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
Contact: If you’re interested in writing for Good Age, please check out the guidelines on our Contributor’s page.

 

I grew up in rural South Dakota 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. I lived in the Seattle area for 12 years. In 2012, I moved to the Twin Cities and entered the world of magazines with Gardening How-To. I came to Minnesota Good Age in 2014.

Sarah Karnas / Creative Director

Direct: (612) 436-4365
Job duties: Overseeing the production department
With the company since: 2016

 

Sarah uses her experience in strategic communications and graphic design to lead our production team on the creation of client advertisements and the layout of our four publications. She is an alumna of the University of St. Thomas. Prior to joining Minnesota Premier Publications, she spent ten years as the creative director for the environmental institute at the University of Minnesota — managing branding and marketing, crafting promotional materials and designing an independent magazine. In her spare time she enjoys walking the chain of lakes, frequenting local restaurants, taking photos and drinking lots of coffee. She lives in her childhood home in the Kenny neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis with her sports-obsessed husband, their two busy boys, a raccoon-sized cat and a teeny tiny dog.

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.

 

Danielle Cunningham / Graphic Designer

Direct: (612) 436-4364
Job duties: Designing pages and advertisements, updating online content
With the company since: 2016

 

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 play 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.