About Us

GA Mag SpreadMinnesota Good Age magazine is the monthly go-to resource for news and information about health care, housing and wellness for Minnesotans ages 50 and older.

For 35 years, Minnesotans over 50 have turned to Good Age for coverage of subjects that matter to them most.

Readers can rely on Good Age for information on how to enhance and embrace the best years of their lives — the good age.

Our magazines are FREE at 1,000 metro-area racks, and are delivered to various libraries, community centers, grocery stores, coffee shops and local businesses.

You can also have our glossy magazine mailed to your home by calling 612-436-4388 or emailing subscriptions@mngoodage.com.

We’re a locally-owned, family-run business, part of Minnesota Premier Publications, which also publishes Minnesota Parent magazine, the Southwest Journal (serving southwest Minneapolis) and The Journal, serving downtown and Northeast Minneapolis.

 

 


Sarah Jackson / Editor

Direct: (612) 436-4385
Job duties: Planning, assigning, writing, editing and overseeing editorial content and social media
With the company since: 2014

 

I grew up in rural South Dakota — OK, it’s all pretty rural — and graduated from MSU-Moorhead with a mass communications degree. Then, after living in the U.K. for a year, I worked at newspapers in Duluth, then Olympia and Everett, Washington. After 12 years in the Seattle area, I moved to the Twin Cities in 2012. I love gardening, biking and photography.

Dana Croatt / Creative Director

Direct: (612) 436-4365
Job duties: Overseeing the production department — where we take raw words and images and create a complete publication
With the company since: 2007

 

I got into publication design at my college newspaper, when I discovered I didn’t really like writing that much. I received a degree in journalism from MSU-Mankato and worked at two daily newspapers in Illinois before coming to MPP — where I just started writing a blog. Go figure. I live a very typical suburban life with my beautiful wife Heidi, 4-year-old son Kipton, 1-year-old daughter Eden and pooch Jovie. I’m a rabid fan of the Vikings, golf, Mad Men, and never exercising. I also may be the only guy who enjoys reading fantasy novels and playing fantasy football.

 

Valerie Moe / Senior Graphic Designer

Direct: (612) 436-5075
Job duties: Designing and providing quality control for ads, mama blogging, pinning
With the company since: 2007

 

I grew up in Mankato, moved to the Twin Cities in 2001 for college, and then never left. While attending The Art Institutes International Minnesota, I worked at TGI Friday’s — which is where I met my wonderful husband. Now we live in Bloomington with our awesome daughter (she amazes me every day) and are enjoying life in the ‘burbs. We love being outside, whether it’s camping in the pop-up, playing at the park, biking around the neighborhood or taking a walk with the stroller.

 

Amanda Wadeson / Graphic Designer

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Direct: (612) 436-4364
Job duties: Designing pages and advertisements, updating online content
With the company since: 2011

 

I grew up on a farm in southeastern North Dakota and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, I moved to the Twin Cities to see what else the world had to offer — and the rest is history. In my spare time you can find me hosting dinner parties, sorting through the mountain of magazines in my living room, digging around my garden or researching the next great event I will force my friends to attend.

 

Zoe Gahan / Senior Client Services Administrator

Direct: (612) 436-4375
Job duties: Trafficking ads, client support, sales team support, event coordination
With the company since: 2013

 

I enjoy the unique challenges and opportunities that come with working in a small local business and the connections she makes each day with clients and readers. You can usually find me cooking, reading, hiking or gawking at cute dogs.

 

Delaney Patterson / Client Services Administrator & Office Manager

Direct: (612) 436-5070
Job duties: Trafficking ads, client support, sales team support, office manager
With the company since: 2016

 

I like that Minnesota Premier Publications places me at the heart of the Minneapolis community. Around the office, I plays Jane-of-many-trades. Outside business hours, find me flowing through a Chaturanga, admiring Earth’s natural environment, or working up the motivation to try a new recipe.

 

Marlo Johnson / Distribution Manager

Direct: (612) 436-4388
Job duties: Managing timely distribution of our publications
With the company since: 2004

 

I lead a force of 60 carriers and drivers to ensure timely and accurate distribution of our publications. I was born and raised in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota. I came to Minnesota Premier Publications after working with national newsstand magazines for a number of years.

 

Terry Gahan / Sales Manager & Co-Owner

Direct: (612) 436-4360
With the company since: 1990

 

I like the newspaper business. It’s fun working with business and community leaders who recognize our contribution to the community. I also enjoy spending time with my family, working out and playing music.

 

Janis Hall / Co-Owner

Direct: (612) 436-4361
With the company since: 1990

 

Terry and I started the Southwest Journal in 1990 in our basement, never dreaming that the business would grow to include four publications. We have a wonderful staff and we all pride ourselves on providing outstanding news and information coverage for our readers. As for me, I’m an old-house nut with the 1916 Arts & Crafts home to prove it. I share the house with husband Terry, two field spaniels named Django and Emmet, and large piles of reading material.