Welcome Jessie Fetterling, Senior Editor for FamilyMinded


Granite Media welcomes Jessie Fetterling, who takes the helm as senior editor of FamilyMinded, focusing on capturing the evolving nature of family dynamics and relationships in our modern age.

Jessie has been managing editor at Emlen Media, contributing editor at Prevue Magazine and associate editor at Smart Meetings. A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she has traveled to more than 15 countries to cover travel, architecture, food, lifestyle topics, sustainability and women’s issues. She is the author of “100 Things to Do in Oakland Before You Die,” published in September 2017.

“I’m excited to be part of an editorial team that aims to create quality storytelling,” Jessie said. “With FamilyMinded, that means not only highlighting the lighter side of family life, but also some of the nitty gritty topics that can be more difficult to discuss.”

Jessie grew up in Kansas City, Kan., and now calls Oakland, Calif., home. When she’s not writing and editing, she's hosting BBQ cookouts, hiking, playing music or attending one of the Bay Area's many music festivals or events with family and friends.

“Like everyone, I have an interesting and complex family dynamic, with roots in the Midwest but living almost a decade on the West Coast,” Jessie said. “Having a partner from France and a background in international travel, I hope to explore the varying definitions of family from around the globe. As today’s family structure continues to evolve, I want to investigate what that means to all types of people and start a broader conversation about the ups and downs faced by the modern family.”

We look forward to those continuing conversations on FamilyMinded and are thrilled to have Jessie on the team. Welcome, Jessie.