As Freestar continues to grow in size and strength, we’ve decided to start a monthly blog series highlighting a different member of the Freestar dream team.

This month, we would like to introduce an all-star member of our Publisher Operations team, Carrie Landers!


Lightning Landers!

Official Title?

Sr. Publisher Operations Manager

What Office do you work in? If remote, where are you logging in from?

Dayton, OH

What team are you a part of?

Publisher Operations

What was your role at your last job?

Krush Media Group and Cox Media Group

How many years have you been in Ad Tech?


Time to brag! What is something you are proud of that you have accomplished in your career (or life) thus far?

I’m pretty proud of my family – I’m the youngest of 17 children, was an aunt three times before I was born, became a great-aunt for the first time in my early 20s. We all keep in touch (thank you social media!) and see each other whenever we can. I love my crazy giant fam!

What are your hopes for our industry?

That publishers can generate meaningful revenue with transparency and integrity.

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Rochester NY, been living in Dayton, OH for 17 years.

When you’re not working, what are you doing? Hobbies/interests? Hidden Talents?

Tabletop gaming, watching terrible reality tv shows, collecting Wonder Woman action figures. I can also do some very convincing bird whistles.

Dream vacation?

Touring castles in the UK.

Do you have any pets?

I have four cats: Cleo, Newton, Kepler, and Zoe.

Favorite piece of advice or “life quote” you’ve heard or given?

“Exercise empathy!”

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day and why?

RuPaul Charles

What does a typical day at Freestar look like for you?

Responding to publishers emails, trafficking campaigns, generating reports, and trouble-shooting technical issues

Is there anything else you would like people to know? Are you a die-hard sports fan? Do you secretly hate Beyonce? The floor is yours…

I am a massive fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the art of drag in general. I’ve traveled over 100 miles away to attend shows starring my favorite queens and would gladly do so again and again.