Kristy Crabtree gets what it takes to excel in her business
Kristy Crabtree gets what it takes to excel in her business, Westward Strategies. She offers a valuable service of website building and designing, but goes beyond her competitors in knowledge and service. Her exceptional knowledge and experience allow her to be efficient, never wasting anyone’s time or money. She provides remarkable service as required to stay on schedule and remain accessible at all times. As one of her clients I immediately sensed her passion for what she does, and working side-by-side in developing my site was a pleasure. She taught me what I needed to know to run my own site in order to avoid additional costs. Her personality is infectious, sense of humor a joy and work ethics unbeatable. If you have a need for website development you will find tremendous value in working with Kristy Crabtree.
Kathy Carrico – NSBDC
Kristy Crabtree demonstrated a high degree of expertise
Kristy taught three valuable courses – Social Media Tools, Online Marketing for Small Business Owners, and Creating a WordPress Blog – for Extended Studies this past year. She demonstrated a high degree of expertise and her presentations were clear and immediately implemented by participants. In addition, she is willing and able to respond with great insight to questions from both beginners and long-time social media users. Kristy is extremely enthusiastic about social media marketing as part of a business’s overall strategy. After taking a course with Kristy, I would recommend her for any training in this area.
Nicole Gross – Extended Studies – University of Nevada, Reno
Absolutely instrumental in facilitating the growth of our online business
Kristy is highly effective and efficient, she has contributed greatly to our online success and has continued to drive new ideas and fresh concepts for our continued exposure.
Rare Technological Intellect
Kristy is that rare technological intellect who also has the sensibilities of an artist — the perfect person to design and implement a beautiful, functional website. Kristy’s passion for her profession leads her to keep current in the always-changing online world, so her work reflects the latest search engine optimization innovations. Your website needs to be the center of your virtual conversation with your customers and potential customers. Kristy will assure that conversation reflects your highest value and promotes interaction with the people you want to reach with your products and services.
Susan Hill – Owner
Susan Hill PR
Kristy is a Pleasure to Work With
I enthusiastically recommend Kristy for all web-design needs. Working with Kristy is a pleasure. Her knowledge and expertise are impressive. Her work is excellent, and her company offers timely, efficient service. Kristy’s professionalism shows in all aspects of her outstanding work.
Gary Cardinal – Owner
Cardinal Law Reno
Top Flight Web Solutions
Kristy is a person I will always go back to for top flight web solutions. She was able to take our web based software – created in India by a crack software team – up several notches. Optimizing the original site design (which was nice and aesthetically pleasing) to a site that actively asked for the sale and produced results was Kristy’s forte. What’s more, she is so accessible. I can send her an email with a problem, and she’s right back with a proposed solution, and ready to implement it. A lot of web companies talk about what they can do. Kristy simply does it, and does it really well.
Maven and Meddler
Social Media Panel Discussions
Kristy served on an expert panel I assembled to discuss social media marketing at The University of Nevada on May 14, 2010. I and the rest of the audience was very impressed with her depth of knowledge about how to create and operate an inbound marketing website. Kristy knows her stuff and I appreciated her willingness to share her time and expertise.
Bret Simmons – Associate Professor of Management, UNR
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Ken Bartlett – Owner
Successful Nevada Website Design with a Budget in Mind
Westward Strategy did a phenominal job on our website at a very reasonable price. Kristy Crabtree and her team took down our ideas of what we were trying to accomplish and came up with a site that fit the needs of our store. Our store is very unique, and Kristy had to learn the basics of our store to be able to design the website. She explained time frames and was well within time estimates she gave us. She had the preliminary website designed faster than we expected. Training and managing our own website was also very important to our company. She came and taught us how to update and manage our own site. Should we have any questions, she and her team are very easy to contact and calls are returned promptly. Since going live we have been shocked at how many “website visitors” we are getting per week. In these poor economic times, we feel that having put the website up has helped increase our customer base. We would recommend Westward Strategy to any company wanting to expand their business through the Internet!
Lori Walker – Owner
Passionate Professionalism with Effective Results
Choosing Westward Strategy & Design Group, LLC. for our project was a great decision. Kristy and Chris have been both passionate and very professional in their strategic approach to designing and developing our site. The Natural Search Optimization techniques they have utilized, and the continued practices we are developing with their assistance, have already surprised us with effective results. Chris and Kristy took the time to answer any and all questions and continue to provide us with strategic practices to help increase our search results on the web. We are extremely pleased.
Bill Sims – Coordinator – Humboldt Development Authority
The Response is Tremendous!
In today’s competitive economy, a first-rate Web site is critical to business success. Westward Strategy did a tremendous job in helping the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce develop an outstanding, user-friendly Web site. The response has been tremendous.
Doug Kirkal – CEO, Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce
Strategically on Target with Our Marketing Initiatives
“Over the past year, I’ve worked closely with Kristy Crabtree and her team as we’ve worked to launch a dual platform media venture. She has proven to be creative, reliable, unbelievably hardworking and has integrated herself so well into our operation that she truly acts as one of our in-house team. Her work on various marketing initiatives including campaigns for Mother and Father’s Day have been strategically on target and executed beautifully. Kristy’s work on our micro-sites, regular e-mails to our customers, banner ads and follow-up analysis has been instrumental in our efforts to drive sales and brand awareness. In addition her strong work ethic and excellent deliverables, she is a joy to work. I recommend her highly.”
Piper Parry – Past Marketing Director
Knowledgeable, Professional and Fun!
We have worked with Westward Strategy since the inception of our online distribution business. We were initially impressed with the long term plan Chris Gandolfo developed. It laid out, clearly and concisely, how Westward Strategies planned to optimize our site and promote our company through links, press media, and online advertising. This helped us develop our online marketing plans, budgets, and expectations. Since the onset of our relationship they have exceeded our expectations, maintained excellent communications, and helped our business grow. Not only are they knowledgeable and professional, but they are enthusiastic and fun to work with. I would recommend them to anyone looking to increase their online presence.
Jim Scherr – Director
A Rare Talent
My expectations when working with others in related fields are excellence in both talent and work ethic, productivity, promptness, a conscientous regard for budgets without compromising quality of work, innovative thinking, and a positive approach to problem solving. Kristy embodies all of those traits in her work and her standards. I have involved Kristy in projects for Dayton Valley Turf, UPS Stores, Cardinal Law Office, The Gold ‘N Silver Inn, and am about to embark on another for Pizza Plus. Kristy has consistently brought added value to my own marketing consulting business, and I remain grateful to have included her on my team. She’s a rare talent, a dedicated professional, and simply a great person with whom to work. Hire her!
Erick Harpole - CRS, CLHMS, CNHS, ePRO
It’s Been An Outstounding Year
“Kristy and her team have been able to bring real value to our online presence through our Google Adwords campaigns. We’re having an outstanding year and part of that is due to the sales our website is bringing in. They back up all their work with stats that are important to us and provide actual deadlines, so we know exactly what they are doing and when.”
Hassle Free Marketing
“We are so happy to have a website that is a ‘Hassle Free’ extension of our business and that allows our clients to take advantage of applying for Insurance quotes online; whether it be for Individual Insurance, Life Insurance, or Employee Benefit Insurance. The forms and system that was put into place has brought in NEW business!”
Andrew Perwein – President of ACS Business Insurance Services, Inc.
My Business is Thriving!
“I knew I wanted to start a Bachelorette & Bachelor Party planning business and I knew in order to be taken seriously by potential clients, I needed a clean and professional looking website, but was on a budget. I was refered to Kristy by a friend at Cube Services, who is also a client of hers. When I first met Kristy, she wowed my pants off! She wastes no time telling you how to write web copy ensuring it will come up once you are googled. She also recommended I add a Why Reno-Tahoe page to help drive traffic to my site and showed me how to find my own photos. Hands down, she made my life easy and my small business is thriving because my website is that nice! Kristy Crabtree is the real deal!”
Dawn Fournier – President
Why I Waited Three Years to get a Website is Beyond Me
“So far we have had five people request fulfillment quotes, and two of those are now new customers. They have all commented that the site looks great! I want to push ahead on the web further. Thank you again!! Why I waited three years to get a proper site up is beyond me.”
Greg Hill - Owner of Open Waters