MEET THE TEAM
Get to Know a Few of the People Behind the Work
Dave started Spin Modern from his kitchen table on July 4, 2015. After making a small website that morning, client calls started coming in and he took his first sales appointment that afternoon, skipping a barbecue for a sale. In five years he amassed over 500 new clients from 46 states and 8 countries. He loves to change people’s lives through sales. Dave has a degree in Graphic Design, from TCC, Art History from Old Dominion, and has attended Regent University for his Masters in Communications. Because he loves learning and teaching, Dave is now working towards his PhD in Communications at Liberty University.
Ingrid Laine is the Chief Financial Officer of Spin Modern. She’s responsible for keeping the company in compliance with the government and financial institutions as well as managing the vendors and sales activities of the agency. She has over 20 years of financial leadership. Prior to Spin Modern, Ingrid managed several mortgage offices. She has a BA in Finance from Bentley University in Waltham, MA.
COO, Managing Director
Chuck Russell is the Chief Operations Officer, Managing Director of Spin Modern. He’s responsible for all daily operations, sales and management of the company. He has over 20 years of executive leadership and development experience. Prior to Spin Modern, Chuck was an executive leader with Merrill Lynch in the financial industry. He has a passion for developing a high-performing team and delivering an exceptional experience to every client working with Spin Modern. Chuck has a BA, majoring in finance.
National Sales Manager
Stinson is a 2001 Bachelor of Science Marketing graduate from Radford University. He has 20 years of Marketing and Advertising experience and has spent most of that time in the television advertising world, working as a Media Consultant for Comcast and Cox Media. He has worked with the most popular networks on television and brings that in-depth knowledge to Spin Modern. Dave is also an Emmy-Award nominated producer for his work on TV shows Untapped VA and Destination Virginia, for which he co-created. Dave is responsible for building customized advertising campaigns for our clients using the nation’s most cutting-edge targeting solutions.
Advertising Sales Consultant
Marcela is a very talented person who always bring the perfect combination of heart and brains to a collaboration. She has the vision to move ideas forward and effective ways to implement them. Her interpersonal skills gain her valuable relationships that strengthen her network that she can always count on as she spent years involved in the community supporting local and regional economic growth offering insight and business consulting and connecting startups with established business owners.
Originally from Colombia, a New Yorker with roots in VA now studied Business Administration in Queens College NY.
Google Ads Specialist
Callie is an account manager here at Spin Modern. She grew up in Virginia Beach, but lived in South Carolina for a short time while she attended Clemson University to study Physics. After returning home due to the pandemic, she tutored high school and middle school students in math. When she isn’t creating spreadsheets, she can be found at home with her turtle, her two dogs, and her foster kittens (currently only five – will update as needed).
Dylan received his B.F.A with a Graphic Design Concentration from Radford University. Dylan has been a part of the Spin Modern team for 4 years. He stays busy creating websites, designing graphics, and managing various daily operations. When he is not busy designing and maintaining websites at Spin Modern, you can find him spinning records at home with his two cats, Lemon and Clementine. He’s an avid collector of records, CDs, cassettes, and vintage film cameras. Most of his spare time is spent digging through crates at record stores, thrifting for cool collectibles, or creating art!
Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Robert Copeland is a semi-pro soccer player who studied Graphic Design at Liberty University and Norfolk State. He is an avid sports fan who will play and try just about any activity. With a very competitive drive, Robert uses this mentality to produce the best work possible for every single one of our clients. The only thing he loves as much as Graphic Designing is his dog named Copper ( American foxhound – lab mix ). Named after “The Fox and the Hound” Disney movie.
Toni, one of our web designers at Spin Modern, received her associate’s degree in general studies from TCC in 2018. In her time there, she earned her certification as a web development specialist and took several art classes that still influence her work today. During her time off, she enjoys relaxing on the beach and spoiling Lady, her adorable Shiba Inu puppy.
Social Media Specialist
Kelsey Thomas is an alumna of James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in dance and a minor in creative writing. She thrives off new ways to learn and loves growing her craft in the digital world. With a Facebook Blueprint certification at the Digital Marketing Associate level, Kelsey specializes in social media marketing and has a passion for writing creative online content. Outside of Spin Modern, she is also a dance educator, teaching children ranging from ages 4-17. As a Norfolk native who loves supporting local businesses in the Hampton Roads area, you can typically find her checking out local breweries and trying new restaurants.
Google Ads Specialist
Rainer received his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina with a major in retail management and a minor in hospitality in the spring of 2020. He is a Virginia Beach native with deep roots in the local advertising scene. When he is not creating ads, you can find him surfing on the beach or spending some quality time with friends, family and his dog blue (named after his bright blue eyes).
Google Ads Specialist
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Julia is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a B.A in French . She is super-duper cool. We all love her.
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