Holly Vanlaar

Design, Content, and Social Media Specialist

I am the Design, Content, and Social Media Specialist at Navigate. I am a self-dubbed social media queen. You can find me creating engaging content for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter.  I also enjoy photography and creating beautiful graphics. I worked for the City of Holland for a couple of years doing social media for the Farmers Market and Downtown Holland which helped me develop a love of photography along with many bad vegetable/fruit puns.
 
What I like most about working at Navigate is the atmosphere of creativity. I find it really exciting to work alongside many creative people who inspire me daily.

Fun Facts

Family or background:  I grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana with my parents and two brothers. Now I live with my roommate Marge (aka my grandma) in Hudsonville.
 
Education: Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing from Calvin College
 
What’s your favorite movie quote? “Now really, it’s rude enough being alive when no one wants you, but showing up uninvited to a wedding?” -Lord Farquaad from Shrek
 
What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had?  I chromed tail light parts for Harley Davidson.
 
Who is your alter ego? Jack Black.
What are three things you enjoy doing in your spare time? Listen to true crime podcasts, paint pet portraits, and thrift shop!
 
Favorite beverage? IPAs
 
Worst movie of all time? The Bee Movie
 
Favorite book? The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich
 
Favorite spot you’ve traveled to? Aztec ruins in New Mexico
 
Toilet paper over or under? Over.