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Digital Content Strategist

Catie Carey

Catie is passionate about community and connection and how those fundamental human needs intersect in a digital landscape. While her path to marketing, web, and digital content wasn't the most traditional, at its core, her passion for storytelling, improving the lives of those around her, and working with creative and energetic teams resulted in the career trajectory of her dreams. 

After graduating with a master's degree from the University of Florida in 2008, Catie spent nearly a decade in healthcare management before transitioning into marketing and web. After successfully running a hyperlocal parenting website and wearing all.the.hats, Catie joined the team at iLS network as Digital Content Strategist.

She's excited to bring her passion for connecting people with products and services that help improve their quality of life and sense of community to iLS network's collection of local online apartment guides across the state. She recognizes that housing is one of the biggest decisions an individual will make and she shared that the chance to connect users with the very best information energizes her!

Catie knows firsthand how important this process is. She came to Gainesville, Florida to attend graduate school and chose an apartment sight unseen thanks to trusted resources like When she graduated and was prepared to move to a larger apartment home to accommodate her more professional lifestyle, expanded social circle, and more frequent family visitors, she was able to return to those reliable resources to make new housing choices. Catie is intimately aware of the needs of local community members and their stories and is excited to utilize her skills to connect renters with the resources that will help them find the best apartment, in the ideal neighborhood, that meets their lifestyle and budget.

When she isn't writing a neighborhood guide you'll reference again and again, Catie loves to spend time with her husband and three kids, work out on her Peloton bike and tread, play tennis, get as many stamps in her passport as possible, and enjoy good food and wine with great friends.