Mike Marcotte, a native Minnesotan and downtown Minneapolis resident, graduated from Gustavus Adolphus with a degree in elementary education. But he didn’t go into teaching after college. He spent nine years as a television producer, becoming an on-air regular on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live. He is now a nonprofit events planner with Open Arms of Minnesota. You can read more of Mike’s work on his website, www.givemethemike.com.