Two Guys, A Girl, and a GIANT Leap

Today, I’d like to take a moment to share with you three people, who have been inspirations to me since day one, and who have recently taken a GIANT leap in their career.  Keep an eye out for these people and the work that they will be doing in the future…

ArikArik Hanson just made his huge announcement that he will be launching his very own consultancy, ACH Communications on Monday, October 12.  If you’re interested in a social media consultant, here are the services he can provide for you.  Just email him at arik.hanson [at] Arik is an extremely intelligent and hard working individual that will certainly do huge things in his new venture.

keithKeith Burtis has decided to change things up in his career.  He is finishing up his work with Best Buy and is currently seeking a different opportunity, one where he can “flap [his] always passionate wings”.  I’m really excited to see where Keith goes next and you should be excited too! Why?  Because during this transition Keith is working with some clients on a consultancy basis.  If you’d like to work with a true leader in the social media space, I highly suggest you get in touch with Keith.  Dop him an email at keith [at]

HeatherHeather Whaling has recently announced that she’s leaving her current position at Costa DeVault to pursue a new adventure.  In December, she will be moving to Ohio and launching Geben Communications, a new agency that will work with emerging brands, established small businesses and nonprofits.  The site is in the works but if you’d like to talk with Heather about future opportunities email her at heather [at]

Obviously as I’m writing this post, I highly recommend all three of these individuals, and have all the confidence in the world that they will do great things moving forward.  It takes a lot to make that leap in your career.  Many spend their whole lives wishing they had pursued that risk.

Congratulations to Arik, Keith and Heather, and I wish you the best of luck.

4 thoughts on “Two Guys, A Girl, and a GIANT Leap

  1. David Spinks — you rock! You have no idea how much I appreciate support from people like you. Thank you for the kind words. It’s a really exciting time for everyone in communication, and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes Keith, Arik and myself. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement! 🙂

  2. David, this was very grascious of you. i am honred to have been included! it seems like the whole space in in transition for the better and I know a lot of us will wind up working together! That’s the best part of social media right?

    I’d also like to include Amy Mengel. She is quickly elevating herself and I can’t wait to see what she does in the space as well. Lots of smart people swimming in relatively uncharted waters. I wish everyone the best success and keep up the good work David!


    1. Any time man. You’re a great mentor and an inspiration. It’s an honor to have connected with you.

      I love the idea that ultimately, we’ll probably all work together at one point or another. I really look forward to the day when we might work together Keith.

      Amy is a solid addition to the list. She’s doing great things as well. Another person to look out for, for sure.

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