John Guenveur joined the WOODCHUCK USA team early on to provide his financial and operational expertise to the rapidly growing wood products company. He and Woodchuck founder, Ben, lead their team with a strong focus on their mission: putting nature back into people's lives.
Gavin Kaysen honed his culinary skills at some of the world's best restaurants, but has journeyed back home to Minnesota to open his own and begin training the next generation of young chefs.
Amy Zaroff is in the business of creating life's most memorable experiences. As founder and creative director at Amy Zaroff Events + Design, she draws on her 20+ years of experience in television production, marketing, hospitality, and event production to create experiential events for companies such as Target, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Major League Baseball, the Minnesota Vikings, and the James Beard Foundation.
Matt Kenevan used his entrepreneurial spirit to build a beer industry empire in Minnesota. Looking to introduce other beer lovers to new beer and to support the craft beer community, he started the Beer Dabbler, a premier craft beer festival that draws thousands of people per event.
Julie Guidry is the co-founder and executive director of Upstream Arts, a non-profit that uses the arts to help develop the social and communication skills of people with disabilities.
John Rajala is the owner of Minnesota Timber & Millwork, part of a five-generation family-owned and -operated lumber business. Their entire product line is harvested from northern Minnesota forests, processed in their historic sawmill, then dried and finished in their own millwork plant.
Anton Treuer is an academic and author specializing in the Ojibwe language and American Indian studies. His education and cultural work has put him on a path of service around the region, the nation, and the world.
Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching fans with her original music and experimental take on traditional fiddle music for years. She is a classically trained violinist and songwriter who won NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, launching her into a life on the road touring around the country.
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.