Dynamic Variation:

Carly Contreras

Marketing Manager
aka A Woman With a Plan

Carly’s actually got a plan for this and a plan for that and a plan for a gazillion different things that are perpetually in motion within the Experience Grand Rapids marketing department. She assists with CRM/database management, brand pillar promotions, our email newsletter and just about anything else that needs organizing and coordinating.

Carly spent a year as a Database Management and Marketing intern for EXGR before later joining us full time in her current position. In the interim, she worked as a Digital Marketing Specialist who wrote and coordinate blog posts, maintained websites, managed email and social media campaigns. She graduated with a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University and she is certified in Google Analytics and Data Studio.

My favorite part of this job is being involved in a community I absolutely love. I enjoy supporting the success of our city, and I get to work with a passionate team that I learn from every day.

Bio Bits:

  • As a collector of vinyl records – and the proud owner of a vintage 1965 record player – she recommends these local stores to get your vinyl fix.
  • Loves the authentic Mexican food at Tacos El Cunado because it “reminds me of my family and home.”
  • Heads to Lookout Park for great sunsets and views of the city.
Carly Contreras, Marketing Manager 2021

Carly Contreras, Marketing Manager

Photo by Mod Bettie for Experience Grand Rapids