Carolyn Will

Saint Paul, MN USA

Professional Experience

I have traveled around the world documenting stories of students, their schools and typical families for an education company building a global curriculum. I have followed humanitarian groups into Honduras building water systems and hospitals, and I have criss-crossed the country interviewing people for PBS about their health and medical dramas. I enjoy the narrative and believe its the best way to pull on the emotions as well as supply the logic. In the last five years, I have started a marketing/communications business and I have found that good communication still relies largely on the ability to tell a good story which connects with your target audience.


Account manager
5 Years
4 Years
15 Years


Environment & Nature
3 Years
Arts & Humanities
3 Years
10 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - TV (Local)
10 Years
Broadcasting - Ent - TV (National)
5 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

United Health Group/Foundation (6-10), American Public Media/PBS (10+), Regional publications (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Metropolitan Council (6-10), Cathedral Heritage Foundation (10+), Ballet Minnesota (10+)

Other Work History

Media Relations Manager, Abbott Northwestern Hospital Director of Marketing & Communications, Health Diary, PBS Media Relations Manager, Cathedral of Saint Paul Media Relations Coordinator, YMCA of Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Technical Skills

I take both photos and videos. I can also do simple video editing for the web. I have a great video editor that I do a lot of work with for both web and corporate videos. I have worked with & supervised graphic designers to carry out a logo design, website template, billboards, newsletters, brochures, etc.

Foreign Language Skills

Very basic German and Spanish



Computer Skills

Word Excel Operating Systems: Windows XP Worked with HTML and can do basic website maintenance.


I own and use regularly the following pieces of equipment: Laptop, ipad, audio recorder, Canon Vixia HD videocamera and Canon Powershot digital camera, plus tripods.

Work Permits & Visas

US citizen


Bethany Gladhill, President, Summit Avenue Residential and Preservation Association 612-414-3790 Bonnie Kollodge, Media Relations Mgr, Metropolitan Council, 651-602-1357 Cynthia Betz, Ex. Director, Ballet Minnesota, 651-245-3255 Rev. Joseph Johnson, Holy Family Catholic Church, 952-929-0113


AWARDS 2001 International Health & Medical Film Competition, FREDDIE Award, Men's Health 2000 Gracie Allen Award, American Women in Radio & TV, Reality Show 1999 National Women's Political Caucus, EMMA Award, Honorable Mention 1997 ITVA Twin Cities Video Festival, Silver Award Winner, Education 1997 Minnesota Medical Association, Excellence in Medical Journalism Award. 1996 Midwest Emmy Nomination, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences


Public Relations Society of America Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce University of Minnesota Professional Communicators