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When I was young, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do – but I knew I wanted to do something creative. It has always been a passion for me. I have been working in a creative environment since the mid-1990s. My background includes newspaper reporting, editing and publishing; portrait photography and photojournalism; graphic design and layout and other odd creative jobs. I have edited/published the Senior Perspective newspaper since 2002. Also in 2002, I started doing freelance design and photography work. This on-the-side freelance work developed into a business called Jim’s Photo & Freelance and eventually became Palmer Creations as more services were added. I like the creative process and taking a new project from start to finish. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with family, camping, traveling, golfing, playing Scrabble and taking my boys on “adventure days.”

Jim lives in Glenwood and is married with three boys.

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Graphic Designer

I have been in the creative services field for about fifteen years. I made art for t-shirts for about five years and made bag tags and stuff for sports teams for about five years. For the last five years I have been working at Palmer Creations. I like the variety here. It seems like something new, something that I haven’t done, pops up all the time. That is always fun. In second grade, I wanted to be an astronaut. I still like to explore, but it has been limited to earth. In the summer months, I like to do a lot of camping. I also enjoy making art and growing carnivorous plants. I also like to read books to my kids and their cousins. It’s fun! Speaking of exploration, in 2010, I decided I would got to Isle Royale (Michigan) in 2020. By making it far out like that it gives my wife time to warm up to the idea, plus I can tell enough people so she can’t really not let me go.

Bud lives in Alexandria, is married, and has two children.

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I’ve been in the printing field for 30 years. When I was 12, I knew I was wanted to join the military. When I was 15, I first used a printing press as part of a high school class in Jackson, Minn. I was hooked. I joined the service after high school and also ran a press during my days in the military. After my years in the service, I started printing as my profession.

David lives in Glenwood and is married with three grown children and two grandchildren.

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When I was young, I always wanted to do something artistic. In third grade, I was always asked to draw Snoopy for my classmates. From then on, I knew that is what I was good at. I am originally from Brooklyn Center and lived in the Shakopee/Chaska until moving to Morris in 2001. I have been in the newspaper/print business for the last 27 years. I like the profession because even though parts of my job are the same, its always new and different and I’m always learning new things. When I’m not at work, I like to hang out with my family, bowling and reading. I also like to spend time on the lake, either jet skiing or fishing. If I could travel to one place in the world, it would be Hawaii.

Jen and her husband live in Morris and have two grown children and two cats.



Front Desk, Finisher

I was born and raised in Starbuck and recently came back to the area. I have 24 years in the print industry. I enjoy working with people and helping them. When I was young, I wanted to be a lawyer. That didn’t happen. I do have an adventurous side. If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go where the biggest roller coasters are at. I also like to explore closer to home. Sometimes, I just jump in the car with my music up high and go for long drives with no destination in mind… just exploring. When I’m not at work, I like to be on the lake — especially fishing and water sports.

Joanne lives in Glenwood and has one teenage son.

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Bookkeeper, Front Desk

When I was young, I wanted to be a mommy and a homemaker. I stuck to the mommy part. I have worked at Glacial Printing and now Palmer Creations for the last 32 years, all in the same building. I like the variation of the different types of jobs you get in a place like this. It really keeps you on your toes. When I’m not at work, I like to garden, play cards and board games, and I love to bake during the holidays.

Kathy lives in Glenwood and is married and has three grown children, one set of twin grandsons, three grown stepchildren and five step-grandchildren.




I have 34 years of experience in the print industry, about half of them in Omaha, Nebraska, and the other half at Glacial Printing and now Palmer Creations. I like to take a job from concept to finished product. It’s very satisfying. When I was young, I wanted to be a cartographer (map maker). One of my favorite hobbies is golf. I play whenever I have a chance. One trip I would love to go on would be a golf trip to Scotland and Ireland.

Mark, who lives in Glenwood, is married and has two grown children and one granddaughter. He also has two dogs, Barney and Rudy.


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