Mary LaFleur

Mary LaFleur

  • Content Manager
Forma
  • INTP
  • The Thinker
  • Input
  • Strategic
  • Ideation
  • Intellection
  • Learner

As The Thinker, Mary seeks to develop logical explanations for everything that interests her. She loves the theoretical and abstract and is generally interested more in ideas than in social interaction. She's quiet, contained, flexible, adaptable and has an unusual ability to focus in depth to solve problems in her area of interest. She's also skeptical and always analytical.

Mary was born and raised in the South with deep roots in Louisiana and childhood stints in Atlanta and Houston. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia and is a computer geek by choice. In addition to writing and SEO, she has done software QA, editing, and website administration. She reads a lot, enjoys the New Orleans music scene, and maintains a pair of cats with her husband when she isn't online googling something.

With family in Northeastern Ohio, she works periodically from the ipsoCreative Akron office, but don't expect to see her necessarily. She's stealthy like a ninja.

Expertise

  • Quality Assurance on custom website design and development projects.
  • Proficiency with open-source content management systems such as: Wordpress, Drupal and Umbraco.
  • Deep experience in the evocative nature of words and word structures as well as the technical nuances of Search Engine Optimization.

As ipsoCreative's Content Manager, Mary specializes in the quality assurance and search engine optimization of web design and development projects. Having been educated in the structure of literature, trained in the technical side of domain name registration and then experienced in crashing systems for Entergy in Louisiana, she has become an expert in the convergence of words and technology. 

Mary further brings her highly skilled, highly capable, stealthily competitive, three steps ahead sense of humor and personality to her work and the rest of the ipsoCreative team. 

Q&A with Mary

What organization or company inspires you and why?

Levees.org comes to mind. It's a grassroots, nonpartisan organization that is striving to bring attention to the current state of Federal (USACE) flood control infrastructure in the U.S. While there is a heavy emphasis on New Orleans and surrounding areas -- since the flood control failure that was the consequence of Hurricane Katrina helped bring together the people who initiated this effort -- this is an issue that doesn't just affect Louisiana or the Gulf Coast of the United States. This is an issue that affects all fifty states.

What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?

I'm a level-capped Night Elf Hunter, and I've been known to raid.

What are you doing when you feel most like you?

Reading, reading, and more reading. Gathering with friends for epic movie and geeky TV show marathons. Giving enemy pixels a hard time in my favorite MMOs. Getting lost in the hinterlands of the internet.

In an alternative life, what would you want to give a try?

I'd love to go to Starfleet Academy. Maybe that's more of a future life than an alternative life.