I dedicate Catchy Creations and this website design to these four beauties and all the other magnificent felines I have been blessed to know, care for, and advocate to protect.
My name is Lori Gagen. I am a lifelong resident of Noble County in northeast Indiana.
Every job I have held throughout my career has in some way allowed me to my indulge my passion for technology. These experiences have culminated in this opportunity to offer my services to the community as a freelancer.
I launched the first of many websites in August 1998 after first reading a book titled "HTML for Dummies". The site was structured using Notepad. Today, my platforms of choice for website development are Wix traditional editor, EditorX, and WordPress.
Over my career, jobs that have helped me hone the skills I offer through Catchy Creations have included being the editor and publisher of a travel magazine, an executive director at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary for 12 years, one of the region's most popular non-profits and tourism partners, and my current job as operations director for Noble County Economic Development. I was also a member of a Y2K ERP implementation team that rolled out all new software and hardware systems to over 900 users. After implementation I had the honor of establishing the company's help desk and served users in three U.S. states, Mexico, and the Philippines.
I am a long-time community volunteer and love where I live! I currently manage 11 websites for various organizations in northeast Indiana.
In 2015, my work earned a Digital Marketing Award for Best use of Facebook from KPC Media Group, with an audience of over 51,000 followers grown organically on the platform.
The Albion Rotary Club, in 2023, named me Citizen of the Year in recognition of volunteer contributions with my community.
Later in 2023, I was nominated by colleagues and honored to be recognized as an Influential Woman in Northeast Indiana.
Whether you need a new website, to get more from an existing website, to make better use of social media, to build a library of images, brochures, or other collateral materials, a press release, or other technical writing assistance, I welcome your inquiry and look forward to an opportunity to help you succeed, and to help my community continue to grow and prosper!