We started SNO to make journalism advisers’ lives easier. Well, one adviser in particular. SNO co-founder, Jason Wallestad, advises the Knight Errant at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, MN. When he first began exploring ways to take the Knight Errant online, he discovered….not much.
Free site templates weren’t robust or flexible enough to meet a newspaper’s needs. A professional web designer could easily consume a school’s limited budget. Companies that hosted other school newspapers, though well-meaning, offered little to no technical support.
Jason and his friend Tom Hutchinson put their heads together. Literally, they banged their heads together. After the concussions subsided, Jason and Tom teamed up to create School Newspapers Online—an online publishing solution exclusively for scholastic news programs. Hooray!
Meet the SNO Patrol.
Tom Hutchinson, SNO Co-Founder
When not working, Tom is listening to podcasts and searching for online bargains. He grew up just outside of Walnut Grove on the banks of Plum Creek. Call him “Half Pint” at your own risk.
Jason Wallestad, SNO Co-Founder
Jason has spent 18 years as a high school publications adviser and is the chief code monkey at SNO. In his free time, he drinks coffee. A lot of coffee.
Kari Koshiol, Training and Support
When Kari’s not using her soothing voice to make SNO support videos, you can find her working as a high school publications adviser, riding a tandem recumbent bike, sailing the seas, or wearing an overly large sunhat.
Ali Catt, Training and Support
When not crafting metaphors, Ali curates the Best of SNO website, answers support tickets, and conducts personalized technical trainings. Her name, for the record, is real.
Lindsay McNally, Accounting
A refugee from the corporate world, Lindsay is the friendly voice you’ll hear if you call SNO and press 1. She is firmly committed to battling backyard rodents.
Lauren Feller, Marketing and Education
One of five English majors at SNO, Lauren loves drinking coffee and deconstructing poetry.