May 03, 2018
Mike Starke
Winnetka Living - A local newspaper survives

I am a lifelong Lake Forest resident. After a successful collegiate career at Winona State in football and baseball, I had a brief tryout with the Bears in 1987. I had been a ballboy for the team from 1975-1982. From there I joined my father's advertising agency, Ideas + Design Inc. I ran that business until I retired in 2003. I also owned Winona Printing Co. until 2009. So obviously I have a good background in publishing, so jumping into Best Version Media was a no brainer for me in 2017 when I launched Highland Park Neighbors. Peter Hansen, who had been publishing Winnetka Living since November of 2016, asked me to take over the magazine in March. So I have been doing this for the past 2 months. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing your stories. I will elaborate on Best Version Media and our magazines.