Yvonne Cariveau, Ph.D.

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President & Owner

Yvonne Cariveau (formerly Yvonne Karsten) loves working with clients to figure out what type of web site would help them most and then working with her great staff to make that happen as cost-effectively and quickly as possible.

With a Ph.D. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Yvonne brings expertise in Marketing, General Business, Management, Accounting, Experimental Design and Statistics to her role at VoyageurWeb. She has worked in a variety of places: as a statistician and outcomes measurement person at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital, as an assistant professor at MSU, instructor at the U of MN, and at restaurants, rent-alls and motels over the years.

Yvonne is married and has two adult daughters.

Yvonne's first leadership training was provided by her entrepreneur parents. She has participated in leadership training provided by the LifeWork Planning Center and YWCA and was a participant in Greater Mankato Blandin Community Leadership training.

Yvonne writes for local magazines and newspapers on occasion and speaks often on web-related topics.

Community Activities
Yvonne is currently a Board member for the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Mankato Diversity Council as well as a facilitator for the Diversity Council.  She sits on the Greater Mankato Growth Public Affairs group.  She is an active poet in the Southern Minnesota Poets Society.  She and her husband run a yearly poetry event called "The Image and the Word" featuring local photographers and poets and she runs the Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride project which puts poetry along bike and walking trails around Mankato.

Her past volunteer activities have included: Committee member of the Quality Improvement committee for the Open Door Health Center , Board Chairperson of the Summit Senior Center, Participant in the Bellingham, WA InterCity-Leadership Visit, Envision 2020 participant, Outcomes measurement helper for United Way, Greater Mankato Growth speaker, Riverbend Center for Enterprise Facilitation board member, Secretary of the Diversity Kiwanis Club, President and Board member of Women Executives in Business.

"Constant innovation and the opportunity to learn about my customers and their organizations makes VoyageurWeb a fascinating place to work."