Carter Barrett

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Carter Barrett

Marketing Virtual Assistant

Based in Indiana
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With Trusty Oak since 2022

“No one will ever complain because you have made something too easy to understand.” – Tim Radford 

Currently Taking New Clients
About Carter

A proud Hoosier, Carter received her B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University. She has worked as a public radio reporter focused on public health, and you can find her award-winning work on NPR, Here & Now, and Kaiser Health News.

Carter will leverage her journalism background to help you achieve your goals. Her fast-paced reporting career made her an efficient, creative content producer. She’s also a skilled audio & video editor, social media manager, and writer.

As you grow your company, Carter can help craft your business’ unique voice. She’s mastered a down-to-earth communication style designed to be accessible, relatable, and clear. She can help cut out jargon, distill complex information, and write engaging copy. From the nitty-gritty details to the big picture, Carter can help at every step of the process.

When offline, Carter is either at the ceramics studio, local independent cinema, or her piano.

Working Hours

Monday–Friday: flexible afternoons

Timezone

Eastern Time Zone

Support Skills

User Experience Writing

Proofreading and Editing

Research

Basic Graphic Design

Field Recording with Audio Equipment

Photography 

Content Management Systems 

Copyediting 

Video Editing

AP Style

Fact-checking

Industry Experience

Public Health

Healthcare and Hospitals

Education

Journalism and News Production

Public Radio

Software Experience

Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Canva

Audio and Production: Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Descript, and Hindenburg 

Social Media Management: Facebook, Facebook Business Manager, Twitter, Tweetdeck, Instagram, and Hootsuite

Communications and Project Management: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Suite, Trello, Notion, Mailchimp, and WordPress

Carter?

Why people love Trusty Oak

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The Trusty Oak team has been instrumental in helping me build my career. From administrative support and social media management to business planning, Amber and the Trusty Oak team have all the resources and people strength that I need to be successful. When a business need arises, I can trust that Trusty Oak will have a number of options and solutions that will work within my budget and time frame.


Todd Merry

Home of Hope Ministries

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The Trusty Oak team has been instrumental in helping me build my career. From administrative support and social media management to business planning, Amber and the Trusty Oak team have all the resources and people strength that I need to be successful. When a business need arises, I can trust that Trusty Oak will have a number of options and solutions that will work within my budget and time frame.


Brandi R. Muñoz

Principal Workforce Development Consultant, People Culture Consulting

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My experience with TRUSTY OAK was wonderful…getting my website more organized and cohesive. Having someone else take a deeper look at my website was really helpful and inspiring — we literally gave it a whole new look and feel. This freed up my time to focus on other things that I don’t usually have time for. Hannah was always available when I needed her and had a lot of great ideas and brought a fresh new perspective to my marketing. I felt like I was in really good hands and can highly recommend TRUSTY OAK.


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Owner and Founder of Bake Austin

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TRUSTY OAK rocks! I couldn’t be more pleased about the quality of work and their personal touch. With Amber as CEO, I can count on her to understand our needs, to be a great communicator, and a wonderful resource for us. I am continually impressed with how professional and capable TRUSTY OAK’s virtual assistants are. I highly recommend TRUSTY OAK to provide outstanding administrative assistance to organizations like ours.


Dona Raskin

Founder of Austin Kids Can!

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Working with TRUSTY OAK has been an absolute pleasure. After several failed attempts with other VA firms, I have finally found a responsive, trustworthy, dependable assistant…adding much more value than the bare bones inbox and calendar management I was looking for. If you’re looking for a fractional assistant you can trust from day one, I highly recommend you work with TRUSTY OAK.


Tim Hamilton

Founder & CEO of Praxent, Austin, TX

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My VA has done more for me in 20 hours of work than I’ve done in probably a year of just making things up on my own. That’s not a sales pitch, infomercial, or me being paid to say what I’m saying. It’s true. I’ve gotten a business card designed, a logo designed, website updated, streamlined for SEO, content written, colors and fonts changed, things I would have never thought about if I was doing this on my own.


Dave Bahr

Founder and CEO, In-Sightful Living

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Adulting is hard. Entrepreneuring is harder. I don’t know where I would be on either if Trusty Oak hadn’t come into my life when they did. Partnering with them has allowed me to scale my business, organize my life, and accomplish goals that would have been out of my reach without their support. Their team is diverse in skillset and background—over the years I have been able to lean on them for everything from scheduling and travel booking to bookkeeping and invoicing to process engineering and implementation. They are proactive, trustworthy, and receive an enthusiastic recommendation from me!


Ilana Zivkovich

CEO, Werq

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As an entrepreneur with several projects going in different directions, it’s hard to prevent some things from falling through the cracks. I’ve asked for a diverse list of tasks and they have done them all in stride, quickly, and way too politely. You can count on TRUSTY OAK to get things done fast and correctly, freeing you up to focus on building your business.


Clint Greenleaf

Board Director, CEO, Entrepreneur, Content Expert, CPA

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It took a while to open to the idea of a VA – as a new business owner, I thought I could do everything. Well, I was wrong! Letting go of the things I don’t know how to do, or don’t do well at all and handing them to TRUSTY OAK helped me immensely. They take care of my website and social media and much more, and leave me time as the business owner to do the stuff I’m good at.


Eyal Gallico

Founder & IT Professional at TopMac, Austin, TX

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I have worked with Amber on several website projects and her work is top notch. I am amazed by her attention to detail and her ability to drive a schedule. If you want something done well, and fast, TRUSTY OAK is what you are looking for!


Erika Heilman

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Trusty Oak’s virtual assistant services have plugged a gap in our administrative needs and made my life easier during a year of hectic travel. Genny got up to speed quickly in understanding the nature of my work, and she’s efficient and professional in helping to manage complex calendaring and travel arrangements. This virtual arrangement has worked seamlessly for us!


Juila Freeland Fisher

Director of Education Research, Clayton Christensen Institute

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Working with the VAs at Trusty Oak, I am better equipped to scale and grow my business. Their varied skill sets help open up the Cabéza Advertising portfolio of services, allowing us to better serve our clients and improve our value proposition.


Hose Garcia

CEO and Founder, Cabeza Advertising

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