I’m Carl Setzer, a writer, poet and nearly life-long resident of greater Seattle. Born in Rhode Island of Seattleite parents (they met at the University of Washington), drifting in and out if the region until late elementary school. As a young adult, I re-commenced my drifting, returning to western Washington in my early twenties. I’m a Seattleite, and not one. Complexities…
Socially, I’m a geek who loves things Star Trek and Star Wars, Dune, Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. I’m a technophile who’s studied many different computing systems and ideologies. I’m a black-belt in taekwondo. I love poetry. I adore the web and social media, and all the potential that comes with it.
Career-wise, I’m currently manage feasibility and permitting for a construction company out of Marysville. I’m also a licensed real estate agent. My journey to this point took many turns including Realtor and office manager for the C&K Real Estate Team, Public Policy for AARP’s Seattle office, managing a church in Seattle’s University District, Corporate Social Responsibility, Communications and Public Affairs for Starbucks, and several projects at Microsoft. And as an alum of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, I have a solid engineering skill-set and experience with complex project management process.
Most of my work has centered on projects and programs. Ultimately, I “get stuff done” utilizing communication skills, project management knowledge and technology prowess. My breadth of industries, roles and places I’ve lived enable me to have meaningful dialog with a wide-range of people, the full array of stakeholders. That’s been very helpful when navigating life’s inevitable conflicts.
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