Edward Grinnan joined the staff of Guideposts in 1986, and was named Editor-in-Chief in 1999. Mr. Grinnan was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1975, where he majored in English and Journalism, and was awarded the prestigious Hopwood Award in Playwriting. After graduation, Mr. Grinnan explored a number of career paths—including newspaper correspondent and artist-in-residence—before returning to academia to obtain a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Drama at Yale University.
Degree in hand, Mr. Grinnan pursued a career in New York theatre, before he joined Guideposts. He has written and edited scores of Guideposts stories for personalities as diverse as Nolan Ryan, Reba McEntire and Charles Osgood, and is a regular contributor to “Daily Guideposts,” the organization’s best-selling annual book of inspirational reflections. Mr. Grinnan’s work has also appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, TV Guide and Seventeen, where he co-wrote a pet column with his late cocker spaniel, Rudy.
Mr. Grinnan is married to actress and singer Julee Cruise (“Twin Peaks,” the B-52s), and divides his time between Manhattan and the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
Rick Hamlin joined Guideposts in 1984, bringing with him a diverse background of editorial, entertainment and publishing expertise. As the magazine’s managing editor, Mr. Hamlin is responsible for ensuring the quality of the content in each issue of Guideposts, while he also oversees the printing and production of the magazine.
An accomplished author, Mr. Hamlin has published a history of the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade, “The Tournament of Roses” (McGraw-Hill); a spiritual memoir, "Finding God on the
Mr. Hamlin is also an accomplished actor and singer, who has worked in children’s theater, off-Broadway, summer stock, and in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall and New York’s cabaret, “Don’t Tell Mama.” As the lead tenor, Mr. Hamlin recorded Fred Rich’s Hudson Oratorio for Albany Records.
Graduated cum laude graduate from Princeton University, where he majored in English Literature, Mr. Hamlin authored a thesis detailing the influence of John Ruskin on the pre-Raphaelite painters. After two years abroad in Florence, Italy, he also studied at the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Hamlin and his wife, novelist and writer Carol Wallace, live in upper Manhattan with their two sons.