Glaze 2 Amaze


Kevin Matthews’ career path to owning his own pottery store and studio may have been the road less traveled poet Robert Frost was talking about.

Matthews’ first foray in college was for a computer degree. He worked with corporations in the Twin Cities. But he said his time as a firefighter encouraged him to go back to school. He wanted to further his education with the ultimate goal of a four-year degree, allowing him to be part of a lifesaving helicopter crew.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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