Carrie Maloney is a freelance writer and video producer with a passion for animals—human and not. She considers herself a small town girl; though she was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, she spent most of her formative years in Le Sueur, Minnesota, ho-ho-home of the Jolly Green Giant. Fast-forward through St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, summer jobs as a translator for Mexican migrant workers, a few years in retail management, and then on to night school to learn broadcasting.
At a PBS station in St. Paul, Minnesota, Carrie produced for the Emmy Award-winning science show, Newton’s Apple, plunking her at a favorite intersection: where creativity meets education. She also won a regional Emmy Award as a producer on a documentary about KMOJ—a Minneapolis radio station serving communities of color.
She then moved into the corporate playground as a creative director for companies such as Target, AT&T, Caterpillar, ConAgra, and John Deere—writing and directing humorous, poignant, and musical shows to make business meetings feel less like business meetings. Through this work she became a two-time finalist in the New York Film Festival, took a gold and a silver at the MCAI (Media Communications Association International) Festival, and won a Clarion Award from Women in Communications.
But corporate America never quite felt like home to Carrie, so she follows her heart these days, writing for the non-profit, education, and health & wellness worlds. Recent delightful gigs have included roles as creative director on the Minnesota Sesquicentennial celebration, and speech writer for the President/CEO of American Public Media Group.
Nearest and clearest, however, is her work for various dog-oriented non-profits. For several years she has volunteered for Can Do Canines in New Hope, Minnesota, an organization that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities. And she's also the Marketing Manager for The Grey Muzzle Organization, improving the lives of homeless and at-risk senior dogs.
Carrie lives in Star Prairie, Wisconsin (population 569—yes!), with her husband and two senior shelter dogs who live to play in the river.
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