My name is Marie Roeling, and I am a Freelance Website Consultant formerly located in Westfield, New Jersey. The name “MarieKra”, referring to my maiden name, Kratzmann, is in honor of my supportive family. Originally from the Hamburg area in Germany, I moved to Westfield in 2007 and was an active member of the community for over 11 years. In November 2018 I relocated to Buchholz, Germany and continue operating my business as usual – only with a 6-hour time difference and making more use of FaceTime and Zoom!
I graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Cultural Sciences with a major in business and geography and a minor in tourism from Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany, in 2007. Initially my professional life revolved around marketing and various kinds of administration. However, I have always had an affinity to creativity (layout and writing) and resolving computer-related problems, quickly familiarizing myself with new programs and eventually assisting others with operating them. In 2011 I built my first WordPress website for an investment bank, thus discovering my passion for this popular open-source content management system. After several years of freelancing and volunteering in the field of website consulting and newsletter creation and obtaining a Web Programming Certificate from Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey, I made it official and founded “MarieKra Communications” in 2015.