The Colors of Cornerstone Copy Center
“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”
Cornerstone Copy Center has a great working team. Representing many different colors and walks in life. As artists many of us live outside the box but we get along. Just so you can get to know a little about us, we thought we would let some of our color shine.
I have been working at Cornerstone Copy since 1987 when I started out as “Copyboy.” I now own the Company along with my partner warren d. mosier. I first started printing in high school when I was 15. I did a work study in the graphics shop. After graduating from high school, I went through a 2-year course at Dakota County Vo-Tech, now known as Dakota County Technical College. After earning my degree in graphic arts I went to work for Unisys Corporation using the graphics skills I acquired to make computer chips until I found work at Cornerstone Copy Center in 1987. Working at and now owning Cornerstone has given me the opportunity to meet a number of great people and the fact that I get to work each day with a wonderful staff is very rewarding. Stop in and see for yourself.
Currently I do many of the quotes and handle the day to day administration for our two locations. You will most likely walk by my desk on your way to see warren!
And by the way…..my favorite color is blue. It reminds me of the lake which reminds me of the boat which reminds me of………you get the picture!!
I began as a freelance set-and-light designer for the theatre as a graduate of Bethel College. Along with theatre, I worked for Deafness Education Advocacy Foundation and the Minnesota Relay Service. In 1993, I began a graphic design business out of my home. The business was called Advanced Printing Design (APD). I contracted most of my design work to be printed with Cornerstone Copy Center. So it was a natural fit for Daniel and I to buy Cornerstone Copy Center and continue to build the company. Together we formed Advanced Printing Design, LTD as co-owners and purchased Cornerstone Copy Center in May 2001.
I work on both the creative for Cornerstone as well as the technical side. I love graphic design – the continuing challenge of putting pieces together to create visual communication. I am currently a member of the Burnsville Rotary (Noon club) and also server as a board member on the Burnsville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. A remnant from my theatre days…, “Poiple, my favorite color….” I am an avid water gardener and love to take photos. When I am not at work you can find me at the cabin or better yet out on the pontoon and very rarely without a camera in hand!
Hello, my name is Ben. I started working for Cornerstone in 2006. Because of my love for photography, Cornerstone was a perfect fit. I started as a bindery operator assistant and now have worked my way up to the lead bindery position.
My favorite colors are the reds and yellows of a sun set.
My favorite color is yellow because I think it is a happy color and brings a bit of sunshine everywhere it is!
I have worked as a designer since 1999 and started working at Cornerstone in September of 2005. I love coming to work every day because I get to use my talents of being creative AND organized! I have a degree in Hospitality Management as well as Graphic Design. I design projects for customers (menus and forms are my favorites) as well as prepare customer files for production on all of our presses. Being detail oriented is one of my strengths! When I’m not at work you’ll find me entertaining my husband and son, quilting, cooking, watching the Vikings (yes even in the bad years, which seems to be the case most of the time these days) and snowmobiling.
Lakeville Operations Manager
My favorite colors are the colors of fall….. working at Cornerstone has made me appreciate most colors!
I started in the printing business working at a company that serviced and sold printing equipment way back in 1976. I worked with Ron Lund until he left and started Cornerstone. I met and married my husband Paul (see his bio) and worked at Ross Printing until we merged with Cornerstone in 2004. In 2007 Cornerstone opened a Lakeville location and I was commissioned and sent off to manage that location. It is a great community to work in and I look forward to continued growth!
Cornerstone is a wonderful place to work. We truly care for each other and the community in which we work and play!
Customer Service Supervisor & Office Manager
It is my job to make sure we are taking care of you, the customer, and meeting your deadlines. My favorite color is purple because it makes me happy. Good thing there is a large purple wall in our lobby. It keeps me smiling. I have been with Cornerstone Copy Center for 11 years.
I like all colors equally because in my job you have to treat them all with respect and care. I started working for Cornerstone Copy Center in 2001. I work as a press operator making sure customers’ print jobs are done correctly and with the highest quality.
Production Manager & Distributor Friendly
My favorite color is blue…winter or summer, blue skies make me happy. I started in the printing business fresh out of high school over 40 years ago. I worked in many different areas and found this industry so exciting I opened my own business, Ross Printing, in 1987. Over the years I developed a great relationship with Cornerstone Copy Center helping out with their “ink” on paper needs. So great that in 2004 when Cornerstone built their new building, their offer to buy my company and go to work for them was one I couldn’t refuse. This is still an exciting industry and from where I look…..the sky is always blue!!!
Direct Mailer & Customer Service
I have worked at Cornerstone since the Fall of 2006. I had been a stay-at-home Mom, and my youngest child headed off to Kindergarten – I needed to get a “real” job. My main function here at Cornerstone is to process mailing lists, prepare USPS mailing reports, and prepare direct mail for delivery to the post office. Dealing with the ever changing rules and regulations of the USPS, and direct mailing is always a challenge, but one that I enjoy. When not working with mailings, I help with customer service, bindery, billing, and anything else that may need to be done. Cornerstone is a great place to work, and I like what I do.
My favorite color is blue. Just look at the pretty blue sky with the puffy clouds.
Graphic Designer (Lakeville)
I have a Marketing/Corporate Communications degree and followed that up with additional schooling in Graphic Design. I have been with Cornerstone for over 16 years – wow! The graphics technology sure has changed a lot since the first Apple I worked on that was a little rectangle box…with a little green screen…using little blue floppy disks! I moved to our Lakeville location 3 years ago and love it. My main focus is this location’s Graphic Designer, but have done a bit of everything here in our shop. I am here to help all of our customers with any project, big or small, with a friendly smile!
My favorite color is blue because when I wear blue, it makes my blue eyes “pop”!
Graphic Designer & Focus in Pix Coordinator
I started working at Cornerstone Copy Center in March, 2011. As a graphic designer, I am passionate about mixing both digital and photographic media. I began my career managing several one-hour photo retail stores in the local Twin Cities area. I then worked for over 17 years in both production and marketing for a well-known, national trade show display and graphics manufacturing company, with an emphasis on large-format graphics. I’ve always loved designing my own greeting cards as a hobby, so designing templates for Focus in Pix is a perfect fit for me!
I love ALL colors and always have a hard time choosing a favorite because I enjoy designing with the entire spectrum. My hobbies include baking, cooking, fishing, and outdoor photography. My husband and I live in Burnsville and we have a teenage daughter.