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 Skype!
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.
Idea and Values
The idea behind “MarieKra Communications” is to provide affordable website consulting services to nonprofits and small businesses like myself. My websites are based on WordPress, a powerful open-source content management system, featuring a theme/design of the client’s choosing, which I will adjust and customize to the company’s needs. A recent addition to my services is maintenance of existing WordPress websites. Quite a few companies have lost touch with their developer and need assistance with updating and/or improving their website. I will meet every client in person to discuss their projects and will provide reliable assistance every step of the way.
As my business name suggests, communication is key in every project, and I highly value integrity. As such, I will give my clients frequent updates on the progress and will not stop working on every request until the job is done to their complete satisfaction. Once finished, I will be happy to provide maintenance on a regular basis.
The feedback and written reviews I have been getting from my clients are reassuring and motivating. I very much enjoy what I do and look forward to continuing serving the small business and nonprofit community.