Minneapolis, October 17, 2005 – Greenspring Media Group is pleased to announce the addition of Joel Hoekstra as Senior Editor for Minnesota Monthly magazine.

Previously, Hoekstra was a Senior Editor with Experience Life, a health and fitness publication produced by Lifetime Fitness. Prior to that, he was a freelance writer and editor for publications such as Minnesota Monthly, This Old House, Metropolis, Northwest WorldTraveler, the Star Tribune and several national and regional magazines. Throughout his career, Hoekstra has interviewed notable personalities such as chimp researcher Jane Goodall, clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger, and actor Morgan Freeman.

“We are very pleased to be able to bring someone with Joel’s talents and experience to the pages of Minnesota Monthly,” said editor Jeff Johnson. “His arrival makes a great magazine staff even better.”

Greenspring Media Group publishes Minnesota Monthly magazine, Midwest Home, Drinks, Carat, Real Food, and multiple custom publications. In addition to the publishing segment of its business, Greenspring Media Group produces signature special events including the Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience, and Luxury Home Tour.