Christie Carsten – Operations Manager
Christie joined the Bevelwise team directly from the great North country of Michigan. (About as close as one can get to being a “Yooper” without actually being one!) 20 minutes South of the Mackinaw Bridge, she was born and raised in the small town of Cheboygan.
“I love Northern Michigan. The scenery, being surrounded by water and the Great Lakes, the beauty of it all. It’s majestic but with being from a small town, I have always had a passion for the big city. The opportunities, the architecture of the buildings, the history. What man has created is quite awe-inspiring.”
After graduating high school, Christie was able to get a feel for the big city when she attended Saginaw Valley State University, majoring in Art. There, she met the man she married and a few years later, realizing Saginaw wasn’t the big city for her or raising a family, they moved North to Cheboygan.
“It’s funny the path life leads us down. My first choice in colleges was in Grand Rapids but at the time I had relatives in Saginaw. Many years later I am finally getting the chance to experience Grand Rapids and I love it! It’s like I have the best of both worlds, an amazing big city filled with opportunity for my family but yet surrounded by the beauty of the North! If you don’t happen to catch me in the office… I’ll be one of the ones biking or walking through downtown with my husband and two teenage boys, Alex and Zach, soaking in every awesome nuance G.R. has to offer!”
Christie’s background is the perfect fit at Bevelwise. Her work ethic and business outlook through her passion and creativeness in art combined with her many years of experience in small business and office management make her great at her job . Before joining Bevelwise, her most recent being her experience was in the IT world = having co-owned and managed a computer business with her husband Bill.
“I’m proud to be on the Bevelwise team. Excited to be a part of and amazing company with shared ambitions and goals for success. Success for Bevelwise and for YOU!”