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We are passionate about web design and helping businesses learn how to do business online in a way that connects their customers with their products and services.  Swift Trek Media helps organizations discover the very reason they exist and designs engaging websites their customers will enjoy visiting.

Cara Nelson Founder Swift Trek Media, Speaker and InstructorAbout Cara

Instead of focusing on the large obstacles blocking a trail to success, she looks forward seeking real solutions that exceed organizational goals and expectations. She finds human-centered design, usability, and accessibility to be key to a successful web presence.

As the founder and Creative Trailblazer of Swift Trek Media in Huntington, Vermont she shares her LOVE of WordPress with small-medium size business and non-profits and is a speaker at WordCamps. Between her client work and free time, she teaches WordPress, web design/development, digital marketing, and website planning and strategy courses in the Boston area. Cara earned an MS in Internet Strategy Management and MS in Information Technologies with a focus on Open Source Web Development from Marlboro College Graduate School. During her offline time, she enjoys getting outside for an adventurous hiking experience. Read my hiking blog.

 


Cara’s NPR Commentary

The Three Musketeers and the Canadian border 1927

March 22, 2016:

Cara Nelson shares how her grandmothers historical 1927 hike influenced many women across the country to seek out valiant new opportunities to get outside.

Listen to Cara’s Commentary

Eyes on Conservation Podcast

Cara Nelson and her son on the Long Trail on top of Killington

December 23, 2015:

Listen as I tell some of my grandmother’s stories, share memories about my 1997 Long Trail thru hike, and tell about recent hiking adventures my son.

Listen to Cara’s Podcast

Long Trail Enthusiast

Musketeers Too, Cara and her son Carl on top of MT Horrid Cliffs during their 2013 Long Trail hike.

Along with my 13-year-old son, I’m trekking northbound on Vermont’s Long Trail, sections at a time, to complete my second end-to-end-hike. My grandmother was of one of the “Three Musketeers”, who in 1927 became the first female documented Long Trail end-to-end hike. To continue my grandmothers legacy and spirited feat we hike as “Musketeers, Too!”

The Long Trail is a 270-mile trail of rough beautiful wilderness stretching across the entire spine of Vermont’s Green Mountains, from the Vermont-Massachusetts border to Canada. For a sense of what it’s like to hike the Long Trail read my hiking blog. Or learn more about this wonderful trail please visit the Green Mountain Club, who established, built and maintains the trail.