7 Things the 21 Handshake Team is Thankful For This Year

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Our team is off to enjoy Thanksgiving with thier families. We wanted to share with you what we are grateful for this year! I'm sure we can all agree that we are all thankful for our families, our friends, etc. so we decided to share what we are most thankful for about working at 21 Handshake.

Ashley Mamula - Social Media Coordinator

I am thankful for the professional development opporunities...

"I joined the 21 Handshake team early in 2017 and since I have grown so much since being here! Something I really value from a work enviorment is the opportunity professional development. I am thankful to work at a company that has the culture where if you want to learn something, the whole team is supporting you and offering whatever help you need to reach your goal."  

 

Sarah Hayes - Project Manager

I am thankful for a work life balance...

"When I began working at 21 Handshake (almost 3 years ago!), I knew this was going to a special opportunity. At the heart of this agency is not only business growth, innovation and creativity but an important value is put on work life balance. This value allows me to work remotely so I can be both a mom and marketer - fulfilling my personal career goals while at the same being there to bandage a scraped knee. Working remotely is not without its challenges though, which is why I love that our team values finding solutions via technology! The Slack app has allowed our team to collaborate effectively while on the go."

 

Aleks Vizulis - Operations Manager/Producer

I am thankful that our owner invests in new technology...

"As our video team’s experience, talents, and capabilities have all grown, I am thankful and very grateful that Isaac has been very willing to invest into equipment that helps us continue our development in this field. These toys are not only fun to play with but dramatically improve our quality and creative control. It has also fostered an environment where we continually learn and want to keep experimenting with techniques and tools. It’s been very cool going back and watching our work from even 12 months ago, comparing it to where we are now. A lot can change in a short amount of time!"

 

Troy Spolema - Graphic Designer / Video Producer

I am thankful for a learning work enviorment...

"I am thankful for all the people that have aided in my learning in the past year. From learning how to use equipment to how to make better use of my time I have found it all very valuable. I am also thankful for the opportunities I have had and some of the things I have been able to do because of them. Lastly I am thankful for the fact that I get to do the things that I enjoy and call it work."

 

Emily Oswalt - Social Media Manager

I am thankful for a flexible schedule...

"I am thankful for being able to work from home in my pajamas in sunny Tampa, Florida! My flexible schedule allows me to spend time with my daughter and that is amazing. I love that I am always given the opportunity to continue to learn new things and challenge myself to grow. I am also super thankful to be working with my brother and all of the other awesome people on our 21 Handshake Team!"

 

Isaac Oswalt - Owner

I am thankful that I have an incredible team behind me...

"4 years ago, A mentor of mine told me how much how much joy he gets from watching his team grow and succeed. I didn’t get it then but I do know. We’ve grown in size, capabilities, talents, and overall experience… pretty darn cool."

 

Barry Oswalt - Chief Empathy Officer

Woof woof! 

Translation: " I am thankful that the 21 Handshake team gives me lots of head scratches and plays tug with me.... Is it thankgiving yet? I am ready for some turkey!"

Ashley Mamula

As Social Media Coordinator, Ashley is constantly researching the latest social trends, and has a passion for creating engaging content. She is a recent grad of Grand Valley State University and has spent the past few years working as an Account Associate on Grand Valley’s student-run public relations firm, GrandPR. On the weekends you can find her doing DIY projects or running around with her puppy, Odin.

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