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Ann Fee

Ann writes award-winning fiction, blogs beautifully on topics ranging from fashion to diabetes, sings and composes for The Frye, shoots gripping photos and does wonders with rough copy. She's executive director of the Arts Center of Saint Peter and a past public relations pro at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Kris Higginbotham

Kris is a sought-after graphic designer who instills in her work a sense of flow and sensitivity that make her clients look brilliant. She has worked in countless print media for the past 35 years and operates Higginbotham Design. She teaches graphic design at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and is a founding organizer of the city's international Rock Bend Folk Festival.



Drew Lyon

Drew is a freelance journalist who has passionately covered arts, sports, news and pop culture for more than a decade throughout Southern Minnesota. His work has appeared in The (Mankato) Free Press, Mankato Magazine, TODAY Magazine, and STATIC.  He has worked in media relations for Portland, Oregon’s Mudshark Studios, the the country's largest ceramic manufacturer and is most at home interviewing musicians, artists, athletes, military personnel and citizens making a difference. Drew still approaches his writing with the advice from his favorite writer, Elmore Leonard: "Leave out the parts that readers tend to skip."




Kenn Busch

Kenn photographs and writes about architecture, interior design and furniture for several magazines in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and the Material Intelligence web site.

You can find his features online and in Interiors & Sources magazine. Kenn has also been a fixture as a moderator and presenter at the European Laminates and Pan American Laminates Conference & Workshop events since their beginning in 2002.

He began his career in the furniture industry with Wood Digest magazine in 1990, and is the founding editor of Surface & Panel and Laminating Design & Technology magazines.