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About me

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Black cats

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 and WordPress, though I have experience helping clients on Square as well.

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, and five years working as a Marketing Director and Operations Director in economic development. In every occupation I have had, I have proven myself a self-motivated learner and problem-solver. If I don't know, I will learn and figure it out!  What's what I have to offer to you - determination, a solid skillset, lots of experience, and local connections.
 

I am proud of the recognition my efforts have earned, including being named Citizen of the Year by the Albion Rotary Club in 2023 for volunteerism.

I was also honored in 2023 as an Influential Woman in Northeast Indiana.  In 2015, KPC Media Group recognized my efforts to build an audience and sustainable funding at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. They awarded me "Best Digital Marketing In-House - Facebook" for having built an audience to over 51,000 followers without spending a dime.

I invite you to learn more about my experience by downloading my resume. I am available for work by the hour, short-term project contract, or long-term support and management. Thanks for visiting!

2023 Influential Women, Northeast Indiana
Lori Gagen and Carla Fiandt
2015 Best Use of Facebook Digital Marketing Award
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