Our people are what sets us apart. Creative Resources’ team approach is exactly what has propelled us into a Top 5% Industry Leader. Our combined expertise and turnkey process has transformed the industry from the “trinkets and trash” of yesterday to a forward-thinking model of innovative, collaborative partnership with our clients. The final result? We work as a team to maximize your brand’s potential.

leadership

  • Caren Schweitzer
    Caren Schweitzer
    President & Founder

    Hi, I’m Caren Schweitzer, President and Founder of Creative Resources. What I love most about the culture we’ve created at Creative Resources is that we’re not order takers; we are a true collaborative partners. I wholeheartedly believe in the turnkey process that we have built. Creative Resources is all about reducing redundant layers in the supply chain, which is exactly how we’ve established a proven track record of cost savings and innovation. We truly help our clients set themselves apart with quality, while protecting their brand. Outside of work, you’re likely to find me entertaining family and friends, absorbed in a good book or traveling the world.

  • Mark Waldorf
    Mark Waldorf
    Vice President & Partner

    Hi, I’m Mark Waldorf. With nearly two decades of experience under my belt, you could say I’ve been a promotions guy for a few “dog years” now. What I love most about my work is the opportunity to be creative and develop winning solutions for our customers day after day. I’m lucky enough to wear several hats at Creative Resources – Partner, Sales Director, Errand Guy. However, my focus is to lead and develop our talented sales team and foster our company’s relationships with our amazing local, national and global customers. We are thrilled that our customers continue to seek us out and are eager to do business with us. We must be doing something right! J In my free time, my golden retriever Lucy and I enjoy spending time at the lake entertaining family and friends.

Sales Team

  • Bridget
    Bridget
    Senior Account Executive

    Hi, my name is Bridget. I am the mother of 5 boys, which by definition means I am a great problem solver and very organized! I believe in living a balanced life, so I always make time to have fun and re-charge. In my free time, I love to travel, read, entertain, listen to music, attend concerts and hang out with my family and friends. I love that Creative Resources is so flexible and allows me to follow my dreams inside and outside of work!

  • Darcy
    Darcy
    Senior Account Executive

    Hi, I’m Darcy. I have been working in the ad specialty arena for more than 15 years, and enjoy the opportunities to work with some incredible clients, bringing them unique solutions for their promotional needs. My goal is to exceed clients expectations by providing great products at the best pricing, and on time for their events. Referrals from my clients is the highest confirmation I am doing my job well. Outside of business, I enjoy time with family, friends, summer and sailing activities.

  • Sara
    Sara
    Senior Account Executive

    Hello, my name is Sara. I recently joined Creative Resources and am thrilled to be part of the team. People introduce me as Sara, their creative friend. With nearly 30 years of marketing and communications experience, I enjoy the challenge and strategy involved with branded merchandise. My goal is to make my clients look good. I enjoy my adult relationships with my two sons, Andrew and Mitchell. My passions include hunting with my husband, spending time up north, gardening, and collecting canape knives. Most people know that orange is my favorite color and Halloween is my favorite holiday!

  • Kia
    Kia
    Senior Account Executive
    [East Coast]

    Hello! My name is Kia and I’m the East Coast Account Executive for Creative Resources. I can best describe myself by telling you how others have described me…genuine, intelligent, witty & engaging. I approach all aspects of my life with sincere compassion. I am conscientious, hardworking and dedicated. I’m at Creative Resources because they have the same passion for service and excellence that I do! My best “creative” thinking happens during my daily 5-mile walks with my Chocolate Lab, Sparky, who was named after my father.

  • Laura
    Laura
    Senior Account Manager

    Hi, my name is Laura. With 30 years of retail experience, I figure I deserve the “senior” part of my title. Some people say I am very detailed, but let’s be serious — I’m just picky! My favorite thing about working here is that no two days are the same. I love that I get to wear both of my favorite hats (aside from my favorite designer hats, that is): problem solver and buyer! My clients let me know what they need and I get to shop for them to find it. And whether it’s designer shoes or a logo pen, I’ll always find the best price!Aside from my two beautiful children, Jacob and Lily, my favorite two people are Mike & Ike (I’m never without a box at my desk)!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    Senior Account Executive

    Hi, my name is Lisa. I am a Senior Account Executive, founder of the Darkness to Light Education Project, a wife and a mother of five wonderful kids. I don’t have the typical New York accent, but I was born and raised in Scarsdale, New York. (Yes, the home of the Scarsdale diet!). I love working at Creative Resources because I can blend buying, marketing, creativity, negotiating, problem solving and project management all into one fun job! I spend my free time practicing yoga, running, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family. All five of my kids play hockey, so if you ever need to reach me after hours, you’ll find me at the ice rink!

Support Team

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    Account Manager

    Hi, my name is Nicole Newlin. I’m one of the superstar Account Managers at Creative Resources, which tells you what I like best about working here: the other superstars I work with! I am a huge Vikings, Twins, Wild and Timberwolves fan! In my free time, I love to spending time with my son, my husband and our dog, Spike.

  • Char
    Char
    Account Manager

    Hi, I’m Char! Meeting the expectations of our customers is my number 1 priority. Outside of work you will find me spending time with family (especially my grandkids) and friends, as well as golfing, boating, biking and walking our dogs, Katy & Buddy. I enjoy just about any sporting event, especially football. I like to listen to Alternative, Blues, R&B and Talk Radio. My favorite quote: “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

  • Erika
    Erika
    Sales Support

    Hi, I’m Erika! I am newer to Creative Resources and provide sales support to the account managers here. I love working for Creative Resources because I get to utilize my customer service, problem solving and organizational skills and it makes my day when a customer thanks us for a job well done : ) I also love the fact that I get to commute in daily on my bicycle; it’s a great way to start and end the work day! Outside of the office you will find me riding and racing bikes, spending time with my husband, family and friends, hanging out with my horse, Braveheart and rocking out to good music; preferably 90’s rock.

  • Jen
    Jen
    Programs

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    Accounting Department

    Hi, I am Michelle! I am a part of the finance team here at Creative Resources. My favorite part of working here is the family-like atmosphere. When I am not at work I am spending time with my two kids and our dog, Frank!

  • Mike
    Mike
    Graphic Designer

    Hello, my name is Mike. I am the lead Graphic Designer here at Creative Resources. Every day brings a new challenge and a new reward. I am happy to be part of such an energetic and motivated team.