Meet L.A. Social Karma

It was 2010, and I hated my job. I was so sick of chasing impossible sales quota and hearing sales lines like “by hook or by crook”, and trying to sell a product that I didn’t believe in. I was miserable every day, and every night I would ask the universe for something new. I often laugh at this when I look back now; be careful what you ask for you might just get it.

After the realization that I was so unhappy, and after weeks of waiting and hoping for a dramatic change, I was let go from my job. I was devastated and admittedly a bit terrified! But the universe does have a funny way working to bring us what we truly need, and a few days after being fired an old client called to catch up, and by chance asked me to help his business’s with Facebook and Yelp and to send a few marketing emails until I found a job. I said, “I don’t know anything about Facebook!” His reply was, “you’re young you’ll learn…” Because of that small push, L.A. Social Karma has grown from a small project consisting of only me and my laptop to 4 full-time employees and I couldn’t be happier.

Located in the Mar Vista Venice area we work with such notable clients as Stella Rosa Wines, Upper West, Jonathan Club, Venice Sign just to mention a few.

I picked the name “Karma”  because I believe you get what you give in this life, and it represents the desire I had to run my business on my terms. Not based on some inflated sales number, but more based on how we can help business owners tell their stories through social media. I feel that you truly get what you give in your community.

L.A. Social Karma provides Facebook, Instagram, Facebook /Instagram Ad and Email marketing services.  We create custom content that makes sense for your business, and helps you tell your story to your community!

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The Team 

Jennifer Wilson

Founder, 2010 // Social Media Strategist 

U.S. Army Veteran, Social Media Enthusiast, Entrepreneur, Long Distance Runner.  I have worked directly with small businesses on their social media for over 10-years!  I love helping small businesses have a voice in their community. When I’m not working, you’ll find me in Venice Beach or on our local SoCal Trails!

Ashley Evans

Creative Director

Team member since: 2010

Born and raised in Colorado, Ashley relocated to Los Angeles in 2009 to pursue a more creative career path, and found her place at L.A. Social Karma not long after! With a diverse background in a variety of mediums such as videography, photography, writing, digital marketing and graphic design, Ashley is the “Jane of all trades” that will go the extra mile to ensure our clients are ahead of the curve with their online presence. Over the past 11 years at L.A. Social Karma, Ashley has worked with clients in a wide range of industries and is always ready to tackle new markets, techniques, and technologies. In her free time, Ashley loves working on her Horror-themed Podcast, baking, and spending time with her dog, Bailey, and cat, Roxas.

Megan Heritage

Project Manager // Client Liaison

Team member since: 2018

A native Californian, Megan’s long and extensive work history is focused on hospitality and, specifically, the restaurant business. The majority of her professional career (26 years!) was spent as General Manager/Partner of the upscale, Northern Italian eatery Locanda del Lago and it’s sister location, panini and gelato coffeehouse Caffe Bella on Santa Monica’s bustling Third Street Promenade. Megan studied Electrical Engineering at CSULB where she graduated with honors, but the vibrant, social, intense world of hospitality grabbed her and never let go. Now as Project Manager of LASK, Megan’s capacity to organize and communicate is a valuable asset when it comes to being your digital marketing ambassador and creating prominent brand awareness for your business! She currently resides in SoCal with her Aussie hubby, 3 gorgeous kids, her Shih-tzu Lola, and a heart so full it may burst.

 

Ariel Sanchez

Community Manager

Team member since: 2020

Born and raised in Southern California, Ariel graduated at the top of her major from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Education and has over 10 years of experience in the field of education both as an educator and administrative assistant. Shortly after deciding to stay home with her baby, she took on a new role as a marketing assistant and fell in love! In this position she learned the ins and outs of creating and editing content for web pages and digital apps, as well as designing and creating promo items to raise brand awareness and customer retention. Ariel currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her high school sweetheart and two curly-haired babes. She enjoys day long surf trips to Orange County with her family, eating delicious food (preferably in the form of cheeseburgers) and crocheting. 

Yvette Padilla

Community Manager

Team member since: 2021

Is a Colorado native. The entirety of my career has been focused on Customer Service and Social Media. What can I say I love helping and interacting with people! In my free time I enjoy crafting and doing Special FX makeup.