I am Andy Fenstermaker, MBA.
Nickname: Fireball. Most people just call me Andy.
I have one of those passionate, obsessive personalities. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I get over-excited about things — music especially, but also cycling, e-commerce, email marketing, data analysis, social media, graphic design, business management, and personal finance. Thus, I can be a bit intense at times. There is always an immense passion bustling to get out.
Call it a trait. Call it a flaw. It is what it is.
My professional life originally found me at public relations, lifestyle marketing and brand enhancement agencies – a sum nearing eight years experience. In 2013, I transitioned to the client side, leading all marketing efforts and growing my department to a headcount of half-a-dozen.
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. While Marketing Manager is more often than not my title, my role in management teams at companies has given me experience leaning more in line with Marketing Directors and even Chief Marketing Officers.
Leading the marketing department at an e-commerce company, I drove strategy and was responsible for efforts in SEM/CPC, SEO, email marketing, social media, and more. I held the role for nearly 4 years. These days, I oversee all marketing efforts and sit on the management team at a Harley-Davidson dealership.
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, though rare.
I returned to the airwaves in late 2011, this time on Community Radio for the Skagit Valley, where I was a Friday evening DJ at KSVR Mount Vernon, KSVU Hamilton, and KSJU Friday Harbor for just over six years.
When I’m not geeking out over records or marketing data, you can find me on the road riding my 2014 Trek 2.1, riding my 2013 Harley-Davidson Iron 883, or exploring the beautiful Skagit Valley.