about Susan Kallsen / resume

Susan R. Kallsen
Email: susan.kallsen@comcast.net

OBJECTIVE: Seeking contract /freelance work in web site development/maintenance, computer training, and desktop publishing.

Desired Job Type:  Employee, Temporary/Contract/Project
Desired Status:  Part-Time/Contract


12/2001 - Present

Kallsen Internet Consulting LLC

Eden Prairie, MN


Web Application Development - PHP/MySQL - Wordpress
Information Architecture
Technical Assistance


As owner of this LLC I create and maintain website structure, content and graphics. Some of the websites I have developed and/or maintain can be seen on my Portfolio.

I currently develop sites using javascript, CSS, HTML, PHP/MySQL, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop.

Assist companies with understanding and implementing Section 508 web site accessibility compliance (http://www.section508.gov).

10+ years working with Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, etc.

8/1999 – 12/2001

Syntegra US
(previously Control Data)

Arden Hills, MN


Web Application Developer


Cold Fusion and MSSQL/MS Access development; assist with development and planning of client and internal web sites; create and manipulate graphics with Adobe Photoshop; web development with DHTML and Flash 4.0/5.0; experience with many other software packages including Dreamweaver and MS Office Suite.

Contributed to the development of these and other web sites:

Agweb.com – As a team member, focused on the interface between the weather satellite feed for this agriculture portal and registration process.

Autoweb.com – Developed the buyer’s experience for an Auction web site (Cold Fusion, HTML, javascript, MSSQL). Worked with complex requirements and technology challenges.

Carlson School of Management – As part of the discovery team, researched and advised the team on the IT and staffing infrastructure of the Carlson School. Lead meetings with Carlson School staff concerning technology needs and current infrastructure. Project is still ongoing - new website to be completed in early 2002.

Unilever.com – Part of both the E-Services web site initiative team (worked to create their new E-Services web site) and the team that developed a portal demonstration site.

10/1994 - 8/1999

Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN


Assistant Director for Enrollment and Advising and MBA Office Webmaster


Registrar in charge of all registration aspects (advising, technical, web-based training, etc.) for approximately 300 full-time MBA students.

MBA Office web developer - created the first web site for the MBA Program Office, learning HTML, Javascript, Cold Fusion and other technologies along the way. Lead the web team on creating the MBA web site and created the functional design for the site by leading meetings with users from all areas at the Carlson School of Management.

9/1989 - 9/1994

Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN


Principal Secretary – International Program Development


Assisted with creating and maintaining international exchange agreements between Carlson School of Management and other business schools around the world.

Job duties included:

§ working with other exchange coordinators around the world on academic and housing issues for students and faculty;

§ communications with staff, faculty and students around the world in preparation for exchanges (the first office in the School to take advantage of international email); organizing and giving information sessions on traveling abroad; organizing and giving arrival and exit interviews to visiting students.




University of Minnesota - US-MN-Minneapolis
Earned Bachelor's Degree in Psychology


St. Louis Park High School - US-MN-St. Louis Park
Earned High School Diploma





Section 508



MS Office



Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Pagemaker

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Dreamweaver

Macromedia Flash


Course Name: Allaire Advanced Cold Fusion
Certificate Earned: Course Completed
Enrollment Status: Graduated
Date Completed: November 1999

Course Name: Allaire Cold Fusion
Certificate Earned: Course Completed
Enrollment Status: Graduated
Date Completed: September 1999

Many online classes in graphic and site design.

Professional Memberships:

Webgrrls - Twin Cities Chapter: one of the founders of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter. International Headquarters is in New York and Webgrrls has chapters all over the world. Served as Chapter Leader/Pointgrrl for approximately two years.


Staff Member of the Year, Carlson MBA Association Awards: 1997 and 1999 - nominated in 1998.