An Entrepreneur at Heart Sara Spector-Brown, Director of Operations
3 Media Web welcomed Sara Spector-Brown to the 3 Media Web team in August of 2017. With a background in project management, client relations, graphic design, and entrepreneurship, Sara Spector-Brown possesses the right mix of experience for her role as Director of Operations for 3 Media Web.
Marc Avila, 3 Media Web CEO and Founder, put it this way, “Sara keeps the train running and on time. She makes sure we make all the necessary stops and ensures that our passengers are comfortable and happy.”
She loves being an entrepreneur and, in many ways, sees 3 Media Web as an entrepreneurial-minded company. Sara says she and the team are encouraged to think like entrepreneurs and to follow the company’s motto to ABL (Always Be Learning).
She is confident about the future. “We are growing; every business needs a professional website that works seamlessly and looks beautiful on every device – and those devices continue to evolve at a rapid pace. Our clients appreciate our expertise in three core services: design and development; hosting and support; and digital marketing. It is exciting to meet every client and to learn about their businesses and then to partner with them to build their web presence and drive customers to their website and business. I love being a part of this entire process!”
Sara explains, “It is all about balance. Balancing the responsibilities of the job and balancing work with my family life.” She lives in Uxbridge and is married to her very supportive husband, Pete and has a blended family of four children. Daughter Katie (Katherine) graduated from Northbridge High School and attends Worcester State College. Son Joe attends Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, and is working as a Pharmacy Tech at CVS. Pete’s daughter, Tayla also attends Worcester State and son Travis is currently serving his country in the US Air Force. A top graduate of the Air Force Tech School, Travis is based in Arizona and works on the F16 – US supersonic fighter aircraft.
Sara’s family includes Lilo, a black Goldendoodle (named for Lilo and Stitch). “If it were up to me, I’d rescue and foster a million dogs!” Sara confesses, “but for now Lilo will have to do.”
In addition to being dog-people, Sara’s family members are all musically talented. Sara herself has been in classic rock cover bands from the time she was 14 years old. She plays keyboard and guitar and loves to sing, especially with her son Joe who plays guitar as well.
Working at 3 Media Web
As Director of Operations, Sara oversees all active projects and tasks, both internal and client-focused. She attends sales meetings, works with the owners to craft proposals, onboard new clients, and helps to ensure that 3 Media Web provides the best quality web products and digital services. Sara says, “This position satisfies my ‘inner entrepreneur,’ as I’m able to contribute ideas and strategies to help Marc and Lysa maintain and grow the business.
When she first came to 3 Media Web, Sara told her family she “hit the jackpot” – she is delighted that the job fits her so well. “I am overjoyed to be here,” she says. “I see great potential moving forward and I am going to work as hard as I can to do my part to help make it happen!”
Sara says, “Marc and Lysa are amazing in their fields and know more about web development, technology, and digital marketing than anyone I’ve ever met. I love that I’m always learning, and no two days are the same. Some days are spent juggling project timelines, client relations, and financial issues. Others are looking at defining new processes with a goal of greater organization and efficiency.”
Experience and Expertise
Sara brings her experience working with an e-commerce company for seven years, as well as more than 17 years with the TJX Companies where she helped to grow the technology education department, which designed and built courseware and online help, and also provided deskside, classroom, and online training to 1500+ associates each year.
During the time Sara was at home raising her children and taking a break from the corporate life, she began volunteering and building websites, print ads, and marketing promos for non-profits and local/town school and sports associations. This eventually lead the way to her starting her own graphic design and web design company. Working with small businesses and running her own company helped Sara discover and learn about B2B and B2C sales, contract labor management, and how to wear the many “hats” demanded of an entrepreneur.