Kellie Chauvin is one of USOA Mrs. Minnesota 2019's most recent competitors. A refugee and immigrant herself, she dedicates her time to a non-profit that helps other women to find jobs, childcare, and a community to call their own.
Sean Tillmann, better known as Har Mar Superstar, is a songwriter and performer who has traveled the world touring with his band. He evolved from his beginnings as a one-man show into a full-band revue that covers genres all across the board from R&B to pop to soul music.
Mitch Reaume is the founder and CEO of Fight for Something, a company that builds brands to fight for things that matter. The brands they've helped create and grow are Minnesota Mall, MN Christmas Market, and Northern Glasses.
Abbie and Pia know what it's like to be a sick teen in the hospital. Lifelong friends, they were at each other's sides in the hospital during some scary moments in their lives, but they saw many other teens who didn't have the same strong support system as they did. Inspired to make a difference, they founded PAB'S PACKS and have donated thousands of backpacks filled with comfort items specifically selected with adolescent development in mind.
Jana Shortal is co-anchor of KARE 11's "Breaking the News," and an outspoken advocate for women and LGBTQ people. She is a role model worthy reporter always fighting to tell the peoples' story with empathy and compassion all while overcoming her own adversity.
Jim Brandenburg is an environmentalist, nature photographer, and filmmaker who has traveled the globe as a contract photographer for National Geographic and freelance photojournalist for other international publications including The New York Times, Life, Time, Audubon, and countless others.
Nora McInerny is a writer and the host of "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" podcast. She has lived through unspeakable heartache and has been sharing her experiences and insights during it all to help others cope with their own grief.
Kyle Rudolph has been invested in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community since he joined the Minnesota Vikings back in 2011, most notably by opening Kyle Rudolph's End Zone at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.
Storytelling. That's truly our mission with Lake Time Magazine - to go beyond. To make the connection, expand the boundaries of our individualistic pursuit of happiness, and shift reality. The more we promote, applaud, and actively inspire well-intended efforts, the more others will be drawn to them.
In that spirit, we urge you to take a cue from those who are, and have been, making waves - the adventurers, the activists, the makers, the doers, the dreamers... they're all right here in the pages of Lake Time Magazine. And, amazingly, in our neck of the woods. We love the idea of the unknown, and we celebrate those bold enough to explore.