The Line celebrates the Twin Cities by unearthing and telling stories about our new creative economy. By that we mean entrepreneurs and their start ups; makers and maker culture; architects and developers changing our cities; technology, education, and transit; arts and culture; restaurants, gardens, and the farm-to-table movement; the neighborhoods we love; and the best places to work and play.
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Editor Camille LeFevre
has been a freelance journalist and editor in the Twin Cities for more than 25 years. With a specialty in arts journalism, she's written for nearly every print and online publication in the Twin Cities (including the Star Tribune, where she was dance critic, Twin Cities Business, and Minnesota Monthly), as well as for a variety of national publications including Utne Reader, Metropolis, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Record, and Dance Magazine. She was editor of Architecture Minnesota for five years after working with the publication for a decade, and received an AIA (American Institute of Architects) Presidential Citation "for vision and clarity in shaping the public dialogue on architecture" for her work with the magazine. She's the author of The Dance Bible: The Complete Guide for Aspiring Dancers and Charles R. Stinson Architects: Compositions in Nature. She teaches arts journalism at the University of Minnesota, where she's innovated, developed and taught two courses on iPad app design and content, one for the Weisman Art Museum and the other for the Goldstein Museum of Design. She lives in South Saint Anthony Park with her feline minxes, Buffy and Willow, and travels to Sedona, AZ, and Vancouver, BC whenever possible. Contact her at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
is The Line's Director of Engagement and Development,
which means she focuses on communications, community and conversation. From non-profits like the American Institute of Architects (AIA Minnesota) where she was the Communications Director for 10 years, to her own 2012 start-up, SparkTrack Consulting, she’s most drawn to initiatives that connect people to causes and stories. In architecture and design, she planned community and membership-oriented events, created design programs and awards, and launched the Homes by Architects Tour. In her own venture, she helps business owners tell their story online and offline through media relations, social media, networking and partnerships. As a small-town girl, she had a thirst for international travel first met through a University of St. Thomas (her alma mater) study-abroad program in Rome, Italy; and a desire to live in a big city. The big city she’s called home for 20-some years now is Minneapolis. She blogs about her experiences in the city with her children as edamomie, citing the accessibility and culture of the Twin Cities area as reasons to remain resilient to winter. Hot yoga, conversations with fellow co-workers at CoCo and local coffee shops like Spyhouse NE and FiveWatt, are on her mandatory list for the work/life balance she seeks.
is The Line's Development News Editor.
She currently runs her own company, Remarque Consulting, where she takes a thoughtful approach to helping small to mid-sized businesses succeed in achieving their digital and social media marketing goals. After graduating from St. Olaf College with a double major in Art History and Studio Art, Jennie pursued a vocation connecting people to creative organizations, businesses, and culture. She got her start in covering the Twin Cities' small business scene when she founded a local design blog, Twin Cities Design Scene, back in 2009. This endeavor was a labor of love, but later helped her launch a career in digital media, marketing, and writing. She has since had the opportunity to contribute and work with publications such as Design*Sponge, Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, and Modern Midwest. In her free time, Jennie loves to live life in Minneapolis, exploring all the fun things the cities have to offer.
is The Line's Innovation and Jobs News Editor
. He got his start as a reporter and editor for Macalester College's student newspaper, The Mac Weekly, and has since worked on a freelance basis for MoneyCrashers, the Second Wave family of publications, and numerous other local and national outlets. On the side, he works as a ghostwriter, blogger, and all-around content guru for media, design, and finance firms. When he's not fending off the advances of his two cats or stoically facing down a deadline, he's either sampling a new local brew, exploring the countryside by bicycle, or planning yet another vacation he's probably too busy to take. Contact him at email@example.com.
Contributor Dan Heilman has been a professional writer and editor since the early 1980s. He has written for dozens of local, regional, and national publications about music, business, technology, and other topics. He most recently was managing editor of the daily business newspaper Finance & Commerce before starting his own independent writing and editing business in May 2010. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Annie, dog Smokey, and sibling cats Bo and Gidget.
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