A 24-year veteran of the private estate and service management culture at the highest levels, Natalie Asper Carnes is certified by The International Butler Academy in the Kingdom of The Netherlands. While there, Natalie was trained to identify a standard, or a client's "vision of service", and then implement that information through the creation of a customized service delivery system. Career-long titles have included Estate Manager, Butler, Household Manager, Personal Assistant, Concierge and prior to 2001 - Nanny, on both free-lance and full-time basis. Natalie has worded and/or resided in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota and in Europe. She is known to be professional, discrete, industrious, articulate, detail-oriented, creative, resourceful, organized, caring and highly empathetic.
As a lifelong learner who is passionate about the culture of Private Service, Natalie often has a wait-list of things she wants to learn next. In her leisure time, Natalie's focus has been on continuing education. In 2017, Natalie began with an executive speaking boot camp, followed by courses in Spanish, bartending, boating, and Dale Carnegie seminars. Most recently, she has accepted a request to preside as president of the new Virtual Chapter of The Domestic Estate Managment Association (DEMA). As Natalie states, "If there is such a thing as a TEDTalk or Podcast Junkie, I may have joined the club!".
Natalie's hobbies include playing Mah Jongg, photographing old architecture, hydroponic gardening, and painting with acrylics and mixed media. Having explored 40 states and 26 countries, Natalie loves to travel the world, learning of the little luxuries found in other cultures and brings them home to share with friends, family, and to pamper her clients. Most recent destinations were Waikiki Beach, Venice, Monte Carlo, and Montenegro. Natalie and her dog, Bug the Pug, live in Minneapolis.
"Everything within me is mindful of opportunities to make my day amazing. In turn, that amazingness radiates to others around me like sprinkles of fairy dust trailing through the wind. I prefer to work my magic behind the scenes, alongside my team of loyal and talented staff and assistants, as often things get messy before something amazing emerges."
-Natalie Asper Carnes