About Trent and Kristen Blizzard
Trent and Kristen Blizzard each have 15+ years of professional website marketing and design experience. They have lived in the Roaring Fork Valley and the Vail Valley for over 15 years and currently live in Glenwood Springs.
Are you looking for an experienced person to help make your website more successful? Would you rather work with individuals rather than an agency? We provide consulting to clients who are looking for:
- Personal and High-Level Attention
- Long-Term Relationships
- Advanced Staff Training
- ProActive Marketing Strategies
- Great Reporting focused on ROI
What do we look for in a client? We look for a client interested in a long-term relationship as opposed to a quick fix. Marketing is a marathon…
Trent Blizzard is an Internet Marketing expert with over 15 years of professional experience. In 1997 Trent founded a successful web-marketing agency that worked with large clients nationwide. In 2013 Trent sold his agency and started BlizzardPress which specializes in helping small business in Western Colorado. Would you prefer to work with an individual rather than an agency?
In 1997 I founded Blizzard Internet Marketing, a successful web-marketing agency which focused on marketing websites and specialized in the hospitality, tourism and vacation rental industry. In 2012 I sold my interest to my business partner and struck out on my own.
During those years I managed a team that:
- Consisted of between 25 and 65 employees
- Built over 1000 websites totaling more than $10M worth of design work
- Provided SEO and SEM services totaling more than $20M
- Managed over $10M in PPC spending in Google, Yahoo, Bing and Overture.
Kenyon College, 1987-1991
BA Political Science
Comment: Kenyon is a small liberal arts college. I also attended the University of Essex in Essex, UK for one year.
Fordham University 1991-1993
MA Political Philosophy
Comment: Living in the Bronx for two years was a great experience. I learned a lot about Nietzsche, Rousseau and Plato during those two years too.
Test Prep Teacher: SAT, ACT, PSAT, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and Teacher Trainer
Comment: I would teach classrooms full of people with Test Stress how improve their test scores.
Mary Help of Christians Academy 1994-1997
North Haledon, NJ
High School Teacher (History, Economics, Political Science, Algebra and Geometry) and Coach (Girls Tennis, Softball and Basketball)
In 1996 the high school where I taught got a new networked computer lab and T1. T1 was really really fast back then! I was charged with training the other teachers how to use the lab to enrich their teaching.
In 1997 I got my first website design and marketing customers. During that year I moved and left (what I thought) was my teaching career for a brief hiatus. Instead, I started designing websites (in Frontpage!) and marketing them (this was before Google) and developed an online marketing agency that prospered and grew.
During my agency years I came to specialize in the following areas:
Kristen Blizzard is an expert with over 15 years of professional experience in marketing and design. Her professional experience has allowed her to touch every part of the online marketing process from development and design to analytics. Kristen joins Trent at BlizzardPress to further the goal of helping small businesses succeed and thrive in Western Colorado.
In 2006 Kristen co-founded Kinetic Knowledge, a web-marketing agency which focused on WordPress solutions and organic search engine optimization. She also spent 12 years in the Eagle Valley as a hands-on Marketing Director for both a successful real estate agency and a medium-sized nonprofit.
During these years:
- Kristen built a successful agency and pioneered the use of blogs for organic SEO within the real estate industry
- She built and helped launch hundreds of customized WordPress websites
- Kristen spoke on panels alongside Google, Trulia and Zillow experts
- She helped an Eagle Valley nonprofit grow from a $1M to a $2M+ budget
Colgate University, 1991-1995
Hamilton, New York
BA Physics, Economics
Colgate is a small liberal arts college. Kristen also attended the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia for one year.
University of Denver, Daniels College of Business 1991-1993
Kristen completed this program while working full time for Gateway Land and Development.
Gateway Land & Development 1998-2006
Real Estate Blogsites/Kinetic Knowledge 2006-2010
Walking Mountains Science Center 2011-2014
- WordPress websites and blogging platforms
- Organic search engine optimization (SEO)
- All aspects of online creative
- Inbound, email, and social media marketing