I am Andy Fenstermaker, MBA.
You may also call me Fense. Most people just call me Andy.
I have one of those obsessive personalities. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I get over-excited about things — music especially, but also cycling, email marketing, data analysis, social media, graphic design, business management, personal finance and 1970s automobiles — and thus, I can be a bit intense. There is an immense passion bustling to get out.
Call it a trait. Call it a flaw. It is what it is.
My professional life found me at public relations, lifestyle marketing and brand enhancement agencies – a sum nearing eight years experience.
I have worked with small-town local clients, national ones and even those with a world-wide presence. My roles ranged from project and account management to copywriting for advertising and press releases to brand, campaign, and digital strategy development and implementation.
These days, my specialty is leading the marketing department at an e-commerce company, driving strategy and implementing efforts in SEM, SEO, email marketing, social media, and more. I have been in this role for 4 years.
Whatever task is at hand, I bring my passions to the table.
Let’s take a trip back. In 2005 while studying for a Masters in Business Administration at Washington State University, I landed a spot on KZUU’s roster of DJs. I split my time 50/50 between indie pop and jazz (at the time, I had the only jazz show on the station). This ended in 2006 when I earned my degree, but my passion for discovering new music didn’t.
To fill the void, that summer I started the FensePost indie music blog as a way to continue discovering new music and gain experience writing about it. That blog continues today with occasional posts.
I returned to the airwaves in late 2011, this time on Community Radio for the Skagit Valley. Tune in every Friday from 10pm to Midnight Pacific Standard Time to KSVR Mount Vernon, KSVU Hamilton and KSJU Friday Harbor (or stream online at ksvr.org) for the latest in underground and independent music.
When I’m not geeking out over records or marketing data, you can find me on the road riding my 2014 Trek 2.1 attempting to reach a lofty goal of 3,650 miles logged in 2017.