About Natalie Carpenter

natalie carpenter head shotNatalie Carpenter is a freelance IT consultant, writer, designer, and technology educator who believes in gaining knowledge through diverse life-experience.

According to her long-time employers and business colleagues, her job strengths are:

  • communication skills (written and oral)
  • management and leadership style
  • diverse technical expertise
  • ability to present and share complicated information in ways that non-technical people can easily understand.

In addition to her passion for learning in the fields of Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Brain Science, some of her many endeavors include:

ERP/CRM Database Administration; certified training and admin experience

Digital Delivery and Customer Experience classes, training and experience

PHP, MySQL, Javascript, WordPress, CSS, HTML5 customization, editing and development

MS Office and Adobe expert-level experience (e.g. Word, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign)

Founding Member and 2013/14 President, Pagosa Mountain Morning Rotary Club

Freelance Writer and Photographer, Pagosa SUN Newspaper

Officer and Board President, Colorado Housing Inc.

Founding Member, San Juan Stargazers Astronomy Club

Grant Writing training through Rotary International and Colorado Community Resource Center

Leadership training, Rotary International Institute for Leadership

Developing Business Plans training, NeighborWorks Training Institute, Philadelphia

Board Oversight and Governance training, NeighborWorks Training Institute, Philadelphia

Strategic Plans training, Housing Colorado

Editor, Pagosa Scene Online Calendar of Events

Grant Writing training, Colorado Simplified Grants

Editor, Pagosa BRAT Magazine

Owner/Manager, Little Dippers Swim Academy

Swim Coach, Pagosa Lakes Porpoises

Editor, Petroglyph, magazine of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council

Board Member, Pagosa Springs Arts Council

Aquatics Camp Director, City of Long Beach

Clerk/Designer, Trader Joe’s Market

Game Show Contestant, Classic Concentration with Alex Trebek (she won a car!)

Volunteer at US Women’s Open Golf Tournament; PGA/FedEx Cup BMW Championship; South Fork Music Festival; + thousands of hours of volunteer service and pro bono work with dozens of nonprofit organizations

Adult Swim Instructor
French Tutor
Marine Biology Lab Assistant
Book Store/Coffee Shop Barista
Fast Food Cashier
Newspaper Bike Delivery