Meet the Crew: Danielle (Darn) Magnuson

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Danielle aka Darny, Darn, Darnelle

photo/video editor | lover of dogs, wellness + plants

You can find her behind dual monitors editing hours of video footage with one hand gripping her tablet pen and the other scratching Greta’s head. To win Darny over we recommend bringing her any sweet treat from Common Roots or telling a silly joke. Though no one can really get mad at Darn, she has been known to stir the pot by frequently trying to coerce her coworkers into thinking that long distances are “just a short walk away.”


5 Q’s

what brought you to Fresh Coast?

I was living and working full time in Menomonie, WI after graduating from Stout. I love Menomonie dearly, but was feeling a tug to move home to the cities. I took a huge leap, quit my job, and moved to Minneapolis without having any job lined up (sorry, Mom & Dad, for worrying you).

I spent a couple months intensely job searching, and I was being quite picky because I knew what I wanted (sorry again, Mom & Dad, for worrying you even more). I had peace that something good was coming.

I eventually stumbled upon a job opening for Fresh Coast and freaked out about how perfect it sounded. After an interview and meeting the peeps, I nearly passed out with excitement while driving home. This was it. I had to work here. And here we are! (Told ya so, Mom & Dad 😊)

You get called up for karaoke, what do you sing?

You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi.

What’s your go to happy hour drink?

Frozen Mai Tai (or Piña colada, or anything blended/frozen) if the place is cool enough to have that 😎 But usually not… So mojito me please!

what’s your spirit animal?

My favorite animal is a monkey, but spirit animal is probably different? Brb... taking an online quiz… Beep boop beep boop.

Results are in: Deer! This is pretty scary accurate 😅

“Symbol of gentleness and heart energy… highly sensitive and have a strong intuition… combine both soft, gentle qualities with strength and determination... energy of love and harmony with oneself and others… achieve ambitious goals and tackle difficult situations smoothly with gentleness and grace… master the art of being both determined and gentle in your approach… innocence, vigilance, ability to change directions quickly... magical ability to regenerate, being in touch with life’s mysteries... this spirit animal echoes the qualities brought forth when living from the heart.”

Well, there you have it 🤷‍♀️

In a few words, describe your nickname(S)?

This is the nickname that’s used almost 100% of the time. I’ve nearly forgotten my real name. “Danielle” was accidentally typed as “Darnell” on my first day at FCC. The rest is history.

(Also known as Darn, La Darn, La Darnda, Darn Darn, La Darn Darn, Darndizzle, Danger Darn, etc.)

You’ll see me out there running on them roads.

“Touch of Smoke”
My voice is deeper than the average female. Someone at FCC once said there’s a slight rasp, aka “touch of smoke,” to my voice (and apparently this is supposed to be a compliment? Maybe this is why I like to sing Bon Jovi 😂)

Having Darn aboard the FCC ship is just as sweet as those treats she loves so dearly. Her wonderful edits, blooper reels, and creative eye are real gifts to the crew! Thanks for all your hard… and endless… work, Darny! She also recently got an Instagram (welcome), go give her a follow!

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