I am many things: a writer and digital creator, business manager, real estate agent, construction manager. One common element: using technology to solve problems.
Ultimately, I “get stuff done” utilizing strategic communication skills, project management knowledge and technological prowess. My breadth of industries, roles and places I’ve lived enable me to have meaningful dialog with a wide-range of people, the full array of stakeholders. I’ve coordinated and managed projects for AARP, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, along with many smaller players.
As a power user of most technology, I bring a solid tech savvy to every role and project. From getting a certificate in “information processing” back when Lotus spreadsheets were pretty novel, to design classes focused on Photoshop, InDesign and Quark. An avid computer geek, I’ve built my own machines, surfed BBSes and dialed into the 1980s and 90s internet. I’ve coded and built websites with html, and used tools like FrontPage, Blogger and WordPress. Computers and technology have been a huge part of my life. As the Digital Age has progressed, I’ve moved my knowledge into the web, with over a decade of blogging experience, both personal and professional. In pretty much every role, I’ve been the go-to guy for technical issues.
During my work a communicator I created content for executive presentations, web sites, newsletters (email and print), and advertising copy for internal and external customers. I’ve managed multiple social media accounts, focusing on strategic engagement, blogged, and managed customer relationships (design and implemention of CRM campaigns) for multiple companies. And I’ve spent the past few years studying digital communications and implementing solutions to optimize that knowledge. Additionally, I am comfortable speaking to audiences of many sizes. Within this work, I’ve lead tour groups in corporate facilities, facilitated coffee-tastings for high-profile visitors, and managed the annual financial meeting of a large church during a fiscally stressful period (middle of the recession).
Find more of my writing at:
- Questionsall.net: poetry focused site, where I publish new poetry daily.
- Not Just Seattle: focusing on living in and around the Puget Sound area.
I’m always interested in exploring opportunities. If you have collaboration ideas, email me at Carl-at-carlsetzer-dot-com.