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

Lianna Matt McLernon

Lianna Matt McLernon

Content Director, Greenspring Media

Lianna writes and edits for Greenspring’s custom publications and Minnesota Monthly’s blog and newsletters. While Lianna loves covering arts and culture, her time working with Greenspring’s diverse clientele has taught her more about the state than she could have imagined.

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.

Katelyn Bloomquist

Katelyn Bloomquist

Associate Editor, Greenspring Media

Katelyn is an associate editor 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.

Anna Bjorlin

Anna Bjorlin

Associate Editor, Greenspring Media

In addition to being a part of the custom publishing team, Anna is also the senior 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.

Claire Noack

Claire Noack

Special Sections Editor, Greenspring Media

Claire is the special sections editor at Greenspring Media. Over her three 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.

Design Team

Kathryn Saffell

Kathryn Saffell

Production Designer

Kathryn is a production designer at Greenspring Media, where she works with editors and art directors on custom publications and Minnesota Monthly. Kathryn is a transplant to Minnesota, and with every issue she helps produce, she loves the state even more. With a background in publishing, Kathryn enjoys devoting her time to laying out her love of print on the page.”

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.

Leadership

Tammy Galvin

Tammy Galvin

Publisher, Greenspring Media

Tammy 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.

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.