Lisa Curley joins Post Independent ad sales team
December 4, 2018
The Glenwood Springs Post Independent welcomes Senior Account Manager Lisa Curley as the newest member of its advertising sales team, servicing the Glenwood and Carbondale markets.
Curley comes to Glenwood Springs from Park City, Utah, where she has been living for the past 15 years raising her daughter.
Originally from Chicago, she said she fell in love with the mountains after a friend took her to Vail with her family when she was 14. Curley went to CU Boulder for two years, studying journalism, and then transferred to the University of California–Santa Barbara where she graduated with a BA in communications.
"I had wanted to become a film producer and was thrilled when I had the opportunity to work in Chicago, LA and SLC on a TV series and many feature films," she said. "Life changed directions and I sold real estate in Chicago. I learned a lot about marketing since I had to sell my services to potential buyers and sellers."
Curley worked in health care in a sales consultant capacity before joining the Park Record in Park City.
"Helping businesses be successful was my favorite part of my job," she said. "I had the opportunity to become certified in digital marketing and continue to learn new products. Swift Communications offers resources and training so I can continue learning the new trends in the industry."
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Said Post Independent Publisher and Advertising Director Jerry Raehal, "We're thrilled to have Lisa join the team. She brings experience and excitement to the position. She comes with great recommendations, and as we've talked, I know she is thrilled to be part of the community."
We asked Curley to answer a few questions on her decision to relocate to the Roaring Fork Valley, and what she hopes to bring to her new sales position in Glenwood Springs.
What attracted you to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley?
I had dear friends who lived in Aspen and Carbondale who I visited regularly. I was blown away by the natural beauty and endless recreational opportunities. That's how I knew what a magnificent place the RFV is. I've always wanted to live here so I'm so excited I finally landed here. Everyone is so nice and welcoming up and down the RFV. I have lots more to explore.
What are your priorities when it comes to working with businesses on its marketing?
Providing exceptional customer service, assessing client needs, listening to their challenges then customizing a campaign with solutions that work specifically for them.
What is one thing on a personal level you want to accomplish in the next 12 months?
I want to purchase a home and settle in or continue to up my ski game
You're a dog lover. Tell us about your dog?
Yes, I am a crazy dog lover. I am a foster failure after taking in two pups almost 10 years ago. There were two litters of five pups that were abandoned and we were on the foster list. The pups came to us as Mike and Steve, but my daughter changed the names to Charlie and Jack. I knew Charlie was our dog – and I was so right. He is the sweetest happiest lab/border collie mix. Charlie loves everyone … human or animal.
Tell us a bit about your family.
My daughter, Jessica, is at CU in the school of Media Studies, Communications and Information. Jess was an intern at the Park Record and has published many articles. She is a good person and my sunshine.
Curley also says she loves adventure, live music, animals, good food and wine, travel, skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, climbing, volunteering, learning and cooking.
One of her favorite books is "Pillars of the Earth," which she is reading again. The last book she read was "Looking for Alaska," and her favorite musical artist is Dave Grohl/Nirvana, Foo Fighters.