A Sensory Testing & Training Company


Technical Director


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MICHAEL A. MCGINLEY, P.E. Laboratory Director


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St. Croix Sensory is an industry-leading sensory evaluation laboratory located in the St. Croix River Valley of Minnesota.  Since 1980, St. Croix Sensory’s laboratory has specialized in sensory testing of environmental samples, commercial products and materials.


St. Croix Sensory manufactures and markets state-of-the-art odor sampling and measurement equipment.  The products we represent set the standard in the sensory testing industry.


St. Croix Sensory is dedicated to providing and maintaining the highest standard of quality for all laboratory services and manufactured products.  St. Croix Sensory maintains a professional practice that continually reviews ASTM International, CEN (European) and ISO methods. Our quality control practices ensure quality is met from receiving of materials and samples to the finished products and final reports delivered to our customers.




Michelle Harty

Laboratory Manager


Michelle has been a part of the St. Croix Sensory team since 2007. She joined us as a Test Administrator and now works as our Laboratory Manager. She worked for over 10 years in the dot-com industry as a Project Manager/Producer developing web applications for large clients and then moved on to working with news stations managing advertising campaigns on the web.


Now, as an empty-nester, Michelle spends her free time snowmobiling, boating on the St. Croix River and enjoying her new puppy Macy!


651-439-0177 Ext. 20   •   michelle@fivesenses.com


Carrie Rickheim

Administrative Manager


Carrie came to St. Croix Sensory in 2011, joining the accounting and client relations team. Holding a B.A. in Mathematics from St. Olaf College, she enjoys the opportunity to balance both a professional and family life.


When not crunching numbers, Carrie takes pleasure in her involvement with her children’s activities. She, along with her husband, remain active musicians performing in a community ensemble.


651-439-0177 Ext. 12   •   carrie@fivesenses.com


Kathy Kramer

Product Manager


Kathy joined the team at St. Croix Sensory in 2016.  She manages manufacturing and service for our Nasal Ranger along with all other products and equipment sold and rented to our clients.  Her education background includes a B.S. at the University of Minnesota, and a M.A. Edu. at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, with experience in settings from marketing to counseling.

In her free time, Kathy enjoys time with her children, being outside in all seasons, hiking, biking, and skiing. She performs in a local ensemble and loves to work on side jobs illustrating.


651-439-0177 Ext. 14   •   kathy@fivesenses.com


Katie Heathcote

Laboratory Associate


Katie joined St. Croix Sensory in 2015.  She assists in laboratory duties and running odor test sessions.  Her previous experience included managing the Olfactometry Laboratory at Iowa State University.


In her free time, she enjoys training dogs, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.




Marny Stebbins

Laboratory Associate


Marny joined St. Croix Sensory in 2016 and assists in a variety of laboratory duties and running odor test sessions.  She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and previously worked in digital project management and event planning.


As a mother of four, Marny enjoys chasing after her kids and writing about their adventures in her column for the Stillwater Gazette.




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