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!
We're not all fun and games...
...but we are a little bit fun and games...
The ones who keep things running
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 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 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 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!
They know what it is, where it is, and where it's going
Liz is our Ecommerce Systems Associate and Inventory Manager, and Operations Employee of the Year for 2023. She enjoys running, bowling, and singing. You may call her Lizard, but you may not hand her a Lizard.
Cheryl is the E-Commerce Coordinator, managing online orders and customer service.
Melanie is a motorcyle riding, bonfire loving E-Commerce Coordinator with a love for dogs. She is passionate about supporting the MS Society and avoiding skunks.
Ernesto, aka Erndawg, is a hoop-shooting, burger-flipping Texan with a special talent for juggling. He is passionate about rescuing animals (unless said animal is a squirrel,) and hanging with his kids.
Dave manages the warehouse when he's not driving kids to karate or honing his mad juggling skills. As for his fashion sense, he has been known to top off an outfit or two with googly eyes.
Cheryl is a warehouse wonder and meat raffle champion. When she's not packing orders, she enjoys hiking and other outdoor adventures (as long as the mice keep their distance!)
Ryan (aka "Bugs") is our outdoorsy, sports-loving On Demand Product & Ecommerce Specialist. He's passionate about Breast Cancer Awareness, and he can do a convincing impression of Elmo...but he'd rather not.
The ones who keep track of it all
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 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 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.
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 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.
Amanda is Creative Resources' Salesperson of the Year for 2023! She loves to travel and do yoga. She loves the unique challenges here, and she has a secret talent, but...it's a secret.
Dave is a dog-loving, sawdust-hating Account Executive who enjoys coaching basketball, fishing and camping.
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 (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 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.
Bringing your ideas to life...
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.
Danny "Deaner" is our web store guru.