MDI appoints northeastern MN entrepreneur Megan Kellin to board of directors

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – MDI announced that it has appointed Megan Kellin to its board of directors. Megan is an entrepreneur and publisher who owns several businesses in northeast Minnesota, including The Lake and Company Magazine and Shop, Lake Time Magazine, Lake Bride Magazine, be.Media House, Hotel Rapids, The Joyride, Little Lazy Lodge, Kellin Reclaimed, and Cohaus Collective.

“We are thrilled to welcome Megan to MDI’s board of directors,” said Jill Hesselroth, MDI board chair. “Megan’s commitment to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities, both personally and professionally, paired with her innovative and visionary endeavors makes her an incredible asset to the organization.”


Megan Kellin joins MDI Board of Directors.

Megan was voted on the board effective January 1 and will serve a 3-year term. She currently serves as board member for the Itasca Economic Development Corporation, an organization focused on creating and retaining quality jobs in Itasca County, as well as the Entrepreneur Fund, which actively partners with entrepreneurs in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin to spark growth and achieve success. Megan is passionate about MDI because of its commitment to providing meaningful employment for people with disabilities.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the team at MDI,” said Kellin. “MDI’s mission to provide employment opportunities to people with disabilities is near and dear to my heart, as is its commitment to providing jobs and growing the business community in northeastern Minnesota.”

Megan and her husband have three kids. She is very close to her brother-in-law Marcus, who works at MDI Cohasset and has Down syndrome. Marcus is an inspiration for Megan’s advocacy work.

View MDI’s leadership page here.


About MDI
MDI is a trusted Minnesota manufacturer and nonprofit social enterprise with the mission to provide employment opportunities and services for people with disabilities. We create high-quality plastic containers to ship, pack and store products, and offer unparalleled product assembly and packaging services for organizations across the country, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. By offering an inclusive workplace that allows employees to build confidence, independence and purpose, MDI’s work results in dedicated employees and satisfied customers. To learn more, visit