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.