Stephani Johnson is the Creative Director of Julieta. For the past decade she’s been a writer and editor for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as well as an editor and content strategist for BettyCrocker.com and Pillsbury.com. When she’s not working, Stephani loves to cook and eat at her favorite restaurants with her husband, Eric. She and Eric live in Minneapolis with their golden retriever, Gordon, and they’re preparing for their first baby to arrive in October.
Kris Huson is a seasoned publicist for disease research companies and causes. Known for vintage clothing, this Army veteran often rocks classic frocks or coats with modern accessories. Nicknamed, “Sporty Spice,” Kris’ bucket list includes heavyweight championship boxing, Wimbledon, All Blacks and Arsenal matches, Le Mans, F1 Grands Prix and seeing Simone Biles fly. She is a Minnesota United Football Club season ticket holder, Lynx fan and University of North Dakota hockey zealot.
Sarah Kariniemi is a registered nurse, wife, and mom of two boys. After the long hospitalization and passing of her 16 month old, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom and enjoy spending time with her oldest son. Through this experience Sarah found her love for writing and blogging. She also enjoys playing volleyball, crafting, and gardening. Sarah and her family live in Woodbury, MN.
Heidi Lyons is an artistic director, blogger and avid remodeler who helps people visualize the beauty in daily living experiences. She writes about the hidden beauty in our interactions with the environment, in our relationships, in our choices and ultimately ... in ourselves. You’ll find her to be a seeker of adventure, good conversation, amazing food and interesting ideas. She’s a professional, a mother and a life partner who values organization, laughter, f riends and really, really good coffee.
Lizzy Van Heest is a Junior at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In her free time she enjoys taking yoga classes, cooking vegetarian meals and reading by the lake. She has a Cavalier King Charles that she loves and spoils. Lizzy is excited to study abroad in Madrid, Spain during the spring of 2021 and hopes to further immerse herself in Julieta's origins.