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.
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, Education Specialist
When she’s not conducting a training or dreaming up new designs for the SNO FLEX platform, Lauren exerts near dictatorial control of the office Sonos system.
Paul Hamberg, Server and Site Technician
If it plugs into a wall, Paul has probably taken it apart and put it back together. Paul keeps all systems running smoothly at SNO, all while drinking two cups of coffee simultaneously.
Thomas Sugatt, Support Specialist
When not answering customer support tickets, phone calls, and live chats, Thomas practices hand stands in the office and offers emotional support to the rest of the SNO Patrol.