About Amanda R Parr, MBA

Photo of AmandaAmanda is a web developer and marketing professional who has always balanced wearing many proverbial hats. Born with an insatiable amount of ambition, Amanda has spent her life obsessively pursuing knowledge and self-improvement. Originally intending to be a psychiatrist, she has always been fascinated with the human mind and the logic behind the decisions and aspirations of others.

She has been a Web Developer since approximately 2001, but was merely an obsessed hobbyist until approximately 2011. Much of her career so far has consisted of developing websites for clients at marketing agencies in the Real Estate industry’s New Home Construction niche. She has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Information Systems Management, and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, highlighting her interest in entrepreneurship and the more technical and logistical aspects of managing a business.

Her curiosity about the logic and strategy behind Social Media Management combined with experience in web development and education in business has facilitated a hybrid skill-set where Amanda excels at the technical side of marketing and social media management, where most others fall short… but falls short on the social side, where most others excel. In other words: she does her job well, but she’s not arrogant about it. She’s made it her mission to help others succeed in areas where she cannot.

Professional Experience

Co-Founder, Director of Marketing & Operations, Course Instructor – Voltage House, Monroe, WA (4/2017 – Present)
  • Builds websites & marketing assets for clients.
  • Provides various services to clients, including Private Business Consulting, Ongoing Website Management, and Marketing Strategy Planning.
  • Builds training courses for entrepreneurs who want to learn web design and small business management.
  • Our training courses teach our students how to:
    • Start and manage a small business
    • Market services to clients for contract work
    • Build basic websites using WordPress (without coding)
    • Plan strategies for marketing campaigns, sales funnels, retainers, etc. to serve clients and to grow their business
Web Developer, Social Media Strategist – Fusionhappens, Seattle, WA (6/2014 – 12/2016)
  • Used PHP, HTML, CSS, and jQuery to build websites (custom WordPress themes and plugins) to match Creative Director’s design specifications.
  • Trained clients and peers to use WordPress and to use custom systems built for WordPress.
  • Managed a Junior Developer for 4 months.
  • 2016 Tribute Award Winner – Best Website for a Home Builder, for Summerwell (summerwell.com)
  • Developed marketing strategies for clients’ social media marketing campaigns.
  • Provided support and informative Q&A suggestions for a “social media experts panel” event.
Web Developer, Marketing Coordinator – New Home Team, Everett, WA (3/2011 – 3/2014)
  • Used PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and jQuery to build custom websites—usually from scratch—for clients.
  • Built custom content management system for the New Home Team’s real estate project manager to replace previous system.
  • Designed information architecture to build the database for a real estate (new construction) project tracking system for home builders.
  • Built marketing materials in Adobe InDesign, edited Real Estate photography in Adobe Photoshop.

Formal Education

Keller Graduate School of Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree 12/2015
    • concentration in Information Systems Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management 3/2015
DeVry University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Multimedia Design and Development 2/2012
    • Graduated Cum Laude
    • focus in Graphics & Multimedia Management
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Web Graphic Design 6/2010
    • Graduated with honors