Lifelong Twin Cities residents, Kelly and Steve Wagner have purchased The Edge magazine and will return the publication to digital and print Summer 2021.
The couple brings over 25 years of experience to The Edge in sales, marketing, business advising, graphic design and web design. They have worked in companies of all sizes, from start-ups to private equity firms and Fortune 100 companies. They are among 13 founding members of the Community for Higher Consciousness (communityforhigherconsciousness.com), a site designed to bring mind, body and spirit-oriented practitioners together on a central platform to share their services, products and visions. Through the years, the Wagners have utilized a variety of metaphysical practices, including Reiki, feng shui, guided imagery, ancestral & other lifetimes clearings and hypnotherapy to improve their lives.
“The Edge,” Kelly said, “is the ideal opportunity to reach a larger pool of open-minded people who are also searching to energetically heal themselves and, in turn, humanity, on the path to higher consciousness.
“The Edge magazine has always been a gem of goodness for us. It’s a special place to find out what is happening in our community. A place for thought leaders to share insight. A place to learn and explore modalities ‘outside of the box.’ A place to dive deeper into the mystical unknown, with guides and seekers alike, asking questions and searching for answers.
“We are committed to the success and abundance of sharing The Edge to our ever-growing community. We are united in continuing the creation of a safe, trusted space to have dialogue, ask questions, seek guidance and explore modalities new and old with those curious to explore them.”
Former Publishers of The Edge, Tim Miejan and Cathy Jacobsen, announced last Fall that they were retiring and hoped new owners would bring a renewed vigor to the publication.
For almost 30 years, The Edge has been a trusted source at the forefront of a vibrant holistic health and metaphysical community in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest.
“This will not change,” Kelly said. “We intend to go back into print this summer. We will complement and expand the current offerings to our community with podcasts, social media, digital marketing, community memberships, engaging events and retreats. We will also expand our resources and reach by tapping into a larger community of like-minded people. The pivot due to the pandemic has created the ability to connect with our like-minded neighbors who live down the street or thousands of miles away.”
Kelly and Steve Wagner met in high school and started dating while they attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. They were married by a Hawaiian shaman on the island of Maui in 1999 and have two children.
Steve is an intuitive designer and illustrator with more than twenty years of graphic arts, web design and multimedia experience. He loves to make life beautiful. During the 15 years he worked for a St. Paul interactive education agency, he had the rare opportunity to partner with amazing institutions, most notably the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts and multiple projects for the Smithsonian and National Air & Space Museum. Steve is the owner of The Vibe Kitchen Designs (www.thevibekitchen.com) and will be the “Wizard of Oz” for The Edge, bringing to life the magazine and website (and whatever else crosses his path). Visit www.linkedin.com/in/steve-wagner/.
Kelly is a mystic, a curious seeker, and a master connector. Trained in different modalities, she celebrates people’s different approach to living life. She will spearhead sales and marketing, social media, and other business operations. She is excited to explore, unify and celebrate with The Edge readers while exploring the abundant gifts, abilities, and talents available to us here, there and everywhere. Visit www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-wagner-256299b/.
The Edge debuted in the Upper Midwest as a free, tabloid newspaper in August 1992 to promote the holistic community and explore the evolution of consciousness. It has been a monthly publication since February 1993 and went online in 1998. The publication was sold by Gary and Insiah Beckman to Tim Miejan and Cathy Jacobsen in January 2009. Tim edited and produced the magazine and website, and Cathy served as business manager and sales and marketing manager.