Dean Johnson, 54, was born in Mankato, Minn., and grew up in Edina, near Minneapolis.He attended college at the University of Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting.Johnson worked as a cost accountant, a sales representative, and an independent builder before launching Hometime Video Publishing in 1984.In addition to his role as co-host, Johnson is executive producer of Hometime and president of Hometime Video Publishing.
The father of two, Johnson
is married to his
high school sweetheart, Kathi.His
children are currently attending college-with their daughter enrolled in nursing and son studying business.Together, the family enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, and try to get to Colorado every year to ski the Rocky Mountains.
You might have noticed some of the Johnson clan on camera in the last couple years as Dean's folks, wife, kids and even the family dog, Tucker, have all been included in a Hometime
project or two!Miriam Johnson
Miriam Johnson-no relation to Dean-is the most recent face to join Hometime
grew up here in Minnesota and moved back to the area not long ago after ten years in Los Angeles learning the ins and outs of the entertainment industry.Miriam
husband, Paul, have recently completed a fairly extensive renovation project on their newly acquired 80-year-old home.Miriam
takes a hands-on approach around the house and boasts being a true "do-it-yourselfer."She
also enjoys creating and building furniture in her
spare time.Paul is an elementary school teacher and musician, and together they share their home with their cat, Little.When schedules permit, they both enjoy getting away from it all to camp and hike in the mountains. Miriam
has been enjoying the fun, the pranks, and the down-to-earth atmosphere at Hometime
feels the variety of projects feeds her
passion for figuring out those how-to challenges and she
loves working alongside homeowners!
And last (but surely not least), Miriam
and Paul would like to announce that baby girl Sula was born in December.