Introduction for Social Media Essentials 312

Kenai River July, 2019

Hi everyone, my name is Kirsten. I am from Calgary originally, where I was a primary school teacher.  In 2014 I moved with my husband and two boys to Copenhagen, Denmark.  We spent the next five years traveling around Europe every chance we could get.  I think we made the most of our time, and actually visited 35 countries!  This past January we all moved to Anchorage, Alaska.

I’ve held various volunteer positions, and a few work contracts since we moved.  My two areas of focus have been in educational program design and in event planning.  This year I am chairing a yet-to-be-determined event to raise funds for a non-profit organization that supports people with physical challenges participate in winter sporting activities here in Alaska. I also volunteer at a Women’s shelter, and am finishing up my Certificate in Adult Education here at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Continuing Education.

I am taking this course so that I have a better understanding of the various social medial platforms, and can take the Social Media Strategies class in the fall.  I am also a partner in a small business selling kite kits to educators and we would like to grow our market.  We are hoping that a well planned social media marketing campaign can help us reach our goals.

I created this blog a few years ago for a course, and then never used it.  Maybe I’ll be inspired to post more often now!  My twitter handle is @KirstenTP – I was very active when I was teaching, but haven’t used it much either since then.

Finally, here is a video from our first Fourth of July celebration – a car launch!  We literally sat in a valley and watched as they launched about a dozen old cars over the cliff.  Very Alaskan!

I’m looking forward to “meeting” all of you.




3 thoughts on “Introduction for Social Media Essentials 312

  1. Hi Kristen,

    Thank you for sharing your Blog and Twitter with us. It’s very nice to meet you. I hope you had a wonderful weekend! That’s fantastic that you have traveled with your family to so many places. I have done a fair bit of travelling myself and love it. How was Denmark? I’ve not been yet. That was a big move to Anchorage, Alaska. Was this a work related move?

    I love that you volunteer, I’ve been volunteering most of my adult life, I love giving back of my time to meaningful causes, charities and boards. You sound quite well rounded, I like it!

    That is a cool video, thanks for sharing. I need to learn how to post pictures and videos, maybe you can provide some feedback.

    This was my first time setting up a Blog so I am a newbie and I am looking forward to learning a lot in this course. My blog is: and my Social Media info is:

    Facebook Page:

    I posted my personal info via the course Introduction as I want my Blog to be on the professional side.

    Have a great evening,


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