Leadership

  • Caren Schweitzer, President & Founder

    What I love most about the culture we’ve created at Creative Resources is that we’re not order takers; we are a true collaborative partners. I wholeheartedly believe in the turnkey process that we have built.

    Creative Resources is all about reducing redundant layers in the supply chain, which is exactly how we’ve established a proven track record of cost savings and innovation. We truly help our clients set themselves apart with quality, while protecting their brand. Outside of work, you’re likely to find me entertaining family and friends, absorbed in a good book or traveling the world.

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    Mark Waldorf, VP and Partner

    Hi, I’m Mark Waldorf. With nearly two decades of experience under my belt, you could say I’ve been a promotions guy for a few “dog years” now. What I love most about my work is the opportunity to be creative and develop winning solutions for our customers day after day. I’m lucky enough to wear several hats at Creative Resources – Partner, Sales Director, Errand Guy. However, my focus is to lead and develop our talented sales team and foster our company’s relationships with our amazing local, national and global customers. We are thrilled that our customers continue to seek us out and are eager to do business with us. We must be doing something right!

Leadership

MEET CAREN AND MARK

Caren Schweitzer, President & Founder

What I love most about the culture we’ve created at Creative Resources is that we’re not order takers; we are a true collaborative partners. I wholeheartedly believe in the turnkey process that we have built.

Creative Resources is all about reducing redundant layers in the supply chain, which is exactly how we’ve established a proven track record of cost savings and innovation. We truly help our clients set themselves apart with quality, while protecting their brand. Outside of work, you’re likely to find me entertaining family and friends, absorbed in a good book or traveling the world.

Mark Waldorf, VP and Partner

Hi, I’m Mark Waldorf. With nearly two decades of experience under my belt, you could say I’ve been a promotions guy for a few “dog years” now. What I love most about my work is the opportunity to be creative and develop winning solutions for our customers day after day.

I’m lucky enough to wear several hats at Creative Resources – Partner, Sales Director, Errand Guy. However, my focus is to lead and develop our talented sales team and foster our company’s relationships with our amazing local, national and global customers. We are thrilled that our customers continue to seek us out and are eager to do business with us. We must be doing something right!

Our Team

We're not all fun and games...

...but we are a little bit fun and games...

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The ones who keep things running

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    Char

    Char is an Account Manager, whose favorite quote is, "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” She is happiest outdoors on a beautiful day, with her dog and her family. 

  • Nicole

    Nicole our Lead Account Manager, whose favorite cause is recovery programs. She can tie a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue. She may or may not be a secret FBI profiler. Shhh.

  • Beth

    Beth is our musical performer, and Jill of All Trades. She loves movies, reading, and Vikings. You can probably catch her on a stage in town this week.

  • Stephanie

    Stephanie is a beach-loving Account Manager with an affinity for sea turtles, and a passion for the Wounded Warrior Project. When she’s not rocking orders, you’ll find her enjoying one of our 10,000 lakes!

  • Shelbe

    Who loves Queso? Shelbe does! Shelbe is an Account Manager & fun enthusiast who can recite the alphabet backwards. The Huntington's Disease Society of America is near to her heart, and Queso is her dog.

They know what it is, where it is, and where it's going

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    Liz

    Liz is our Ecommerce Manager. She enjoys running, bowling, and singing. You may call her Lizard, but you may not hand her a Lizard. 

  • Cheryl

    Cheryl is the E-Commerce Coordinator, managing online orders and customer service.

  • Eric

    Eric is our Warehouse Lead.

  • Kara

    Kara is our husky-snuggling, Lacrosse playing, Warehouse Associate. You probably shouldn't challenge her to a pistol squat contest.  She loves volunteering with the Special Olympics MN and says, “Those are the happiest/most fun athletes ever!"

The ones who keep track of it all

  • Kym

    Kym is our dog loving, polka dancing controller. You can usually find her out tending her garden. She briefly considered using her 4th grade picture here, but the braces and perm made her reconsider.

  • Michelle

    Michelle has the checkbook, so be nice to her. Give this lady a piano and a tiara, and prepare to be amazed. Julia Roberts is the top candidate to play Michelle in the story of her life.

They source. They strategize. They are your sales team.

  • Bridget

    Bridget is a Senior account Manager, and has a special gift for finding the slowest line at the grocery store. If she starts singing, that's your cue that the party is over.

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    Laura

    Laura is a National Sales Executive. She blends her two favorite things; buying and problem-solving, to make her clients look terrific. Laura will watch The Bachelor with you, as long as you bring Mike and Ike's, and leave by 9.

  • Matt

    Matt is a Senior Project Manager who spends his free time exploring all the music, food, sports, and culture the Twin Cities has to offer. He loves working with a great group of diverse clients all over the country.

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    Amanda

    Amanda is a Project Manager at Creative Resources, who loves to travel and do yoga. She loves the unique challenges here, and she has a secret talent, but...it's a secret.

  • Dave

    Dave is a dog-loving, sawdust-hating Account Executive who enjoys coaching basketball, fishing and camping. 

  • Monica

    Monica is our tiara-wearing, sunshine-loving Inside Sales Exec and Account Manager Supervisor. When she's not fighting her boxer/bulldog for household dominance, she can be found in the bleachers, cheering on her daughters' sports teams.

  • Juliann

    Juliann (aka Wag) is our multi-talented Swag Sherpa. Can she do the Safety Dance while also tying a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue? Probably. Has she? Probably.

  • Jessica

    Jessica is a part-time hobby farmer and full-time Sales Executive. Buy her a cold brew coffee with a splash of oat milk, and she may just do backflips.

The ones who make your stuff pretty

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    Mike

    Mike heads up our web stores/IT and graphics. He makes your swag stand out. When the sun's out, you'll find him off-roading in his Jeep. 

  • Jen

    Jen handles the website, graphic design, marketing and photography, while making all of your merch look amazing. You will find her enjoying her free time in the forest, with as many art supplies as she can reasonably bring along.