We’re so excited to introduce Carolyn Zelikow, our new Account Strategist, and local Charlottesville native who joined the team this January! Get to know Carolyn better via our Q&A below.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
This is a simple one, but treat others as you’d like to be treated.
I love sushi!
Something you’d love to learn more about?
I have dreams of getting a Ph.D. in art history in a couple of decades.
What album could you listen to on repeat?
Anything by Neil Young.
Time travel is a thing. What year do you visit?
That’s a tough one! Probably 2040, so I can get a glimpse of where we’re headed.
Who do you admire and why?
After 2020, I have a new appreciation for ‘essential workers’ in retail and healthcare.
If you had 5 minutes to teach someone something new, what would you teach?
If someone did not already know how to cook, I would show them how to get dinner on the table with what’s in the house in under 20 minutes. Learning how to manage a home kitchen is such a life-changing skill for your finances, health, and relationships.
What inspires your work?
Every business has a human story behind it. I get pleasure from helping people use technology to realize their goals.
If you had an all-expenses-paid vacation to go anywhere, where would it be?
I am intrigued by Central Asia.
There are so many beautiful, inspiring places, but Charlottesville is home.
Current favorite artist or creative?
I have been reading 19th century Russians lately: Tolstoy and Pushkin. They write with such humanity and precision.
Why account management?
This role gives me an opportunity to partner with interesting brands as they think about growing or adapting their business through new digital tools. For me, it’s a very creative position and one where I can build meaningful relationships.
How did you connect with Storyware?
I’ve had the pleasure of engaging with Storyware as a client and collaborators for a number of years through their work in the Charlottesville community.
What excites you the most about this job?
For me, it’s about working with great people who share my values.