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Jan Spence Associate



Heather McDonald is a Virginia native who spends most of her free time on the beach or fishing.  She loves baseball and the Washington Nationals as she grew up playing competitive softball herself.  Heather also loves music, she was the section leader on her high school drumline. 


She joined Jan Spence & Associates in 2022 as Chief Rock Star.  Preceding this exciting opportunity she was the Marketing Assistant for a small tech company.  Heather had the pleasure to work for NASA's Center for Distance Learning and owned a local auto glass company. 


Heather also loves to be creative.  She is an avid painter and jewelry crafter.  When she is not exercising her creative side she enjoys reading a good John Grisham novel. 


Jenny Horton has over 30 years of creative development, advertising agency management, media strategy experience and expertise. She has been recognized regionally for her work and her responsibilities include development of creative concepts, art direction, graphic design, copywriting and media planning. 


Scott Cooksey has delivered hundreds of inspiring presentations and targeted training workshops to leaders across the United States as well as in Canada, the Caribbean, Middle East and Australia.

His road-tested tips, tools and techniques have connected with participants at all levels. His style from the platform allows him to quickly engage audiences. At the core, Cooksey’s message reminds audiences that keeping a sharp focus on building business relationships is the absolute key to building rock-solid teams and profitable customer relationships.

Motivated audience members have included managers of Fortune 100 corporations & privately- held small businesses; for-profit & not-for-profit entities; from the newly appointed to seasoned industry professionals. He regularly works with clients in manufacturing, HVAC, aerospace, healthcare and energy industries.

He currently serves on several boards, supports multiple organizations and is an active member of the National Speakers Association.


Jim Root has a unique perspective combining Real-World experience with cutting-edge concepts to find success for business owners.  As a lifelong entrepreneur, his strategies are tested and proven to get results.  In over 25 years as a Sales Coach and Business Development Expert, he has worked with clients in practically every industry, including manufacturing, retail, financial services, real estate, and direct sales.

His passion is to Inspire, Train, and Assist businesses in their quest for success. By using the KEY principles he has discovered, you can transform your business, and get it to the next level.  Jim is excited about bringing his action-oriented training style to Jan Spence and Associates in order to help organizations and individuals to reach their highest level of success. 

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