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Meet the Staff

Look it's David! David Riklan is the president and founder of Self Improvement Online, Inc., the leading provider of Self-Improvement and personal growth information on the Internet. His company also publishes two e-mail newsletters going out to over 275,000 weekly subscribers on the topics of self improvement, natural health, personal growth, relationships, home business, sales skills, and brain improvement.

Fun Facts: Enjoys reading about everything self help and spending time with his wife and three children.
  Learn more about David Riklan, contact him: E-Mail

Editorial Team

Look it's Samantha! Samantha Etkin is Managing Editor at Self Improvement Online and is primarily responsible for creating newsletters and ads among other content. She graduated from New York University with a BA in journalism and a concentration in broadcast.

Fun Facts: Loves musical theater, hibachi, puppies, and watches way too much TV.
  Need help with your solo or short ad content?

Contact Samantha:
Tel.: 732-617-1030 Ext 113
Look it's Kristina! Kristina Kanaley is the Project Liaison for Most people know Kristina from her work with the 101 Great Ways Volumes and the Official Guide Program. Kristina has had the great pleasure of working with some of the most successful and inspiring experts in the field of Self-Improvement. She has a Bachelor in Literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ. She currently resides in New Jersey where she can be seen planning her next trip to Ireland.

Fun Facts: Loves everything Irish, enjoys traveling, reading, shopping, her cell phone is always attached to her ear, and would love to one day be able to enjoy a shrimp dinner without a hospital visit.
  Have a question regarding one of your programs?

Contact Kristina:
Tel.: 732-617-1030 Ext 110

Sales Team

Look it's Joe! Joe DePalma is an Inspirational Singer/Songwriter, Author, Speaker and creator of Ready Set Joe developed an interest in the public speaking and Self-Improvement industries in his late teenage years after a few tragedies occurred in his life that forced him to look deeper within himself and to seek out ways to help not only himself, but others overcome their fears and live more fully.

Fun Facts: Plays in a NJ cover band called Have Mercy!, loves the outdoors, boring documentaries, guitar playing, working out, yoga, and annoying Laura to the full extent.
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Contact Joe:
Tel.: 732-617-1030 Ext 103

Administrative/Special Projects

Look it's Adriene! Adriene Hayes provides administrative support to the team at She received her Administrative Certification from the Stuart School of Business in Wall, NJ in 2004, and has been with for four years now. She handles a wide array of tasks ranging from answering customer service calls to billing clients to making sure the light bulbs in the building get changed.

Fun Facts: She couldn't live without hoodies, loves all animals (especially cats), has had her face pierced five times total, cries when she hears the song Cats in the Cradle, and is obsessed with Harry Potter.
  Have questions about SelfGrowth?

Contact Adriene:
Tel.: 732-617-1030 Ext 111

Website Development Team

Our Drupal Developers Blink Reaction is our web development partner. Blink specializes in developing Drupal powered community websites that appeal to today's savvy consumers clean, direct, and persuasive. Blink lives and breathes e-media design, strategic planning and implementation. The Blink market strategy team spends hours every day creating, testing and implementing techniques that drive traffic to our website and keep visitors coming back. Again and again.
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