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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.