands on sponsored content, she enjoys spreading the news about Minnesota and all of the things that make it great.

Anna Bjorlin

Anna Bjorlin

Associate Editor, Greenspring Media

In addition to being a part of the custom publishing team, Anna Bjorlin is also the managing editor of Greenspring’s Midwest Home magazine, where she has the opportunity to work with some of the local area’s best architects, builders, designers, photographers, and stylists.

Katelyn Bloomquist

Katelyn Bloomquist

Contract Writer, Greenspring Media

Katelyn Bloomquist is an editorial intern and contract writer at Greenspring Media where she works on many custom publishing projects as well as Midwest Home magazine. After completing her exercise science degree in 2015, she transferred to the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities after realizing her heart was also in writing and editing.

Design Team

Sommer Stelzer

Sommer Stelzer

Art Director, Greenspring Media

Sommer brings over 15 years of design experience to Greenspring Media and loves working on titles that celebrate all Minnesota has to offer. Sommer has previously held positions at Bonnier Corp. where she worked on 15-plus national titles, as well as Shutterfly, and she currently runs her own photography business.

Cindy Marking

Cindy Marking

Production Manager, Greenspring Media

As production manager, Cindy brings more than 25 years in the business of production and project management to the table, and her experience has resulted in unsurpassed expertise leading to the creation of award-winning designs, effective and efficient process flows and strong vendor and client relations.

Sales & Leadership

Tammy Galvin

Tammy Galvin

Publisher, Greenspring Media

Greenspring Media’s Publisher has more than 25 years of media leadership experience, developing franchise and custom publications, digital media and event solutions for some of the country’s preeminent publishers. She works closely with key stakeholders to determine high-level goals and measurable deliverables for all of Greenspring’s partners.