About Us

GA-Mag-Spread_080317_791x1024Minnesota Good Age magazine is the monthly go-to resource for news and information about health care, housing and wellness for Minnesotans ages 50 and older.

For 35 years, Minnesotans over 50 have turned to Good Age for coverage of subjects that matter to them most.

Readers can rely on Good Age for information on how to enhance and embrace the best years of their lives — the good age.

Our magazines are FREE at 1,000 metro-area racks, and are delivered to various libraries, community centers, grocery stores, coffee shops and local businesses.

You can also have our glossy magazine mailed to your home by calling 612-436-4388 or emailing [email protected].

We’re a locally owned, family-run business, part of Minnesota Premier Publications, which also publishes Minnesota Parent magazine and the Southwest Journal (serving southwest Minneapolis).


Meet Our Staff

Publisher: Janis Hall 

Janis and Terry started the Southwest Journal in 1990 in their Linden Hills basement, and purchased Minnesota Good Age in 2005. Janis grew up reading the San Francisco Chronicle and remains a diehard newspaper fan. She lives in a 1916 Arts and Crafts house in Fulton with husband Terry, dogs Emmet and Lily, and cat Bello. And a massive number of books.



Co-publisher & Sales Manager: Terry Gahan

Terry Gahan likes the publishing business and the fun that comes with working with business and community leaders who recognize our publications’ contribution to the community. He also enjoys spending time with his family, working out and playing music.



Editor: Sarah Jackson 
Sarah JacksonSarah Jackson is a Midwest native (born in Shakopee!) who started her career in daily newspaper journalism with editing and writing gigs in Minnesota (Duluth News-Tribune) and Washington state (The Olympian and The Everett Herald). She started editing magazines in 2012 and arrived at Minnesota Parent in 2014. She’s in charge of all content planning and editing for the magazine, website and social media channels. (She also edits our sister publication, Good Age.) She lives in Minnetonka with her school-age son and loves to garden, play tennis and find new restaurants (and taprooms) with her partner, who is a father to two teenagers.


Creative Director: Valerie Moe
Valerie Moe is the Creative Director for the Southwest Journal — which means she works side-by-side with the other members of our small, yet powerful, design team as they create award-winning page layouts, cover designs and print advertisements. She joined the Minnesota Premier Publications (our parent company) family in 2007 as a graphic designer and was promoted to Creative Director in June of 2017. Valerie blogs about handy products she’s discovered while parenting (including some products that are for parenting multiples!) at mnparent.com/moe-mama for our sister publication, Minnesota Parent. In her free time, she enjoys doing art projects with her three young children and is also an Herbalife wellness coach.


Associate Editor: Ed Dykhuizen
Ed DykhuizenEd Dykhuizen works for Minnesota Parent, Minnesota Good Age and Southwest Journal as an Associate Editor, which involves proofreading stories and managing the publications’ websites, event calendars, and social media presences. He also writes Minnesota Parent’s Bookshelf column, meaning he gets to receive and read lots of children’s books. He is a husband to Erin and a father of three kids — daughter Eleanor and twin boys Samuel and Nicholas. In 2015, he wrote and self-published a book — The Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected — under the pseudonym Eddie Daniels.


Account Executive: Owen Davis
Owen Davis

Owen handles advertising sales, which is a great way to stay in touch with the local community, and a total blast. When he isn’t hard at work on that, he can be found teaching and performing music throughout the Twin Cities. He’s grateful to live in a place with such an appreciation for both art and journalism.



Distribution Manager: Marlo Johnson

 Marlo manages a roster of 50 carriers and drivers to efficiently distribute our publications to residents and bulk drop sites. He grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Marlo came to Minnesota Premier Publications in 2004 after working with national consumer magazines for a number of years.