top of page

About Sandbox Communications

The Sandbox Communications Story: Where Fun Meets Growth for Small Businesses

After 30 years of navigating the corporate world, one thing became abundantly clear: the powerful tools and strategies relied on weren't readily available to small businesses. It felt like a missed opportunity – a whole sandbox full of potential left unbuilt.

That's why Sandbox Communications was born.


We believe business shouldn't be a four-letter word for "fun-free." We bring a playful curiosity to the table, fostering a collaborative environment where exploration and innovation lead to real results.

Think of a sandbox – a safe space to experiment, build, and create without fear of failure.  That's the spirit we embody. We're your partner in the sandbox, helping you explore the latest digital tools and strategies to craft a winning communications strategy for your small business.

Our mission is simple: empower you with the knowledge, resources, and a sprinkle of fun to propel your business forward. We want to be your long-term partner, not just a one-time fix. That's why our vision is to become your most trusted digital communications ally, helping you achieve sustainable growth and reach your full potential.

Are you ready to step into the sandbox with us? Let's build something amazing together

Heather McElrath

Our Leader: Heather McElrath

With a 30-year career in corporate communications, Heather brings a wealth of experience to the table. She's worked across various industries, from global banks to nonprofits, and now leads her own firm, Sandbox Communications.

Heather is a skilled communicator who has developed and executed national PR campaigns, prepped executives for media appearances, and created podcasts and social media programs. She's passionate about helping organizations grow through strategic and cost-effective communication.

Heather holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Virginia Tech and an MBA from George Washington University. When she's not working, you can find her in Chantilly, VA, with her cat Katie, named after her favorite actress, Katharine Hepburn.

Why Sandbox Communications is Different

Tired of jargon and empty promises? At Sandbox Communications, we're all about real results and transparent communication.

We don't just take your money and run.  Your success is our success, and we'll work hand-in-hand with you to develop a cost-effective strategy that fits your budget.

Hit a snag? No problem! We see constraints as opportunities to get creative.  We focus on what can be done, not what can't.

Here's what sets us apart:

  • Honest & Open Communication: We believe in clear and transparent communication. No BS, just results.

  • Results-Driven Approach: We're passionate about helping your business grow and will adjust our strategy as needed.

  • Budget-Conscious Solutions: We develop creative campaigns that deliver impact within your budget.

  • Can-Do Attitude: We don't shy away from challenges; we embrace them to find innovative solutions.

Sandbox Communications: Your partner in achieving digital communication success.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

bottom of page