Sandy has received awards and recognition such as:

  • The Van Ryzin Award for volunteerism from the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle
  • Recognized as a Young Gun by West Virginia Executive Magazine for her entrepreneurial successes and community service activities
  • PR Professional of the Year by The American Advertising Federation – Greater Frederick (2013)





Business Publication

West Virginia Executive Magazine

Photo appearance

The Washington Post: Here are 23 of the week’s best photos

Shepherdstown Rotary Events

“It takes a village” to keep our communities strong, which is why I’m an active member in community organizations.

Community Activities

And have I mentioned that I’m also a performing artist? 😉 Jokes aside, I love to support the arts in our communities… and sometimes have a cameo!


Journal News
Technicolor Dreamcoat Playing at Shepherd University


Praise from Past Clients and Colleagues

“Sandy is a top-notch expert in public relations. She is thorough, reliable, and very creative. Her attention to detail is remarkable!”

Sarah Sprecher

“Sandy is an experienced professional who brings a wealth of knowledge about marketing and public relations. She is detail-oriented and dedicated to making sure that the job is completed accurately and on-time. Her personable approach to every job make her a delight to work with.”

Tina Combs

“I recently attended the Wild West Veterinary Conference, in large part because I saw that Sandy was speaking on career development. I am a relatively new Certified Veterinary Technician with little business experience and I was excited to see that Sandy would be speaking on ‘Branding’, and ‘Communication in the Workplace’. I was not disappointed! Sandy’s presentations were informative, entertaining and useful! I highly recommend Sandy as a Career Coach and would encourage anyone to attend her presentations if given the opportunity.”

Susan Faulkner

“Sandy Sponaugle has a ‘can do’ attitude, always positive and encouraging. Her experience, creativity, and connections help her provide a great service to her customers. I have enjoyed working with her on a number of projects.”

Faith Monson

“Sandy is energetic, talented, and extremely personable! I have worked with her and recommended her services for about a year now, and have been impressed by the strong reach and relationships she has within the local community. She is easy to like and quick to make connections, both for her PR clients and business partners. I would highly recommend her!”

Kate Rader

“At its heart, public relations is about relationships first. Sandy understands this not just as a business guru, but as a thoughtful, engaged, powerful female leader. I deeply appreciated and benefited from her organizational expertise, her guidance on marketing and communications, and her strategic thought process.  

However, none of these was as valuable to me in a leadership role as her thoughtful engagement on matters of vision. I have relied on her confidentiality, her honesty and her support in times of calm and crisis and trust that my own leadership has been improved through her guidance and support.”

Bondy Shay Gibson, Ed.D.

“Sandy’s presentations on marketing and PR are engaging, interactive, customized, and perfect for our audience. Out of all of our guest speakers, Sandy gets the best results, evaluations, and feedback from our participants – which is why we invite her back again and again.”

Sherman Coleman