Angie Olson serves as the Marketing/Communications Coordinator for Carlson Capital Management. In this role, Angie facilitates the growth and stability of CCM and its brand through a broad range of marketing and communication initiatives and activities. She provides operational support in the key functions of client communications, marketing activities and materials, and community relations, while helping to lead event management.
Angie is a 2010 graduate from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to joining CCM, she worked as a legal assistant with a firm in Northfield, where she supported the team by drafting documents, managing calendars, providing reception duties and supporting the attorneys and office administrator. Angie enjoys volunteering, canoeing and fly fishing. She currently serves as Board Secretary for Northfield Montessori. Angie grew up in the Twin Cities and now lives in Northfield, Minnesota with her husband, Adam, and their two young sons.
When I was younger, my dad bought me a 1952 John Deere Model G tractor for the two of us to restore. I remember watching as the tractor was unloaded onto our back driveway; it was covered in rust, smelled like gas and oil, but was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
I was tasked with the job of filling a tennis-ball sized dent on the tractor’s hood, then sanding the filler until it was flush with the metal. I sanded for hours, stopping periodically as my father reviewed my progress, and waiting patiently for him to say that my work looked complete. I was eager to get the dent filled so the tractor could be painted, and the sanding process felt like it was taking forever! But my father would consistently find ridges and bumps that I had missed, and I would be back to sanding.
It was through the restoration of this tractor that I learned the importance of patience. I learned the importance of putting time and attention into the “little things” as they impact the bigger picture. I keep this lesson close to me as an adult, and find that patience and attention to detail play key roles in my marketing and communications work at CCM. I am constantly seeking to perfect the details in order to enhance our clients’ overall experience.